Frank's Americana Revival

4.6
1403 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat mom to a special brunch at Frank's! We're open from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM followed by dinner at 5:00 PM.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

We are serving our regular lunch menu with special brunch features from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Regular dinner service will begin at 5:00 PM.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 1403 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the evening. The Seafood Gumbo was one of the best thaT I have had place it a 8.5 on my scale. The Snapper was the best I have had - the other diners at our table raved about their food choices. The best kudos I can give we stayed at this restaurant for a truly enjoyable evening of great conversation of which you could really hear each other - amazingly no crowd noise what a delight - the service was impeccable and wisely timed as they had a great eye for when you needed to be waited on with bread, water and food. We were not rushed and found this to be an enjoyable experience we will repeat often.

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g
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was A+ as always!

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RD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful establishment and excellent seafood.

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P
Houston
84 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating at Franks and this visit was especially good since our favorite server Ivan was there. The fries green tomato appetizer is so delicious with the shrimp remoulade topping and cabbage slaw base. The almond crusted snapper special was excellent as was the redfish Ponchatrain.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank’s is one of Houston’s gems, always fist class service and quality. You are always made to feel welcome and never rushed. Thank you for a most enjoyable evening.

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HW
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food and the service. Nice, intimate and good for girl's "catching up"!

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d
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As one of our year-round go-to faves, Frank's seldom disappoints. Serving delicious comfort food in a clubby sort of atmosphere, we always run into like-minded pals there. If you haven't had the coleslaw they serve with the appetizer pork ribs, order a side next time.....so different, so yummy! With so much competition out there, offering a menu of multiple 1st choices, it remains an easy option for "where shall we dine tonight?"

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OB
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Frank's is my wife's go to place - either to celebrate small successes or drink over setbacks. Solid food and a good bar. Have come to know our server. During the week you can have a booth and a conversation!

What is not to like?

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D
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service. It was a Monday night so it was a little quite. Have been before and will go again.

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KA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Shrimps needed more seasoning.

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DW
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to take another couple for a nice dinner. Noise level is great for visiting and food is wonderful
Great Great Crab Cakes ...!!!

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OT
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent location, great service and outstanding food. Highly recommend especially for lunch.

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R
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice for a business lunch. Offers a quite and good setting to have discussions / conversations. Food was very good .

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BG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Have never had a bad experience, or meal, at Frank's!!!

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BM
Houston
92 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

i WENT IN FOR THE FRIED CHICKEN SPECIAL. SAID I WANTED ALL DARK MEAT......GOT 2 DRUMSTICKS AND 1 THIGH. COLLARD GREENS WERE WARM. MAC WAS HOT.

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OT
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Met a friend at Franks for dinner. This place is always reliably good! My husband and I both ordered the pecan crusted redfish with ratatouille- OUTSTANDING! Our friend had the grillades (short ribs & grits) which also looked yummy - “fall apart”.

Quiet place (tho the bar next door appeared to be a “happening place”.

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SG
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was cozy and quiet even with several others dining during the lunch hour. Our waiter, Earl, was very attentive but not intrusive. This is on our favorite restaurant list.

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EG
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, as always! The special fish was especially delicious.

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BG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great place for dinner!

That night was my birthday and I got free desert! Thanks!

See you again....Soon!!!

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B
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had never been here before though highly recommended by member of our 4-person party who went with the group. Place is very dark and clubby but with spot lights on the center of each table so you can see what you're ordering and what you're getting. Mixed drinks were apparently good (according to those at table who drink) and special requests accommodated, service was excellent, food was excellent classic American dishes, prices reasonable for current Houston, TX, items. A really good place to go for business dinners, friends gatherings, and just good atmosphere all around.

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MW
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful environment, the wait staff was very attentive but not "in your face". Most entrees were outstanding, one was solid but nothing special. Nevertheless, overall an excellent experience and we'll definitely return.

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MB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frànks is always great. Food and service superb. One of our favorites!

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FF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good wine list and pricing. We liked the bread with the fruit in it a lot.

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K
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience

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TM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting Frank's Americana. We brought guests from out of town. An absolutely AMAZING dining experience. Great food and great service... We WILL be back!

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MN
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE , A BIT PRICEY ON ENTREES

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A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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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n
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A comfortable as expected experience

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OT
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
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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OT
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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BD
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
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 10, 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 9, 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
38 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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 9, 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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