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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 good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (36 reviews)
“pancakes” (30 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Hours
American, International, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K2, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had breakfast here while in Toronto. Bacon and eggs were cooked to our liking. Coffee was very good. Our waitress was very cheerful and polite. Reasonably priced...half the price our hotel was charging for same meal. Would definitely go back if were in the area.

Thank Suzan L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a fun throwback to old Toronto. Still has a diner vibe with basic selections. All day breakfast at reasonable prices. Packed into booths with buzzing all around. Loud and uproarious but a great experience. Attentive service and really good food.

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had brunch at Fran's the Big Breakfast was the choice of the day ,excellent quantity,quality and value

Thank davidsq2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a great brunch option before heading out of town (our flights left that afternoon to return home), and the diner setting at Fran's was just right. Plenty of options, and the French toast (with necessary maple syrup) was on point. WOULD...More

Thank royal_yates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for breakfast with a colleague of mine. Although some items were a bit pricey ($45 for two people), quality was outstanding.

Thank Adam4776
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Legendary Banquet Burger. Meat was mixed with sweet relish which made the patty sweeter than most burger patties but I loved it. The sweetness gave the patty an additional omph! I also like it that the burger was served with the top bun...More

Thank ptaxol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here after a day tour so it was about 2130. Quickly served. Food was average or below. Fajitas were nice and everyone had a bit of them, the chilli looked like slop but was edible, the steak sandwich was ok but was massive, the...More

Thank Aussie_Traveller183
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Retro diner in the heart of the big city. Food is good, service was decent, and it's open 24/7. I had the burger and it was actually good, everybody else in my group really enjoyed their food as well.

Thank derrickr713
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Being in the area I couldn’t resist checking out this Toronto landmark restaurant. Service was excellent. Late morning and they were busy pleasing the lunch and all day breakfast crowd. I remember their burgers being really good but this time I chose to resist and...More

Thank Saucysavory
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Wed been walking all day so popped in for lunch. This was just off the main shopping location of Yonge street ( near Eaton centre) We were able to sit outside and watch the world go by. Inside was a diner style and was also...More

1  Thank mike j
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
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January 22, 2018|
Response from Veronica Y | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, you have to contact the restaurant. I am a reviewer and I do not work for any restaurant.
November 26, 2016|
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Try the College location.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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
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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