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Frankie's Kitchen

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717 Tarpon Street, Port Aransas, TX 78373
+1 361-749-1909
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Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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...
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. Deserts are made by Frankie and daughter Joni. Pies, Banana Pudding, cookies and more!
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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pancake and Fried Shrimp Heaven!!!

It's not very big... Just a few tables. Long wait in the height of summer... But oh so worth it!!! The breakfast, specifically blueberry pancakes and home fries, is outstanding.The fried shrimp, well, no better on the island. The carrot cake and key lime pie are beyond amazing. Frankie, you and all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
JCWShenandoah
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Shenandoah, Texas
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Shenandoah, Texas
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It's not very big... Just a few tables. Long wait in the height of summer... But oh so worth it!!! The breakfast, specifically blueberry pancakes and home fries, is outstanding.The fried shrimp, well, no better on the island. The carrot cake and key lime pie are beyond amazing. Frankie, you and all of your peeps are the best. We love... More 

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Gatesville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Breakfast was home cooking, if you are in a hurry don't bother stopping here, very small seating area so get there early! A little pricey for breakfast but you are on the island..........very friendly staff and very laid back atmosphere! Enjoyed it immensely! Recommend highly!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you want quality food, this is where to go. The wait can be long, but it's worth it. Word must be out because this place stays busy. A must visit if you're on the island!

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San Angelo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Well if you overlook the cash only, the long wait and the slightly high prices, you are in for a treat! We only have eaten here for breakfast but loved the eggs Benedict ($14.99) with very yummy hollandaise sauce ( ask for extra) and the oatmeal. Get some of their great deserts to go. The banana pudding ($4.95) with meringue... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was a pretty good place for breakfast. The food was solid, just what you would expect. The kitchen is small so it takes a bit to get your food but the staff is very friendly and they do a good job.

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Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Last year we loved our food. This year it was just as good. We were a party of 10 most had pancakes, I had the shrimp omelet and it was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Wow! So good. Worth the wait. Best potatoes/home fries ever. Yummy pancakes. Delicious eggs benedict. Even gave little candy treat bags to kids on the way out.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We got there early so the wait was nonexistent. Food was fantastic especially the pancakes. Portions were generous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Everyone was super friendly and attentive. Great food and great service. Definitely worth a visit when you're in town.

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Frankie P, Owner at Frankie's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank You for your comments, we work hard and try to be the best we can. There are some haters out there and it's customers like you that make it all worth while. You made my day! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I don't know how anyone could claim rudeness at this restaurant. We never had to ask for a refill on anything, someone was always there to offer coffee or water. The food was phenomenal. From the homemade biscuits to the light and fluffy pancakes, every bite was divine. If you want a fancy place with lots of tables, this isn't... More 

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Frankie P, Owner at Frankie's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank You & Bless You for your comments. I was feeling a little down until now. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 717 Tarpon Street, Port Aransas, TX 78373
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-1909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 20
  • Cuisine: Diner

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. Deserts are made by Frankie and daughter Joni. Pies, Banana Pudding, cookies and more!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?