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“Great Bloody Mary and Breakfast!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frances' Deli

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Frances' Deli
Ranked #1,099 of 9,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Bloody Mary and Breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Busy place, so you expect it to be good...and it was. The Bloody Mary was full of flavor. Rich and delicious. The egg sandwich with salami hit the spot. Expect to sit shoulder to shoulder as the place is tight and packed. We were there on a Sunday around noon. Tables turn quick so hang out it there is a line.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Mazel tov”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A love letter to Frances & Rueben”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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317 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank manium
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Chicago, Illinois
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185 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great food and service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

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

Visited April 2012
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