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#66 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2918
+1 512-494-6894
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After walking downtown & hitting different bars it was time to eat. We were referred to Franks, and we very pleased. We loved the hot dog- really, really good. I had the soft pretzel- it's huge (about 8" x12"!) nothing fancy, not expensive ,... just good food!

Thank Karen M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great variety of gourmet sausages. Went with a group for dinner but I think the fare is better suited for lunch. Had the alligator sausage with crawfish and remoulade and it was perfect. The flavor combination was out of this world. The fries with gravy and cheese curds had a few of us wondering why we hadn't thought of it,... More 

Thank gonuts4donuts
Los Angeles, California
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like hot dogs you'll love this place. I got the mac n cheese dog and it was quite good. Had a bloody mary to go along with it. My one critique was that the flavors got a little muddy, but it was still good. Would recommend.

Thank rdizzle2015
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a vegan chili cheese dog. It's was awesome!! They also have vegan sausage. And for you meat eaters - tons of options. The place is very cool and has a full bar. I was on business so didn't try the drinks. The staff was fantastic - courteous, friendly, knowledgeable. Just all around nice experience!

Thank Paider
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dogs were good but when we got home with our food we were missing our veggie options for our daughter. Too busy and too far back to return on a Sat. night Feb. 18th.

Thank Wapanucka
Toronto, Canada
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1,561 reviews
731 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 951 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a craving for a unique sausage there's no better place in Austin to go than Frank. You can dress up a Chicago Dog or go with one of their creations - I would definitely do the latter. I thoroughly enjoyed the Fico Anatra, a delicious smoked duck and pork sausage dressed with fig mostarda, crispy shallots and... More 

Thank John B
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

If you like to make your Hot Dog your way, or sausages -- than this is the place! The meat is done in-house and very good. A great selection of beers and a hot dog smothered in Chili or sauerkraut and I'm in Heaven!

Thank Ryla_M
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

They just buy the meat, tons of sauce and that's it, a $10 gourmet dish. Spicy sauce on top of a coleslaw salad in my hotdog? Give me a break! Also, there isn't a good amber beer in the entire city (brown beer), so I had to order an IPA beer to have some taste. Finally, please, remove the large... More 

1 Thank Miss L
Herzliya, Israel
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Very nice place, good eatery, not expensive, great location, parking available nearby. Try their hot dogs, don't miss out their awesome michelada drink, especially if Allie is the barwoman!

Thank Erez E
Silver Spring, Maryland
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Came here for dinner and drink before going out. I got just a chili cheese dog and it was very good. I also got one of their signature cocktails, named after a ghost, the Miss Margaret, by far the most refreshing drink I've ever had. I also had two glasses of the rose wine because my friend decided to get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-494-6894
Frank is the ideal place for a cheap hot dog and a can of Schlitz beer or an artisanal sausage and a glass of wine. 'High-end lowbrow'The menu includes a loaded Chicago dog for $3.95 (complete with bright green relish and sport peppers), a Jackalope dog for $7 (antelope and rabbit sausage on a Phoenicia baguette with huckleberry compote) and waffle fries starting at $2.50. Daily specials feature gourmet sausages made in-house or on special order by locals: Hudson's Meat Market.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?