The Story of Frank's


Frank’s is not elegant dining. It is a little bit different, warm, and funky. Great home-style food served hot and quickly. Come on in – you’ll like us!

Frank Basile opened the restaurant in 1972. Since August 1982 it has had Mark Smith and Deb Richards at the helm. Our classic American diner (with Mexican flair) has served over a “bazillion” eggs to neighbors and visitors alike.

Days were slow at the beginning, with customers being taken care of by one cook, one server, and one busser—often Mark and Deb. As business increased, so did our team and with those additions began our Frank’s Family. Now in 2022, we have many team members who have been at Frank’s for over two and three decades. Four members of the team even took the whole “family” thing literally and now their children help serve Tucson's best breakfast. 


Happily, the Frank’s Family also includes many regular customers. Some were brought in as kids by their parents and now carry on the tradition with their own kids and grand kids! We also have some weekly regulars who come in for our early bird special, or bring in their aging parents for old-times-sake. 

As a family, we’ve celebrated many birthdays at Frank’s and we even had a proposal take place at our “Table 12” (they said yes!). So come join us, we’d love to have you. And in the meantime, check out our FaceBook page. Our thousands of followers from all over the world enjoy our daily jokes and sweet sentiments that are all intentionally not political.