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Fran's Chocolates - Downtown Seattle

#9 of 136 Dessert in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
+1 206-682-0168
09:30 - 19:30
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 19:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Fran's has delicious chocolates. They also have wonderful hot chocolate which is perfect on a chilly Seattle day to warm you back up. Fran's is in a perfect location across from the Seattle Art Museum. It's a great place to meet up with friends and watch people.

Thank RamonaL34
Miami, Florida
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417 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great sea salted chocolates and anything else in there but very "gourmet" Worth a peek in and see if they have a sample

Thank Trvlchnnl
Middleton, Idaho, USA
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stopped in after lunch at Japonesa Sushi and I was in heaven. The chocolates are amazing. It is a bit expensive, but such a wonderful little treat. My husband was also happy because while I got the chocolates, he got a 40 year old tawny port :)

1 Thank OnTheRoadAgain944
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Fran's chocolates are gorgeous to look at, but even better tasting! Pick a box and make your own assortment.

Thank DarbyHOU
edmonton, ab
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Amazing dark chocolate! Serves a limited number of hot teas, drinking chocolate, steamers and espresso drinks. Has a large number of lovely chocolates, and their own line of dark chocolate bars. Pricey, perfect for a special treat.

Thank LesleaEdmonton_Ab
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great chocolate - sample watch them being made and buy from the factory. I brought some salted caramels home - quite simply the best I've tasted. Tad expensive but worth every penny.

1 Thank sunseeker68_19
Rolling Meadows
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

These are by far the best caramel candy I have ever had. I brought some home from our trip to Seattle as gifts. Everyone loved them and said they were the best they have ever had. The salted or unsalted were great. I will be ordering some for Christmas.

1 Thank Mary S
Warren, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a great place for chocolate in a city known for its chocolate! The staff were helpful and knowledgeable and patient. It's great chocolate and NOT CHEAP.

Thank kfgf411
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Fran's has numerous locations around the city. If you're downtown this is the place to go for Fran's. They also have a new "factory" location which is in Georgetown. If you love chocolate then go to Fran's

Thank Alec D
Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Ideal for a gift from Seattle. Local hand made chocolates. Highly recommend. Cant recall any particular types though.

Thank vdaver

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
09:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-0168

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?