"Elegant Dining Elsewhere"
Frank's serves breakfast and lunch. At 5:00 PM You can eat dinner too
3843 E. Pima
Tucson, Arizona 85716
Home Of The Best Breakfast In Tucson
Monday thru Friday 6am till 2pm
Saturday 7am till 2pm
Sunday 8am till 2pm
The Early Morning "If you are
here before 9 AM" Monday - Friday Special
Two Eggs any style
Home Fries or Hash Browns
Biscuit, Toast or a Tortilla
We have our own blend of Arbuckles' coffee and you may purchase a bag
Please Visit Frank's on Yelp
It's 10 a.m. on a Saturday as the smell of bacon and eggs fills the air in a small, midtown restaurant. The pace is frantic, and it's noisy inside, sunny on the patio and no one seems to care. Every table is occupied as hungry patrons wait to be served.. People are singing, even dancing. Smiles and great banter abound.
The seats and décor are unsophisticated. Seven black, soda-shop chairs line the counter; tables can best be described as functional. The walls are filled with photos of babies, dogs, motorcycles and musicians. Postcards, notes and stickers are also displayed. Look even closer, and you'll find a page from a coloring book and a concert ticket stuck to the wall. No, the place isn't elegant. But it has character. "Elegant Dining Elsewhere" is one of the mottos
Welcome to Frank's.
Frank's serves some of the best breakfasts in town (so voted by Weekly readers in previous years). Not just another greasy spoon, Frank's boasts the "if you are here before 9 a.m., Monday-Friday special": two eggs, home fries or hash browns and a biscuit, slice of toast or tortilla for a mere $1.75, plus tax.
The wait staff knows what do to and they do it with
style and a smile.
Candace, Pamela, Lesley, Daniel, Hector, Diego, Santiago, Annuar, Marshall, David are there to make sure all your needs are met
Candace AKA "The Foodgoddess" . She will yell at you when you walked in and say, "You better know what you want.' People love it. They'd walk in and start smiling. She has that way,"
It's not unusual for employees at Frank's to be known for their longevity. Candace 30 Years, Pam 28 none less than 8
"Thirty years is a long time for one job," says Candace. "These people are my second family.
She says people enjoy coming to Frank's because servers are caring and concerned about the patrons. It's not uncommon for server and customer to be on a first-name basis. And have been known to go places outside of Franks.
Says co-owner Deborah Richards, "We have people anywhere from bikers to business men, people in wing tips, people with tattoos. I think the people who come to eat here are the reason Mark and I like it so much. And that's why the employees like it, because there is the interaction with the customers on a regular basis."
Smith and Richards met in 1980 when Smith opened the Eclectic Café. Both are co-owners of Eclectic now, but Richards started out as a waitress there. In 1982, when Smith took over Frank's, Richards became its manager and worked in that capacity until 1987. Deb now resides in Washington with her family.
Richards moved to Tucson in 1977 from Los Angeles. Smith, however, is a native Tucsonan.
"I went to Catalina High School. I live in the neighborhood, always have," he says.
Come afternoon, something unusual happens in Smith's neighborhood.
Frank's closes down at 2 p.m., and the crew stays until 3 to clean. The restaurant sits quietly for about one hour. Another crew arrives at 4.
A transformation begins at 5
Thank you all for years and years of amazing patronage!!!!