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“Mazel tov”
Review of Frances' Deli

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Frances' Deli
Ranked #1,182 of 9,548 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Diner, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Mazel tov”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Sometimes eating at a deli for breakfast or lunch may not be top on the list of things to do. But, at Frances', we were not disappointed with out choice. The omelets are very well sized and made to order with lots of choices. The sandwich I had was piled high with meat (not fillers), like a double decker sandwich. Potato latkes were not greasy, a little crispy around the edges: just the way they should be. Also asked for a bloody mary with less than usual liquor. Server was happy to accommodate. Great job! If that wasn't enough, the price could not be beat.
Do try Frances'. It is low key, clean, the staff is friendly, food is great, no counter to sit at and, if you can't find it on the menu, probably wasn't what you wanted anyway.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A love letter to Frances & Rueben”
Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

Dear Frances, what a wonderful visit we had yesterday for lunch! Tell Rueben he was delicious - perhaps the best Rueben ever. Stacked with corned beef, my husband had the pastrami option, perfectly toasted rye and not even sort of soggy. Just yummy yummy yummy. The serving sizes are plentiful with pickles, slaw, potato pancake and apple sauce. Service was fast and friendly. Tables were a bit tight but for the major great food, I will joyfully endure. Tempted to try the spiked shakes but had to save that for next time. Can't wait! Thanks Frances!

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Calgary, Canada
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316 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

This was one of my best meals in Chicago! Great service, and amazing corned beef sandwich ....i have not had better..it was just delicious...trek across the city in rain, snow, sun whatever to have lunch here!!

  • Visited May 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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197 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great food and service.”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Typical diner with great service and plentiful items for breakfast and lunch.

Visited April 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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197 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Typical neighborhood diner”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Good food that is consistent and satisfying. Down home service and regular breakfast menu.

Visited December 2011
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