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Frances' Deli

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Lincoln Park
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2552 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-1712
+1 773-248-4580
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri 08:00 - 15:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Peshtigo, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Several years ago after a doctor's appointment in Licoln Park area, we stumbled along this place. Not a large menu. Not very fancy. But the best burger. Now everytime I go to Chicago, I want to go to Frances' Deli. This place has been in business since 1933, probably has not updated it's interior, but I feel it's part of... More 

Thank jjhartwig
Level Contributor
235 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome matzo ball soup, lean corn beef, great service, and sweet neighborhood vibe. What's not to love?

Thank flizzer
United States
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The service and food were great. The blueberry pancakes were great. The sunny side up eggs tasted great but could've looked a little more appealing. The ham was simply a thick slice of deli ham but it tasted good too. It was satisfying.

Thank philmatous
Chicago, Illinois
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2,775 reviews
1,564 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,777 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Frances' Deli at 2552 North Clark Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood is what an old-fashioned diner is all about, traditional comfort food, friendly service, local clientele, a menu filled with salads, burgers and sandwiches--and all-day breakfast. What separates Frances' Deli from others are some unique offerings, such as the Fatty Melt, a 1/2-pound burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches... More 

Thank Taylor B
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went on a recommendation from Children's Hospital across the street. We were so happy this was the place we chose. You walk in grab your menu and find a seat. Service was quick and friendly. My daughter is a very picky 10 year old and she said it was the "best chicken ever". I ordered the turkey avocado club.... More 

Thank TravelingMama64
Naperville, Illinois
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249 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I ordered a hamburger with everything on including an fried egg excluding the the bun. No problem...it was easy and delicious. The french fries are plentiful and good tasting. This is an old-fashioned deli with formica tables. Don't expect anything fancy but excellent food and very good service. It is a bit loud due to the metal ceiling but it's... More 

Thank MicheleC106
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

well i read the reviews so i waited til the weekend so i could do the build your own caesar. next time ask for ice on the side so you have more room for the fixins. the glass is way too small!! very delicious. had the #3 which if memory serves was a mix of pastrami and corned beef. i'm... More 

Thank thatsnowblues
Siesta Key, Florida
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

It is 5:30 and we are both hungry. No pizza;nothing large like from Basil Leaf; Chinese? Let us just swallow a box of MSG; shoot me. Humm! How about a corned beef/pastrami with potatoe pancakes, apple sauce? Um-Um-Um! Call, order, deliver. I will put it up against any deli here or in NYC. Strictly a local place. Love it!

Thank jamesF1532HO
Chicago, Illinois
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2,775 reviews
1,564 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,777 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Frances' Deli at 2552 North Clark Street has been serving traditional comfort food in an old-fashioned diner setting since 1938. It is Lincoln Park's oldest deli, a Kosher Jewish deli that features great Matzah ball soup, hot corned beef and hot pastrami sandwiches and other traditional deli mainstays, and boasts that it produces the best breakfast in the city. I... More 

Thank Taylor B
Whittier Ca
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We had breakfast here two days in row. The breakfasts are generous and tasty with many items to chose from. Although we didn't partake, there is a Bloody Mary Bar which looks spectacular for weekends.

Thank oveja

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2552 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-1712
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-248-4580

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

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighbourhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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