Tips on great places to go in Austin can come from all kinds of places. My daughter was watching videos on Google Chrome and spotted the story of this downtown Austin restaurant. We checked the Frank website for vegetarian options (plenty of them!) and whether it was kid-friendly (yes!)— and within minutes, we were out the door and headed for a late lunch.
High fives to our daughter for finding this place! Quirky atmosphere, super-friendly service, and delicious food all in one place? Oh yeah!
I ordered the special veggie sausage, my daughter opted for a veggie Chicago-style dog and my husband (the non-veggie among us) chose the classic chili dog. We added an order of waffle fries, and settle back to watch the end of the soccer match (Chelsea won!) and wait for our food. Sodas, ice water and tea came in chilled Mason jars and our food came quickly after. More high fives for our daughter…the hot dogs and sausages were delicious, vegetarian and meat alike. The waffle fries were light and crisp and hot.
Frank’s has a large menu, including their own freshly made sausages, all the hot dog toppings and varieties you could imagine, and a great selection of sides. You can even turn any hot dog or sausage into a corn-battered treat for about a dollar more. A full beer menu is available, and Frank’s also has a full bar.
At night, Frank’s becomes a music venue, with everything from rock to gospel to comedy. A limited food menu during performances keeps hot-dog craving fans well fed. We’ll be heading back there for a date night next week, so I’ll up date this post with info on that experience after we go.
Word is that outdoor seating is also in the works, making it easy to enjoy their great food al fresco. I can’t wait!
Oh, and by the way, here’s the video that started our incredible lunch….so happy it was out there!