Don't Hesitate to Try - Run!
I have eaten at Fran's with colleagues, clients and family for the past 2 years. I have had more than 50 meals at Fran's and I always look forward to the next time I am in Charlotte to partake in another wonderful culinary treat. There is no one business owner who cares more about her customer, the food that is served and the experience than Fran. The food is delicious. Her meatballs, eggplant parm and gnocchi are the BEST! I am a huge fan of her Great Big Salad and all her dressing are homemade and fabulous. My newest discovery is her brussels sprouts with pistachios.
We have used Fran for catered meetings and parties. Her creativity, presentation and scrumptious recipes will impress and satisfy the most discerning guests.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Creative menu and great service marked out first visit to Fran's. we'll be back to try out more items on the menu.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Customer service here was
Customer service here was inpeccable. The food was great and we had a ball. We were there to celebrate my son's 22nd birthday and the staff was just amazing. They were very accomodating and even joined in on the laughs. I will definitely visit there again.
3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious. Great value!
Arugula with grilled orange salad and Tandoori (?) Salmon were excellent. Enjoyed chicken Parmesan as well! Quality is great and prices are reasonable.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second time at
This was our second time at Fran's - and it was just as good. We started with the Tator Tot duo app - who could pick WHICH bacon wrapped tator tot to eat, so why not get them both? My husband went with a meatball dish and I went with the buffalo chicken sandwich - both were super tasty and had just a hint of unique about them. I mean, a chicken sandwich is a chicken sandwich, but this one was really good, and it was on a pretzel bun!
We caved and got dessert which is unusual for us - but if you make it to Fran's - you've got to try their bread pudding. AMAZING! We will definitely be going back. Chill vibe, great to go with a few friends or just as a couple!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time at Fran's. first time had lobster tacos and LOVED. It was a special and hoped to get it again but they didn't have it. But the other choice was close to perfection.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have dined at Fran's five or six times in the past year when visiting Charlotte on business. Food is top notch here. Whether you are looking for something simple like a burger or salad, or a more substantial meal like salmon or steak, Fran's has it all.
The menu is brimming with locally sourced specialties that are simple and delicious. NIghly specials like pot pies on Wednesdays are sumptuous and satisfying. Fran's also offers specialities like fried pickles and bacon-wrapped tater tots as starters and meatballs done several ways.
The service is great and Fran is a welcoming presence in the dining room. If you're looking for a place that is comfortable and satisfying (and reasonable), try Fran's.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a favorite for lunch or dinner as the tastes of the freshly prepared dishes are never disappointing. My lunch this visit was the veggie burger which I have ordered several times. The Greek salad with chicken is always crisp and delicious. Great wait person who was friendly, professional and watched for our needs. You never go wrong coming to Fran's.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fran always has great food! Service was decent but I think there were only two people working. The portion sizes have gotten smaller from the last time I was there, but overall, always a fav!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fran's serves delicious food
Fran's is a gem for lunch or dinner. They also cater. The cuisine is fresh take on comfort food.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place and WONDERFUL Food!
Fran's Filling Station is a great place for everyday dining and the Special Occasion. I have had their sandwiches, special meat pies, salmon, and bread pudding! It is all wonderful! It is a great hidden treasure that you need to find!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the entire experience
This was our first (but not our last) trip to Fran's. We had intended to have a traditional "app/entree" meal but, because there were so many items that looked delicious, we opted to create our own tapas experience. From the first 'hello' to coffee and dessert, it was a perfect meal. Not one complaint!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of great choices.
The food here is exciting and casual all at once. Great flavors with organic when possible and local if they can.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little local gem
I travel a lot and I was looking for a local gem. Fran's did not disappoint. I was glad I chose this place on open table. The food and service was excellent. Very good and unique specials. I will be back on my next trip to the area.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing fancy, just really good food. If you order meatballs, be sure to ask for bread. Hamburgers are on pretzel buns and the bacon wrapped tater tots are killer.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
New menu at Fran's is a hit
Fran's introduced a new menu recently. We had a group of seven so we had ample opportunity to try new several items as well as familiar standbys.
In the new category, the fresh pasta special was wonderful, as was the lamb. We also tried the Southern fried chicken sandwich on pretzel bun with pepper jelly, another winner.
Several of our party had burgers, which were as delicious as in the past.
In all, a great dining experience at Fran's. We will be back!
10/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a such a great place, especially for lunch. The food is eclectic and delicious, and the service is quick, allowing for a leisurely but time-sensitive luncheon experience. It's also good for dinner, although the chairs aren't the most comfortable so sitting for a longer meal isn't as ideal.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite with delicious
Always a favorite with delicious , fresh tastes. A must do anytime you want to dine out~!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Food & Service!
My girlfriends and I dined at Frans for my birthday and it was a great experience! The ambience was perfect for an intimate gathering of friends. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and personable and the food was DELISH! The pairings were right on point and obviously carefully thought out by Fran. I love the eclectic vibe; no cheesy themes or overly pretentious decor. We will certainly be back to try the lunch menu!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food but not for kids
Enjoyed lunch and the bacon wrapped tots were awesome. Took my kids and they enjoyed it but more of a bar scene.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quite the perfect evening
Everything about Fran's is outstanding, from the service to the atmosphere and especially the food. Bacon tots are a must have. I could not have asked for a better dining experience.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the salmon on a bed of fried rice and green beans. It was delicious! Perfectly cooked. The banana cake for dessert was also wonderful. I will definitely go back.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
good time, good price
Always enjoy the cleaver menu, and friendly atmoshphere
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wish my neighborhood had this
This is a very comfortable restaurant, just the right size, with great food and service - a real "neighborhood" spot. Wish we had one like this in my neighborhood!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM