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Frankie’s Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, American, Diner
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717 Tarpon St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5036
+1 361-749-1909
Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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san antonio
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Frankie's is back open after the holidays and still has the best made from scratch food anywhere ..... Get here 🔜🔜🔜🔜🔜🔜

Thank rick3232
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A shrimp omelet? Really? Yup---and it is delicious. So were the potatoes that accompanied it. Frankie's is a whole-in-the wall that is easily overlooked but it is a "must do". Not cheap, but well worth the money.

Thank Iowegian9
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

If you like real Texas BBQ stop by Frankie's kitchen in Port Aransas off of tarpon st , There brisket is so awesome it will melt in your mouth don't expect a fancy building it's a beach town . Simple , down home cooking great service with a lot of love. food is always cooked to perfection , I highly... More 

Thank O973JFJohn
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It's a small place and sometimes the wait is long, but that's because the food is made fresh to order. Good portions and the quality is the best on the island no comparison. Strong 5!

1 Thank Countri12
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Frankies many times and absolutely LOVE the food and didnt think they could do anything to make it better. However; there is a guy that sits out side and sells BBQ and says he is associated with Frankies. OMG. I have eaten allot of BBQ in my time and can honestly say his is probably some... More 

3 Thank Glentower4100
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146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast in town! The French toast was huge and awesome. The hash browns are to die for. Grits!!! Oh yeah baby!! The service is really good. SLOW!!!!!! Don't plan on eating very soon. When our waiter gave us our check he said "No hurry". I believe that is their company motto.

1 Thank offseasonfun
San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Everything that has been written before is true - the shrimp omelette unique AND divine , hash browns scrumptious . Everything we tasted is a notch above . There are reasons so many people are willing to stand in line.

1 Thank BevTX
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

While you may think from looking from the outside it is a whole in the wall place think again it's the best breakfast in Port A. It may be small but good things come in small packages. Worth the wait and well the food is amazing we will certainly be back!

1 Thank lizzyb99
Cypress, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I had the shrimp omelette stuffed with 3 jumbo sized shrimp with fried potatoes and a super fluffy biscuit for only $8.95. The side of bacon was all meat and perfectly crisp. My husband had the crispy flipper - a waffle topped with a Rice Krispy infused pancake- which had just the right amount of sweet with a unique crunch.... More 

Thank TrumpetDude
Lumberton, Texas
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

If you go on a weekend for breakfast, you'll wait about an hour or more to get in but the food is incredible, and you get plenty of it. It's a small place, maybe 10 tables or so, and people wait outside to get seated. Every one of them will tell you it's worth the wait and they are right.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Seafood, American, Diner
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 717 Tarpon St, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5036
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-1909
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!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?