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“Brisket Bonanza!”

Frank's Bar & Smoke House
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Ranked #595 of 9,002 Restaurants in Jakarta
Price range: USD 4 - USD 34
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Neighbourhood: Mampang Prapatan
Description: At Frank’s we’re serious about our food and our booze. It’s hard to miss the large 12 feet roadside smoker; next time you’re in the neighborhood just roll down your window to catch the smell of freshly smoked beef brisket, pork ribs, pulled pork or jalapeno beef sausages. You’re likely to find yourself making a u-turn and come in! We start serving our daily freshly smoked meats 6pm onwards and since we’re smoking a limited amount every day we may run out of one or more meats throughout the night. We have a good selection of other dishes including smoked meat sandwiches available should you come in before six pm. Besides serving you great food, Frank’s is very much a bar so indulge in the largest selection of American Whiskeys and Tequilas available, or simply stick to a cold lager to wash down favorite BBQ smoked meat. No worries if you’re not into meat, or not into it every day; we have a good selection of Southern American snacks and specialties for you to choose from. We want you to feel at home at Frank’s so we choose a cozy wooden interior with comfortable sofa corners to sit with your group of friends, high seating around the bar and billiard table and a low restaurant seating area. Throw in live music on the weekend, daily, weekly and monthly drinks promos, a bunch of monthly special events and you have all ingredient for a cocktail of a fun night out on the town!
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Just before you enter this place, the smokey smell tantalizes your senses. Busting through the door like you are packing six shooters, you walk into a cavernous western style restaurant. Park yourself at a barrel, along the saloon or table or booth to get prepared for your brisket bonanza. Or grab beers and play pool or darts to work up your appetite, your call.

We dove into the Smokehouse sampler platter for 2 with a side of dirty fries ( dirty meaning smothered in chili and cheese)

Within seconds the 100 grams of brisket of the sampler platter disappeared with lingering cravings for more....much more! We endured in tastebud delight with the ribs, and sausage. Regrettably full, mental note to self, next visit order a kilo of the brisket and go full out Viking.

Great place to chill and expand the belly. Music is okay and band starts at 9:30pm. Arrived on a Saturday with my 12 year old son. Okay for kids in the early evening but transitions into adult as the evening ages.

If you read this far then you qualify for the special tip...enjoy your meat with Frank's homemade HOT barbecue sauce. It will light a fire with your taste buds!!!

Thank Bmorecmore
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Jasperjakarta, Manager at Frank's Bar & Smoke House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Thanks for your very positive feedback! Hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Nice food. The smoked meats are as good as you can find most anywhere. The BBQ sauces are handmade. Drinks are overpriced but that is usual for Jakarta. Good atmosphere and service. The menu is very limited for lunch. If you want the best they have to offer, go after 3pm.

Thank A6915FVpaulb
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Jasperjakarta, Manager at Frank's Bar & Smoke House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Dear Paul,

Thank you for your review; great to hear you like our meats! Yes our lunch is limited to snacks and meat sandwiches. We serve the full menu including our smoked pork ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and beef jalapeno cheese sausages 5 PM onwards every day.

Best regards,

Jasper

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Came here Saturday with 3 other friends and the food and flavours were out of this world.
From the triple chopped sandwich with 2 sides of potato salad and coleslaw, absolutely authentic southern food and from the moment you walk in your transported back in time to Texas.
Apple pie and ice cream again a winner.
Only drawback smoking is still allowed so afternoons are the best.

Thank mintyJakarta
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

My wife and i recently came back to Jakarta to visit her family. We were told about the nice food at franks. We visited franks with couple of our friends, found the food very nice, the only problem we had was after my wife and i left the rather tall pretty waitress moved in on our friend, gave him her life story in about an hour. My friend being the sort of person he is ended up giving her 2jt for her teeth. So if you guys want to advertise your bar as family friendly you really need to control your staff. Apart from that the bar has great appeal and is worth a visit great pool table.

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Thank dave s
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Jasperjakarta, Manager at Frank's Bar & Smoke House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2016

Dear Dave,

Thank you for you and your wife seeing us at Frank’s during your recent visit to Jakarta. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service.

We are shocked to read about your friends experience with one of our waitresses and I assure you, what you described is and will never be tolerated at Frank’s, We offer our sincere apologies to your friend and please assure him that the appropriate action will be taken to prevent this from ever happening again.

In closing, I like to once more thank you and your wife for coming to Frank’s and we hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve the both of you again and your friend on your next visit to Jakarta.

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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

A rarity in Jakarta, don t hesitate to try it. The sampler has brisket, pulled pork and ribs. Loved it!
Will visit agin regularly.

Thank ArnaudKL
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