Frank's Americana Revival

4.8
1688 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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aslbdl
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I've eaten at Frank's American Revival a number of times. The food and atmosphere is always outstanding. When I walk in the door, I immediately feel welcomed.

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vipBryM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at Frank's. Weekends or Weekdays always same good service and food. Thanks.

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Tdan
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Franks is consistently superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael snd Chris always do a good job. The food and service was excellent.

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vipLadyDi
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank's was a welcomed dinner out after the freezing temperatures and loss of water during this past week! They had even boiled their water and had bought ice in bags!
But it is the excellent fried chicken, biscuits and stewed okra with tomatoes that I love. Our waiter, Jacob, was exceptionally talented; he was attentive, without being intrusive and got our orders just right. Another enjoyable evening at Frank's!

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viptanglewood
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Manager was extremely rude. They were busy, but he was over the top rude.

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vipJuan
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Busy night, so service was somewhat slow, but good food and great portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The service was very slow. The food was not good at all! Very disappointed

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vipHoustonDon
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. The staff is very polite and professional.

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CarlaV
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Frank’s! Food is delicious and service is always good! My husband says they have the best seafood gumbo he’s ever had - it compares to his grandma’s and that is saying a lot. We love to go and enjoy our whole meal - cocktails, appetizers, entree, and dessert. Always wonderful!

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MM455
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great club like atmosphere. Safety and social distancing maintained. Excellent food and service.

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LinS1
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank's has been a reliable retreat since taking over from Paul years ago

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Barbi
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacob was attentive and all friendly. We will be back!

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vipguil3
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Took to long to try Frank’s after hearing so much good about it. Great food, good service, nice casual atmosphere. Will definitely return soon with friends and spread the word.

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vipGailC
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. It’s one of our favorite places to dine.

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vipAngelaS
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Frank's never disappoints. This is a family run neighborhood gem. The service and food is consistent and we like supporting an establishment that has worked so hard to keep all their employees working during the pandemic.

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deborahr
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and great service. Lunchtime is perfect for a quiet visit

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vipsmith
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wines on the list are expensive even at the reduced price. So had a glass rather than our normal bottle.

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vipSugarLandMom
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with a warm, dark and cozy atmosphere to enjoy a comfortable yet delicious dinner. The wait staff is fantastic - from the valet, to the water server, to the waiter and the hostess. It’s really nice to have such a friendly and professional staff. We love eating here! The pistachio crusted salmon is my favorite! My husband is a big fan of the fried chicken!

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ChainsawTeacher
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It takes us an hour to get to Frank’s, we we only go for special occasions. Our daughter-in-law had her birthday and wanted to go there. We were all excited because it’s a favorite and we haven’t been in a long time. Everything was wonderful. Delicious main courses, Very nice adult beverages, fantastic desserts. Superior service.
Can’t really ask for more. I’m sorry/glad it is not closer. It would be wonderful to go more often, but dangerous for my weight!!

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Texan
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Covid sensitive. Excellent food and quiet.

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vipdragonlady
Houston
115 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I only wish I would have learned about Frank's earlier! We had a phenomenal experience beginning with our server, Michael, who was very informative about his/house favorites, friendly, fun, and attentive but not lurking over your shoulder. We had the incredible fried green tomatoes with shrimp and remoulade slaw as a starter...heavenly! I then had the roasted beet and arugula salad with herbed goat cheese which was another incredible course. My husband had the bone in maple & cider brined pork chop with apple chutney and ordered a side of the smoked gouda mac & cheese which was divine! I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I was served my gnocchi bolognese made with beef, veal & pork sugo topped with herb ricotta and garlic bread! How could we possibly depart without a dessert? I voted for chocolate cake but my husband voted for the carrot cake. Michael quickly told me I WOULDN'T be disappointed and holy smoke he was right! Freshly made carrot cake, not too much over sugary icing and topped with toasted coconut....I would go back just for dessert but alas....the rest of our family wants to indulge in the tasty offerings so I already made reservations for this week for all of us!

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vipsmith
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good happy hour

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vipDougM
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for a quiet business or social lunch/dinner. Great food and excellent service. My favorite place.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Always great service. Will always continue to support them!

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vipGailC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent every time! Great food, wonderful service and comfortable ambiance.

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FrancisT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have different selections of food. Great atmosphere, food, and service. Everyone was friendly.

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Yas1290
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding ! Food was absolutely delicious and our waiter, Jacob was the kindest!! Definitely will be back!!

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vipJoeP
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, love this spot. We are family favorite

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vipLadyDi
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken-fried steak and mashed potatoes are out of this world! So good and such an ample portion that the 2 of us split it. Although there is a $5 split charge, it is well worth it to get 2 side dishes customized for each plate. Service is always great here. And how wonderful that they were open and smiling on Christmas Eve!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Food, Great Service (Thank You Miguel), and very comfortable atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner (before Christmas Day ) with very dear friends. Had a wonderful time....food was outstanding!

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FPuente
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Frank's does not disappoint. I brought a close friend in for lunch and he throughly enjoyed the food and ambiance. Keep up the great work!!!

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MargaretS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Will go there again soon! Went early and felt very safe and there were just enough people there to make it fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service...chicken fried steak was amazing.

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vipBillL
Houston
85 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Friday lunch at Frank’s is for fried chicken! Great tasting, moist fried chicken. My wife and I shared the white meat version (two large breasts) along with salad and collard greens! Wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner with friends

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vipEvie
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was disappointing. Very slow. We were a party of 5, the only party in the restaurant larger than 2 people, however the waitress seemed to be busy with the other few tables in the restaurant.
She was slow to take our orders to begin with. The kitchen got out all of the other tables food prior to ours, even though they ordered after us. It was over an hour from the time we arrived to when we received our food. The food was good but not as good as it’s been in the past.
We were there for a birthday, which I had marked as such on Open Table. It was never mentioned.
We tried to order dessert, but again, the waitress was too busy with all of her other tables. By the time she decided to come back, we were ready to go. I tried to get the managers eye as well while he was on the floor checking with other tables, but he deliberately walked in the other direction to avoid coming by.
It’s too bad. We try to support the restaurants during this time and have eaten here a few times previously and really enjoyed it.
Perhaps it was an off night but there are too many choices that are available especially at this price point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always! We had out of town guests and the loved the food. Everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Service was slow

FAQs

Frank's Americana Revival does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Frank's Americana Revival also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 572-8600.

Frank's Americana Revival is rated 4.8 stars by 1688 OpenTable diners.

Frank's Americana Revival does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.frankshouston.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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