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American, Cafe, Deli, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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Park West
1.5 miles from Wrigley Field
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Reviewed July 2, 2021 via mobile

Frances’ is a cute breakfast-brunch-lunch spot offering a good selection of sweet and savory options. I prefer savory breakfasts and really enjoyed my breakfast burrito. It was generously sized and came stuffed with cheesy hash browns, three different kinds of peppers, onions and homemade turkey...sausage in a tomato tortilla. Homemade pork or chicken sausage are also options. It set me up really well for a full day of walking! Our server was very attentive and made sure we had what we needed.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 10, 2021

Looking for an upscale breakfast experience? Frances' Deli and Brunchery in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood has been providing them for 83 years. Located at 2552 North Clark Street, Frances' Deli is open from 9 to 3 daily and offers breakfast, brunch and lunch fare. But...breakfast is the big seller. How about a Great Since '38 Breakfast, two scrambled eggs, sausage and an English muffin? Or three cinnamon rolls, cinnamon swirled buttermilk batter pancakes with cream cheese glazed icing topped with home-made maple butter? My wife's favorite breakfast treat is Belgian waffles and Francis' version is a keeper with blueberry batter and topped with fresh berries and home-made maple butter. I'm partial to the strawberry shortcake French toast, a brioche dipped in home-made strawberry infused batter and topped with fresh strawberries and home-made maple butter with cheesy hashbrowns. Don't forget lunch. Try a bowl of chicken soup with noodles and a turkey Reuben sandwich, real roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, 1,000 Island dressing and cole slaw on sourdough bread with a kosher pickle and potato salad. Or a Reuben sandwich with home-made corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and 1,000 Island dressing on grilled rye. Anyone who has been in business since Dizzy Dean and Gabby Hartnett and Phil Cavarretta were playing for the Chicago Cubs must know their way around a kitchen.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed November 29, 2020 via mobile

Haven’t been here for a while since pandemic, new changes added garage door windows making the dining experience elfresco outdoor dining Food and service always top notch with unique items as French Toast and Champagne Flights and a Bloody Mary like you have never seen...Unique dishes like scallops and shrimp egg dishes and homemade sausage patties and a lox platter Must try this place it’s a gastronomic experience Five Star reviewMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

Came here for a yummy outdoor breakfast and was not disappointed. Everything made here was incredibly tasty. Pricy but worth it.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

You could do a whole of worse than France‘a especially for the area. On a Sunday morning the parking was free & the owner & staff assured I was satisfied.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for a bite and have leftovers for two more meals. We ordered a tuna melt, turkey sandwich (fresh turkey), soup, and onion rings. All were very good. Our server, Nicola, worked her butt off and gave us excellent service.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 10, 2019

This is our third time coming here when visiting Chicago. Well worth the bus trip up from Downtown. Local flavor, but staff is always cordial and accomodating. The corned beef hash is wonderful. Their Bloody Mary's look amazing, though we didn't try one on a...Sunday morning recent visit.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

Met Chef Derek today! What a treat! Had 3 people in our party and enjoyed the amazing mimosa flight, iced coffee, homestyle skillet, French toast flight, and biscuits and gravy. Everything was deliciously and totally gram worthy! That’s to Chef Derek and the crew for...another amazing experience!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2019

LOVE THIS PLACE. The atmosphere is so cute and the staff are wonderful. Food is AMAZING. Some of the brunch/lunch dishes come with a small side of coleslaw and it's the best I've ever had. Definitely try their mimosas.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 2, 2019

Food was ok. Order came out wrong-missing items. The hostess told us 15 minute wait. 45 minutes later we got seated after being told to go wait outside when we questioned how long the wait remaining would be. Lot of attitude. Wont be back.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Yes, Frances' Deli and Brunchery offers takeout services.

Frances' Deli and Brunchery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4