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Frances' Deli

) #1,166 of 7,844 Restaurants in Chicago ££ - £££ American, Cafe, Delicatessen
2552 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-1712
+1 773-248-4580
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner
££ - £££
2552 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-1712
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Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank jjhartwig
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
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
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...More

Thank Taylor B
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...More

Thank TravelingMama64
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...More

Thank MicheleC106
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank thatsnowblues
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...More

Thank jamesF1532HO
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...More

Thank Taylor B
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
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.
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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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