Uncle Frank's - Disappointed
Iv'e followed the Uncle Frank's discussion for a while and finally made it this week. I've spent a lot of time in Texas and Memphis so I was hopeful. I also have 2 smokers at home and I am fairly good at doing ribs, links, and brisket.
I ordered the three meat combo trying to get a feeling for how all the meats were done.
The brisket was 5 slices of meat. Two were nicely done, stringy and tender and well done. Three were firm, touugh, and not worth eating. Overall C+.
The hot links were consistent. Spicy but not well tasting. I can not really described it but they were over smoked and almost acrid. Will not try them again. D-.
The ribs were the best thing. They were all tender and well smoked. Overall B.
Sides were eans and potato salad.
Beans were over smoked . Almost acrid in taste C-
Potato salad was mediocre. Nothing to distnqish it. c- to D+.
Bottom line is that Uncle Frank's is at best a C+.
I will continue to spend 8-12 hours at home to get good bbq.
Like most bbq places consistency can be an issue here. I've been twice, the second time was a lot better. The sides are rather forgettable from my experience but when the brisket is on it's really good (I love brisket, Memphis Minnies being the benchmark for me in the Bay). I agree the links are nothing special, wish they were. Might be worth another try
Okay, good, I don't feel alone now in thinking that Uncle Frank's is way overrated. I went there once with two other pals and all of us thought it was just okay. I'd agree with every one of skikt's ratings above. I wouldn't come back, even though the staff was very friendly.