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Frannies Beef & Catering

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4304 N. River Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176
+1 847-678-7771
09:30 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 20:00
Sat 09:30 - 19:30
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Naperville, Illinois
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141 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Its actually my second time at Frannies and it was good! I replaced the fries with onion rings and it was delicious! So if you are looking for a quick grab for lunch this is the place.

Thank rdz18
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Pleasantly surprised to walk to Frannies from our hotel and discovered a delightful dining experience! I had the Italian Beef special and an Italian Lemonade, Fabulous! The beef was soooo good. The Lemonade is like a frozen shaved ice drink, and made fresh! Even in the December weather it was refreshing!! Brought it back to the hotel and cranked up... More 

Thank sharonexpatlife
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Best beef in Chicago. Al's on Taylor is good, and you can't go wrong with Johnnie's in Elmwood Park, but Frannie's is the total package. Hot peppers are made there, bread is good, gravy is good, and beef is great. Really like the hot dogs, too, and if you're in the mood to try something a little different, try the... More 

Thank Larlana
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very informal, tiny, no frills beef and hot dog place. What I love about this place are the fries. They are among the best and you get lots of them with combo meals. Their gyros is a surprising good choice here. And yes, they have great Italian beef too. Convenient spot to go as an alternative to all the nearby... More 

Thank kevc56
Johnston, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Had the combo and a pineapple lemonade. Very good and the lemonade lasted the whole "L" ride downtown. Lemonade is actually a flavored ice drink. I will go back.

Thank ron r
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Visited while travelling through the area and found it on trip advisor. The food was excellent. The staff were helpful and friendly. The cost was inexpensive . What more could you ask for. I will be back.

Thank Thomas W
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed at a hotel close to the O'Hare airport and were looking for someplace to eat. An Internet search gave Frannies Beef as a local place within walking distance of out hotel. When we walked in I was thinking burger or gyro, but the owner told me people come to their restaurant for the beef sandwiches,... More 

Thank Barbara H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I enjoyed the sandwich and pasta I had here. It is not fine dining, but there is ample seating, and the staff is pleasant. It is also inexpensive. I would go there again when in the area.

Thank Easytravels53449
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I stopped here for lunch looking for something a little bit cheaper than the conventional fare located further down River Road that weren't expensive restaurants, and it ended up being delicious! I'm a bit of a sucker for these small business Portillo's-type places around Chicago, and this place definitely met my expectations. I ordered the Italian beef with extra mozzarella... More 

Thank samfri
Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Don't judge this place by the outside. Looks run down but the food is excellent and definitely a place to visit for good beef and sausage.

Thank Fred G

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4304 N. River Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Schiller Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-678-7771

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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?