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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 270
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 42
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  • 16
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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
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Frank's Diner is a landmark in Spokane. For those of you who have never been there is is a Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Restaurant that is located in an old Northern Pacific Railroad Car. It was built in about 1906 and purchased by Northern Pacific in 1909. It was retired from the RR in 1931 and became... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Carol S
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Frank's Diner is a landmark in Spokane. For those of you who have never been there is is a Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Restaurant that is located in an old Northern Pacific Railroad Car. It was built in about 1906 and purchased by Northern Pacific in 1909. It was retired from the RR in 1931 and became a Diner that same... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for breakie. Service and food we some of the best we have ever had while in Spokane. We will definitely be back.

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Spokane, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love going to Frank's - always wonderful! One of the few places that serve vegetarian biscuits and gravy, hash browns are the best I have had anywhere!

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I can't imagine working in a place like Frank's because it's in a train car and therefore very narrow. However, it was a really cool atmosphere and the food was delicious. I got the Bistro veggie omelette and I was not disappointed. I also highly recommend the handmade hard ice cream milkshakes.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food was really good, but our waitress, Gage Lee, made our meal! She was simply lovely! Her energy, humor and attention made our breakfast delightful. We highly recommend Frank's!

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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Excellent local diner. Group of 6 fit nicely in a big booth. The train is fantastic and provides that Americana feel you look for in a diner. We were there for dinner and everyone's meal was great. Ingredients were all fresh, portions were large and all was prepared perfect. The biscuits were especially good and the after dinner milkshakes were... More 

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Seattle
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The train car location was fun; we sat at the counter and enjoyed watching the cooks. Really friendly staff. Food was good but not notable, except for the tasty fried green tomatoes! We'd go back

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Yakima
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a diner that has been around a long time, both on the rails and off. The car once served as the private car of a Northern Pacific president before being replaced sometime in the 1930s. All those details can be obtained from the information card on each table. It also served as a traditional food diner in south... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This place is popular and there was a bit of a wait, but the breakfast was well worth it. I ordered 1/2 Lobster Benedict and added Fried Green Tomatoes... quite awesome. I'll definitely hit this place up again when traveling to Spokane.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

This place is popular and there was a bit of a wait, but it was well worth it. I ordered 1/2 Lobster Benedict and added fried grreen tomatoes. I'd definitely drop by here again for breakfast when in Spokane.

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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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?