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Franks Famous Hot Dogs

950 California Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2906
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Ranked #30 of 255 restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Feb 6, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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79% Recommend
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I went here twice within an 8 day period. First I came with a pretty thrifty friend who decided to go here based on price (she's a college kid, could you blame her?) I got the grilled chicken sandwich and she got a hot dog. Both had generous toppings and we left happy with our meal. The second time I... More

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Atascadero, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Franks Monster Burger is still the perfect hamburger. Yes they have a big menu, but the Monster Burger is the backbone of franks. I have been going there for years and will continue!! Oh yes - and lets not forget the Breakfast burrito! I love it I can Call ahead and pick it up - yippee - and the salsa... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Surprisingly, for a place called Frank's Famous Hot Dogs, my chili dog was the least successful part of my meal. But the prices are good, the portions enormous, and the service is fast. My chef salad was excellent. The french fries were tasty, and the hamburgers that other people ordered looked excellent. But the dogs are too messy, the chili... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My wife, whose motto is if it tastes good spit it out -- eats these like crack! The biggest decision is do we start with a corn dog or finish up with a corn dog -- because there will be a corn dog.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I went there today .the cashier girl charge me $19.96,When I asked her for the price detail ,She gave me one but the total was $20! How do you think this? By the way I am a traveller and I can't handle English very well.

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154 reviews 154 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We have eaten there more than a few times and I've loved their kraut dogs and their regular dogs. It's one of my favorite hot dog places around! Everybody is so friendly, too!! It gets really crowded at lunch time (I guess because it's close to the college?) so plan accordingly.

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North Hills
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182 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Yep, had one of the Frank's Breakfast Burritos yesterday morning. Big tortilla filled with eggs, home fries, bacon, cheddar cheese, onions, tomatoes, and other good stuff. Everything was fresh and it was quite filling. Next time: I try the "Famous" Hot Dogs.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Amazing breakfast at this counter service establishment. Give it a try is you love historical diner vibe, you'll love it.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Breakfast or Lunch are both good here and the food is a large selection you have trouble making up your mind what you are gong to eat. Not just a hot dog place by any means so don't let the name fool you!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Ate here while visiting my daughter. I had the chili dog and chili fries, then made mistake of ordering a corn dog. I was stuffed both chili items were good but I prefer no beans in my chili. The corn dog was really good too. My wife had just a plain hot dog and onion rings. She enjoyed both. My... More

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