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Frankie Doodle's

30 E 3rd Ave, Spokane, WA 99202-1408
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Ranked #316 of 769 restaurants in Spokane
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English first
Cheney, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Frankie Doodles is great. Reminds me of the good ole days. It is a classic rad-side diner / coffee shop. Are you old enough to remember when Little Black Sambo's and Bob's Big Boy restaurants were in every town? The menu is extensive, the food is good at a good value and the staff is very warm and friendly. Service... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I dine here every time I come to Spokane. The staff is very friendly and the food is terrific! I visit about every 6 months and the staff remembers me.

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Wa. State
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I've lived in Spokane for 40 years and this is the first time I have been in. I think it was a VIPs originally. It was pretty good. A bit like a Denny's but localy owned. The place was clean (don't let the outside fool you) and the staff was very friendly. They seem to have a cadre of regulars.... More

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Washington State usa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Ther real deal!!= Large Chicken fried steak- real & not the prefabbed ones !!=real - large is only 10.80 & comes out on =2 PLATTERS!! With CFS on 1 platter =very large & 2 eggs , hash browns, toast/roll/buscuit!! Im not an egg eater so the other platter came out heaped & full of Hash brown potatoes. Waitress was great... More

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Spokane, Washington
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158 reviews 158 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This place is great if you're looking for a nice greasy, cheap meal. Otherwise the atmosphere is dated, the clientelle can be sketchy, but the waitresses are spunky and hard working.

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Eastern WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The only reason I don't give this one star is because the people working there are pretty nice. Food is gross, we couldn't eat it. And the place looks like you stepped back into the early 70's. A dirty early 70's.

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Spokane, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I almost hate to write this because the wait staff is so nice there. But the food is average to dismal and the decor looks as though nobody has cared one whit for the place for decades!

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Spokane, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Frankies is no longer 24 hours. And prices have far outraced inflation. I went there a year ago and I ws rushed through because they wanted to close. And a restaurant where the server knows nothing about the dishes is very suspect. Frankies is a landmark no more.

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Kent, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We were looking for a place to have late breakfast, and we were suggested to try Frankie Doodle's. What such a good suggestion! We ordered what they called a small portion of toast, eggs and sausage. We added 2 tuna salads, thinking that the small breakfast portion would not be enough, but when we saw the food being brought out....wow!... More

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Long Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

On the way to the airport we stopped off the Hwy and picked this place out of the blue. Sorry Frank but this place was bad. The staff was very nice, the dinner old and outdated, not to exaggerate, the food was inedible. My Wife got an omlette and I a hamburger paty and eggs. should have been simlpe. AND... More

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