Frank's Americana Revival

4.6
1374 reviews
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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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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this neighborhood gem for the variety, staff, and quality.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service a little slow at first, but then picked for delivery of our food.

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SN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall the experience was great. I do wish the restaurant had had the full menu for Valentine’ Day.

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AJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

It was over priced to an astronomical amount. Im not a cheap person, but if i pay for an expensive meal i expect a decent amount of food. It was a "four course" Valentine's day meal that quite frankly was appaling. The first course i chose tge scallop(s) and just recieved 1 yes ONE scallop, luckily my wife got the mushroom bisque so we can share but even that was paltry. They ran out of the halibut by 8pm, the dessert was a strawberry shortcake that looked as if a 12 year old played with cookie dough and just plopped it on a small plate and covered it in whip cream. The carrot "cake" was a tiny muffin. This place blows.

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AE
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed in the Valentine's Day Dinner. The food was good, but the service was terrible for this very special occasion at a steep price. The wine pairings were good, but hardly enough of a pour to be able to taste the wine. The waiter did not bring the first wine until after the first course was served and eaten. The second and third courses were not correct when served and then the bill was not correct. Obviously, the waiter did not check the bill before presenting it. I have been to Frank's many times, but will not return for a while and hope that they will straighten out their service problem.

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined with a dear friend who is 95
everyone was mist helpful
great rare evening and great food
Compliments and thanks to our server Ivan
Thank You

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Shreveport
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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BD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter assigned to our table of 8 provided superb service. He was courteous, responsive,
helpful and patient with us and our divided check. We all agreed to tip him generously so I hope all of those paying did so. It is our favorite place for birthday lunches with a menu that offers something enticing to everyone. Please thank you again for ensuring a happy birthday for our friend.

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AF
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and we appreciated dining in a fairly quiet space, despite it being full of patrons. We will be back!

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SL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. However, we had reservation for 7:30 and did not get seated until 8:20

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L
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Franks! The best fried chicken. Service always good, drinks strong and food delicious.

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Y
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great restaurant to spend time catching up with old friends. The service and food were exceptional. Love the Crab Cake and the Grillades and Grits. Would highly recommend for a group meal!

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DL
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Our food tasted great and the portion size was larger than expected. We also enjoyed the casual yet peaceful atmosphere where we had no trouble hearing each other. Our biggest complaint was that one of our steaks was over cooked, something experienced chefs should know how to avoid.

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OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Waiter was very nice, food was good. We like the booth in the bar which I reserved. But it’s a bit over priced!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great variety of delicious foods and willing service. The cocktails are creative and fun.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Wine list is very good and the bar tender serves great cocktails.

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G
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed our dinner at Frank's. We each had seafood of some sort. I had salmon with vegetables and thought it was good, very moist and perfectly cooked. The vegetables were excellent. Salad, a spinach with arugula, was one of the best I have had in a restaurant. Overall, an excellent experience although not a place to go on a budget. That being said, I would go back for a great salad and the pleasant ambience.

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m
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Not happy with the service. He would come to the table and look and never ask if we were ok till the end of the meal. He never filled my water glass.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Tuna tartare - fishy taste and served very cold as if taken straight from refrigerator. I suspect it was made earlier in the day and then chilles.
Redfishly cooked, salty.
Espresso lukewarm... probably a Nespresso.
Carrot cake was dry and stale. Probably prepackaged and not made on site.

Overall food was not impressive and was.overpriced.

Waiter was very pushy and eager to get us ordering asap. No time to enjoy the atmosphere and chat amongst ourselves.

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j
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Look no further for a great menu and plenty of comfort food. Great drinks and great service and very reasonable prices. My favorite “go to” place in Houston.

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ME
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank’s food is always superior!!

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M
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

fantastic pkace , no noice , excellent burgerand french fries

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K
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite everyday restaurants. It has the feel of a Metairie neighborhood restaurant

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JT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The menu was great. One critique: we found the gravy on the CFS under salted and the same for the batter used for the fried chick. I know everyone is worried about salt, but the four in our group all added salt to our dishes. I suggest a better balance with adding a bit more salt.

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food in a nice room. Always dependable service.

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K
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good Food. Good service, but wi9ater never refilled ice tea glass.

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g
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+ as always!

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DK
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very terrific food . What I have grown up my entire life. Fantastic

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K
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

No very good. We did not like the food. Dessert was the only thing that was good.

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Frank’s! Very cool space and extremely well run. Was nice to visit a true “Operator’s” restaurant. All the little things were spot on and the staff was obviously well trained. Thanks for a great experience!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good, we eat there at least 3 times a month and have never not enjoyed our dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The fried chicken and the BBQ shrimp are amazing! The best in Houston!

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EL
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not the first time I have eaten at Frank's. The service is always special. The wine list is out of this world. A very wide choice of foods. Will be back soon.

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

They do not serve bread...I guess you have to ask for it. I had gumbo and had to ask for crackers...they only had oyster crackers. Prices are high...3 of us had salads w/meat and/or gumbo plus wine. The bill was $180 incl. tip.

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K
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is one of our favorite restaurants

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I have eaten at Frank’s numerous times, enjoying the good food/service. The service this time was terrible. You would expect better from a cheddars.

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DM
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good!

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i
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good menu, very busy so some
Came out cold, and undercooked but that's what you get on New Year's eve.

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GD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Frank's with a party of 6 - friends visiting us from Mexico. Everyone had a great time, and we had two waiters attending to us - one of which was bilingual which was both helpful and appreciated. The food was amazing - hearty with generous proportions and well prepared. They made special accommodation for my gluten free girlfriend - also appreciated! The bread pudding for dessert was out of this world.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank's is a must stop for chicken fried steak for our Nothern family and friends... THE BEST!!!

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