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Frank's Diner

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1516 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-7020
509-747-8798
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 301
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  • 151
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 17
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Reliable diner food

I enjoy eating here and I enjoy getting things to go. The food is good typical diner food. I especially enjoy the breakfasts, which you can get any time of day. The fruit cobbler is absolutely wonderful and is a meal in itself, it is a large portion and very rich I sometimes come in and get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Spokane, WA
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Spokane, WA
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I enjoy eating here and I enjoy getting things to go. The food is good typical diner food. I especially enjoy the breakfasts, which you can get any time of day. The fruit cobbler is absolutely wonderful and is a meal in itself, it is a large portion and very rich I sometimes come in and get that to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sit at the bar. Watch the cooks. They crank out the meals and the meals are awesome! Breakfast or lunch, or breakfast at lunch - the Texas Omelet with a huge side of hashbrowns is an amazing meal. The service is incredible as much as the food. Get there early because there will be a wait - but it is... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our hosts pointed us here...I'm a railroad guy and this was in an old restored dining car, so what can I say...the waitress was friendly...we are breakfast people, and wouldn't you know the food was really good to boot...would easily go back here

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Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My favorite meal, small train car, so your seating is a short distance from others, but very nice servers and good pancakes! We walked from the Davenport, and it was a little sketchy by the car dealers but OK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Good breakfast with many options. Fried green tomatoes are the best. Pumpkin waffle too. Great service .

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Jacksonville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The reason you eat here is the experience of eating in a railway dining car. I would have preferred eating here for breakfast, but we didn't have that option so we ate for dinner and it was quite. I had the Pepper Steak sandwich, which was like a French Dip except with tender chunks of sirloin,and a really good pepper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Old presidential car turned diner :-) Great biscuits and gravy! Place is hoppin' and full of locals!

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Spokane, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We go back here two or three times a year but always with the knowledge we will be waiting because it is always busy. The food is good, the decor is good, but the service is average and the wait time in long. Have fun!!!

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Kennewick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Frank's has an interesting history and a pleasantly unique atmosphere, but for all the wait,hustle and bustle the same food can be had at other places in town for less than one pays Frank. The service is O.K. for a place this busy on a Saturday morning, but we have had things come to the table not as ordered, had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were traveling through Spokane and went here because the reviews on TA were great and our son loves trains. We were not disappointed! In fact, when we returned back to town 10 days later, we went back! The country fried steak is amazing! And my son got the delicious waffle. Don't leave without getting the bread pudding. We were... More 

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Additional Information about Frank's Diner

Address: 1516 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-7020
Phone Number: 509-747-8798
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Spokane
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1516 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-7020
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Spokane
  • Phone Number: 509-747-8798

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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