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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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San Luis Obispo, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2014

for all the hoopla it was still just a Hot Dog joint and they were average hot dogs. Will go back to Weinerschnitzel before I visit Franks Famous Dogs again.

Thank Linda R
San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

I have been coming to franks since my college days when I had to count change for dinner. And you know what I still love it all these years later and now bring my kids here as a special treat. Great hot dogs and fries and awesome prices!

Thank Tys_Girl
San Jose, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014

The breakfast burrito was a little cold on the inside, kind of fell apart when bitten and not really tasty. I should have tried the hot dog but it was 8:30am. Service was friendly and a number of other breakfast diners were there so I suppose it was just a poor menu choice.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We don't eat a lot of beef anymore, but when we splurge and want a treat, we go to Frank's. This is a hamburger joint, and should be judged as such. The burgers here are delicious. They really put the chain burger places to shame. These burgers are juicy, flavorful, fresh tasting and we'll seasoned, the way hamburgers used to... More 

Thank David G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

I went here twice within an 8 day period. First I came with a pretty thrifty friend who decided to go here based on price (she's a college kid, could you blame her?) I got the grilled chicken sandwich and she got a hot dog. Both had generous toppings and we left happy with our meal. The second time I... More 

Thank Mailepony
Atascadero, California
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625 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Franks Monster Burger is still the perfect hamburger. Yes they have a big menu, but the Monster Burger is the backbone of franks. I have been going there for years and will continue!! Oh yes - and lets not forget the Breakfast burrito! I love it I can Call ahead and pick it up - yippee - and the salsa... More 

Thank CharleySays
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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268 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

Surprisingly, for a place called Frank's Famous Hot Dogs, my chili dog was the least successful part of my meal. But the prices are good, the portions enormous, and the service is fast. My chef salad was excellent. The french fries were tasty, and the hamburgers that other people ordered looked excellent. But the dogs are too messy, the chili... More 

Thank Brent B
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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318 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

My wife, whose motto is if it tastes good spit it out -- eats these like crack! The biggest decision is do we start with a corn dog or finish up with a corn dog -- because there will be a corn dog.

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Reviewed 22 August 2013

I went there today .the cashier girl charge me $19.96,When I asked her for the price detail ,She gave me one but the total was $20! How do you think this? By the way I am a traveller and I can't handle English very well.

Thank Wwwwannie
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359 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We have eaten there more than a few times and I've loved their kraut dogs and their regular dogs. It's one of my favorite hot dog places around! Everybody is so friendly, too!! It gets really crowded at lunch time (I guess because it's close to the college?) so plan accordingly.

Thank K. B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?