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Frankie's

Posted by Alexandra Grigorescu / Reviewed on August 30, 2012 / review policy

frankies burger torontoFrankie's is not, as many curious onlookers might assume, a new restaurant. Nor does it have (as it boldly claims on its front signage), the world's best burgers--but they're pretty damn good.

Frankie's has, in fact, been a West Queen West diner fixture for around 35 years, serving a changing community from its cross-CAMH location. However, much like its Ossington neighbours, a stone's throw away, Frankie's needed to evolve with the times, and its significant refurbishment came as a mixed blessing in the form of Restaurant Makeover. I overhear that they were closed for two weeks while the spot was gutted and overhauled, and there is much hand-wringing.

frankies burger torontoBut the result is truly a sight to behold, and their initial concept of subway tiles has translated into gleaming white-tiled walls, industrial stools, a white marble wraparound bar, and a nod to the area's history through vintage photographs framed in blue wood. There's an almost Eastern Canadiana feel to the worn blue plush seats and white-slatted backing of the benches, paired with blonde wood tables.

frankies torontoAlthough it looks swanky, the prices are refreshingly low (and reminiscent of its previous incarnation), and I should warn that the menu is admittedly in flux. But they have Labatt 50 and Mill St. Organic on tap for $6, Cool ("beer-water," my boyfriend dubs it) for $4.50, and bar rail is $5 across the board.

frankies burger torontoWe start with a rustic Greek salad ($6.95), which is a colourful, heaping bowlful of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, onions, and black olives. The dressing is simple olive oil with a touch of balsamic, and the feta arrives (rather intimidatingly) as a thick slab atop the rest. It has all the familiar flavors of a dish that would be difficult to execute poorly, but my preference would be to exclude green peppers, and don't skimp on the acid. In this, as with many of the dishes, there's an excess of salt.

frankies burger torontoFor discerning burger eaters, you should note that there are regular burgers (plain ol' Canadian beef) and specialty burgers (8 oz of Canadian chuck, and served with hand-cut fries). Both of ours were the latter--go big or go home (or go big, and then go home in a meat-induced coma).

First up was the Aristotle. The burger itself is quite large, and comes topped with feta cheese, tzatziki, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, lettuce, and a drizzle of olive oil. Delicious? Yes. This might sound like an odd combination of flavours, but it neatly approximates the flavours of a gyro. Unfortunately, I've had something very similar with a lamb burger, and my loyalties remain with that.

frankies burger torontoNext up was the Smokin' Hot Honey. This one is a behemoth, and unwieldy for any two hands (particularly my small, stubby-fingered ones) to handle. Jalapeno havarti, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and a smoked mayo, which I opted to get with beer-battered onion rings. This is one flavourful burger--spicy, smokey, and packing a double dose of meat--and might do well as a shared plate. However, the beer-battered onion rings even look hand-made. Thick onions coated in thick, uneven batter, deep-fried and paired with a smokey, spicy mayo--heaven.

Family owned and operated, the eponymous Frankie's sons look almost embarrassed by the change, and are frequently heard to offer unnecessary apologies--"our first day back"--and even a 10% first-day discount. Despite this, they're surprisingly busy by 8 p.m., with equal parts barflies, take-out customers, and families.

frankies burgers torontoI hear that they're planning a dessert menu, with apple pie and banana splits, but have yet to cement the details. Their menus are, for now, printed on paper, until they settle on a selection that matches their new digs with their long-standing tradition of good, simple food and a $5 breakfast. "That foot-long hot dog ($6)," one of Frankie's sons tells me. "I wanted to name it the Ron Jeremy." And really, why not.

Discussion

55 Comments

Lindsay / August 30, 2012 at 01:36 pm
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These are refreshingly low prices??? $6 for a pint of 50?
gorf / August 30, 2012 at 02:11 pm
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I was in there a few years ago for a (odd) birthday gathering for a friend.

While there I witnessed one of the regulars order a shot of sex on the beach, a pint, and a bottle of beer. He proceeded to take the shot and immediately afterwards down his pint, all while pouring the bottle into the pint glass and finishing it all off in one smooth motion.

I'm still not sure how it was physically possible, but I will forever be impressed.

I've not been back in a while but wow does it look different. I assume the old clientele (aka the magician I mentioned above) is gone with these increases prices.
tnt / August 30, 2012 at 02:38 pm
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those benches look real comfy on the back...
hop / August 30, 2012 at 05:16 pm
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If they're only using chuck for their "specialty" burgers then what's going into their regular burger? In 2012, we can do better than that. At least those onion rings look pretty damn crispy and delicious.
Foodie / August 30, 2012 at 07:36 pm
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I'm always looking for good boogers at Queen and Ossington, but that pint looks like it's been poured short.
Andrew / August 30, 2012 at 08:42 pm
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But not the healthiest choices. BBQ 'd red meat with deep fried onion rings & or fries. Heart attact @ the hipster joint.
Adam / August 30, 2012 at 10:41 pm
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Oh, I walked by just now Andrew. It's no hipster joint. The CAMH regulars are still enjoying it! Happy to see the new TVs!!

LOVE LIVE WEST QUEEN WEST.
Bubba / August 30, 2012 at 11:05 pm
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I was there yesterday for the grand re-opening. I had the "Gobbler" turkey burger, cause I am currently trying to eat healthier, clearly with a nickname like bubba I'm not a tiny guy. And I must say, it was fantastic and really hit the spot. Who would have known that a turkey burger could taste so good. I really enjoyed the coleslaw that was a garnish on the burger. Very tasty. And the wafer bun was a nice touch.
Christina / August 31, 2012 at 01:42 pm
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I was there the other day and the burgers do live up to their reputation... delicious! My husband had the Smokin' Hot Honey burger (highly recommend it) and I had the steak sandwich "Rocky" (incredible). For those who like diner food... this is a place to try...even have chicken n'waffles!
Bruce / August 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm
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I just had Peameal BLT.
Then now I have fucking huge clash on it!!!! I wanna eat it again! now!!!
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
Francisco / October 11, 2012 at 01:51 am
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I was going for a drink only. but! with that nice grill smell that the food as i could't stay longer and eat one of the best Burger and Salad. No need of dessert having this Nice looking and very professional female server taking care of me. I will be there 4Sure. Would be nice to have a Dj at weekends , special now that is "winter"
hannah and suzy / October 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm
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Me and my girlfriend are enjoying the food,nice looking guys and the music. Francisco had a good idea a DJ makes adiference. We will be back next weekend. Thanks for the service:-)
Camh group of Friends / October 18, 2012 at 01:18 am
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Friday count on us, after a week of work all we need is a few drinks and aacool music. We recommend FRANKIES, Thanks for free WI-FI :)
FRANKIES / October 18, 2012 at 02:14 am
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Dj FRIDAY NIGHTS @ Frankies with Dj AoK.
Old School.R&b.House.BossaNovaBeats.ClassicRock.Top40>;MuchMore.
Frankies GoodFood.GoodMusic.GoodTimes.
EVENT PAGE:http://www.facebook.com/events/358031367617698/
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frankies/165804026892771?ref=hl
Paul / October 18, 2012 at 04:45 am
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I Was at this place years ago. I move to the candy factory with my boyfriend. i have been dieing for a real "burger" We went to this bar last friday was expensive and very crowd. W
e will be there friday.
Rob / October 22, 2012 at 04:04 pm
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As is so often the case, the comments from people who haven't been are somewhat worthless... but the comments from those who have are really good!
Frankies Update! / November 2, 2012 at 01:42 am
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ThisFriday Nov.2 @FRANKIES: OLD SCHOOL Live Music with Dj-Aok
Also we have the Movember Event Different dishes all month From 1-99-1617-2324-30 Our Movember campaign supports men's health issues like: Prostate cancer and Mental Health. Be part of it! Pass by and find out more about Movember Menu @ 994 Queen St.W 416.588.1936. Events online-info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frankies/165804026892771
Luis Esgaio / November 4, 2012 at 01:13 am
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Hi all of you i have been and i hope that i will be the Dj on fridays. Well the reason i am writing this message is to tell to the people that i have been bringing to this place and the story about my dJ ADVENTURE @ FRANKIES. Tuesday i will have news for my "clients" on Facebook, twitter, people i work with and much moore. i cannot believe what i witness today at Frankies. My God we are on the 21 century and some owners don't wake up. Can you please tell me why you don't change this place phone number. WE ARE PROMOTERS, WE WORK HARD BUT WE DONT FORGET. WAIT 4 US.
Queen st Queen replying to a comment from Rob / November 4, 2012 at 01:16 am
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ROB NO ONE WILL SPEND TIME WRITTING HERE WHEN YOU DONT GO THERE. SO FUCK YOU, YOU HAVE TO RESPECT EVERYONE OPINION.
Queen st Queen replying to a comment from Rob / November 4, 2012 at 01:17 am
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the best burgers in the world???? get real people!!!!!!!
Frankies Update / November 13, 2012 at 07:14 pm
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This Friday Nov.16 @FRANKIES: OLD SCHOOL Fridays with Dj-Aok
Also the the Movember Event are still on with Different dishes all month From. Frankies Movember campaign supports men's health issues like: Prostate cancer and Mental Health. Be part of it! Pass by and find out more about Movember Menu @ 994 Queen St.W 416.588.1936. Events online-info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Frankies/165804026892771
Dj AOK replying to a comment from Frankies Update / November 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm
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A message to inform that the owner of Frankies as CANCELED the old-School fridays. We have been treat with a lawsuit by him for posting messages about wrongdoing and at this time we cannot tell the reason. We are very disapoited with Frankies that verbaly ask me Dj aok to Dj there at least for a month every friday. So please if you are someone that was going to this place on friday for the old-school events, dont go there anymore!
Justice replying to a comment from Frankies Update / November 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm
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Anote by Michael. A note about the restaurant itself, which is waitress service, so you’ll be sitting there a while: they have TVs on with the volume up. This isn’t a problem. They also have a working jukebox. This is a problem. I have no problem with a jukebox in theory, but when you’ve got the music coming from the jukebox on one side, and the noise coming from the TV on the other, it can get a bit cacophonous. A note to the owners of Frankie’s: please pick one or the other. READ MORE @ http://tastyburgers.ca/tag/frankies-diner/
Jon / November 16, 2012 at 09:38 am
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I swear it use to be a galaxy donut shop.. for sure in the 90's.. No way Frankie's has been there for "around 35 year" or at least operating as Frankie's..
Just watched restaurant takeover last night, very sweet family- wishing you all the best!
The new burgers sound and look quite tasty.. But I'm surprised the original is still on the menu..
HobbyFood / November 18, 2012 at 08:56 pm
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Well i am happy to see there is no old school friday's i did come in one friday night and it was just to loud and seemed everything was all over the place like there was an identity crisis going on at Frankie's i did order the SmokinHot Honey burger and it was good i highly recommend it , sooo good , i would like to say my waitress spent more time servicing the men than the ladies, ok there this isnt a brothel , down girl . I will come back to taste the turkey burger next ! Btw Great show i am dreaming of that grilled cheese lol
Musicismylife / November 18, 2012 at 11:47 pm
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Bon .... Frankies is not a part of the night life on ossington. I doubt they want to be a part of that . They are original and have been on Queen when ossington wasn't even born yet. Frankies is a modern diner NOT a club or just a bar. It is ORIGINAL and has there own thing going on and they don't need to FOLLOW a fad or trend. There is a reason they have been in business for over 35 years , now a days its rare you find any place that stays open more than a few years. Frankies has always been welcoming and respectful to ALL clients and now it has gotten even better they revamped and the place is amazing and the food is good and its a nice place to hang out have some drinks and or try some great food. It is Queen st. I know queen street you might be confusing Queen with Ossington or college. If your looking to stare at some sexy females making cocktails all night than you should hit a BAR or NIGHT CLUB ... this is Frankies Diner a cool place to let lose have some drinks eat some great food and chill out and enjoy. Thats Queen Street ...Don't worry Bon im sure they know what they are doing and have there plans. Idiots can't stay open for 35 years there must be something they are doing right. Before you think im a part of the management team let me stop you , i am not i am someone who has gone to Frankies before the renos and after and i have a blast its such a cool place to chill out and have drinks and eat great food i have never experienced such hospitality and felt so welcomed at a restaurant than i did and do at Frankies. Thats why i return and many always return. Just last weekend me and my friends came by even brought our cards and grabbed a table and let lose played cards drank and ate some food it was the best night .... That is what Queen street is all about Bon you are confused. I don't think they want to be what you think is "it" ..... The owners and management are great and they are what makes Frankies a queen Street staple .. the owner Frankie put his blood sweat and tears into that place when most of you were still in diapers ! To say they need new owners is disrespectful and ignorant .... You want a club style than go hit a club ok buddy ...This is Frankies DINER New York Style . A modern diner with a bar and don't worry Bon they already DID succeed ..... Best of luck to ya Bon .... BTW congrats FRANKIES on all your amazing success ! You deserve it !
Musicismylife / November 18, 2012 at 11:53 pm
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Oh and FYI Frankie's had nothing to do with the "sign" the show (restaurant takeover) put that sign up and chose to use that slogan "worlds best burger" they didn't see that sign till the reveal .
Ben / November 19, 2012 at 12:02 am
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I moved back recently to this area, this year before August. Frankies is not 35 years old (that's impossible).Maybe the original company name or the License could be.
Before in the 90's was indeed Galaxy Donuts. Since moving back i have been in this place twice. First Around May/June don't remember well, the place did't change at all. For my surprise In August i went back The place had renovations...everything as changed. So i went thinking that finally this Frankies had new owners and now i would have a good restaurant close to my home to bring my family for nice Diners. But let me tell you the service is good, the food is not bad but the major problem is that the owners are the same. So that says it all! If Frankies had new owners or new management things would be nice. It is easy to know why, special if you know the history of place. They will always attract the same clientele from CAMH,that i don't care much. But they occupied the bar at the entrance and looks bad women don't like it. The breakfast is the best in the area... low cost and very tasty. So apart from the day service they should have a Professional manager, or a promotional team like other new places in the west side of Queen. Sexy bartenders with knowledge of what are doing and knowledge of what the night life bar is all about. Making new cocktails, attracting new clients. To bring new ideas. At night they should had a different menu with real food. I high recommend to take down "The world best burgers slogan". They are not Professional the management that don't understand the business of the new night life at the Queen and Ossington area. I wish all the best, but there is no way that this Frankies Diner will succeed until new administration will come.
Bon & Ben replying to a comment from Musicismylife / November 19, 2012 at 12:44 am
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So why is this place open until 2/3 am. What type of clients are you looking for at that time? Who are the clients that eat burgers inside of a dining area around 2/3 am. By the way since August Frankie's after 10/10:30pm is always empty on weekends. I can proof to you. I know a few people that goes to Frankie's late at night not to spend money but looking for money they ask only for ATM machines. Also to use the WC that's all. how do you make money? And by the way there is a truck less than 5 minutes away that sales Hot dogs, burgers and french fries. Soon you will have a Tim Horton's close by, across the street open 24 hours. So tell why you close around 3am. Get real and keep provoking. Will give us a pretext to wright here again. Justice is in our side because you have been provoking and treat us with a law suite just because of $160. We are honest we are victims of you. Maybe you don't pay us because you are always empty and decided not to have a Dj or a live band like others do. Another thing that comes to our mind is why sometimes you have one bartender and nest week only one. To us that sounds like no clients, no progress, no oportunaties for new employees and local bands and Dj,s. We agree between us to stop writing in here and ignoring your small place. But you are provoking and asking for.
Hillary / November 19, 2012 at 03:09 pm
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These comments are so confusing.
Mike / November 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm
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I just came back from Frankies man it was busy but service was good and i just had the Tom Selek ! it's from the Movember menu .. it was greatt it really was my taste buds and stomach highly enjoyed it lol Come by Frankies this month they are raising money for every movember burger sold . Cool , much respect !
Alex / November 20, 2012 at 05:36 pm
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My comment is based on my first and only time visiting Frankies, but I honestly don't expect a great deal of variation. What you have here is a cheap, licensed grub-diner kind of deal.his seems like an excellent place to go after getting slammed at a near-ish, cheaper bar for some cheap food and maybe a few refresher beers and play cards. I love how close it is to the park / my house months. With seldom exceptions, you get what you pay for. I'm not quite sure if I'll be back.
BurgerBrat / November 20, 2012 at 06:59 pm
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First i have to say something to certain comments that were left here i guess every nut has a opportunity to talk but some of these comments are from another planet lol im sure you know what comments im reffering to , please people this is a place for food lovers to leave comments about there experience at Frankies. So i was at Frankies for dinner today it was my first time i wanted to check it out after seeing the show btw great episode. I live just on college and made my way there and its beautiful inside the food had a great selection and the food was good. I found the last comment confusing because Frankies didnt look cheap or a place to go after getting slammed somewhere cheaper , i am around the area at nights and everywhere it's expensive and poshy if i can say. Frankies prices were more than reasonable and i don't know maybe Alex went into the wrong place. They have a very experienced chef working there today and they are cooking up some top notch food. Alex i don't know what your talking about. So i highly reccomend the turkey burger it was excellent and my friend had the smokin hot honey burger with a side of grilled cheese lol we just had to try that creation of theres and yup it was damn good. So i reccomend you try it.
Ivan@securitywest / November 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm
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Just came back from lunch at Frankies , tried the "Big Red" Lanny Macdonald burger, red bell pepper ,and blue cheese ..it was great full of flavor , Movember burgers are $12.95 and $2 of all proceeds from each burger goes to the Canadian Movember research foundation thought that deserved a mention and great thing Frankies Diner is doing. So i say grab your friend and head out for some good food and atmosphere and ya a nice cold beer !
Nees / November 22, 2012 at 02:11 pm
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Congrats Frankies Diner for all your success and accomplishments your family deserves it and we are happy for you! The show was great ! Your Diner looks beautiful and urban and its something unique to the area and we are happy your there. :)
Robin / November 22, 2012 at 06:51 pm
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The restaurant’s sign hilariously proclaims that these are the “world’s best burgers.” They’re not even Queen Street’s best burgers.
Cristal replying to a comment from Robin / November 22, 2012 at 07:35 pm
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The sign with the slogan was put up by restaurant takeover (the show they were on) they had nothing to do with that slogan Robin ....
BUT they do have some of the BEST burgers on Queen and in Toronto not to mention a reputable chef working there.
MH / December 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm
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Poor service the girl who served us was preoccupied and flighty and paid attention to other things than her costumers. Attitude.
Ossington Res / December 17, 2012 at 04:20 pm
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The food here is tops!!! the server I had was a brunette she was great I found her fantastic and attentive. Great personality as well. We need more waitresses like her on this uppity hipster strip. I had the philly cheesesteak and my buddy had the ossington melt. It was something else!!! Plus the prices are amazing!!! Im used to paying 40$ to be half full around this area but at Frankies a meal and a few beers still left me tons of cash to have a great night out. Ill be back for sure
Burger Freak / January 9, 2013 at 04:31 pm
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Was at Frankies just this past weekend. Had the smokin hot honey. Was the most delicious burger I have tasted. Service was exceptional was served by a brunette I believe she had some ties to the owners. Ambiance was excellent made me feel at home. Best of all had a great meal at a reasonable price. Will definatelry continue going there
BrianAllyCat / January 22, 2013 at 01:00 pm
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Food at Frankie's was good it was just really busy when i went and i didn't know who was coming or going. The chef not sure think it was the owner was frazzled and i don't think he put much effort into the cooking with the woman that was arguing with him in the back. I don't know if it was his girlfriend or waitress. It was personal anyhow the food might of been better if she let him do his cooking. She was hovering over him allot and didn't like that their was a table of really cute girls their. It was amusing to see.
ReggiCee replying to a comment from BrianAllyCat / January 22, 2013 at 02:06 pm
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That was his 'old lady' for sure, BrianAllyCat. Bet she wanted to spoil the orders so the really cute girls won't come back. Poor guy, he deserves a break from the hassler.
CA replying to a comment from ReggiCee / January 23, 2013 at 09:30 am
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ReggiCee man im a regular at Frankies and ya poor guy , his woman is a case and she won't leave him alone even if he asked i think he has just adapted to her. I don't even think it's actually his woman she just makes sure everyone thinks she is. Too bad nice guy , great family.
SlickRick / January 23, 2013 at 10:16 am
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Just finished reading some of these comments and I am surprised at how contradicting they are.
Why do people always feel the need to leave such negative comments.
I just left Frankies and had a breakfast for $4.95 haha, like are you kidding me, where in the downtown core can you find such a good cheap breakfast. The people working there seemed very friendly, it’s a family run business.
You see fewer of these places around town, and in my mind we should support them as much as possible unless we want a city completely run by corporations.
This isn’t the first time I have eaten here, every single time I was treated good by the servers working there.
They have great burgers.
Keep things POSITIVE people. Enjoy.

Cheers.
Constantine / January 24, 2013 at 10:39 pm
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I come to Frankie’s when I am in the area because the food is real good and prices are great. Thought I would stop by and show some respect by leaving a comment and I was pretty shocked at some of the comments I read. C’mon people this is one thing I can't stand and that's when these blog sites aren't used properly! It’s a FOOD BLOG. So it's a place to leave your thoughts on your experience at the restaurant and the food you ate. Keep personal crap off the site! What the owners do and don't do or who they keep company with is personal and bloggers and food lovers are not coming on this site so they can read personal things from the people working there. If something had a direct affect with your experience at the diner and you want to tell us, great go for it. But if it didn't let's stick to making comments about your time spent at Frankie’s and about the food.
I know when I go into Frankie’s the owners show hospitality and they really care about your visit and making sure you had a good time and had good food. I have to say the burgers are really good and the prices are as well ... and we need to appreciate the family run businesses that make the area truly what they are. We don't want to lose them so let's support them!
I highly recommend you drop by and see for yourself! The food is really good !
Brian / January 30, 2013 at 07:29 pm
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The owner loves his "old lady" don't be writing negative comments , he loves her and is very happy with her.
Carr Hambah replying to a comment from Brian / January 31, 2013 at 08:41 am
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That may be true, but as a customer, I don't need to hear her hassle him. IT SPOILS THE TASTE OF THE FOOD, just sayin'.
JSS / February 10, 2013 at 06:16 pm
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Just back from Frankie's. Wasn't sure why we were given knives and forks for a burger order... but that mystery was cleared up with our Con Carne Burgers arrived as we quickly realized that navigating those HUGE and DELICIOUS burgers with just our hands was going to be a challenge. The hand cut fries.... PERFECT. Thanks Jordon for making our first visit to Frankie's a great experience. We'll be back to try the breakfast in the very near future.
Luis C / March 14, 2013 at 10:52 pm
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Another delicious dinner at Frankie's! As I've mentioned it before, this burger joint has the best burgers in the city and my friends will gladly testify to that.

Tonight I had the "Con Carne" burger; an excellent combination of chilli, beef and vegetables. Just like all the other burgers I've had at Frankie's, it did not disappoint.

Just like the burgers, the service at Frankie's is exceptional. Their server Jordan (think that's her name) is amazing! She is very welcoming, attentive and kind; always making sure that every customer is happy and enjoying their meal!

Love Frankie's!!
TJ / March 14, 2013 at 11:27 pm
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Walked by Frankie's tonight and decided to check the place out , the decor was nice and inviting . We were comfortable and welcomed , our server was great had an accent what a hottie , loved her! Australian maybe ? Tried Frankie's original burger and the Canadian , it was amazing. I never expected it to be so good i definetley recommend coming by Frankies enjoy great food and the cutie with the accent!
Steve replying to a comment from Bon & Ben / March 17, 2013 at 07:19 pm
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Excuse the seeming troll comment, but have you considered utilizing a spell check? Your statement is greatly diminished by your apparent illiteracy. I enjoyed the Smokin Hot Honey and onion rings. I will be back again.
Amanda / May 2, 2013 at 11:00 pm
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WOW!!! took my 4.5 yr old son in for dinner tonight. we used to drop by frequently for our Grilled Cheese sandwiches and loved the "homey" family atmosphere. We walked in at supper today and my jaw dropped! obviously I haven't been in for a while. IT LOOKS AMAZING!!!! and the best part is that the staff still knew us, even tho we haven't been in for so long. and the service was just as good, and the food was just as good (my son loved his mac and cheese and is excited to take his leftovers for his school lunch tomorrow), and my son still got to "play that game" (juke box) :) So ya it has changed but the decor looks soooo good and this family has still stuck to their values in providing great product and great service.

Amanda & Ethan
SBW / September 11, 2013 at 01:43 pm
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LOVE your burgers and your excellent service. So UNLIKE Swan, Ursa and other West Queen West over-rated dives! You get great food for a decent price and a smile to boot!
Queen/ossington / February 16, 2014 at 05:56 pm
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I always go to Frankie's since I live across the street from it. I went yesterday since I am obsessed with the swee potato fries , I kid you not I got food poisoning was in the emergency I haven't eatten anything the whole day around 1pm on Saturday for late lunchthe staff is usually friendley but
this girl kept rolling her eyes at me telling me it will take 20-25min at 30 years old I have NEVER GOTTEN a FOOD POISIONING last time for me good luck if you want to get food POISIONING go to Frankie's
Burger Foodie / June 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm
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I must say that I was very surprised.
I always try different burger places that NOW magazine or even Toronto Life recommend.
Some good, some average.
I went to this place because one of my friends recommended it.
I had the Texan Burger and loved it
I must say one of the top 3 burger places in TO.

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