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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had gone to Frankie's the last time we visited Victoria. We went on a cold evening. The grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup was the best. The service was good. I suggested we try them for breakfast this time. I don't know if our...waitress had a problem with us (we are a mixed couple) or if she was just inept. We were shown to a table where we sat, without even water for nearly 20 minutes. My husband needed to take medication. Our waitress was nowhere in sight. I flagged down a passing employee and asked for water for my husband. We got two glasses, then water with no ice. A group (all middle aged and white} was seated across from us. Our waitress immediately brought iced water and chatted with them. I had set my timer and was 3 minutes from leaving when our waitress finally came to our table. We placed our orders. Our waitress stopped at several other tables to chat with other customers. The food was OK (lukewarm) but the experience kind of ruined it for me. We have been married for 51 years. I have gotten pretty good at spotting poor service based on our racial make-up. There are places where it doesn't surprise me. I was surprised at Frankie's and I hope it was just a lack of interest on the part of the waitress.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good menu, tasty, & reasonable prices with excellent service. Great location too. Lunch was our first meal there and we returned for a delicious breakfast. It’s very cosy with big windows to view the pretty street below. It was our first trip to Vancouver and...we lucked out finding Frankie’s.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this place twice while we were visiting our son who lives in Victoria. The staff were so friendly and polite and one member of staff sorry didn’t know her name even stopped to have a chat with us. The food was delicious and...good value and the smoothies were to die for. When we visit Victoria again we will definitely be back. Well done to all staff. 5 ⭐️More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 6, 2024 via mobile

Great for a diner style breakfast, just as the name implies. Food and service are good. Restaurant vibe is fun. I love that you can just get half a benedict when you aren't that hungry. I had one that came with a pesto sauce -...it was good. His salmon and avocado with regular hollandaise was much better.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 30, 2024 via mobile

My wife and I had breakfast here Easter weekend. We had a great waitress and enjoyed their vegetable omelette and their early breakfast special eggs and toast with a great decalf latte. Good service food location for a visitor. Would go back!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed January 8, 2024

Went for a great breakfast! Location is excellent, service was very good and food was very good. Get there before 9 am for the breakfast specials!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 5, 2024

We chose to eat at this restaurant whilst in Victoria as it had good reviews and the menu suited our needs The waiter was very friendly and took our order and the food was delivered to our table promptly. We had no initial complaints about...the food and drinks but as we were eating our meal we spotted a mouse (possibly 2) pass by our table and hide under the table opposite I immediately drew this to the attention of a waitress who seemed very unconcerned & unsurprised but she advised that she would inform her manager. I thought that the Manager would at least speak to us but none of the staff made any further reference to the incident and they all acted as if it had not happened Whilst the food we ate was fine it did put us off and we chose not to have a desert - we would not return again as seems to be a re-occurring problemMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 26, 2023 via mobile

We went here as a family and all loved it. Everything was so delicious and fresh. Very high quality I gradients and preparation. The tomato soup is outstanding. The Caesar salad with 3 course dinner perfect. That whole meal has perfect portions. Mac n cheese...delicious. Burger delicious. Mediterranean salad (with soup), perfect. The brussel sprouts in the skillet were SO GOOD!! We wished we had ordered 2 for the table. Not burnt (like so many other places do). Just delicious. We saw the pasta dishes at other tables and want to return asap to order them!! Those and, the seafood chowder, and... breakfast! It all looks so good. The service was great, very friendly. The setting and seats are comfortable. Highly recommend for freshly prepared food. The desserts are a huge highlight.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 4, 2023

Every dining experience here for us has been great. Menu has lots of comfort food, plus vegan options -- all prepared expertly. This diner is comfortable, affordable and friendly with a Fifties theme. The salmon rice bowl I had was exceptional -- lots of fresh...veggies on ride with a delicious sauce. The others enjoyed the falafel rice bowl, the Mediterranean salad and crispy chicken wings -- all very good. It is on the second level so stairs might be a problem for some (not sure it there's an elevator).More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 3, 2023 via mobile

It’s always a pleasure to come here for breakfast. Eggs Benny with a fruit plate side. Excellent. Food is always top notch and the staff are great. Frankie himself comes by to see how things are. If you’re coming this way come to Frankie’s. Right...downtown.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 1, 2023

Comfort food of the highest quality. Wonderful gluten-free choices. The chef will tell you if something on the menu can be adapted to a gluten-free version if you ask.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 12, 2023

First off, great service. Not just for me but I noticed the staff were always in motion. Second, the seafood chowder is simply amazing, the best I've ever had. The menu is large with many choices for all, from breakfast to dinner. Pizzas, burgers, salads,...skillets, whatever you want it's probably here. Frankie's is actually above a Burger King, which made it a bit confusing to get in. It's on Government Street amongst many other places to go eat or shop. Seriously, try the chowder.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 8, 2023 via mobile

Nice restaurant with decent ambiance and sound level. Extensive menu with good food and service. Great seafood chowder and mozzarella sticks.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 7, 2023 via mobile

Excellent food & friendly service. Clean & efficient. The apple pie, with cars& ice cream is a meal in itself. Our group had mainly appetizers, which were all great! We had Brussel sprouts…onion rings…mozzarella sticks…and poutine.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 26, 2023 via mobile

Right in the heart of downtown Victoria this large restaurant offers decent comfort food at the right price. Service was friendly and efficient. Glad we stopped by.

Date of visit: September 2023
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you can take an elevator to the back side of the restaurant and enter from there. We parked in the parkade and took the elevator up.
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