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Fran's Restaurant & Bar

20 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K2, Canada
+1 416-923-9867
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (34 reviews)
“pancakes” (30 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, International, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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20 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 538 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate at Fran’s after reading the good reviews on here, and we are so glad we did! It was the best meal we had in Toronto. We got “breakfast for dinner” before going out for the evening. Now that I am back at home...More

Thank rcw923
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's very cool to eat at a diner that's been around for over 75 years. Fran's IS Toronto and no trip is complete without a visit. Great food at reasonable prices. I remember as a teen going at 2am for food after the clubs. A++

Thank canadasafety
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fran’s is one of those places that starts to feel like home after a while. I’ve gone there early in the morning, late at night, midday - it never fails. The food is great for the price and the portions are large. The home fries...More

Thank 416Mena
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a tuna melt and broccoli and cheese soup. The Tuna melt which generally comes on crusty bread was served on a hot dog bun sliced open face! The topper is that the soup which is entitled broccoli and cheese soup, had zero cheese in...More

Thank Avid_Eater_3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money and great choices for breakfast.I had the vegetarian omelette,fries and toast with numerous coffee refills.Quick service ,clean tables.Well worth a visit

Thank neastloon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling from the UK , we had to spend 24 hrs in Toronto before picking up a campervan to see 'The Fall.' We wanted something better than McD without paying a fortune. In Fran's we found a wide selection of tasty food at reasonable prices...More

Thank BasildonJohn
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Found Fran's close to the mall while searching for a lunch place. Food was surprisingly really good. It's famous club house deserved its fame. Even the iced tea and coffee was flavorful. A low point was the 4-cheese macaroni, though, which was still okay but...More

Thank Maris_de_noir
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I like to come to Fran's for breakfast when I visit Toronto. This time, I visited twice. First visit -- a busy weekday morning -- the service was friendly and a bit offhand. The second time -- on a Sunday morning -- the waiter was...More

Thank SteveDisque
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Great drinks/shots served at the bar on the upper deck, which the bartenders provided quick service. Fran’s upper deck has an exciting and upbeat atmosphere that is perfect for a late night chill. Will definitely go back.

Thank Merissa B
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The only reason I didn't give them a perfect rating was because of what happened before we were even seated. We went to the Fran's on Front Street before a show at the Sony Centre. We arrived at 5:45 pm and were told a 45...More

Thank Kccv58
Nearby
Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
...More
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Darlene C
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Try the College location.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-923-9867
  • E-mail
Description
Fran's is a family-owned and operated Toronto institution known for its home-style cooking and warm, welcoming atmosphere. Operating since 1940, Fran's is famous for several comfort dishes, most notably the Banquet Burger, which original founder Fran Deck created. Other diner classics that remain a tradition include Fran's famous chili, award-winning rice pudding and homemade apple pie. Fran's serves a wide selection, including generous all-day breakfasts, housemade burgers and steaks - and don't forget to ask us about our vegetarian options. Welcome home to Fran's!
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