Reviews of Frank's Famous Chicken & Waffles (Restaurant)

400 Washington St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, United States

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REVIEWS OF Frank's Famous Chicken & Waffles IN New Mexico

Cameron DuBois

Absolutely amazing. The only place in Albuquerque that does catfish RIGHT. Every bite is delicious. If you're craving REAL southern food, this is the place

Strainetta Jackson

My first time there very nice service. And the food was very good. I'll go back.

Angela Youngblood

If you are in the area you should definitely eat at Frank's Famous Chicken and Waffles! Stellar prices and everything we has was crazy delicious. The service was friendly and prompt. I highly recommend the shrimp and cheesy grits and the friend okra. We ordered a ridiculous amount of food because we wanted to try a nice variety and nothing disappointed.

Austin Ingalls

Love eating here! On the weekends there can be a line but its always worth it. The batter on the chicken is mouth watering and the waffles are a great compliment! Would also reccomend trying the fries as well as the links!

Lupe Melendrez

Really good chicken and fries. Service is super friendly.

Vu Quach

Delicious food! Service was fantastic as well. We got there around 5:30 and luckily it wasn't busy. The dinning area is small so I can see how long wait times can happen.

Alyssa Espinoza

5/5: The food was great. Prices are totally affordable ($5 for 2 tenders and a waffle) which is a big plus for me, as once a broke college student, always a broke college student. Also, I just enjoyed the atmosphere, sitting on the patio on a cool day in ABQ with some trees - there was some traffic noise and I didnt mind but my friend did, a little. Nice, friendly staff. No complaints whatsoever.

Douglas VanBenthuysen

The lady in front of me ordered chicken and waffles, and I ordered four sides--fried pickles, fried mushrooms, candied yams, collard greens. We ate it down at a relaxed pace, washed down with grape kool aid, never rushed. I packed the pickles to do; washing them down now elsewhere with a mojito.

Robin Griffin

Food was fabulous and so was our waitress!

Christa Benavidez

My Nephew Shawn Recommend Frank's and OMG! Loved everything about Frank & his Business! Including prices, staff & Especially the Food!

Jon G

Great place to eat. Very unique place to eat. A must eat place.


I lived in North Carolina for 8 years and let me tell you, Frank's Shrimp and Grits is the best I've ever had! Also, the chicken is cooked perfectly.

Tasha Stokes

They have a great selection went on a Groupon and went back many times after

Ashley Oglesbee

We've been customers since way back when they were only delivery! The food just gets better and better! Made with Love!

Donovan Patterson

Waited 30 minutes to get a waiter but the food is great

Rebel Bulldogges

Amazing food & music!!!! We are in love with this place.

Giovanni Martinez

This place is awesome! Love the focus on music- they were playing Prince and Donna Summer when we went and have several turn tables and a big collection of vinyl. The shrimp and grits are where it’s at. Walking into Frank’s takes you out of the city..... must go to see what I mean!

Linda Foy

Great people, amazing food, even more amazing prices.

Price Jones

First thing you experience in the door is very sticky floors. It was several minutes we were finally recognized despite being one of two occupied tables. Several minutes later we were able to order. After a one hour wait the first two of …

Trini Apodaca

Terrible parking. You can park in the rear but there are homeless people camping out doing who knows what. Finally , after circling the place for a parking for 20min, parked in the front and walked in. Dude says “no longer taking orders”. Sign flashing “OPEN”, no sorry for the inconvenience or explanation. Can’t speak on the taste but the food smelled good. Don’t know if it’s worth it

Jim Boner Testical Nut Blast

Best place ever get your chicken and waffles now

Mauri Rookstool

I'd show you a picture of my food, but I ate it. So yummy!

Karen Conant

Worth the quick stop to go. I'm interested in knowing more about how Frank's famous waffles and chicken got started. Thanks for the good food

Russell Wrenn

The chicken and waffles were great but the star is the red beans and rice

Charlotte Wilson Wilson

It was my first time there. We waited to get seated long time when the table that we were seated at was EMPTY when we walked in and the GIRL kept telling us she'll be right with us when she could have jus seated us at that table and we wouldn't have to wait so long. The SERVICE was ok it just took a long time to get our food then when we got it some of our was WRONG.

Kevin B Berger

A little off the beaten path, but wow great food! Server was very nice and we had great service. Will definitely be back! Chicken and waffles were amazing!

Al Lucero

The food was delicious...... fresh and hot....... sweettea was perfect and Britney was awesome

Jennifer Jordan

Food and service was great. I had 6 wings and pecan with bacon waffles, YUM!

Brian and Suzy Baker

Awesome comfort food excellent service


I didn't grow up eating chicken and waffles so I am by no means an expert, but I really enjoyed it here. The first time I had chicken and waffles, it was home made and that set the bar. The food here is just as good as home made food. You can tell they really care about the food they make and it comes across in the quality. The food is very reasonably priced and you get a lot of great food. The actual location is not the best because it's not very big or in a good area. Other than the location, it's a great place to eat some delicious food. I definitely recommend eating here.

Kate Willard

The BEST chicken and waffles in town! As well as the best shrimp and grits! Delicious home style cooking with great service! Such a delightful atmosphere with old records playing! Hands down my favorite! A great place to have breakfast or lunch!

Jessica Reno

Delicious wings! Get the pecan bacon waffle for dessert

David Sparks

First-time visitor a quaint old house with great food would definitely go back again.

Jackie M

More chicken strips but this time with another fave, waffles. Waffles could of been a little more crispy but I guess it doesn't matter when you drench them in butter and syrup.

Merri Sanders

Nice place. Great food and service!!!

S Leigh

Excellent. More food than i had expected. So we had to take some home which just means the food is less expensive since to stretches over many meals. There was a longer wait than I expected but the home cooking was worth it. Definitely made from scratch goodness. The fries are fresh from potatoes with light seasoning fried in the chicken grease. Next time I'm like I'm just gonna get 3 things of fries.

T Evans

Very poor service and management.. would not recommend.. you can find chicken this good at popeyes...or any where else

Sean Entrekin

Love this place! Today was my fiancee and I's first time. We drove out from Rio Rancho to try a new place for chicken and waffles. Hands down the best chicken and waffles I've ever had, the bacon pecan waffles were out of this world good and the chicken just topped it off with it nice crispiness and juicy interior. I also love sweet tea and havent found anywhere in town that can compare to my mama's sweet tea and ohh man did they make me feel like my mom was hiding in the back brew up the batch I just drank. All the servers were really nice and made sure we were tended to accordingly. The atmosphere here is amazing as well, good music and music memorabilia tastefully as decoration to pair. Not only was all this great but the prices were even better, 5$ got me the best chicken and waffles I have ate in my whole life. My server today was Brittany and she took great care of us, highly recommend this place to everyone. This is a don't pass up gem for anyone in Albuquerque visiting or residing.

John Suarez

Service sucked . Chicken was still pink guy just sat there and didn’t move . Knew the chicken was undercooked and didn’t Ofer too make it right .

Angie Aldrich

Excellent chicken and waffles! Great service and the new location is even better!

Jonathan Cox

Great meal, service, and value! I could have made a meal simply from the side dishes! The collared greens were the best thing on the table. Can’t wait to go back!!

Mardel Kalinowski

The service was amazing. The food was even better.

Chris Grigereit

Outstanding southern comfort food served in a homey environment with excellent music and service. Lots of resturants try to make chicken and waffles southern style but fall short, this place is not one of them. Sweet, crunchy and savory dishes available as well as traditional southern chicken dinner and wings. Menu is detailed and offerings are flexible.

Kayli Baker

This place (in ABQ) had the most fantastic fried chicken I’ve ever had and their green beans are to die for! I mean, all the food we got was really good, but those items were something beyond. The waitress was super sweet, too. Our only regret is not having found this place sooner!

daniel smith

The new place is great. The food is even better at the new place.

Ty Reviews

Great food and customer service. Franks is definitely on our cheat day list. The chicken was hittin along with the red beans and rice. The waffles were bomb. I'm glad the 505 has a place where you can get your chicken wings done right. We will be back for sure.

Miyah Mayo

I have called this place over and over again for a family emergency and no one has bothered to pick up. I have finally gotten an answer and frank did not seem to care or bother to pick up. You have lost a costumer and I’m going to spend my money somewhere else.

Michael Naz

The waitress Nessa was very hospitable. Also provided lots of insight for catering a business event with Franks.

andrea samaniego

Loved the food and atmosphere! Will definitely be back

Jeanne Rocque

Great place to dine . Friendly waitress and hostess . Bom sweet potatoes . I look forward to trying more items on the menu .The fried mushrooms sounds good .

Eric Trevino

Play nice people but just not my kind of food

Jessica Romero

Delicious food and great friendly staff as always!!!

Logan Herrera

The atmosphere here is so awesome! They have oldies playing, the staff is so friendly and happy! The food is so good! Definitely stop by here. If you don't you are missing out! Stop by at their new spot!

DL Williams

Our 2019 Summer Trip/Food Tour ended at Frank's Famous Chicken & Waffles and I'll just say it, they took the cup this year. Food was excellent. Atmosphere was warm and felt like home. All I can say is keep doing what you are doing and "How" you are doing it, regardless of what some of these "People" write on this page. Thank you all for your hospitality and the obvious love you put into every item that we had. The Williams Family. Shalom!

Jeannette Johnston

Chicken was so juicy and hot. The waffles were to die for! Great place and very reasonable.

Nohemi Rivera

Very generous portions, and great pricing! Catfish was very good, mac n cheese was so so. GEUX SAINTS! ⚜

Kevin Condit

I have the fried catfish sandwich. It was delicious. I hope to go back on a Thursday soon to try their fried ribs.


Feel like family and get full here. Very popular soul food establishment and always busy. Frank, the owner, and staff are phenomenal.

Shakkri Ortega

Amazing food! Koolaid in a Mason jar! The vibe is mellow & has a down to earth, homey feel. I definitely suggest the catfish! The whole menu is tasty though.


New building food just as wonderful as always. Lots of room in their new building

Kaigh Taylor

Frank's Famous Chicken and Waffles has the best chicken and waffles that I have had in the ABQ. I had honey-hot and plain fried chicken, and I really did lick my fingers because they were so good. The new location is clean and the staff was very friendly and attentive I really enjoyed the Motown motif. But the food was the real Star!

Di Cooke

It was packed. Thought that was a good sign. The fried wings were good. Mac n cheese was not the best I ever had, but edible. My fellow food lover recommended I try it. Waffles... very thin and under cooked, almost raw. Fried okra was …

Derick Chavez

Hands down best place to eat in abq, chicken is awesome, I feel like I'm eating at my favorite cousins house love the way its all served, music is great friendly staff, if you like chicken or waffles you must try!!

Francisco Cordova

This place is awesome the food is delicous and Frank is always there to say hello

Renee Apodaca

Friendly staff, amazing food, and great atmosphere. I ordered 12 wings, half original and half honey hot, fried pickles, and a sweet tea. The batter used for the fried chiken is unbelievable.

Dillon Burns

Super friendly service, super delicious food, and great prices.

Felicia Murrell

I’m so glad this place turned out to be amazing! I was hugely disappointed in Mr. Powdrell’s and wasn’t sure if Frank’s would meet my Southern expectations, but man oh man! The greens are slap yo mama good. The kool aid tastes like childhood. The mac n chz is the kind you wrap your elbow around to keep people out of your plate, and the fried okra were Louisiana good. Kudos on the grits, too. That’s a hard one to replicate outside of the South but Frank’s nailed it.

Nathaniel Jacquez

I've eaten at a few chicken & waffle establishments but this place is by far the best I've ever had. The chicken was on point and the waffles were on the same level. I frequent Albuquerque often and this will now be a regular spot on my trips. If I could give it 6 stars I would.

Paula Metzner

Great food! So fresh and delicious. Super friendly staff also. Love this place!

Anthony Khan

Busy on Sundays so get there early. Food and service was Great!!!

Erik Ellis

Arrived 10 minutes before closing and was told but they would not be offering any orders to go. Would prefer that they kept the posted hours. That said, the food is very good and I will continue to come back.

Lori Workizer

Great local business with awesome good! Best chicken in the city. It's not fast food... Hot and made to order. Be patient. It'll be worth the wait!

Mobileunit W

Awesome food. Great portions

Theo W

The servers are wonderful and very courteous. The food was decent the first time I went and has gotten better since as well as the serving time. This restaurant is getting better and better. I can't wait till they expand their menu!

OneElite PhysiqueLLC

One Albuquerque jewel. Great food. Fast and friendly service. Family atmosphere with awesome music.

blow torch

Well as a delivery driver I love trying out new places. Frank's is one that I have been wanting to for a while now. Love the new location. Still love the sound on vinyl. I have a son who is extremely picky about food. 15 piece chicken and wings is an instant hit with him. The shrimp poboy and the catfish poboy are a great choice also. Highly recommend.

Haz G

Always a dope, goosebumpin' experience when I visit. The food, music and people remind me of my childhood and family. They are very no frills and allow the food to shine front and center. Which it always does. They won't distract you with fancy shiny decorations and such, just accumulated pictures and various nostalgia throughout their history. The new location was packed, as it should be, and Frank is always a humble and personable cat. The shrimp and grits are my second favorite to the wings and grits. Seasoning, sides, atmosphere, no frills, friendly, In my honest opinion, the best restaurant in Albuquerque.

Bill Brenn

Delicious home style food, friendly wait staff and a comfortable atmosphere (they were playing my music in the background). The only downside was the small size of their old place. Hopefully the new place is much bigger!

Theodore Lloyd

The chicken and waffles are amazing. The shrimp and grits will make you question your mother's cooking! I will definitely come back here if I get the opportunity. If you are in the area with an appetite this is the place to bring it. Sergio is the best host ever!

Jacob Carpenter

Fantastic place. I tried both their famous chicken and waffles and a poboy with fried pickles when I went. Both are amazing. They add just the right amount of cinnamon into their butter and it really goes great with both the chicken and waffles. The poboy was really good and reminded me of one I had in a diner IN Louisiana once. The friendly staff and Mason jar iced tea didn't hurt either. All in all, it's a nice place to have a relaxed breakfast or lunch in a chill environment (inside or outside) and take it slow.

Jacqueline Montaño

Best chicken in Albuquerque, hands down! Love the chill atmosphere and friendly people!

Amy Marie

I took food to go tried chicken and waffle junior and got really sick from uncooked chicken I reached out to the health department and am waiting for a response spoke with a cook they told me it happens pretty often I don't think they realize how serious this really is

V Gonzales

The food at Frank's was good the first month at the new location. Since then it has gone down hill. It did have potential at first. If you go, expect to have to wait 10min. for someone to take your drink order. Then another 40 minutes to get your food. Expect the the food to be lukewarm at best and the chicken to be tough. The macaroni and cheese used to be good before they started adding cinnamon to it. On top of the food and service being a disaster, they play loud annoying music so loud that you cant have a comfortable conversation with anyone at your table. Overall don't waste your time eating here. There's nothing famous about Frank's.

James Dalleska

Damn, just Damn! Great chicken and waffles!

Ginette Miera

Great food for a great price!! If you want some damn good eats you gotta do it here!! Love the new location, congratulations!

Rey Rodriguez

You want a hidden gem, this is te place. Dont let the menu fool you, the food is great. These are the best chicken wings, waffels and chili fries to date. I travel with my team yearly to different locations and this place was a great surprise. I highly recomend this mom and pop restuarant. The food is rich tasty and not messy. Lastly the ice tea or combination are sensational and the staff is friendly and attentive. We were served promptly and our food arrive on a timely manner considering we had 22 people in our group. A must visit if your in Albuquerque.

Ebby Chavez

Would of given this establishment 5

Tony Price

The waitress was pleasant, but totally unavailable. Had to refill my own beverage twice despite a sign stating Staff Only. The owner was sitting next to the service counter, we met eyes, but didn't say a thing. You pay tableside which was a trap. The waitress graciously offered to provide a take away sweet tea, which I accepted. Six minutes later, no tea and no waitress; just left. I've had better waffles at IHOP and much better chicken tenders at Raisin Cain. Can't recommend this place.

Degory Peoples

Staff playing around food was not really that good waffles hard just not a good look

Leslie Bueno

Chicken wings are well seasoned and the batter is very crispy! Waffles could be a little thicker but they are yummy. SWEET tea and lemonade are always fresh and delicious and them being served in a Mason jar make it even better in my opinion :)

Angelica Lucero

Great Place, good service! There food is AMAZING!!!! Would definitely recommend to anyone, you will not be disappointed!

Nadine Lujan

I loved this place the old school music was great! The staff was so friendly me and my family will definitely be back thanks guys

Elisa Kephart

We got our delicious wings and waffles, tenders and bacon pecan waffles, kiss my grits with sausage, Mac and cheese, and peach cobbler to go using a Groupon. It was all delicious! We plan to be back!

Swype one

Food was great as always

Bj Ogborn

Great food! Great atmosphere!!

Gloria Renee

Cute hole in the wall type of restaurant. This was the first time I ever tried chicken and waffles. Not bad. I loved the cinnamon in the butter. The chicken tenders were delicious. I got full right away. The only thing is that I asked the waitress 3 times to wipe our table down and she never did.

Phantasy Trakz

Was in NM on vacation and was referred to this spot and they did NOT disappoint!!! Food came out pretty quick and everything was delicious. We had to come back a second time before ending our vacation!!! Definitely a great breakfast spot to go!!!

Hello Jaxs

So we absolutely love this place. The staff are the best. Sweet tea hits the spot and they have red and purple kool Aid. The food is made fresh to order and the atmosphere is homestyle and southern. We visit every weekend. The food is delicious!!!! And the customers are diverse.

Mauro Woody

The best Chicken and Waffles in town! You guys are killing it! The atmosphere is fun, friendly, and feels like home. I requested Beyonce's "Homecoming"to watch and they put it on! And the jukebox Pandora was playing The Eisley Brothers, Erykah Badu, and The O-Jays. Be prepared to leave full and smiley.

Darrel Mauzy

I really don't know where to start... this place has atmosphere, warm family staff, music, movies, and delicious food. All tie in together. Chicken and waffles (not enough words), crisp, moist, and tender wings with thin light waffles topped with cinnamon butter. Louisiana Hot Sauce table side to spice it up a notch. Collard greens cooked to perfection!! Chunks of turkey, tender, and makes your mouth water for more. Cheesy grits, simply yum. The list continues. Not only is the food good and atmosphere authentic, it's clean. My favorite part... Kool-aid is offered to wash it all down. They have southern sweet tea and lemonade as well!! While you wait for your abundant meal to be served you can look at old album covers collectibles, cassettes, etc. that adorn the walls. We will be back many more times.

Rob McGuire

Excellent place with great honey heat wings.


Went in on July 4th. Chicken was great. Mac and cheese was delish. Met the owner frank he’s a nice dude. Can’t wait till they start serving beer!

Alex Stevens

Food was absolutely amazing. Loved every minute of it. Good music, great spot for Frank's. First time there did not disappoint. Only critique was my empty water glass. Other than that, awesome.

Chuck Buxbaum

My new neighborhood go to place...good food, good prices, nice outdoor eating space, some options for a vegetarian/pescetarian -- great catfish, fried okra, fried mushrooms, scrambled cheesy eggs, cole slaw, mac n cheese, candied yams. And the peach cobbler!!!! Ordered to share, but after first bite didn't want to share -- ordered my own. I'd like it if they would make a vegetarian red beans and rice and a vegetarian greens.

Jose Cortez

it was definitely worth the wait.. the food is delicious, the place was full and it was a good vibe. definitely recommend coming here, especially for an out of towner. thanks for the greast service. we'll be coming back next time we're in town!

Curtis Garr

My wife and I are visiting ABQ. We wanted to eat locally and Frank's was a short drive away. I read reviews that said the decor isn't anything special but the food was great. So we gave it a shot. The decor is pretty cool and I can …

Faith Toledo

Amazing food! Best place in town for chicken and waffles.

Helen Metzner

Very very good fried chicken and fried okra and waffles and everything we ate. So fresh! Nice atmosphere. Nice staff.

Geneva Johnson

I love franks chicken and waffles and all they have on the menu wish it wasn't some how different then it used to be

Mason All Day

my star's go to the food. Cheif is doing it! Hands down Great food... A bit pricey...

Anja Cazacu

Waited for 2 hours, which reduced it to 4 stars. I had the shrimp and grits and let me tell you that I have been dreaming about going back just to have another taste. Debating because of the wait.

Patricia Hronich

We drove down from Rio Rancho to see what all the HYPE was about. We were not disappointed. I read the reviews and was kind of worried. BUT, I was so happy, ecstatic about this establishment. I feel that these people that gave comments were just needed something to flap their jaws about or was just in a terrible mood. Our waitress was EXCELLENT. She checked on us constantly( the place was packed) but she never forgot us. The food was hot and good. The atmosphere was great and everyone including the customers waiting for to go orders were nice. We really enjoyed the hostess she was so accommodating and very positive. What a great experience, I can’t wait until my daughter comes home from Houston so we can take her down there. See you soon. Oh I forgot Grub hub and Door Dash was in and out of there picking up food. Just an FYI.

Nicole Barela

Anyone who says anything negative about this place is wrong. This place is amazing!

Jerry Geist

They rocked it mmmmmm and great music an vibe!


Excellent food! Wow! Service was great and friendly even though they were “slammed”. We will be back. My wife, 12 yo son, 4 yo granddaughter, and I loved it!!! ¡Muy bueno!

jasmine lewis

Service was fantastic! Food even better! ;

DL Lewis

My husband picked up an order to go today on a Sunday. Not a good idea for any restaurant, especially one that just reopened. However, definitely worth the wait! The wings were very good. They remind me of how my grandmother and my mother would cook them. I was disappointed about the greens because there wasn't enough of them! My hubby did not ask for a larger container. The taste was phenomenal!!! God bless you Frank's we will be back and for a larger container of greens for sure!

Alex Horton

Franks new location is amazing the food is great pick any item off the menu you will not be disappointed!!!!!!!

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