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“Very posiitive” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frank's Diner

Frank's Diner
Ranked #3 of 865 Restaurants in Spokane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santa Barbara, California
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very posiitive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great food, historical railcar, friendly service and fair prices.

I modified my breakfast, with the recommendation of servicer, sandi,
I made a completely custom breakfast for myself with no extra charge.

Loved this place all around...you are in for a treat if you go.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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ST PETERSBURG
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Authentic Train Car!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I just had a wonderful breakfast in a converted 1907 train car. It is a Tuesday morning and there was a 30 minute wait! It was worth the wait! When in Spokane come here. Close to movie theater

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oliver, Canada
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367 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Good diner food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have read about Franks but for some reason had never made it there to eat until this trip to Spokane. As everyone notes, it is a really quaint old rail dining car. The décor makes it somewhat unique.

You can sit at the counter or in a booth. Both are good options although at the counter you see the action on the grill right infront of you.

Food is very good - pretty much what you would expect of diner fare - don't come here expecting low cal, low fat foods. The sauces are good.

One plus is that they do offer smaller sizes for those of us who do not want the full-meal-deal.

The price is reasonable but not cheap.
The coffee is good.

Be prepared to wait for a seat because it is almost always busy.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have come here a few times when I'm in town and the food is always fantastic. Any place that has 5 pounds of hashbrowns on the grill at all times is my kind of place. The breakfast selection has the usual favorites but many dishes are served up with a bit of a twist on classic diner fare. For example, the Eggs Benedict can come with a creole inspired hollandaise sauce. The pancakes are fluffy and stacked high.

My only issue was during my most recent visit. The classic train car is a great venue, but the seating is very limited and there is usually a wait. No problem. But this time the hostess didn't seem to be very organized. She told us to expect a 15 minute wait, but as time went on (30 minutes in fact), we noticed that people that arrived after us were being seated. We got in eventually, but it made a bad first impression.

Overall though, this is a consistent and outstanding breakfast spot.

Visited June 2014
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cute place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Nice railroad car diner, 15 minute wait to sit was ok.food was good service was good.I had the silver dollar pancakes which were very good.

Visited June 2014
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