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Fran's Chocolates - Downtown Seattle

) #8 of 137 Dessert in Seattle #80 of 3,560 Places to Eat in Seattle €€ - €€€
1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
+1 206-682-0168
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sea salt” (12 reviews)
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1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fran's Chocolates may be the best in the country so don't be scared off by the prices...they are all worth it! I cannot say anything else right now because I am salivating too much just thinking about Fran's Chocolates!

Thank salmon42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stayed a week at the Seattle Four Season, where Frans is located and visited everyday because it is so good! Loved the dark chocolate pistachio!

Thank EGRap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're downtown and want some excellent chocolate be sure and stop at Fran's on 1st Ave. The truffles are wonderful.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read about this place on-line and really wanted to buy some chocolates. We walked past it ever day but we were in a hurry to site see. On our last evening we finally got to the store just before it closed. They were very...More

Thank cherylflea
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We stopped in by accident. We were looking for another candy store.. This place is elegant and high end and the employees were extremely nice. It didn't hurt that we got to sample the best sea salt caramel ever!

Thank bld333
Reviewed 24 April 2017

As you stepped into the store, the aroma of chocolate fills the air and as you look around you may think you have stepped into a jewelry store at first. Each piece is elegantly placed and displayed. My only regret from this Seattle trip is...More

Thank agbells
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Fran's has delicious chocolates. They also have wonderful hot chocolate which is perfect on a chilly Seattle day to warm you back up. Fran's is in a perfect location across from the Seattle Art Museum. It's a great place to meet up with friends and...More

Thank RamonaL34
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great sea salted chocolates and anything else in there but very "gourmet" Worth a peek in and see if they have a sample

Thank Trvlchnnl
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stopped in after lunch at Japonesa Sushi and I was in heaven. The chocolates are amazing. It is a bit expensive, but such a wonderful little treat. My husband was also happy because while I got the chocolates, he got a 40 year old...More

1  Thank OnTheRoadAgain944
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fran's chocolates are gorgeous to look at, but even better tasting! Pick a box and make your own assortment.

Thank DarbyHOU
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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
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11:00 - 18:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-2002
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-0168
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Fran Bigelow's passion for chocolates began with her first taste of French confections in 1969. The rich and delicate flavors captivated her senses unlike anything she had experienced.
In 1982, she opened Fran's Patisserie and Chocolate Specialties in Seattle, finding special satisfaction in sharing the pure joy of chocolates with her customers. Her pursuit of perfection led to intense, exquisite confections and earned Fran's a following that has never stopped frowning and has expanded to international recognition.
Devotion to furthering the art of chocolate is reflected in every recipe and method, and each confection is made in small batches with meticulous care and skill. Dedicated to partnering with producers who have strong ethical, social, and environmental standards, Fran's proudly creates handcrafted, artisan confections using Fairtrade and Organic ingredients.
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