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Franky's Diner

303 Main Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 0445
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (12 reviews)
“banana split” (4 reviews)
“cornbread” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
303 Main Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Good but nothing special food. Nice ambiance and decor. Service was fast but not so effective. Great shakes at a price.

Thank ANDRES5544
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this retro diner and were met with smiles and great service. The food was good and the decor inside gave us a real retro experience.

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised to find this 24 hour diner in Seapoint! There is s great atmosphere, the staff are very welcoming and the food was really good. No complaints here! I will go back.

1  Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed July 6, 2018

AT first, you think you're at the wrong place until you walk in. Very retro and cosy. Emulates the feeling of a typical US diner. From the decor, cosy booths, and extensive Southern US menu, it's really takes you on a trip. Recommend the naughty...More

Thank AartiS331
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Went to Frankies as a friend of a friend said they did the best flapjack stack, which of you are not South African is a stack of pancakes. They were nicely presented and could not complain about the potion size, however, was a little disappointed...More

Thank malcolmd384
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

The best thing I can say about Frankie’s is the service was good. As far as this being an American style diner. Yes for the decor. But it’s a big no for the food. We even gave it two chances thinking maybe the first time...More

Thank 285kenv
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Tasty juicy burgers but poor service and it was not even busy. I’d definitely buy their burgers again.

Thank Nada Z
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Really lovely diner with good value for money. The portions are generous and taste really good! Thank you for the service.

Thank tebluv
Reviewed January 2, 2018

Every city needs a 24-hour diner that serves alcohol and has a juke box. We found ourselves here twice at the end of party nights. They also deliver.

Thank bobshot
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in a few towns over but everything was closed so we called an uber and asked what was open. The driver took us to franky's. Pretty cool experience to be at a diner in south Africa. I grew up...More

Thank jttravelstheworld
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 303 Main Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 0445
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Franky’s Diner is an authentic 50’s style diner in the heart of Sea Point. Serving up delicious hamburgers, fries and shakes, this diner couldn’t be more 50’s if it tried. Customers can relax and enjoy some hound-dog music while sitting on the comfy red vinyl stools at the counter or they can choose to snuggle up in the back booth. Franky’s Diner is certainly a trip back in time to an era long gone but never forgotten.
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