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Frank

#73 of 3,049 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown
American, Bar
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407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2918
+1 512-494-6894
Today
07:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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1,554 reviews
729 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 929 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank John B
Annapolis, Maryland
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173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Thank Ryla_M
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Miss L
Herzlia, Israel
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142 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 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!

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Thank Erez E
Silver Spring, Maryland
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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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Thank Chloe N
Hartford City, Indiana
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231 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I just stopped in here for a couple of drinks after lunch. I didn't get to try any of the food and that made me sad. The next time that I am here, I am going to come back and try one of the delicious looking hot dogs that I have heard so much about.

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Thank Vacation_Commander
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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288 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very casual dining options but with a great restaurant/bar atmosphere. Food was great, service was above average. My boys wanted to go back a second time a few days later. They also have great desserts....with or without bacon

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Thank TCM327
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is the place to go!! My boyfriend and I recently moved to Austin from Chicago, and were craving a good hot dog. We found out that Frank has Chicago style hot dogs, so we decided to try them. They didn't disappoint! Now, if you're looking for something a little bit different, then this is also your place! They have... More 

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Thank Sofia B
Austin, Texas
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155 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is a gormet hot dog bar with craft brews and booze serving custom artisan style dogs. Old country style feel with lots of interesting combinations to try. I went for the basic chili cheese dog with onions and relish. Service was fast even with a busy holliday lunch / drinking crowd. Wow! Upon hoisting that dog it must have... More 

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Thank Hank512
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Been twice now on 2 separate visits. Will go back next time in town. Very good. Local flavor and atmosphere. Downtown location so easy to walk to, then head out for more nightlife.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-494-6894
Description
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?