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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
06:30 - 21:00
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

Thank jlheidenrich
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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. :)

Thank jmanuo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I had biscuits and gravy for 4.25. The grilled the biscuits and there was chunks of sausage also. Wife had eggs and ham. Good as eggs and ham gets. Very satisfied with everything.

Thank Joe H
Southfield, Michigan
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We were headed downtown for dinner to check out couple places recommended by the hotel. My husband and I were just looking for a burger/grill type of place when we were passing Franks. We thought it looked like a good locals hangout so should be good. It didn't disappoint. Just a diner-type atmosphere. Nothing fancy, but clean! No table service... More 

Thank Alicia S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

After a bit of a long drive from Monterey, CA, we were ready to eat dinner and this place was only a couple blocks away from where we were staying so we just decided to walk here...came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. The order taker was very pleasant to work with and waited patiently while we decided what to... More 

Thank Rum711
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I was in town on business and attended Cal Poly 20 years ago....OMG it was that long ago! Had to stop in for a sandwich...and was greeted by the most happy people, I love walking into a place and feeling like I did the first day I walked in here. They do not disappoint and the sandwich ON POINT! Love... More 

Thank Sam J
Santa Maria, California
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Been to Frank's over the years. Most recent visit the service was without a smile, the franks 1) Polish Dog..skin was so tough had to cut the frank with a knife; 2) the chili dog was average. Fries were cold and onion rings...$4 bucks and just four rings...seriously, four rings! It will be a while, if we ever return.

Thank Cathy D
Portland, Oregon
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

What a great little gem of a place. Wonderful, helpful, friendly staff, great Chili Dog and yes they do breakfast too, eggs, pancakes etc. Busy at time with lots a good mix of local and out of town folks, but the staff makes everyone feel right at home. I'll be going back there again soon.

Thank A S
Ventura, California
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you love hot dogs, cooked to perfection, served with the house special sauce, and criss-cut fries, than this is the place to dine in downtown SLO.

Thank mcculloch1501
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357 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Man oh man, if you want a tasty traditional type of burger this is the spot! Great local place with good food and a large selection of other foods! Good portion of food for what you pay!

Thank Gordon G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?