Frank's Oyster House & Champagne Parlor

4.6
286 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Frank's is the second restaurant of Sarah and Felix Penn, their first is Pair, located in the same neighborhood. In addition to oysters, the craft cocktail parlor and favorites like fried chicken and a top notch burger keep regulars coming back. The rustic-swank interior is appropriate every night but can make an occasion special as well.
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KE
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very pleasant place, but I'm not sure I would recommend it to friends my age (70+) because of the noise level -- very hard to have a conversation! We had small plates (baked oysters and lobster roll) and the operative word is "small" -- as in very small. Wouldn't order the lobster roll again -- much more bread than lobster. All was redeemed by chocolate whiskey cake -- decadently delicious. Special thanks to our waiter, who recommended that we order just one slice because it is large and rich. Excellent advice.

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a
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating my nieces graduation from UW. We let them know ahead of time we needed quick service and they complied. The oysters were delicious as was all the food and drinks. The fried oyster sliders were a huge hit! We will be back when we have time to linger. What a great neighborhood place. Wish we lived closer.

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GR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is amazing! I have been for happy hour and dinner as well as brunch and I love it. The food is fantastic and a great wine list as well!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive

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AF
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Love this place for special occasions.

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Frank's for my birthday brunch primarily based on its proximity to our Airbnb, however, we all agreed it was our best dining experience of the weekend! The service was excellent, the drinks were delicious, and the food was outstanding (especially the oysters!) At the end of it, they even surprised us with complementary beignets and a birthday candle! My husband and I are already planning a return visit so we can experience their dinner menu!

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GR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the brunch! Food was delicious and the service was great! I want to go back again!

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HH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Extremely underwhelmed, came in on the bar side entrance and was instantly confused as to where we needed to go to check in. Was ignored by three employees, two with their backs to us. And realized the hostess stand was up the stairs to the left and then greeted by a non smiling male host? Did they want our 6pm business on a Friday night?
Our waitress did not ask if we had been in our if we had any questions about the menu. We ordered 3 apps 1 of which were the biscuits and where not informed that those came with our two entrees unfortnate and unapologetic when we brought this up to her. Very off putting experience, I wanted to love this place as my sister and her husband have been regulars for years. We will not be back!

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p
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

in a heartbeat!! one of my favorite restaurants in seattle. excellent food, fine service in a very comfortable venue.

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DD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our first visit here. The waiter was personable and knowledgeable. The atmosphere had a relaxed elegance and they have several comfy booths, which I love. The oysters were AMAZING!!!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! The waitstaff is attentive enough to fulfill our needs without hovering.

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ML
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Okay, the oyster are why you should come here. Gorgeous presentation. Perfect oysters. Nice accompaniments (want the lemon ice!). I had clams as an entree. They were good. Fried chicken dinners were huge. Crab wraps had a nice mound of crab, but mainly body meat. Desserts were a bit dull and the six of us did not finish the two we ordered. Oh, yes, the cocktails do not disappoint.

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TB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant with friendly and professional wait staff. Food quality outstanding with very fresh and fine oysters on the half shell and a top notch variety of other fish and non-fish dishes. Only sour note was a seemingly indifferent and detached host at the front desk, who also seemed unwilling to even make eye contact. Perhaps it was just an off night for him.

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SO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guy and I went to dinner and had 36 (yes 36) oysters that night, plus some apps. Every single one was delicious. We also had the po' boy sliders, prawns on plantains, Bibb lettuce salad, and cheddar biscuits (small plates) and they were also fabulous. We sat in the bar area on one of their couches and enjoyed our meal and the very unique decor (our favorite were the white leather bar stools). Really great place for a date or a dinner with friends.

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SL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Small plate? How about extra small plate of Fried oysters (3)?
?170 for 1 small appetizers, 1 doz amazing oysters on the half shell, 2 small plates, 4 drinks 170? Good but small portions and overpriced. We had to order a plate of fries so we wouldn’t leave hungry

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MK
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Frank's Sunday brunch. On Easter each of us (6) had outstanding meals. My eggs Benedict with tomato and avocado was the best I've ever had. The service as great - as usual.

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OT
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately, service was slow, I think because the kitchen was slow. Food was ok but unremarkable. My cod had a gigantic dollop of aioli which was just wrong on white fish, almost felt like they were trying to hide something. The SRW menu didn’t match their regular menu exactly, prob to save money. Just felt tacky. Here’s your chance to win new diners, you should put your best foot forward. All in all lacked finesse, and that is what I was expecting for the price and marketing. I wanted to love this place but was disappointed. Might try brunch to see if that is their forte.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience celebrating a 40th bday! All 6 of us enjoyed the service and food! We look forward to returning soon.

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AN
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

3rd visit for Brunch, easy to make a reservation or get a table at walk in. Food plentiful and Delicious

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l
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and very good service in a restaurant where one doesn't have to shout to be heard. I'll look forward to going again.

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CR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for a late lunch and it was awesome! We all decided on the Oyster Po'Boy and it was excellent. Just the right amount of spicyness and very nice oysters. It came with a nice lightly dressed salad, and we ordered some fries to share. A perfect lunch.

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D
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the baked oysters that paired perfectly with the rosè champagne. My only suggestion would be to add a gluten free bun for the hamburger.

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LR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I love Frank's, it's a little on the pricey end but so worth it. The food is absolutely delicious neither of us have ever had anything we didn't love.

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SZ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the only thing was that the music played was too jazzy and loud - made me want to eat faster but otherwise everything was perfect and we will definitely be back

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations across the board. Doubled down on chicken and waffles after round 1.

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z
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

good food, good value
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RR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four yummy breakfasts plus leftovers. A casual comfortable restaurant.

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BT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great feel to this little but mighty neighborhood place. I'm looking forward to my next visit!

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TM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great brunch at Franks. We have eaten at Franks many times and always have had a great experience. Featured by us before all UW Football and many UW Basketball games.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Food is yummy, cocktails are great, and atmosphere is unique for a neighborhood location. I’ve been many times, and it never fails to make me happy!

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KC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was great, and the restaurant was super cute. We went there for Sunday Brunch and were a little disappointed. I ordered the huevos rancheros and my boyfriend ordered the Chilaquiles Verdes. Both were just okay. They were a little bland and left a lot to be desired. We heard such good reviews about the place we will try again to make sure it wasn't a one off but we were a little disappointed.

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C
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this little neighborhood spot, always does a great business and they offer a nice mix of things on their menu. We're big fans of the small plates, which is an even better deal during happy hour.

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SF
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious neighborhood treasure! The oysters are fantastic as are the rest of the small bites. The three of us shared many small plates and had a wonderful evening!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New Years Eve

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l
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a vegetarian and went with my son who had recommended the restaurant. The chef was able to make my meal entirely veggie. Cooked up some assorted vegetables with potatoes and avocado. I was really happy with my meal and grateful that they were able to accommodate me. I would like to see one or two vegetarian options on the menu so that there would be less of a fuss in ordering but the food was really good and worth the price.

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K
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food, not-so-great service. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated right away, but then waited 28 minutes for our drinks--two beers and a cocktail. We had to wait long periods of time between seeing our server, and even had to flag down other servers to get someone's attention. Our oysters were dumped on the table with little description, and mine were gritty. But the rest of the food was excellent--mine was one of the best burgers I've had in a long time. So a bit disappointing but hopefully we'll try again.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great experience. Great food and fun atmosphere! I highly recommend!

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SB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and served with a down to earth style. The brunch menu is terrific. Lots of meat but a few veggie items and adaptations are available. Try the zeppoli (fried donuts) to share.

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T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We started with oysters and they were the most delicious I can remember having. Really loved them. All our meals were delicious and our whole party was happy with what they ordered.

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B
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The oysters are great. Service could have been better - for instance, I received my cocktail - ordered when first seated, during my second course. However, we were there on a Saturday so perhaps this should be expected. We loved the oysters and ordered a few small plates. Warning: small plate - means really small - not enough to two people to each have a bite. In the end, we spent $180 for a two person dinner but don't feel we had the quality of experience I'd expect for this amount.

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