Frank's Oyster House & Champagne Parlor

4.7
277 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
Frank's is the second restaurant of Sarah and Felix Penn, their first is Pair, located in the same neighborhood. In addition to oysters, the craft cocktail parlor and favorites like fried chicken and a top notch burger keep regulars coming back. The rustic-swank interior is appropriate every night but can make an occasion special as well.
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4.7
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DD
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our first visit here. The waiter was personable and knowledgeable. The atmosphere had a relaxed elegance and they have several comfy booths, which I love. The oysters were AMAZING!!!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was wonderful! The waitstaff is attentive enough to fulfill our needs without hovering.

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ML
Portland
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Okay, the oyster are why you should come here. Gorgeous presentation. Perfect oysters. Nice accompaniments (want the lemon ice!). I had clams as an entree. They were good. Fried chicken dinners were huge. Crab wraps had a nice mound of crab, but mainly body meat. Desserts were a bit dull and the six of us did not finish the two we ordered. Oh, yes, the cocktails do not disappoint.

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TB
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant with friendly and professional wait staff. Food quality outstanding with very fresh and fine oysters on the half shell and a top notch variety of other fish and non-fish dishes. Only sour note was a seemingly indifferent and detached host at the front desk, who also seemed unwilling to even make eye contact. Perhaps it was just an off night for him.

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SO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My guy and I went to dinner and had 36 (yes 36) oysters that night, plus some apps. Every single one was delicious. We also had the po' boy sliders, prawns on plantains, Bibb lettuce salad, and cheddar biscuits (small plates) and they were also fabulous. We sat in the bar area on one of their couches and enjoyed our meal and the very unique decor (our favorite were the white leather bar stools). Really great place for a date or a dinner with friends.

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SL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Small plate? How about extra small plate of Fried oysters (3)?
?170 for 1 small appetizers, 1 doz amazing oysters on the half shell, 2 small plates, 4 drinks 170? Good but small portions and overpriced. We had to order a plate of fries so we wouldn’t leave hungry

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MK
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love Frank's Sunday brunch. On Easter each of us (6) had outstanding meals. My eggs Benedict with tomato and avocado was the best I've ever had. The service as great - as usual.

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OT
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Unfortunately, service was slow, I think because the kitchen was slow. Food was ok but unremarkable. My cod had a gigantic dollop of aioli which was just wrong on white fish, almost felt like they were trying to hide something. The SRW menu didn’t match their regular menu exactly, prob to save money. Just felt tacky. Here’s your chance to win new diners, you should put your best foot forward. All in all lacked finesse, and that is what I was expecting for the price and marketing. I wanted to love this place but was disappointed. Might try brunch to see if that is their forte.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great experience celebrating a 40th bday! All 6 of us enjoyed the service and food! We look forward to returning soon.

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AN
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

3rd visit for Brunch, easy to make a reservation or get a table at walk in. Food plentiful and Delicious

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l
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food and very good service in a restaurant where one doesn't have to shout to be heard. I'll look forward to going again.

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CR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went for a late lunch and it was awesome! We all decided on the Oyster Po'Boy and it was excellent. Just the right amount of spicyness and very nice oysters. It came with a nice lightly dressed salad, and we ordered some fries to share. A perfect lunch.

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D
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the baked oysters that paired perfectly with the rosè champagne. My only suggestion would be to add a gluten free bun for the hamburger.

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LR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My husband and I love Frank's, it's a little on the pricey end but so worth it. The food is absolutely delicious neither of us have ever had anything we didn't love.

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SZ
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the only thing was that the music played was too jazzy and loud - made me want to eat faster but otherwise everything was perfect and we will definitely be back

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceeded expectations across the board. Doubled down on chicken and waffles after round 1.

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z
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

good food, good value
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RR
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Four yummy breakfasts plus leftovers. A casual comfortable restaurant.

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BT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great feel to this little but mighty neighborhood place. I'm looking forward to my next visit!

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TM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great brunch at Franks. We have eaten at Franks many times and always have had a great experience. Featured by us before all UW Football and many UW Basketball games.

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J
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place. Food is yummy, cocktails are great, and atmosphere is unique for a neighborhood location. I’ve been many times, and it never fails to make me happy!

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KC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great, and the restaurant was super cute. We went there for Sunday Brunch and were a little disappointed. I ordered the huevos rancheros and my boyfriend ordered the Chilaquiles Verdes. Both were just okay. They were a little bland and left a lot to be desired. We heard such good reviews about the place we will try again to make sure it wasn't a one off but we were a little disappointed.

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C
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love this little neighborhood spot, always does a great business and they offer a nice mix of things on their menu. We're big fans of the small plates, which is an even better deal during happy hour.

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SF
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious neighborhood treasure! The oysters are fantastic as are the rest of the small bites. The three of us shared many small plates and had a wonderful evening!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

New Years Eve

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l
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am a vegetarian and went with my son who had recommended the restaurant. The chef was able to make my meal entirely veggie. Cooked up some assorted vegetables with potatoes and avocado. I was really happy with my meal and grateful that they were able to accommodate me. I would like to see one or two vegetarian options on the menu so that there would be less of a fuss in ordering but the food was really good and worth the price.

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K
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Great food, not-so-great service. We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated right away, but then waited 28 minutes for our drinks--two beers and a cocktail. We had to wait long periods of time between seeing our server, and even had to flag down other servers to get someone's attention. Our oysters were dumped on the table with little description, and mine were gritty. But the rest of the food was excellent--mine was one of the best burgers I've had in a long time. So a bit disappointing but hopefully we'll try again.

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R
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a great experience. Great food and fun atmosphere! I highly recommend!

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SB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious and served with a down to earth style. The brunch menu is terrific. Lots of meat but a few veggie items and adaptations are available. Try the zeppoli (fried donuts) to share.

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T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We started with oysters and they were the most delicious I can remember having. Really loved them. All our meals were delicious and our whole party was happy with what they ordered.

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B
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The oysters are great. Service could have been better - for instance, I received my cocktail - ordered when first seated, during my second course. However, we were there on a Saturday so perhaps this should be expected. We loved the oysters and ordered a few small plates. Warning: small plate - means really small - not enough to two people to each have a bite. In the end, we spent $180 for a two person dinner but don't feel we had the quality of experience I'd expect for this amount.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This is a monthly staple in our dining rotation. The food is always great and it’s quiet enough to have a conversation without yelling. I recommend chicken and waffles or the market Mac and cheese. Always a nice dinner.

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DW
Houston
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Came here for Seattle Restaurant week and had a better-than-expected meal. The highlights were the chicken 'n waffles and the cocktails. I had one called Franks Party Punch (or something like that). The chicken was perfectly fried and tasty....and the cocktail was totally delightful.

Looking forward to coming for another fantastic meal.

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C
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is a very special place. The oyster's are always fresh and served on ice blocks.
We try to go often!

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Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

I went to Frank’s tonight for their wonderful fried chicken.
I also love their oysters on the half shell and love the presentation on blocks of ice.
I am from the South and don’t get this brown gravy thing in Seattle! So asked for it to not be on the plate , came out under the chicks so sent it back.
This has been my 4 th visit since April.
Food consistently good , different server tonight and I’m sure if that was the problem or kitchen .
So my recommendation is get no gravy or on the side it’s a large portion and nothing worse than messing up your next snack cause the chicken is not crisp from gravy!!!

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F
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went for dinner, specifically for the oysters. Got there a little before hh ended and tried a few things off each menu. The mini tacos and sliders are cute, the poutine has good flavor although lacks sizable curds. Oysters were good and fresh, they also have a good selection of other preparations besides raw. The red curry clams are good though would pair better if there was like a bowl of jasmine rice. The lobster rolls were a bit too expensive for the size. The banana split and cracker jack sundae are both fantastic desserts and a nice ending to an enjoyable experience.

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A
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Frank's. Just wish they had the oyster sliders past happy hour. We never can get there soon enough and they are my favorite! 😊

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first visit - I loved it! Great brunch menu. I can't wait to go back for dinner.

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NL
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was exceptional. Oysters from multiple different sources enabling a wide tasting platter. Small-sized portions with excellent flavor and the wine list was extensive . Great dinner topped off with a fine dessert. Definitely recommend.

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SB
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Our server was extremely rude and dismissive regarding a severe allergy that one of our friends had. Best part of this restaurant is the oysters otherwise we wouldn't be coming back anymore.

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