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“It's a dive, it's a hole in the wall . . . with amazing dogs”
Review of Uncle Franky's

Uncle Franky's
Ranked #452 of 1,816 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Child-friendly
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“It's a dive, it's a hole in the wall . . . with amazing dogs”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This place is tiny. But the dogs are amazing. If you want a dog in the Twin Cities this is the place. Sometimes it's really busy, and that can be annoying. But it is well worth the wait. This place is just one stuff up from a hot dog cart. You get your food in paper dishes with plastic cutlery so don't expect anything fancy. You go there for the food.

I love the slaw dog.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Hugo, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just like Chicago!”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

A very informal dining experience with a Chicago theme. The diner is not fancy at all and the menu is large for such a small place. The Chicago-style hot dog is perfect, down to the brilliant green relish, hot peppers, and celery salt on a poppy seed bun. The Italian beef is good, too. Having lived in the Chicago suburbs and being a Cubs fan, I speak with some degree of experience in these matters!

Visited December 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, great prices, great people!”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Our first time to Uncle Franky's and we would definately return!

The gentleman that took our order spent the time to explain the menu. The gentleman cooking handled the grill, fryer and order management with skill and efficiency. Both men were very friendly.

Food was fresh, made to order, hot and very tasty. Exactly what we wanted and expected. Sodas were delicious. Our family ordered a Chicago style Polish dog, Uncle Franky's single burgers with cheese, and a Polish Maxwell with fries.

We are a family of four with 2 teenagers.

  • Visited October 2013
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Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Old fashioned 'hole in the wall' style burger and hot dogs”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Unlike my title may suggest, this little joint actually has something like 10 tables plus a few seats at the counter, and there's also some seating outside (in the parking lot - see photo).

This is a very simple place. There's no "interior decoration" here (or at least not one that has updated anytime recently), and there is not even kitchen. There's a counter, some tables and all the food is made to order right behind the counter.

The staff is very nice and the prices are very reasonable. I had the burger and it was OK. Nothing special but also better than many other places that in some case cost much more.

There's a small parking lot and there's plenty of parking around the place in case the parking lot is full.

  • Visited April 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Ah the simple pleasure of a Chicago dog done right”
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Atmosphere
Cartoon Network playing in the background, Scooby-Doo decor lining the walls, this place is perfect for dates and large groups if you don't take yourself too seriously.

Service
The staff at Uncle Franky's is always extremely friendly. They always are polite, proficient and willing to help you with any questions you may have.

Presentation
Your food comes in basket like a typical hamburger/hotdog joint. The variety of toppings make the food look both scrumptious and beautiful.

Taste
Spectacular. It keeps us coming back.

Value for Dollars
Around $6 for two dogs.

You can read the full review on the Minneapolites blog:
http://minneapolites.com/2012/11/uncle-frankys/

Visited November 2012
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