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132 W. Macarthur Drive, Cottage Hills, IL, Alton, IL 62018
(618) 258-8440
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A very plesant surprise!

The last time I went to Franks, it was still located on College Ave. in Alton. I must say the new diggs have made a vast improvement. It appears cleaner and is NOT cramped like it was in the old location. We had an excellent waitress names Christina. She was very friendly and attentive. I ordered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Bethalto, Illinois
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Bethalto, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The last time I went to Franks, it was still located on College Ave. in Alton. I must say the new diggs have made a vast improvement. It appears cleaner and is NOT cramped like it was in the old location. We had an excellent waitress names Christina. She was very friendly and attentive. I ordered the seniors catfish meal... More 

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Bunker Hill, Illinois
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46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Frank's has moved. Same great breakfast (it's all we've ever gone for because it's so good). Same staff. Bigger, better restaurant. No longer the old long, slender dining area that felt cramped. Now a lot more space and much more open. Frank's has moved to Cottage Hill, IL. 132 W. Macarthur Dr. (Rt. 140) Cottage Hills, IL 62018 (618) 258-8440

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Alton, Illinois
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Not sure what happened but Frank's is out of service. "Village Inn" now in its place with about the same quality of food.

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Lees Summit
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We had dinner at Franks diner. This is the old fashion home cooked meals with the friendliest people. With a large home cooking menu to choose from, we order the country fried steak and WOW was it good. If we could have stayed another day, we would have loved to returned for breakfast.

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Godfrey
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I've been here several times with friends and family. The wide selection of 'American style' food is always tasty in very generous portions and the prices are quite fair. In my experience the friendly service is good but slows a little when the place is very busy. There are a lot of tables fairly crammed in, so it's a little... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is the first time my husband & I have been to Frank's & we agreed whole heartedly it would be the last. The place was packed, which we took as a good sign. We were seated right away, but it was the only table open. We got our menus right away and the waitress came by in a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We are from out of town on vacation and we will definitely be back great food and great service, you get large portions for the small price you pay, they make you fee rightl at home and a part of the family.

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Alton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Great food and great employees. Nice experiance and very pleasant place to eat and chill. I would recommend this place. Lots of food, huge portions enough for 2 meals. Come on in and enjoy Franks, you will be glad you did!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We found Frank's Restaurant on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. Everyone else on tripadvisor was raving about their breakfasts. As we were staying in a hotel with complimentary breakfasts, we needed Frank's for dinner. What we found was a place that seemed locally popular, had almost no atmosphere, but it is worth a try when you are... More 

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Bunker Hill, Illinois
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46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We always go to Frank's for their breakfast, it's some of the best around. When I'm in the mood for some biscuits & gravy, this is where we go. 2 biscuits & gravy (full plate), 2 eggs, 2 bacon & 2 sausage links...I always leave stuffed. The hash browns are very good too and the pancakes are nearly the size... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 W. Macarthur Drive, Cottage Hills, IL, Alton, IL 62018
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: (618) 258-8440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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