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Frank's Seafood Bistro

Italian, Seafood, Australian
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324 Keilor Rd, Niddrie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9379 4506
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booking at 7:30 pm orders taken by 7:50 pm food arrives at 10:10 pm after many discussions with the staff. Last main course for the group turned up at 10:30 pm after a friend had to go and tell the staff that 2 of the group had not received their meals. They were then asked what had they ordered !!!.... More 

Thank deepblue3036
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The absolute worst restaurant experience in my life. Arrived at 7pm and still didn't have any main meals at 9:30pm. We had enquired politely at about 8:30pm if the mains were on the way and were told that 3 tables were in front of us. By 9pm, I asked the manager what was going on, and was asked what we... More 

Thank Davo2288
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Frank's restaurant a few weeks ago with friends and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of food there. Immaculate presentation of food cooked to perfection. Went there again last night and again, the same quality. Consistency in a restaurant is important and this restaurant certainly delivers great food every time. whether its salmon, seafood or a steak, the... More 

Thank Poopste
Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Went for dinner last night (Saturday) so we booked. Luckily as the restaurant was packed. Service was excellent and the staff were friendly. Didn't have to wait very long to be served and the food was lovely hot and tasty. Our meal was about $80. 1 focaccia bread for starters, 2 main, 2 beers and shared dessert. Would definitely go... More 

Thank barnev169
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

2 hour wait for mains when you complain nicely the owners reply was "You pay for food not service" Well let me tell you the food was just as bad as the service. Haloumi cooked until it resembled and tasted like cardboard and Salmon cooked so well done it looked like a piece of chicken. 4 other people from other... More 

Thank Sally N
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Frank's has been around for a long time and I've always wanted to try it out but never got around to it. Finally an opportunity arose where we decided to have a family occasion at the restaurant last minute. The decor is nice and there is a wood oven and pizza making station upon entry whcih is nice. The staff... More 

Thank jaida23
St Kilda East, Australia
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

My partner and I took my mother here for her birthday in October. Atmosphere is cafe style and the lady playing piano in the background was a nice touch. We bought mum the lobster at $95 as it was her birthday and had a seafood platter for 2 at $59 each. The wine list is OK and we has a... More 

Thank BushDave
Niddrie, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

We eat regularly at Franks and have done so for many years including last Thursday 7 January 2016. Throughout the changes of management and renovations this long standing restaurant in Niddrie has maintained a standard of good quality food, service and friendly atmosphere. Recommend for starters the seafood tasting platter for two, seafood pizzas, the seafood platter and their deserts.... More 

Thank Mark Y
Kyoto, Japan
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a dinner for 24 as part of some training in Essendon. Most restaurants struggle with the bigger bookings - particularly when it comes to bringing the food out at the same time. The team at Franks handled it very well with both food and drink service being very friendly and efficient. Food was top notch too and you... More 

Thank joel c
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We went to celebrate a 40th birthday. 11 of us. We waited 2 hours for our meals to arrive. We had no communication from staff or management to let us know of the problems they were enduring. We received free garlic focaccia after an hour and a half of waiting, but still no explanation from anyone. Other customers were complaining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Australian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Keilor Rd, Niddrie, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 03 9379 4506

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?