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Frank's Diner

508-58th Street, Kenosha, WI
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Ranked #13 of 221 restaurants in Kenosha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

One of our last hurrah's to end our 2014 Summer before the kids head back to school, we made a date to check out Frank's Diner in Kenosha, WI. It was a destination we had wanted to try since it had been shown on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives/Food Network, with Guy Fieri. Walked into the place with great expectations --however,... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Frank's diner is one of those places that you just have to visit to believe. People love it, including myself...hence the long wait to be seated if you're not there before it opens. Having said that, the food,nostalgia, and quirky/"gruff" service style is worth it! Yes, they really do have a "garbage plate", but if you like everything but the... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

First time here and it was worth the wait! First off, get in line for a seat right away and do not go for the counter if you have long legs! The food was tasty and the atmosphere was great. Lots of conversations from the staff and a few announcements from the owner were very entertaining. One exchange - Customer... More

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Lena
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food was delicious ... and worth the wait, although my daughter did get sick after eating it. This is probably due to the fact that she is not used to eating much fat ... and this was a traditional fat-filled breakfast ... really delicious! The homemade bread toast was fantastic, and the garbage plate was better than any skillet,... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I drove 50 miles to try the famous Frank's Diner. To be blunt the service was not great and both our eggs and hashbrowns were under cooked. We passed Manny's in Twin Lakes to make this trip and should have just stopped their.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This elderly staff member was very rude, and almost derogatory towards the remainder of the staff. The food was not good whatsoever. My pancakes were extremely burnt and doughy. The omelette was very tough. Just to add, there should be no room for front line confrontation, a simple and kind gesture goes a long way. As for myself, I will... More

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Chicago
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wow the long wait was well worth it this old looking breakfast joint is amazing never had anything like it the staff is on top of everything their very Friendly can't wait to go back there I recommend you try the garbage plate and the biscuits and gravy

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Atmosphere is cool old diner. Long wait time and service very slow. Food average. Garbage plate is signature dish great if you like eggs. Worth going to once take some pics and you can say you were there. Once is enough.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Frank's is a great place to take guests. There is a very pleasant feel except for the wait for seats. Food is made to order, so hot and tasty but the down side is it can take awhile to get it once the order is placed. Also be prepared and bring cash (an ATM is on the premises). Frank's is... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Waiting for a table on weekends is always a challenge as the "aisle" is very tight (sit at the counter if your party is 1-2). Great service for being as big as Michael Jordan's shoebox--the servers always show grace under pressure. Oh, and every breakfast on the menu, from loaded oatmeal to the famous garbage plate is worth the price.

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