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Frank's Diner

1516 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-7020
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Ranked #3 of 769 Restaurants in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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86% Recommend
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I can say that it is a novel use of an old railcar and that there is nothing horribly wrong with their food. I did, after a few visits, find no reason to go there anymore. It's a cramped Perkins with slow and cold food

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Savannah, Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Our local hotel didn't include breakfast, so for once, we went out for breakfast on a trip. And we were so lucky that we were in Spokane, because Frank's was incredible! All of us enjoyed our meals, but the two of us who had the Huckleberry Oatmeal found ourselves almost wanting to drive back across the state the next day... More

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Merritt, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We were led here by our hotel staff and they were bang-on! We needed a more traditional breakfast (read: grease!) after a late night out on the town and Frank's did not disappoint. The restaurant is built from an old railcar of some sort and it is kitsch and awesome in all the right ways. Sit at the bar if... More

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Philipsburg, Montana
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It looks like a historic dining car....because it is a historic dining car. Transplanted from the urban Seattle area and plunked on Spokane's west side about 2 blocks North of the Maple/Walnut Street interchange. We always ask for counter seats so we can watch the action "in the kitchen" which is opposite the counter. They have booth seating as well.... More

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Canby, Oregon
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194 reviews 194 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Want a good diner breakfast? Want to be entertained at the same time? Have breakfast at Frank's Diner and sit at the counter. The food is tasty, plentiful, and reasonably priced. If you sit at the bar you get to watch the short order cooks prepare the meals--they work as a well-oiled (or greased) machine. I think other meals would... More

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Colfax, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great place to get a fried on the flat top greasy breakfast. Crisp bacon & hash Browns. Eggs any way you like them. The place can get busy & cramped, & expect long waits on Sunday morning. Train car dining is a fun atmosphere and the service is usually top notch.

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Prince George, BC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Having had the worst Chinese food ever (a review is forthcoming) the night before in Spokane, it was restorative to breakfast the next morning aboard Frank's Diner...aboard because the venue is a real high-end railway car from the early days of railroading. This would not make much difference had the breakfast not been superb. I had fried green tomatoes, a... More

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Helena, Montana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The old rail car setting is pleasant, the wait staff was excellent. Arrived at 7AM, so there was no wait. The coffee was mediocre. The orange juice was bland. The wife’s bacon was excellent and the hash browns very good. Her scrambled eggs were cooked so dry to the point of rubber. I had the creole benedict. The sauce was... More

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Stopped here because of trip advisor and had nice hot food. The french swiss dip was tasty.You can have breakfast anytime. Asked for crispy hashbrowns and they were only crispy on the outside.

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West Richland, WA, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We eat breakfast here when we are in Spokane. You always have to wait because it is so popular. But free coffee and a seating area are provided while you wait. The employees are cheerful and quick. The menu is large and the food is very good. And it's a fun experience.

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