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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
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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140 reviews
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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
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Frankie is in the kitchen and cooking up delicious breakfast disguised as comfort food. My wife had a pancake which she said was Very Good. I was too busy devouring my grub so I didn't have a chance to taste it. I had the Country Breakfast with sunny side eggs, country potatoes, thin and crispy bacon and homemade biscuit. It... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Don't let the wait discourage you. Put your name on the white board. Walk around the marina and come back for the shrimp omelette. House potatoes and the buttermilk biscuit were to die for. Everything made to order and from scratch

Thank Carolyn G
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a late lunch here on a Friday in July. Frankie's is a local dive with decor from the 70's and a very layed back vibe. We both ordered fish and shrimp combo. 2 HUGE shrimp & a large cornmeal battered fried fillet of Drum came with it; as well as amazing coleslaw and homemade cut... More 

Thank KDlowe2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We had a large group, so we ordered many items off the menu. Poached eggs to die for Grits made from scratch Blueberry pancakes were gobbled up by our grandsons Eggs Benedict better than any in Austin Breakfast Sandwich will tide you over till dinner Waitresses and waiters very welcoming! They close around 3 and only take cash

Thank Nikki D
Brookeland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Traveled 200 miles to meet old friends and eat at Frankie's Kitchen. Meals were so good that we ate there two days in a row. The Blueberry Pancakes melted in your mouth and the eggs Benedict were fantastic!! You have to try the Snapper Throat, no words can describe this delicacy!!! The meals and employees are "Totally Awesome!" We are... More 

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

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