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“Awesome Chicago style eatery”
Review of Uncle Franky's

Uncle Franky's
Ranked #510 of 1,808 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Child-friendly
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Good for: Child-friendly
Sioux City, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Awesome Chicago style eatery”
Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

Craving a chicago beef, chicago dog or anything else you might want from a chicago deli? This is the place. It gets busy at lunch and has limited seating so if you arrive during the peak lunch time you may wait for a seat. The place should be featured on triple d.... if you're hungry you have to try the gut buster chicago beef italian sausage combo. You won't be disappointed.

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English first
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Roast Beef & Chicago Dogs In Minnesota!”
Reviewed 6 September 2012

If your are going to Minneapolis, you have to check out this little hole in the wall local eating place especially if you like Chicago Dogs, and Roast Beef sandwiches - with hot or sweet peppers. They are to die for. The malts are good with the sandwich and the fries, and my wife absolutely loves their burgers especially the Windy City Burger!

  • Visited September 2012
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Bloomington, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
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“Great Chicago Dogs!”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

After a long and hot day of moving, our troop marched over to Uncle Franky's. When you walk in, there's a large chalkboard on which the menu is written. I zeroed in on the Chicago dog. Nothing better than an authetic one and it was. There's even a map of the Chicago area in the place and if you're from that area, you can mark where you lived. A week or so before our visit, area thieves had stolen their a/c so it was a little warm - but there is patio seating if you'd prefer. Even the heat didn't deter the great service and attitude of the staff. Great deal for the price - we also received free refills on our drinks. I'd go again.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Theresa989
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Great place if you're not watching you're cholesterol.”
Reviewed 12 August 2011

Everything is fried on a griddle or in a deep fat fryer.
Many Chicago style favorties, plus a few local creations. They get close, but miss the mark on authentic Chicago flavor.
Be prepared to wait in line to order if you go for lunch during the week. After you've waited to place your order, be prepared to wait for your food as there is only one cook. The cook has heavy accent making out difficult to understand what he's saying. Don't worry, he's only barking out the god orders. The best way to keep up with him is to remember who placed their order in front of you. When they pick up their order, you're next.
I usually order the shaved Italian beef sandwich, dipped in beef broth, topped with sweet veggie relish. If I'm feeling adventurous I'll order the Gut Buster which is the same Italian shaved sandwich but with a deep fried Italian sausage hidden under the shaved beef.
The food is reasonably priced. A burger, fries and fountain drink costs around $6. The Gut Buster, fries and fountain drink is around $10.
There isn't a whole lot of seating, but patrons generally don't linger too long after eating. There is also outside seating. One word of caution: the interior gets really hot in the summer time.
Parking is a bit tight. You'll have to park across the street or around the corner if the lot is full. There is no street parking on the restaurant side of the street.
I will continue to eat at Uncle Franky's at least once a month.

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Thank Havana67
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“Okay food, okay prices, cool people working, but turn up the heat!!”
Reviewed 20 January 2009

Okay food, okay prices, cool people working, but turn up the heat!!

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