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Frank's Seafood Bistro

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324 Keilor Rd, Niddrie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9379 4506
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We had a dinner for 24 as part of some training in Essendon. Most restaurants struggle with the bigger bookings - particularly when it comes to bringing the food out at the same time. The team at Franks handled it very well with both food and drink service being very friendly and efficient. Food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
joel c
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Kyoto, Japan
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Niddrie, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat regularly at Franks and have done so for many years including last Thursday 7 January 2016. Throughout the changes of management and renovations this long standing restaurant in Niddrie has maintained a standard of good quality food, service and friendly atmosphere. Recommend for starters the seafood tasting platter for two, seafood pizzas, the seafood platter and their deserts.... More 

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Thank Mark Y
Kyoto, Japan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a dinner for 24 as part of some training in Essendon. Most restaurants struggle with the bigger bookings - particularly when it comes to bringing the food out at the same time. The team at Franks handled it very well with both food and drink service being very friendly and efficient. Food was top notch too and you... More 

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Thank joel c
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We went to celebrate a 40th birthday. 11 of us. We waited 2 hours for our meals to arrive. We had no communication from staff or management to let us know of the problems they were enduring. We received free garlic focaccia after an hour and a half of waiting, but still no explanation from anyone. Other customers were complaining... More 

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Thank Tina C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We were 5 people and arrived at 7:30pm and ordered within 15minutes but did not get our meals until 9pm. They do note on their menu that if you order your meat well done it takes 50 minutes (ridiculous). They was another group of around 12 people and they nearly left as they had waited nearly 2 hours for their... More 

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Thank Sandra G
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Made the father in-laws birthday an outing here - we weren't disappointed! Meals are generous servings - no pretensions here about good quality food and lots of it! Seafood all excellent quality and the wood fired pizza was a surprise for a seafood restaurant - just beautiful. Definitely recommend - staff are friendly and great atmosphere.

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Thank Chris G
Melbourne, Australia
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Went to celebrate my birthday with family. Nice and attentive waiters, ordered 2 x Seafood Platters and a Lobster which easily covered the 6 people with still at least a quarter of one of the platters left over. Would come back again

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Thank steve b
Melbourne, Australia
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were lucky enough to get a table without booking on a busy Saturday evening and had plenty to choose from on the menu - lots of pizza varieties, pasta and some great seafood selections. We enjoyed a generous serve of salt and pepper calamari - well cooked without being rubbery and a huge flounder, with a seafood topping. Seemed... More 

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Thank Janem0205
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Well its normal for Frank's we come down to Melbourne on special occasions and always go for at least one meal while we're here it is always great food great service great atmosphere what else can I say go try for yourself

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Thank Richard E
Gisborne, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Yet another delightful dinner. Food outstanding the freshest seafood absolutely delicious. Service fantastic very attentive. Have been going here for over 30 years. Never disappointed.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding service, attentive to every need, great advice on menu options and wine. Food was sublime, can't wait to visit again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 324 Keilor Rd, Niddrie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03 9379 4506

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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