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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
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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!

Thank lizzyb99
Cypress, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank bobo383
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I loved this place! Small Reaturant with only 5 or 6 tables. We had to wait about 15 min outside on a picnic table. Amazing eggs Benedict!! Great coffee! The ham and cheese omelette was delicious and the breakfast potatoes were seasoned perfectly. If you are in a hurry then drive through Whataburger! Definitely worth the wait!!

1 Thank AngelaHanselman... W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast here. Met owner. Charming local. Said wait can be up to 1 1/2 hours in high season. Just 6 tables, but expected to share empty seats. Said Texas Monthly magazine was in last month to do a write up. Saw an amazing banana pudding waiting in the cooler for one of the day's desserts. Definitely will come back... More 

1 Thank Lwilley
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Prepare yourself because it is a very small place! The portions are HUGE! I found the staff to be very nice and really tried to accommodate in any way. Food is very good! I will definitely go back! Best breakfast in Port A!

2 Thank Cgriff44
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I went here with a friend to pick up some chow for my parents. I had no idea that most of the items on the menu would be upwards of 20$, with the "cheaper" sandwiches and burgers costing 18$. I ordered the fish and it came out fine. The food was good but I wouldn't say it was fantastic. Next... More 

Thank Teddy G
Frankie P, Owner at Frankie’s Kitchen, responded to this review

I couldn't help having my feelings hurt by your incorrect comment about our burger price. Our menu clearly shows the price of a hamburger @ $10.99 and w/cheese $11.99. We have recently opened our business to a fine dinning experience starting at 5:00 pm. Our burgers are made with a half pound of freshly ground lean beef. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

All I can say is, if you have to wait do so... It's well worth it. The eggs Benedict, shrimp omelet and Crispy Flipper were all better than you could imagine. Fresh OJ and Coffee as well as service with a smile. A great little place on the island to have an awesome meal. There is a reason this place... More 

Thank Firespo
Frankie P, Owner at Frankie’s Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank You for your comments. You are appreciated. More 

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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

I picked Frankie's Place because it had a 4 1/2 star rating, misleading. $115 for breakfast of 4 adults 3 kids. Small hole in the wall place with big prices. Wife said bathroom was clean, friendly service, were seated fairly quickly which was a good thing since waiting area was outside in Summer heat (no shade), 1 hr wait for... More 

Thank Aaron F
Frankie P, Owner at Frankie’s Kitchen, responded to this review

I reviewed your guest check and noticed that the tip was included in your $115.00, which our server appreciated. The average breakfast, with coffee costs around $12.00 per person. Unlimited refills and large portions satisfy most customers. Thank you for your business. More 

San Antonio, Texas
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Frankie's looks questionable on the outside but we tried it out based on TA reviews. There was no wait when we arrived, but by the time we left people were putting themselves on a waiting list chalkboard outside the restaurant. The menu has standard and unique home cooked breakfast items. Grits take a while. Ask what the flipper is, I... More 

Thank TWueste

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $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
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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