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Franktuary - CLOSED

325 Oliver Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown)
412.288.0322
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Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Downtown
Most recent review
- Aug 3, 2014
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Neighborhood: Downtown

17 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Good visit. Dogs, toppings, sauces were a fresh tasty change from the average hot dog. Glamorized ball park food. They need to take it to the next level. Good prices for what comes to the table. There are a couple areas where I believe the restaurant falls short. They need to think about larger franks, real jalapeno peppers, not the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Inventing different toppings for hot dogs isn't something new. Overcharging for this product is the norm. The size of the dog is the same size as at PNC Park except PNC PARK offers a natural casing jumbo dog for only $1.00 more than this place. It's a must be scene for the Tattoo Hipster crowd. Enjoy!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Everything here was just average. You can get a much better hotdog at the "O" in Oakland. The "O" also has the best French fries in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Maybe this is not the best location to write a review of the Food Truck associated with Franktuary but we did not see another appropriate place. Pittsburgh's recent fascination with Food Trucks is a good thing if the quality is there to support the industry, but on our one experience with this particular food truck it was not an experience... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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94 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I am a rookie vegetarian, so I was a little skeptical about trying the Veggie hot dog (vegan tofu) at the Lawrenceville location but it was very good. It tasted just like a regular frank. I discovered another item on the menu though which was crazy-good: The (fried) Pittsburgh Perogi! (On the menu listed as "From our Friar"). This is... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great hot dog shop. Has some different toppings to top the hot dog with. Prices are reasonable and the employees are always friendly.

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Pittsburgh
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39 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Why would you go here when you can get a better dog at Wiener World or Yovi's. The dogs are not that good and way too expensive. They also do not have fries. Ambience also is poor.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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71 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I was very skeptical of this joint before I went and am very glad that my girlfriend made me go. She is a vegetarian and I was surprised that she wanted to go to a hot dog place. It turned out that they have pretty good veggie options. I loved the French fries and the options that you could get... More

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Be sure to visit the original Franktuary in the basement of the Episcopal Church. You have your choice of bread/bun, type of hotdog, and then the toppings. Prices are reasonable, and your dollars go to help the Episcopalian brothers (local charity). Seating is limited, so get there early. AMEN!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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31 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I'm confused as to some of the other reviews of the Franktuary. This spot on Oliver Ave. has no fries on the menu, no ceramic hot dog dishes or draft selections, and there certainly was no hostess at this church basement location! It's just a little fast service hot dog joint with a few vegetarian & vegan selections on the... More

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