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Franki Bananaz

American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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9 Armitage Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
033 345 7373
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Dropped in for a beer and a burger. The Barman served me promptly, but I had to request a menu, and then call him back to place my order. No smile or friendly chat, although the place had only a few customers. I asked for the wifi code and was told to ask the person dressed in red. All their... More 

Thank Mark D
Clarens, South Africa
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264 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

After celebrating a birtday at another venue we headed to Frankies for a little more fun in a big group

Thank Aaltjie
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Here for a relaxed lunch with friends. Ambience good. Staff friendly but only saw one waitron. Meal average.

Thank Tembeka
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

When it first opened it was really pleasant and had a really good atmosphere. Has turned more into a club in my opinion. More for the young out of hand people. Over crowded so go read early get food then will be enjoyable. But I must admit food is good. Had good flavours and well portioned.

Thank Peter J
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I have only discovered Franki's recently. I have been there at least 4 times now in the past 3 weeks. Always a great atmosphere, with a good selection of draught beers, as well as tasty & reasonably priced meals. I look forward to some hot sunny afternoons where we can sit outside on the deck that looks over the dam.

Thank russianiwi
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a good place to eat and drink if you young and ok with noise and a crowd. mostly full on the weekends and they have a live dj. the food is good amd great value although i feel the waitresses come to have more fun then doing their job.

Thank Zipho M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Frankis has the best burgers with the most divine sauces. Highly recommend the chicken madeira burger. My compliments to the chef, who knew that burgers could be so mouth wateringly delicious The only thing not appealing is the waitressess in skimpy outfits but I guess thats just a woman's point of view

Thank crystal s
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, good service, wonderful well presented cocktails but not a good place to go for food if you're vegetarian. There was only one item on the menu that was suitable for vegetarians. Other than the lack of options for vegetarians, there was a large number of meat dishes. The food is presented well.

Thank Guesswrk
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Mondays is one the best days to visit this establishment. But then again every day is the best day. Value for money. high quality food and service and the waitress are also not to shabby. for a mere R 55.00 on Monday's a selection of out of this world burgers and a pint of your favourite beer. The beer is... More 

Thank Gregory L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The burger special nights are amazing value, food is generally excellent though, and later on it becomes an awesome party spot for the younger crowd. The barmen are also very entertaining!

Thank Lee-Annabelle109

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Armitage Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Pietermaritzburg
  • Phone Number: 033 345 7373

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