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Franks Diner

family eating at Franks Diner
family being served at Franks Diner
garbage plate on the grill at Franks Diner

Franks Diner is a registered historical landmark and the oldest continuously operating lunch car diner in the U.S. (cool!)

Food Network? That’s right, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

Our staff is fresh — hey, so is the food!

You can have an adult beverage! (if you’re an adult)

Known for our homemade bread, huge pancakes, juicy burgers and the renowned Franks Garbage Plate.

Friendly smiles, sassy service and a unique atmosphere.

Our basic rules: be nice or leave, and of course ...ORDER WHAT YOU WANT ... EAT WHAT YOU GET!

Weekly specials and Franks Merchandise on the diner's website.

Dining at a Glance:

  • Serves Breakfast, Lunch
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Carryout Available
  • Outdoor Dining

Ask for The Red Man Challenge:
It all started with a group of Carthage Football players who would come to Franks Diner and dare each other to eat a mass quantity of food. Every time the group would come in, the required intake would grow… and the last combination they came up with is now the immortal challenge known as the Red Man Challenge. Do you have what it takes to consume nearly 6 pounds of food in 45 minutes?

  • A Full Garbage Plate – 5 eggs, 5 meats, 5 cheeses, and all the veggies (mushroom, tomato, onion, zucchini, and green pepper) mixed with a generous helping of hashbrowns
  • A Tall Stack – 3 large, fluffy pancakes
  • Homemade Toast – Two thick slices of fresh toast (jelly optional)
Mon-Fri 6am-1:30pm Sat 7am-1:30pm Sun 7am-12:30pm

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Kenosha Food Facts and Franks Diner

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