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Fran's Restaurant & Bar

20 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K2, Canada
+1 416-923-9867
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
CUISINES
American, International, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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20 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 503 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Back with the kids about 15 years after my wife and I were last here. Great breakfast menu and ambiance. Food pretty solid; service was just okay as waitress seemed to be running off her feat. She did give good recommendation on the omelette -...More

Thank Mo649
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me, my mom, niece, and daughter ate breakfast here while visiting from the USA on Saturday, August 12th. I was really looking forward to going due to the reviews on this site. The food and overall service was good. I am giving 2 stars due...More

Thank lowandap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at Fran's twice during our Toronto vacation. This is your down home, vinyl booths, good food at a reasonable price diner. They have a full bar and reasonably priced drinks. For comfort food this is a good spot. Club sandwich was great. Pies...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous meals, great value , large portions, fast friendly and efficient service Well worth a visit

Thank Pete1921
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been to Toronto for awhile, but we always return to Fran's at least once per visit. While my wife was shopping, I decided to check out Fran's Upstairs. Actually, they have a second floor as well as a third floor. Just had a couple...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were glad to find that the recommendations as a top family friendly restaurant for Frans were spot on. We enjoyed dinner here so much we came back again and for breakfast. The service was friendly and attentive, food was good and great value (particularly...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Fran's so much. I go back weekly!! I have a different breakfast each time. The retro feel is cosy, and the coffee is great. I also love the hash they serve.

Thank bumblebey2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only in Toronto for one week but we went to Frans three separate times. The food was delicious, reasonably priced and good portion sizes. Friendly staff.

Thank HolidazeSouthampton
JillFrans, Fran's Restaurant and Bar at Fran's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're thrilled you enjoyed your visits - we look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit! :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here on our first morning in Toronto. Great service, lovely food, good location! Husband had corned beef hash, I had a waffle with bananas =yummy!

Thank campsitechick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at a local hotel, we thought we would try out Frans for our breakfast. It is a typical diner and very welcoming. The service was very good and the menu choices for breakfast catered for all. Anything from a full cooked breakfast to muesli...More

Thank tetley2015
Nearby
Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
...More
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Darlene C
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Try the College location.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-923-9867
  • E-mail
Description
Fran's is a family-owned and operated Toronto institution known for its home-style cooking and warm, welcoming atmosphere. Operating since 1940, Fran's is famous for several comfort dishes, most notably the Banquet Burger, which original founder Fran Deck created. Other diner classics that remain a tradition include Fran's famous chili, award-winning rice pudding and homemade apple pie. Fran's serves a wide selection, including generous all-day breakfasts, housemade burgers and steaks - and don't forget to ask us about our vegetarian options. Welcome home to Fran's!
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