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Franks Famous Hot Dogs

950 California Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2906
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Ranked #33 of 257 restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Aug 12, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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79% Recommend
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We don't eat a lot of beef anymore, but when we splurge and want a treat, we go to Frank's. This is a hamburger joint, and should be judged as such. The burgers here are delicious. They really put the chain burger places to shame. These burgers are juicy, flavorful, fresh tasting and we'll seasoned, the way hamburgers used to... More

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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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211 reviews 211 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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211 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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