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Fran's Restaurant & Bar

20 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K2, Canada
+1 416-923-9867
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, International, Diner, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
20 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1K2, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great retro, art deco decor. Staff is friendly and attentive. Food is very great tasting, portions are a little larger but delicious. The have seating outside as well if you prefer. They also have beer and mixed drink bar if you are in the mood....More

Thank amezcua67
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had breakfast at this restaurant 4 times during our week stay in Toronto, we liked it that much! I liked the french toast and the berry pancakes, they were delicious and my partner had the larger breakfast with eggs, bacon etc...More

Thank Lori N
Reviewed 1 week ago

All day breakfasts - evening meals - you won't be disappointed. The food is good and the service is friendly and attentive. Breakfast on our last day in Canada was an eye opener - the meals were HUGE!! We didn't feel hungry for hours. If...More

Thank AngiBB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to poor weather, I was not able to make a connecting flight. As a result had to over night at the Pantages. I was in need of comfort food and found it at Fran's. Great home cooking and atmosphere. Fran's made the end of...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traditional breakfast @ $6.99 a great value - service good too. If you're lucky there are around 6 tables on outdoor patio.

Thank Gord F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool diner open 24/7 that has the absolute best milkshakes in town for the best price. The food is very good as well and is fairly priced and served in large portions. Awesome spot for a late night date and cool atmosphere. Will definitely...More

Thank Carina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited twice for breakfast during a recent stay in the city with two young children. We were all made extremely welcome even with a pushchair to find room for. Food was fantastic and good value. Pancakes were delicious! We would recommend and return.

Thank M4B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for good old diner food and we found it at Fran's. I had the Shepherd's pie which was huge and delicious and I finished ever last bite! My husband had french onion soup and wings and he to enjoyed his - as...More

Thank Jen V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to frequent Fran' s regularly but have not in the last couple of years. We went last week and yes the place looks clean and fresh finally, missing that dive diner feel though. Our server was pleasant but obviously does not know English...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Open 24/7, non-pretentious, and ample quantities - My kind of place! The waitress was pleasant and charming. I ordered the meat chili, which had carrots and celery in it too for a different taste sensation.. Although a little sweet, it was yummy, and came with...More

Thank Marsha L
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
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Darlene C
Can you make reservation for 20 at 8 o'clock on a Wednesday night between Christmas and New Years after Nutcracker
27 November 2016|
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Response from Jason S | Reviewed this property |
Try the College location.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
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
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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