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Franks Famous Hot Dogs

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950 California Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2906
+1 805-541-3488
Today
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Everyone knows that Frank's hot dogs and burgers are great, but only us locals know that the best pancakes in town are on the corner of Monterey and California. Eggs, Bacon or Sausage and 3 of the most wonderful pancakes you will ever have await you at Frank's every morning! Their breakfast burrito is my fav.

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1 Thank Tim T
San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The service is fast and the food is great. I know hot dogs and burgers...not good for you. These are good for your soul. If you need a dog fix, go here!

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1 Thank Ed H
Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

A cute little place with great dogs and burgers but wait, there's more... From breakfast burritos to pastrami sandwiches, Frank's has something for everyone for breakfast or lunch. Great prices, great selection, simple but good food on the run but not low quality fast food. Why aren't there more places like this in every town?

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Lucca, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I have a simple method for judging a hot dog place. Try the chili dog. Is the bun fresh, is the chili tasty, is it being used to hide a inferior hot dog. Franks succeeds on all accounts. Very good meaty chili on a great dog. My party also had a Chicago Dog(very good but missing sports peppers) corn dog... More 

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Avila Beach
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I've eaten @ Franks in the daytime Good "greasy-spoon" food but the other night after the SLO high football game (9:00pm) wanted to take my daughter out ,Franks was Closed! & its not just Franks we went to 3 other places all closed..:/ Anyone know why?

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Thank CC R
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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270 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A few friends and I ate dinner here on our way to Sequoia National Park. The service staff was friendly and took our orders quickly. The food took a bit longer to prepare than we anticipated, but it was well worth the wait! I had a cheeseburger, which I could tell was prepared from scratch, and a chocolate milkshake, which... More 

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North Hills
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

If you're hungry and you don't have a lot of cash, I would recommend Frank's. I ordered a pastrami sandwich with fries. I have never had a pastrami sandwich that was anywhere near as greasy as the one I got at Frank's. Te taste was ok but I had to use a dozen napkins to soak up the grease. On... More 

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SLC, UT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

And its tasty! The food is good. Counter service, with a charming guy that helped me the first time. Ive eaten here twice, and will probably go back before my trip is over.

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Thank rayinreverse
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a cute little cafe with super valued meals. I had breakfast there and got a great meal at a good price. Lots of locals love this place and make it the regular stop. Service is good to match the food being serviced. Nice menu for meals all day long.

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Thank jlheidenrich
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place is gross, the food is nothing to rave about. I think the only time I really enjoyed something here is when I was hungover and needed a greasy breakfast burrito to keep me alive. So if that's you, eat here. The chili fries really are chorro fries. If you speak Spanish, than you know what I mean. :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 California Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-2906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-3488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?