Franky’s Diner is an authentic 50’s style diner in the heart of Sea Point open 24 HOURS A DAY! Serving up delicious Hamburgers, Footlongs, Sloppy Joes, curly fries & shakes, this diner couldn’t be more 50’s if it tried. Customers can relax and enjoy some hound-dog music while sitting on the comfy red vinyl stools at the counter or they can choose to snuggle up in the back booth. Franky’s Diner is certainly a trip back in time to an era long gone but never forgotten.
Always wanted to visit America but can't find the bucks for the airline ticket? Safe the cash and head over to Franky's Diner. As an American now living in Africa, I love my new home but sometimes get a craving for a bit of my birthplace's culture and cuisine. That craving was perfectly satisfied when I found myself eating at Franky's while on holiday earlier this year. From the black-and-white tile floors and jukebox to the yummy burgers and decadent milkshakes, it wonderfully captures the look, feel, and taste of the iconic 50's style diner memorialized in old movies and still found scattered through out the States. And the staff and prices? Both are excellent. The owner was in the night we were there and happily talked to us about why he started the diner and was keen to hear our perspective as Americans. The waiter and cooks went out of their way to make sure we had a great experience. And the prices? Wow! Wish food this good had been this affordable in the States. Actually, Franky's Diner in Africa is perhaps the best example of this American classic that this foodie has ever had the joy of experiencing either here OR back in the land of Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley.
My recent first visit to Frankys Dinner was a blast from the passed that my entire family enjoyed! With seriously delicious old fashion milkshakes with a new age twists. Gosh the Piggie burger was a sight for the eyes and a feast for the mouth! We so enjoyed the food and the live entertainment and happily left with tummys full!
After a looong week, Franky's ended up being just what I needed. My boyfriend and I ended up going for milkshakes after waiting too long in line at Hudson's...and we are so glad we did! The chocolate fudge milkshake was amazing and the dark chocolate and macadamia milkshake took me back, somewhat 12 years back! To top it off we were offered freshly made hot chocolate fudge..not only did I die and go to heaven, I've decided that its totally worth the diabetes I might be getting in the near future! I'm sugar fixed until Christmas!