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Frankies - Frankie's Since 1988, Tinley Park, IL

Frankie's Since 1988

4.9
4.9
3430 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Santoro Family has been in the food service industry since 1988. We renovated AND re-branded almost one year ago in May of 2023. We created a NEW CONCEPT we call MODERN CASUAL CHIC...The new name is Frankie's Since 1988 as an ode to our original restaurant on the Southside of Chicago.

No longer a fine dining white tablecloth restaurant. Our new vibe is energetic music, vibrant craft cocktails homemade pastas, authentic Southern Italian style pizzas (from our new Marra Forni oven) and most popular dishes, such as Ciambotta (sausage & peppers), meatballs, Alaskan wild king salmon, Chicken "limone" with a lemon butter & capers sauce amongst others.

Our updated menu is a combination of old classics from the past 15 years in Tinley Park and new items with the same wonderful service guests have come to know and love from Frankie's.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (708) 226-6996
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Gaetano Calandrini
  • Catering
    For Off Site Catering Events, Please Visit WWW.FRANKIESSINCE1988.COM For Menu And Information
  • Private party facilities
    We no longer offer group dining or private events as of 2022.
  • Private party contact
    Angela Santoro: (708) 226-6996
  • Neighborhood
    Tinley Park
  • Cross street
    171st Street and 94th Ave
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Live Music With Blake Alexander on Friday, February 10th at 6:30pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,430 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Value

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Italian

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Innovative

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Neighborhood gem

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Lively

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Most Booked

3,430 Reviews
  1. NeeNee

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though computers went down, staff worked through it . Had a wonderful time, and a wonderful meal. Just like always.

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  2. maureent

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food,amazing staff who are so helpful and attentive Highly recommend. Will definitely be back!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! Food was hot & service was great. Frankie’s is our favorite date night go to!

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  4. KarenK

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex, our server was amazing! We celebrated my husbands birthday & she made it even more special!

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  5. Mia10922

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I held off on doing a review for our visit on 4/3/24, but I received an email reminding me. We’ve been to Frankie’s, on several occasions and it was always good. The manager and staff are always pleasant. This time, it was disappointing. My hubby and I, had the grilled calamari and shrimp to start with. It was not like what I’ve had before. I wish I had asked for it to be charred or well grilled. Or, just sent it back. For my entree, I decided to have a Caesar salad, with salmon on it. Had I known, that I was going to be charged $30.00 (for a small bowl of chopped romaine lettuce and a piece of salmon), I would’ve have ordered a real meal. I wish our server had mentioned the extra cost. The wine was good.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t say enough about how great this restaurant is. Everything is perfect - the drinks, the food, the atmosphere, the service. This is our go-to place for a wonderful meal and family-like feel.

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  7. Amy29

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When you step into Frankie’s you feel like you are part of their family! Everyone on their team provides top-notch service. Food is brought out at the appropriate temperature, great presentation and finished dishes are cleared consistently. The music played is so relaxing and the atmosphere is just perfect. The food is excellent!! Angela & Frankie are part of everything and help make the overall experience perfect!!

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  8. BTRG

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As the saying goes - Frankie’s is a hidden gem with excellent freshly made pasta, sauces and pizza to go along with their other great dishes. When you eat at Frankie’s you’re enjoying a great meal with Family and Friends in a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.

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  9. RichardS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Background music overhead was louder than allowing for casual conversation when we first arrived. It did get better later in our meal.

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  10. tammym

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible!! Exceptional service, Karen was probably the best server we’ve ever had!! Love this place!

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FAQs

Frankie's Since 1988 is rated 4.9 stars by 3430 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Frankie's Since 1988

9501 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL 60487

Additional information

  • Cross street
    171st Street and 94th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Tinley Park
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Gaetano Calandrini
  • Entertainment
    Live Music With Blake Alexander on Friday, February 10th at 6:30pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (708) 226-6996
  • Catering
    For Off Site Catering Events, Please Visit WWW.FRANKIESSINCE1988.COM For Menu And Information
  • Private party facilities
    We no longer offer group dining or private events as of 2022.
  • Private party contact
    Angela Santoro: (708) 226-6996
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