Frisch's Big Boy

★★☆☆☆
  • 3226 Central Pkwy

    Cincinnati, OH 45225

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  • 513-559-0555

About Frisch's Big Boy

Categories
  • Brunch
  • Breakfast
  • Diners
  • Traditional American Restaurants
Details
  • $
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Carry Out
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Group Dining
  • Lunch Spot
Hours
M-Th 6am-10pm, F-Sa 6am-11pm, Su 7am-10pm
Emails
  • Marketing@frischs.com
Year Established
  • 1939
Specialties
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Services
  • Dine-In
  • Drive-Thru
  • Carry-Out
Languages
  • English

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I've eaten at various Frisch's over many years. They do some things well, and the rest we don't worry about.

We eat at many fine restaruants, but sometimes you just want to go out for some basic home cooking. This chain fills a lack of one thing in the midwest - the traditional diner. If you go out east, there are diners everywhere that sell cheap home cooked food. In Ohio, you have Frisch's and a few other places. The food is affordable, the pie is good, and the tuna melt's are done well. There is always the triple layered fudge cake that has been around forever that still draws us in. I hear they have a good breakfast bar for weekend brunch.

For the rest of the menu, the food is basic and harmless, if not too exiciting. One thing I will say - almost always the people that work there are down to earth people who treat you very friendly. It is what it is, and doesn't try to be something it's not.

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I've eaten at various Frisch's over many years. They do some things well, and the rest we don't worry about.

We eat at many fine restaruants, but sometimes you just want to go out for some basic home cooking. This chain fills a lack of one thing in the midwest - the traditional diner. If you go out east, there are diners everywhere that sell cheap home cooked food. In Ohio, you have Frisch's and a few other places. The food is affordable, the pie is good, and the tuna melt's are done well. There is always the triple layered fudge cake that has been around forever that still draws us in. I hear they have a good breakfast bar for weekend brunch.

For the rest of the menu, the food is basic and harmless, if not too exiciting. One thing I will say - almost always the people that work there are down to earth people who treat you very friendly. It is what it is, and doesn't try to be something it's not.

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As a child I used to eat at Big boy all the time (another city)
I tried a burger and fries. In a word it is dog food. Soy in the burger and old fowl oil for the fries. I was shocked this place is in business. I could not eat it as I am not a dog.

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As a child I used to eat at Big boy all the time (another city)
I tried a burger and fries. In a word it is dog food. Soy in the burger and old fowl oil for the fries. I was shocked this place is in business. I could not eat it as I am not a dog.

Pros: A dog might like it!

Cons: still in business

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I have been an employee at Frischs since Oct of last year. I opened up the restaurant in Dayton, Ohio. I had been a certified trainer for most of my time there.
I have never worked at a restaurant where the management is so disrespectful to their employees and it is condoned by higher management. The employees of managements choice run the restaurant there. If you are an intelligent person that will not tolerate the disrespectfuness then you are at risk of losing your job. The staff at the Benchwood store do not care about the customers. All they care about is being in other employees personal lives and causing problems for them at work. The really sad part about the whole thing is that if you want to talk to cooperate office it is impossible to talk to anyone. It does not get past the regional manager which is part of the problem. I would never recommend any person to try to work for this restaurant. If you do, you might as well give up your pride because they will try to take it away. I didnt stand for it so therefore I was set up to be terminated.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been an employee at Frischs since Oct of last year. I opened up the restaurant in Dayton, Ohio. I had been a certified trainer for most of my time there.
I have never worked at a restaurant where the management is so disrespectful to their employees and it is condoned by higher management. The employees of managements choice run the restaurant there. If you are an intelligent person that will not tolerate the disrespectfuness then you are at risk of losing your job. The staff at the Benchwood store do not care about the customers. All they care about is being in other employees personal lives and causing problems for them at work. The really sad part about the whole thing is that if you want to talk to cooperate office it is impossible to talk to anyone. It does not get past the regional manager which is part of the problem. I would never recommend any person to try to work for this restaurant. If you do, you might as well give up your pride because they will try to take it away. I didnt stand for it so therefore I was set up to be terminated.

Pros: Wonderful customers

Cons: Management disrespectful

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THIS IS THE PLACE FOR A GREAT BIG BOY.

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★★★★★

THIS IS THE PLACE FOR A GREAT BIG BOY.

Pros: BEST BIG BOY

Cons: FAST SERVICE

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Bad services racist rude and dry food! No one served me and my family for almost 30mins! But they brought bill out fast! And when I complained to manger he just bushed it off like we was busy! I stated every one else got severd after us why couldn't get severd! Frishs is a racist place to eat and they will no longer recive my money!

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★☆☆☆☆

Bad services racist rude and dry food! No one served me and my family for almost 30mins! But they brought bill out fast! And when I complained to manger he just bushed it off like we was busy! I stated every one else got severd after us why couldn't get severd! Frishs is a racist place to eat and they will no longer recive my money!

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YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!! WITH THE WAY THAT THE ECONOMY IS TODAY AND WITH THE WAY THAT LOTS OF PEOPLE NEED JOBS I WAS HORROFIED TO BE A WITNESS TO THE WAY RESTARAUNT PEOPLE TREAT EACH OTHER. WE WERE AT THIS FRISCH'S ONE AFTERNOON FOR LUNCH. HAVING A NICE CONVERSATION AND ENJOYING THE ATMOSPHERE. A COUPLE NEAR US WAS SITTING NEXT TO THE SMOKING SECTION AND ASK THE WAITRESS IF THEY COULD MOVE TO A DIFFERENT TABLE. THE WAITRESS AGREED AND ASK THE CUSTOMERS TO PICK WHERE THEY WOULD LIKE TO SIT AND AS THE WAITRESS WAS MOVING THE CUSTOMERS ANOTHER WAITRESS STARTED CURSING AT THE OTHER WAITRESS. THE 2ND WAITRESS TOLD THE 1ST WAITRESS SHE HAVE NO F------ BUSINESS MOVING PEOPLE, SHE WAS NOT THE HOSTESS. THE CUSTOMERS WERE APPAULED AND REPORTED THE SITUATION. THE 2ND WAITRESS WAS SPOKEN TO BUT WAS ALLOWED TO REMAIN AT WORK. WHILE THE 1ST WAITRESS IN THE MEANTIME WAS DISCIPLINED FOR SOMEONE NOT PAYING THEIR CHECK!! WHAT HAPPENED TO CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WHY WASN'T THE CASHIER DOING HER JOB!! WHAT IS THE NEED FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WORKING THERE IF THE WAITRESS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WELCOMING THE CUSTOMER, SEATING THE CUSTOMER, TAKING THE ORDER, PREPPING THE FOOD, SERVING THE FOOD, BUSING THE TABLE, AND MAKING SURE THE BILL IS PAID!! ALL THAT IS LEFT TO DO IS PREPARE THE FOOD. DOESN'T SEEM TO BE THE NEED FOR HOSTESSES, CASHIERS, BUSSERS, MANAGERS, PREP COOK OR SERVERS. FRISCH'S COULD SAVE LOTS OF MONEY AND MAYBE THE PRICES WOULD GO DOWN SOME. WITH ALL THE PROBLEM IN THE WORLD TODAY ISN'T IT SUCH A SHAME THAT A PERSON CAN'T START A NEW JOB TO FEED THEIR FAMILY AND THERFORE HELP WITH THE ECONOMY, WITHOUT BEING TREATED LIKE DIRT. AFTERALL WE ALL HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE!! NOT ALL THE FRISCH'S THAT I HAVE BEEN TO ARE THE SAME WAY, SO WHY IS THIS ONE ALLOWED TO TREAT THEIR EMPLOYEES SO CRAPPY!!

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★☆☆☆☆

YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!! WITH THE WAY THAT THE ECONOMY IS TODAY AND WITH THE WAY THAT LOTS OF PEOPLE NEED JOBS I WAS HORROFIED TO BE A WITNESS TO THE WAY RESTARAUNT PEOPLE TREAT EACH OTHER. WE WERE AT THIS FRISCH'S ONE AFTERNOON FOR LUNCH. HAVING A NICE CONVERSATION AND ENJOYING THE ATMOSPHERE. A COUPLE NEAR US WAS SITTING NEXT TO THE SMOKING SECTION AND ASK THE WAITRESS IF THEY COULD MOVE TO A DIFFERENT TABLE. THE WAITRESS AGREED AND ASK THE CUSTOMERS TO PICK WHERE THEY WOULD LIKE TO SIT AND AS THE WAITRESS WAS MOVING THE CUSTOMERS ANOTHER WAITRESS STARTED CURSING AT THE OTHER WAITRESS. THE 2ND WAITRESS TOLD THE 1ST WAITRESS SHE HAVE NO F------ BUSINESS MOVING PEOPLE, SHE WAS NOT THE HOSTESS. THE CUSTOMERS WERE APPAULED AND REPORTED THE SITUATION. THE 2ND WAITRESS WAS SPOKEN TO BUT WAS ALLOWED TO REMAIN AT WORK. WHILE THE 1ST WAITRESS IN THE MEANTIME WAS DISCIPLINED FOR SOMEONE NOT PAYING THEIR CHECK!! WHAT HAPPENED TO CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WHY WASN'T THE CASHIER DOING HER JOB!! WHAT IS THE NEED FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WORKING THERE IF THE WAITRESS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WELCOMING THE CUSTOMER, SEATING THE CUSTOMER, TAKING THE ORDER, PREPPING THE FOOD, SERVING THE FOOD, BUSING THE TABLE, AND MAKING SURE THE BILL IS PAID!! ALL THAT IS LEFT TO DO IS PREPARE THE FOOD. DOESN'T SEEM TO BE THE NEED FOR HOSTESSES, CASHIERS, BUSSERS, MANAGERS, PREP COOK OR SERVERS. FRISCH'S COULD SAVE LOTS OF MONEY AND MAYBE THE PRICES WOULD GO DOWN SOME. WITH ALL THE PROBLEM IN THE WORLD TODAY ISN'T IT SUCH A SHAME THAT A PERSON CAN'T START A NEW JOB TO FEED THEIR FAMILY AND THERFORE HELP WITH THE ECONOMY, WITHOUT BEING TREATED LIKE DIRT. AFTERALL WE ALL HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE!! NOT ALL THE FRISCH'S THAT I HAVE BEEN TO ARE THE SAME WAY, SO WHY IS THIS ONE ALLOWED TO TREAT THEIR EMPLOYEES SO CRAPPY!!

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food is good, only problem I have had is a long wait for food. As a parent of a minor that works there, Frish's breaks all the laws. My child is asked to work till 11 pm on school nights, 10 is the cut off for minors. My child also works 7 days in a row at times, a minor cannot work and go to school and average more than a certain number of hours. No matter how many times we tell them this, they don't seem to care. Its all about bussiness.

I work at a company that also hires minors, and they are so strick about this. This is why I wouldn't eat at frish's anymore. If they don't follow the child labor laws, what else aint they following?

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★☆☆☆☆

food is good, only problem I have had is a long wait for food. As a parent of a minor that works there, Frish's breaks all the laws. My child is asked to work till 11 pm on school nights, 10 is the cut off for minors. My child also works 7 days in a row at times, a minor cannot work and go to school and average more than a certain number of hours. No matter how many times we tell them this, they don't seem to care. Its all about bussiness.

I work at a company that also hires minors, and they are so strick about this. This is why I wouldn't eat at frish's anymore. If they don't follow the child labor laws, what else aint they following?

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I am new to ohio and my friends go here sometimes.
I opted for the salad bar.
The lettuce had brown in it and the rest didnt look much better.
The waitress was nice and attentive....thats about all.

-Sherry

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★★☆☆☆

I am new to ohio and my friends go here sometimes.
I opted for the salad bar.
The lettuce had brown in it and the rest didnt look much better.
The waitress was nice and attentive....thats about all.

-Sherry

Pros: Maybe luck out and get the good waitress.

Cons: food

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Frisch's Big Boy - once a crown jewel in Cincinnati's diverse culinary landscape, is now a dingy haven for lower middle class families that want to dine in a real restaurant but must settle for Frisch's. I've eaten there half a dozen times in the last two years and there are three things that Frisch's is NOT: hot, fresh and tasty. Bland food served cold is the norm at this unimpressive and squalid choke-and-puke. Didn't David Lynch film a movie in here? Or was it Tarantino? I kept expecting Tim Roth to rob us all.

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★☆☆☆☆

Frisch's Big Boy - once a crown jewel in Cincinnati's diverse culinary landscape, is now a dingy haven for lower middle class families that want to dine in a real restaurant but must settle for Frisch's. I've eaten there half a dozen times in the last two years and there are three things that Frisch's is NOT: hot, fresh and tasty. Bland food served cold is the norm at this unimpressive and squalid choke-and-puke. Didn't David Lynch film a movie in here? Or was it Tarantino? I kept expecting Tim Roth to rob us all.

Pros: If you're eating there, you're not dead yet.

Cons: Every conceivable thing.

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I went to frisch's for the first time in YEARS and I agree, the food what not how I remember it. My husbands hamburger was so small you would have thought it was a Mcdonalds burger. We got kids meals and only got 2 chicken nuggets!!!!! What child is only going to eat 2 chicken nuggets? Thats a baby meal. And they didnt even come with toys. so we spent 3 something for 2 chicken nuggets and fries!!!! go easier on the potatoes and give some more meat!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to frisch's for the first time in YEARS and I agree, the food what not how I remember it. My husbands hamburger was so small you would have thought it was a Mcdonalds burger. We got kids meals and only got 2 chicken nuggets!!!!! What child is only going to eat 2 chicken nuggets? Thats a baby meal. And they didnt even come with toys. so we spent 3 something for 2 chicken nuggets and fries!!!! go easier on the potatoes and give some more meat!!!

Pros: NONE

Cons: long wait for food, pay high dollar, food was not good!!

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This warning applies to only the educated, intelligent individuals out there who recognize what actual "Comfort Food" should taste like. Frisch's is not a restaurant nor a dining experience. This is a nasty fast food joint only primal to the norm of white trash hillbillies that frequent it.

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★☆☆☆☆

This warning applies to only the educated, intelligent individuals out there who recognize what actual "Comfort Food" should taste like. Frisch's is not a restaurant nor a dining experience. This is a nasty fast food joint only primal to the norm of white trash hillbillies that frequent it.

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I miss the once good resturant they used to be when I was a kid. Now the price is rediculous for the low quality, stale plain food. I have yet to go to one that has a good Big Boy that I once loved. Oh Frishes what happend? I dont even bother going to one and would never recommend anyone go.

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★☆☆☆☆

I miss the once good resturant they used to be when I was a kid. Now the price is rediculous for the low quality, stale plain food. I have yet to go to one that has a good Big Boy that I once loved. Oh Frishes what happend? I dont even bother going to one and would never recommend anyone go.

Pros: can't think of any

Cons: , quality of food, Price

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I feel that for the price you pay you could at least get a little morre meat. I can fo to BK and pay less for more meat.

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★★★☆☆

I feel that for the price you pay you could at least get a little morre meat. I can fo to BK and pay less for more meat.

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I have lived in five states and thirteen houses, and wherever I go, if there is not a Big Boy nearby, I feel deprived. Right now, I'm deprived! Whenever we travel, I make my family stop at a Big Boy if there is one on the way. I just love the special sauce and the whole hamburger. You can keep Wendy's, McDonald's, and all the rest!

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★★★★☆

I have lived in five states and thirteen houses, and wherever I go, if there is not a Big Boy nearby, I feel deprived. Right now, I'm deprived! Whenever we travel, I make my family stop at a Big Boy if there is one on the way. I just love the special sauce and the whole hamburger. You can keep Wendy's, McDonald's, and all the rest!

Pros: Great Hamburgers, Inexpensive, Good Service

Cons: So-So French Fries

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I have to go to Frisch's every time I come back to Ohio. I miss all the great food. I am so sick of Mexican food that is all that there is out west where I live.

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★★★★★

I have to go to Frisch's every time I come back to Ohio. I miss all the great food. I am so sick of Mexican food that is all that there is out west where I live.

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I have been on the East coast for 38years but each and every time I go back to Cincinnati, I must fulfill one thing ,and that is to enjoy and savor a Frisch's Big Boy. Since my days of high school back in the 50's I fell in love with the Big Boy and especially the strawberry pie. Frisch's YOU are #1 in my opinion.

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★★★★★

I have been on the East coast for 38years but each and every time I go back to Cincinnati, I must fulfill one thing ,and that is to enjoy and savor a Frisch's Big Boy. Since my days of high school back in the 50's I fell in love with the Big Boy and especially the strawberry pie. Frisch's YOU are #1 in my opinion.

Pros: Inexpencive, great crub service, no taste like it anyw

Cons: -------------, -----------------, --------------

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To call Frisch's a burger joint is a disgrace to all burger joints that serve quality. If the sub par truck stop waitress even gets to your table without an attitude; the burger will always be fresh from the heat lamp- room temp and on a stale bun. PLEASE TAKE FRISCH'S OFF ANY LIST FOR QUALITY AND SERVICE (and don't get me started about value!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

To call Frisch's a burger joint is a disgrace to all burger joints that serve quality. If the sub par truck stop waitress even gets to your table without an attitude; the burger will always be fresh from the heat lamp- room temp and on a stale bun. PLEASE TAKE FRISCH'S OFF ANY LIST FOR QUALITY AND SERVICE (and don't get me started about value!!!!!!!

Pros: locations

Cons: locations, service, quality

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The quality of the food at Frisch's has steadily been declining. We have had so many problems with the service and food that we don't even bother to go there anymore.. The breakfast bar used to be a good value until they started using powdered eggs.
For the money you spend for those, you can go to Original Pancake House and have the real thing and more..

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★☆☆☆☆

The quality of the food at Frisch's has steadily been declining. We have had so many problems with the service and food that we don't even bother to go there anymore.. The breakfast bar used to be a good value until they started using powdered eggs.
For the money you spend for those, you can go to Original Pancake House and have the real thing and more..

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Wildly inconsistent quality. Stale buns, cold carry-out, dried cold hamburgers, stale tartar sauce, browning cole slaw, poor service... all happen much too often at too many locations to be just bad luck. When everything is done well. I love it! But that isn't very often.

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★☆☆☆☆

Wildly inconsistent quality. Stale buns, cold carry-out, dried cold hamburgers, stale tartar sauce, browning cole slaw, poor service... all happen much too often at too many locations to be just bad luck. When everything is done well. I love it! But that isn't very often.

Cons: Incosistency

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Whenever I come home, I have to make a stop at Frisch's Big Boy! There's nothing like their fish sandwich, onion rings and their excellent Hot Fudge Cake. And let's not forget their awesome tarter sauce!! This wouldn't be Cincinnati without Frisch's!

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★★★★★

Whenever I come home, I have to make a stop at Frisch's Big Boy! There's nothing like their fish sandwich, onion rings and their excellent Hot Fudge Cake. And let's not forget their awesome tarter sauce!! This wouldn't be Cincinnati without Frisch's!

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I love Frisch's hamburgers! I think it is the best when they put tarter sauce on them. I also love getting the salad bar! It is the best in town. They have great food and service!

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★★★★★

I love Frisch's hamburgers! I think it is the best when they put tarter sauce on them. I also love getting the salad bar! It is the best in town. They have great food and service!

Pros: good salad bar, love the breakfast ba

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in my opinion, frisch's is one of the worst restarunts ive dined at, that is to say it's better than white castle but thats about it. dont get me wrong-- if your idea of a quality restarunt includes bad service, overly talkative waitresses and a cold breakfast bar, you've hit the jackpot with frisch's and dont let me stop you from going...i just thought i'd put out a warning to the sane people reading this

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★☆☆☆☆

in my opinion, frisch's is one of the worst restarunts ive dined at, that is to say it's better than white castle but thats about it. dont get me wrong-- if your idea of a quality restarunt includes bad service, overly talkative waitresses and a cold breakfast bar, you've hit the jackpot with frisch's and dont let me stop you from going...i just thought i'd put out a warning to the sane people reading this

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I have had the experience of dining at Frisch's numerous times, and I do have to say it was a experience. I have had food brought out to me that was wrong. I have cut my hamburger in half and found it to still be pink in the middle. Although the manager took care of this, I'm still wondering why this happens.

The service was wonderful. The employees are friendly and they greet you with a smile no matter how busy they are. They even brought my food out in a timely manner. But, I still wonder sometimes if the cooks really know what they are doing.

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★★★★☆

I have had the experience of dining at Frisch's numerous times, and I do have to say it was a experience. I have had food brought out to me that was wrong. I have cut my hamburger in half and found it to still be pink in the middle. Although the manager took care of this, I'm still wondering why this happens.

The service was wonderful. The employees are friendly and they greet you with a smile no matter how busy they are. They even brought my food out in a timely manner. But, I still wonder sometimes if the cooks really know what they are doing.

Pros: great service, inexpensive

Cons: crowded, less seating

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A good restaurant for the family. Many different types of food to choose from. Not romantic but better than McDonalds!!!

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★★★★☆

A good restaurant for the family. Many different types of food to choose from. Not romantic but better than McDonalds!!!

Pros: Family restaurant, inexpensive, homestyle cooking

Cons: crowded, sometimes slow, waiteresses inexperen

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Worst meal ever.

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★☆☆☆☆

Worst meal ever.

Message from Frisch's Big Boy

Hometown restaurant favorite with casual dine-in, carry out and drive-thru service. Fresh, cooked-to-order menu includes the famous Big Boy Sandwich, hand-breaded onion rings, family dinners, extensive breakfast bar, homemade soups, desserts and breakfast, lunch and dinner served all day. Delicious fresh options prepared in the Frisch’s kitchen - soups, meatloaf, pies and cakes.

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