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Fran's

20 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 923-9867
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Ranked #439 of 6,671 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Parma
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We have been here for dinner since it was quite close to our apartment. It is an old style diner...with the same average food as usal. Nothing special

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Toronto, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I have known about Fran's for a very long time but never had an opportunity to visit. We went there on a Saturday afternoon after a busy day of shopping not wanting to go anywhere too fancy (or spend very much money). We were pleasantly surprised by how nice it was inside. It was very busy and bustling but we... More

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Pelham, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fran's is a nice diner with good food, good service. The wait staff are always helpful and friendly even though it always seems to be busy. The wait wasn't long though. We were here for brunch and my wife and I both had great meals (omelet, pancakes). We'll be back.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First off, the atmosphere and setting was amazing, really keeping to it's Western roots. Service was prompt even when there were many customers waiting for tables. Food is great because they provide really large serving portions, and the milk shake is the best!

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Mississauga, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I had breakfast at Fran’s on a Saturday. The service was good. The portion of food was large and was very tasty. Great value and we would definitely return.

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White Plains, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We came here every morning while in Toronto for breakfast, my boyfriend was obsessed with the home fries. The service was really bad every time we went and it seemed like they were always training someone and we always got the person training. But if you want a good breakfast this is the place to go.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited this restaurant because of the reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. The service was quick and the waitress was really polite. When we received our order I wasn't disappointed. I had the chicken quesadilla (starter) and my partner had the Legendary Banquet Burger burger. Both of these were fantastic meals and well worth the reasonable price... More

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Toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Had a late breakfast / early lunch recently knowing of Fran's for years but never have eaten here. We were seated quickly (just before the lunch rush) and beverages and our order were taken quickly. The atmosphere is 50's dinner (it has been around since then) with the traditional mix of all-day breakfast items, typical sandwiches, and a few heartier... More

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Rochester, New York
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1,318 reviews 1,318 reviews
860 restaurant reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate breakfast on the first morning of our trip in this restaurant, and I thought it was pretty decent. Nothing fancy, but good food and good service, with a choice of dining indoors or on their nicely fenced-in patio in front. The street was quiet enough to dine without needing to holler across the table, and there was plenty... More

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Beaver Falls
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We go here to eat breakfast each time we stay in Toronto. Everyone is very friendly and the food is wonderful,

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