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Frances' Deli

2552 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL - (773) 248-4580
Frances' is actually even older than Manny's, going back to 1938 Chicago. The menu straddles the line between traditional Jewish deli food and modern comfort cuisine. Breakfast can be a big pile of matzo brei or a plate of homemade blintzes. Sandwiches combos and matzo ball soup are lunch features.
100% Approval Rating (1 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Fried Matzo with Salami and Onions
Fresh Squuezed Orange Juice, Large
Famous Potato Pancakes
Fried Corned Beef

Highlighted Reviews

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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle - Photos (9)
Roadfood.com Editor
"They say Frances' Deli ain't what it used to be, but what is? Well, perhaps Manny's is, but Frances' is actually even older than Manny's, going back to 1938 Chicago. It's now a few blocks north of its original location, and Frances, the man, is long gone. And replacing ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2552 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL
(773) 248-4580

http://francesdeli.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Fried matzo, known elsewhere as matzo brei, is perhaps the ultimate Jewish soul food. Here it's supplemented with onions and salami, creating something of a hoppel-poppel effect.
"Fried matzo, known elsewhere as matzo brei, is perhaps the ultimate Jewish soul food. Here it's supplemented with onions and salami, creating something of a hoppel-poppel effect."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





Potato pancakes are crisp, moist within, and will please fans of the batter-style of latkes.
"Potato pancakes are crisp, moist within, and will please fans of the batter-style of latkes."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Why not get a plate of fried corned beef alongsied your pancakes or eggs instead of bacon or sausage?
"Why not get a plate of fried corned beef alongsied your pancakes or eggs instead of bacon or sausage?"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Decor combines the genuinely old with nostalgically (but not ironically) retro.
"Decor combines the genuinely old with nostalgically (but not ironically) retro."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The tile in front of the entrance has probably been here longer than Frances'.
"The tile in front of the entrance has probably been here longer than Frances'."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


We're guessing that the sign came along with the deli during the move way back when.
"We're guessing that the sign came along with the deli during the move way back when."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Frances Deli is the perfect casual spot for breakfast or lunch in Lincoln Park. Dinner is served only on weekends.
"Frances Deli is the perfect casual spot for breakfast or lunch in Lincoln Park. Dinner is served only on weekends."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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