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Frank's Diner

1516 W. Second Ave., Spokane, WA - (509) 747-8798
Posted By Mitch Goulet on 7/14/2009 10:11:00 PM
Not sure if the other reviewers are just stuck on this place and can't give an honest review or are related to the owners. Frank's used to be all that has been said here about it, but not anymore. The waits are long, and not worth it. The food is mediocre at best, and the bill will have you thinking you were just robbed by The James Gang.

I hadn't been there in years until last fall, after a University of Montana football beating of Eastern Washington. A friend's wife loved the place but hadn't eaten there in years either, so we checked it out. I am not going to go over the whole breakfast as it is not worth the time. The two items that stood out are as follows: I ordered the chicken-fried steak. One way to describe this abomination is "Boxed Frozen Hockey Puck." You would do better going to McDonald's. The next item was eggs Benedict. This came with about two silver dollar, paper-thin pieces of ham. Total weight might have been an eighth ounce.

Skip this place and go to Benjie's, I think it is called, down the street.

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One of the best breakfasts you will find anywhere!  That is the Joe's Special in the foreground and cheesy hashbrowns in the rear.
"One of the best breakfasts you will find anywhere! That is the Joe's Special in the foreground and cheesy hashbrowns in the rear."
Cliff Strutz





The small version of a hot turkey sandwich is a good-size meal.
"The small version of a hot turkey sandwich is a good-size meal."
Michael Stern


Looking along the length of the diner back towards the front door.
"Looking along the length of the diner back towards the front door."
Jovon Shuck


Hail iceberg lettuce! A crisp, cool hunk of it is the foundation of this deluxe wedge salad that includes bacon, hard-boiled egg, shrimp, crab, and, of course, plenty of blue cheese dressing.
"Hail iceberg lettuce! A crisp, cool hunk of it is the foundation of this deluxe wedge salad that includes bacon, hard-boiled egg, shrimp, crab, and, of course, plenty of blue cheese dressing."
Michael Stern


Although the outside is interesting, it only hints at the beautiful interior.
"Although the outside is interesting, it only hints at the beautiful interior."
Cliff Strutz


This great sign is in the parking lot.
"This great sign is in the parking lot."
Cliff Strutz


Frank's biscuits are the big, dense, chewy kind -- ideally suited for a well-buttered spell on the flat-top.
"Frank's biscuits are the big, dense, chewy kind -- ideally suited for a well-buttered spell on the flat-top."
Michael Stern


Frank's is a beautiful place to dine.
"Frank's is a beautiful place to dine."
Michael Stern


For hearty meals in Spokane, Frank's cannot be beat.
"For hearty meals in Spokane, Frank's cannot be beat."
Michael Stern


A view from the entrance shows how cozy the counter area is. Frank's is a lively place, the waitresses radiant with good cheer.
"A view from the entrance shows how cozy the counter area is. Frank's is a lively place, the waitresses radiant with good cheer."
Michael Stern



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