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“Great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frankie’s Kitchen

Frankie’s Kitchen
Ranked #8 of 79 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Diner, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Family owned and operated. Dedicated to cooking, fresh, home made food. Breakfast all day! Eggs Benedict, Pancakes, Omelets, Biscuits & Gravy, Grits, Fruit and more. Lunch includes Specials, Fish, Shrimp, Burgers, Soup and much more. Evenings we offer real BBQ by Lance who is a award winning BBQ'er. Deserts are made by Frankie and daughter Joni. Pies, Banana Pudding and more!
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

This is a small place so try to avoid the times when there is a crowd to best experience the food. We had breakfast - one order blueberry pancakes, eggs, bacon and the other ordered the shrimp omelet. We were both very happy with our meals. Fresh, well made, nice presentation, great service, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The bacon was thick, well done and the best bacon I've had anywhere - made just perfect to my tastes. The blueberry pancake is loaded with blueberry flavor and huge. Lots of shrimp in the omelet, tasty potatoes and the biscuits are very tasty, not dry like I often find. A person at the table next to us got the eggs benedict and I can't wait to come back and try it, it looked fantastic.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas
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756 reviews
590 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
“A Good Beach Town Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

Our party of three had fried shrimp and fried drum with good tartar sauce and standard red sauce. The seafood was very fresh. The French fries are hand cut and big and crispy. They offer no alcohol and we all wanted beers to wash down all the fried food. The owner did day we could go out and buy beer and bring it back. As noted in earlier reviews, this place is extremely small with four 4-top tables, one or two 1-top tables and one 6-top table. Nice folks.

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Thank JoInTexas
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Gonzales, Texas
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“good breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

As noted in other reviews, the place is very small and the service is pretty darn slow. We were there on a Friday morning. The employees were friendly and efficient. My husband had a traditional breakfast plate and I had a shrimp omelette. It was all good! I glanced at the rest of the menu. Their lunch choices are fairly limited and more expensive than I would expect to pay.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank vsb58
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San Antonio, Texas
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Hole in the Wall Place - Very Tasty - Not For Everyone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to stop by for lunch. It was about 2 pm and they still offered selections from the breakfast menu. Full breakfast menu. Limited lunch menu. We went with the Classic BLT and the Fried Shrimp.

A bit slow on on preparation and delivery, but he food was very good and worth the short wait. Potato cut fries are made on site. Tastes vary, but we liked the Cole Slaw too.

Pricing was a tad on the high side, but it seems most places here were. Oct 2013.

It is a small place, less than 30 seats. The ladies room was not air conditioned and very uncomfortable.

I think "Frankie" is the behind-the-scenes cook and a female.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AdNorm
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San Antonio, Texas
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pancake heaven”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Go for the plate-size pancakes, fresh eggs and bacon. The supermarket syrup was unworthy, however. The cakes deserve better. Open from 7:00 to 3:00 and is way small, so there might be a wait esp. on weekends.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Mona S
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