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Frank's Pizza Palace

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815 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54914-5264
920-734-9131
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4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best thin crust pizza on College Ave!

Great location downtown Appleton! Franks has the best thin crust pizza ever. The staff are friendly and service is fast! I love that you can see your pizza being made - which is done to perfection down to the last toss. The location is perfect, and the cool fish tank in the entrance is an added... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
cjm920
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Sewell, New Jersey
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We loved Frank's! It's a definite favorite with the locals and a tradition for first-time visitors to Appleton, and now we know why. The prices are stupendous, as is the food. Really loved the pasta!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I used to work for Frank's. I can say with confidence their pizza is the best around... The Italian beef is divine as well. The problem, however is that instead of addressing why they aren't making a profit. (dirty outdated restaurant, not taking credit/debit card, refusing to change with the needs of their customers... Or change anything for that matter... More 

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44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very used up decor, had its hay-day in the 80's. Worried the chair was going to break. Service needs work. There is a line between seeing the waiter to much and just right....he had a ways to go before he would have been annoying. Would have LOVED a 2nd beer with the pizza. Garlic bread was tasty, buttery and good... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The pizza is greasy and too salty. When carried out it isn't given in the standard cardboard box so it's difficult to transport. Let's put it this way, the guys are nice but I'd prefer Dominos.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you want delicious real thin crust pizza, go to Frank's. Just the smell when you walk in makes the trip worthwhile. The homemade crust and homemade sausage are amazing. Going to Frank's is like taking a trip back in time to when pizza was pizza. If you like Pizza Hut or Dominos or any other type of

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Loved their pizza when our daughter was in college there, went back several years later and it was still so delicious. Nice thin crust and great sauce!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great location downtown Appleton! Franks has the best thin crust pizza ever. The staff are friendly and service is fast! I love that you can see your pizza being made - which is done to perfection down to the last toss. The location is perfect, and the cool fish tank in the entrance is an added bonus :)

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Minnesota, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Some good things are never meant to change...this is one of them. This place never changes and never should. Been coming hear for years and can always count on a great pizza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Been going here since the late 60s and not much has changed, especially the food. It's always been excellent. For pizza, we always get the Frank's Special. It can't be beat!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Grew up in Appleton, have lived in NYC and Chicago, and Frank's is still my favorite pizza. Super thin, crispy crust and great sauce - love it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 815 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54914-5264
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: 920-734-9131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am

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