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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 264
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  • 129
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
A pleasant surprise

This diner is very small, it is literally just a train restaurant cart, but it's very nice and comfortable. We were here on Sunday morning around 8 and it was already busy. We had a Belgian waffle which tasted very good (not sure why it's called that since I have had those in Brussels and this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Diana O
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Medical Lake, Washington
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Medical Lake, Washington
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This diner is very small, it is literally just a train restaurant cart, but it's very nice and comfortable. We were here on Sunday morning around 8 and it was already busy. We had a Belgian waffle which tasted very good (not sure why it's called that since I have had those in Brussels and this was nothing like it).... More 

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Cranbrook, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This restaurant was one of the highlights of our trip through Spokane. Amazing little breakfast place inside of a railway car with a delicious menu. We sat in one of the booths in the back and I had the spicy creole benedict which was super good. Portion sizes are very large so bring a good appetite! I would make sure... More 

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Laramie, Wyoming
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43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went there for breakfast on a Monday. A bit of a wait to get in and we were seated at the counter right across from the cooks and grills. It is a converted train car, so you might imagine that it is a little tight. The two cooks worked in unison with very little talking and lots of panache.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place is average at best. The restaurant is very small and crowded. I ordered biscuts and gravey with eggs, the gravey had little flavor and the eggs were cold.

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Newport, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

fun place to visit. ... But food is fatty and. Typical.. GREat place to take kids once and day dream about the 1860's. Traveling to the west... If you like ok food go for it ....the place is great food okay.

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Highland, California
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We spent a week in Spokane. This was one of the restaurants on my list to try. We liked it so much we had breakfast there every day. The food and service were fabulous. This eatery is set in an old train car and there is seating at the counter or one of the 10 booths. There is also seating... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Franks is always very busy and the food is really good. Not the best diner food I have ever had but very good. The biscuits and gravy are a must try. Service at the restaurant has always been good for us.

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Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great atmosphere - The restaurant is in a beautifully restored train car with gorgeous woodwork and stained glass. Wonderful staff - Very friendly and welcoming and courteous. Delicious food and the best bacon in town!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The reason to go to Franks is for breakfast. Its good, hearty food. It does tend to get busy, and when it does, so does the quality. Get there early and you will be rewarded with a great meal.

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SPOKANE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Franks diner is one of two in Spokane. This is the one on the south side of the city and the other dining car is at the north side. An old renovated railroad car with as much originality as possible. The exterior is historic and the parking lot and gazebo are clean without a speck of garbage. Hold onto that... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 0 - 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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