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Fran's

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Downtown Toronto
Canadian
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20 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 923-9867
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Diner food as it should be!

I have been to Fran's several times. The service is fast and efficient, the food is always served hot. The last time I was there, I had the herb and cheese omelet with asparagus: delicious. Hamburgers are excellent. Lasagna is average, but I make my own so not fair to compare! It was nice and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
HelenDL
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Laconia, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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270 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Laconia, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to Fran's several times. The service is fast and efficient, the food is always served hot. The last time I was there, I had the herb and cheese omelet with asparagus: delicious. Hamburgers are excellent. Lasagna is average, but I make my own so not fair to compare! It was nice and hot. The manager is always... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great selection of food to satisfy everyone, and they serve beer! I've been here twice in the last 9 months and had the same waitress both times. Great both times. Will go back!

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Canada
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151 reviews 151 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Some of us had lunch and some of us had breakfast. Party of 7 and the food was just average. Our server, Erin was awesome and did a fantastic job. He did a great job looking after the 7 of us, thank you Aaron ? Erin ? Airin ? Errin ? However he spells his name, don't matter.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Once, not all that long ago, Fran`s had five restaurants in Toronto. The menu was appealing, and the slow and matronly service seemed to be, appealingly, from another era. Their breakfasts were huge and tasty, their signature coffee, apple pie, and rice pudding delicious. Now, in 2015, they seem to have fallen on hard times. I had to ask twice... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place is more of an iconic institutional landmark then a great restaurant honestly. Toronto has the largest selection in the world for food but honestly there is nothing like being hungover at frans with vegetarian options and some great greasy food! The coffee gets a good b+ and the place seems organized. With no shortage of grease and fat... More 

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Mississauga
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went for a breakfast, the four of us on the Family Day Monday morning. Things were busy, but was assigned a table within a coupe of minutes. Our first visit to this iconic restaurant. Was impressed with the menu as it had a fair amount of dishes suitable for vegetarians. We ordered a Vegetarian Rainbow Benedict, a Vegetarian Omelette, Mixed... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I hadn't been here in 35 years. It is in a great location, a block from our hotel. We went for a hearty breakfast. It was very reasonably priced and the food plentiful, hot and tasty. The waiter made us feel very welcome and kept the coffee coming. Thanks Fran's for not disappointing!

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Toronto, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The one near Yonge St. -Loud music -Busy -Vibrant atmosphere -Small restaurant -Food was pretty good (Scramble Eggs and Croissant) -Service was good

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped here for breakfast after hearing about it from friends. The service was excellent and the food was well prepared. We didn't have anything fancy, but it was hot and had great flavour. Definitely a place we will go back to.

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Brockport, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Competent omelet and Eggs Benedict. Very crowded and loud with a line. Great service. Good price. Always open. Diner food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: (416) 923-9867

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?