Royal Frank - Fourth Street - San Rafael
811 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA, USA
Chinese Lopchong, dry, slightly sweet Chinese sausage, with lots of very hot spicy mustard, on a toasted roll, $2.90
Royal Frank is a tiny little Hot Dog place squished between two other stores at the Freeway-end of San Rafael's main shopping thoroughfare.
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These aren't my favourite dogs in the Bay area, but they are tasty enough, very, very cheap and will be served up to you by a sweet, friendly couple, who have been dishing out from the same menu, in the same spot for twenty or so years. Condiments include a wonderful Chinese spicy mustard (almost indistinguishable from Colman's English) that will deliver a kick to the back of your nose, swiftly making your eyes water, a side effect I personally happen to think is quite worth it for the glorious taste of strong mustard that follows.
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There are 10 or so tables for eating in on cold days like today. Else you can take out. Service is friendly, fast and efficient. The place is always packed full of regulars. Read other reviews on Chowhound here Royal Frank - Fourth Street - San Rafael