Frank's Americana Revival

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Frank's is a classic neighborhood restaurant, with big city appeal. With a recognized reputation for memorable food and great service, the "Americana Revival" menu features locally sourced fruits and vegetables, along with fresh Gulf seafood. Try the chicken fried steak! It has been highlighted by multiple food critics as "the best" in the State of Texas. The highly acclaimed Fried Chicken and Maple Brined Pork Chop are just as good.

The steaks are all Certified Angus and come with generous sides on the same plate, and the salads are almost legendary.

Frank's is a place where you can meet your friends in the bar, dine there, or experience the full menu in the dining room.

Reservations are recommended but not required. Come see what Chef Colin Shine is creating.
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Houston
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a business lunch. Always able to get a table. Quiet - conducive to conversation. Excellent food and service. What's not to like?

KM
Houston
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I'd been to Frank's Americana Revival for Houston Restaurant Weeks, so I decided to go here for my birthday with my parents. Don't think they saw the part about it being my birthday though because they didn't do anything special. But that's not a big deal. The service was still great overall, and we all loved the food. They have daily specials, and I ordered the Sunday prime rib special. It was wonderful! I don't think I've ever seen such a generous cut of prime rib either. Delicious! Hope to get the chance to come back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ivan (not sure my spelling is correct) from Catalonia, Spain, was superb, as was the food. A lovely experience, as expected.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner!

NH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank's is my go to place! I love going. Chicken Fried Steak and the Gumbo are amazing.
Great place to actually carry on a conversation and hear the person you are talking too.
Service is outstanding and friendly. Can't say enough good things about Frank's.
Nancy Hinton

JV
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Frank's many times and is one of our favorite places to dine. The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding.. There are so many fine restaurants in Houston, but Frank's is among the top tier. We look forward to returning.

JS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great; the food, and service were great. The atmosphere was lively, and fun. We love going to Frank’s.

BL
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a great place for "comfort food". Great setting, wonderful service, really good food - all at a reasonable price. We recently discovered Frank's and will be coming back regularly.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was friendly and attentive.
Excellent wine.
Lovely dinner.

L
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent, service good but waited 20-30 minutes for our bill. Quiet with good vibe. Would definitely go again.

D
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good. It was much more crowded and noisier than we've experienced in the past, but it was not a problem. Excellent Martini.

MW
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Frank's Americana is a solid, classy restaurant. I liked the menu and its options, and was very pleased with my choices: beet salad and gnocchi and pumpkin cheesecake. It's for adults, so I wouldn't bring the kids.

CP
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Will definitely come back when I come to town. Excellent service, food and atmosphere .

2
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my home away from home down home with a flair kind of place. You’ll never know who you’ll run into at Frank’s

R
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Best Happy Hour in the City!

OT
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a delicious lunch at Frank’s. I had the salmon, which included roasted beets & lentils. It was perfectly prepared. My associate enjoyed the 3 course lunch special biscuits, entree & a wonderful warm cookie. Service was attentive, but not hovering.

Not the least expensive lunch spot, but worth it!

AK
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We use to love Franks. Went weekly. Unfortunately, they changed their menu in a rather large way.,our favorites are gone. Nothing similar to pasta bucatini . Took some of their regular salads away too. Use to have a core group of regular waiters..now, there’s different ones that seem to be new weekly. Disappointing visit this week.

KF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food! We had a double date and was able to have a conversation with no issue. I would definitely recommend if you are looking for a nice dinner out.

f
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an outstanding luncheon with perfect food and service! Thank You

JL
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding and very good value. The fried chicken is an absolute must.

MO
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Rib-eye and filet that we ordered were very good, although my filet was a little rare for my taste. I sent it back and it came back medium rare instead of medium well but at that point I just gave up. Our waiter was attentive but he never asked me if the 2nd steak was cooked to my liking. I would at a minimum expect that at any restaurant. He did seem very rushed which was strange since it was not that busy. The vegetables and mashed potatoes were tasty. I wouldn’t rule out going back but think there are better steak places in Houston.

C
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just don’t come here often enough!! Food, ambience, service always good. We took my 88 yr old mother-in-law here for her first time. She absolutely loved it and her Fried Chicken (and bread pudding). It’s one of those restaurants that I tell everyone you are guaranteed to have great experience no matter what the occasion. Our waiter Juan was tops!

T
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The chicken fried steak was great. My friend enjoyed the fresh fried chicken. I love coming to Frank’s as the atmosphere is pleasant and the
Service is good.

2
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great neighborhood restaurant and place to see old friends

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Friday lunch special Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Collard Greens and Mac&Cheese - Also special Vegetarian pasta for one of my guests

KM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Frank's was the perfect venue to celebrate a colleague's planned retirement. Food was great, service was good, and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

u
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Check menu carefully for up charges on salad adds

ST
Corpus Christi
53 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with friends. Frank's was a perfect setting to gather with old friends. The gumbo (duck and anduey sausage) was delicious. We enjoyed the table serving of the fried okra -- crisp and not greasy. The short rib and grits was the star of the show - perfectly prepared and falling off the bone. Wine selection was good and service was friendly and prompt. Definitely coming back on our next trip to Houston.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Fried Green Tomatoes

MF
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Poor service. I am there frequently. This experience wasn’t so good. We love the restaurant though.

R
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and Quality of Choices and Food (Best to make reservations also)

OT
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Y'all!!! Houston peeps!! If you've never been to Frank's Americana Revival, you need to go!! It's so beautiful inside, the service was impeccable and of course, the food was outstanding!! We will definitely go back.💖😍

OB
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Five of us from work to review a project. Could have a conversation and be heard. Memu took care of everyone from a cup of soup to a fillet ( salad with grilled salmon is special). Good solution for a working lunch.

HT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and nice variety - there's something for everyone

JT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We live in Lake Jackson but venture into Houston once or twice a month for shopping and entertainment. Many times we choose to dine with our "friends" at Franks. It is never a wrong choice.
We strongly recommend this Houston gem.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Didn’t like our salad, nor main course

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A+ rating all around as usual !!!

M
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our last Restaurant Week experience for 2019 was very nice. Service was exceptional, and food was tasty. We will definitely add Franks to our list of favorite restaurants.

FI
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually sat in the restaurant which is not something I typically do! I had the salmon with the cauliflower mash in the roasted vegetables which was absolutely amazing!

My friend had the roasted chicken and well let’s just say there was nothing left on the plate!

KM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not eaten at Frank's before but tried it due to Houston Restaurant Week. I was delighted by the food, service, and ambience and will definitely be back!
The pimento biscuits with bacon jam were delicious! Our table joked about ordering a dozen to go. I also had the spare ribs. Smoky and so tasty, the meat was so tender it literally fell off the bone. Our server was friendly and highly professional, and the atmosphere was comfortable and quiet enough for a business lunch. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. Frank's American Revival is my new favorite restaurant!

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