Franks Diner


One of Wisconsin’s most iconic diners! Famous for the Garbage Plates, this little restaurant serves up big flavors! Squeeze together, wait your turn, order what you want, and eat what you get! Enjoy everything from breakfast favorites like spam and eggs, amazing homemade cinnamon rolls, and giant mimosas to soup du jour and daily lunch specials.  We now take credit cards!  Most weekends we give out free shots of tequila at around 11am!

In 1926, there was some real excitement in downtown Kenosha when six horses pulled Franks’ Diner to the spot where it stands today. The structure was built by the Jerry O’Mahony company in New Jersey, and shipped to Kenosha on a railroad flatcar. Anthony Franks, who first learned of the unique restaurant opportunity through a magazine article, paid $7,500 plus $315 in shipping charges to launch his business.

Franks Diner has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Food Network showDiners, Drive-Ins and Dives and On The Road. As well as the United States of Bacon, the NFL Network, CBS Nightly News and WGN TV; on WNPR, WBEZ and WTMJ Radio, and in numerous travel and historical publications.

Mon-Fri 6am-1:30pm, Sat 7am-1:30pm and Sun 7am-12:30pm


Kevin Ervin


Franks Diner

508 58th Street, Kenosha, WI, USA

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