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#52 of 3,027 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701-2918
+1 512-494-6894
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Chloe N
Hartford City, Indiana
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231 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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282 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank TCM327
Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Sofia B
Austin, Texas
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149 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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 30 November 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.

Thank Patricia M
Cincinnati, OH
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233 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

They appear pricey when you look at the menu, but they're pretty big and loaded with all sorts of interesting things. I went with the alligator dog and it was definitely a unique experience, which is what I was hoping for. Their horseradish sauce is also very good on waffle fries. It was busy and service was fast and friendly.

Thank MrFrump
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Interesting menu with unique and creative versions of hot dog and sausage sandwiches. Cool sides like reuben fries. Take the family during the day and it turns into a bar/club at night.

Thank mplafferty
Charleston, West Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Wife and I went to Frank for lunch. It's a pretty typical restaurant/ bar in appearance but the food is top notch. The motto is Hotdogs. Beer. Enough said. However, calling what they serve hotdogs is like calling a Lamborghini a car. Technically accurate but really doesn't do it justice. I had the jackalope. It's the first dog on the... More 

Thank BeersNEers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Heard about this place on Bizarre Foods and decided to give it a shot. It's defiantly not your normal hot dog place, but they have the most outrageous types of sausages along with traditional Chicago hot dogs. I decided to go for the Notorious P.I.G., which is a pork sausage infuses with bacon, sage and jalapeños, covered in Mac n... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
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
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?