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Franks Famous Hot Dogs

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950 California Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2906
805-541-3488
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had biscuits and gravy for 4.25. The grilled the biscuits and there was chunks of sausage also. Wife had eggs and ham. Good as eggs and ham gets. Very satisfied with everything.

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Thank Joe H
Southfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were headed downtown for dinner to check out couple places recommended by the hotel. My husband and I were just looking for a burger/grill type of place when we were passing Franks. We thought it looked like a good locals hangout so should be good. It didn't disappoint. Just a diner-type atmosphere. Nothing fancy, but clean! No table service... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

After a bit of a long drive from Monterey, CA, we were ready to eat dinner and this place was only a couple blocks away from where we were staying so we just decided to walk here...came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. The order taker was very pleasant to work with and waited patiently while we decided what to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I was in town on business and attended Cal Poly 20 years ago....OMG it was that long ago! Had to stop in for a sandwich...and was greeted by the most happy people, I love walking into a place and feeling like I did the first day I walked in here. They do not disappoint and the sandwich ON POINT! Love... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Been to Frank's over the years. Most recent visit the service was without a smile, the franks 1) Polish Dog..skin was so tough had to cut the frank with a knife; 2) the chili dog was average. Fries were cold and onion rings...$4 bucks and just four rings...seriously, four rings! It will be a while, if we ever return.

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Thank Cathy D
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

What a great little gem of a place. Wonderful, helpful, friendly staff, great Chili Dog and yes they do breakfast too, eggs, pancakes etc. Busy at time with lots a good mix of local and out of town folks, but the staff makes everyone feel right at home. I'll be going back there again soon.

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Thank A S
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

If you love hot dogs, cooked to perfection, served with the house special sauce, and criss-cut fries, than this is the place to dine in downtown SLO.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Man oh man, if you want a tasty traditional type of burger this is the spot! Great local place with good food and a large selection of other foods! Good portion of food for what you pay!

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Central Coast, Californai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We have gone to Franks for years, but the last 3 or 4 visits just haven't lived up to what we've come to expect. The Franks wiener has always had a nice snap to it, but the last few times it was not quite hot, and once the color was a bit off. Not sure what's up--the menu hasn't changed,... More 

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Castroville, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Old school but great eats. Hotdogs every way possible. Lots of burgers, sandwich's and ice cream. Had a blast from the past. .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 California Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-541-3488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?