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Jane917 Mar 1, 2011 02:27 PM

I will be in the University District tomorrow night, and am looking for a place to eat. My hotel is near Frank's Oyster House. Any comments?

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Oyster House
320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501

  1. ardelle Jan 5, 2012 05:43 PM

    Oysters were good and small. They were $2.25 each; no discount for a dozen. Food was very pricey for the portion size. I had a rare burger for $14. It was only medium rare and a rather small burger. He had sturgeon. A very small piece; about 2-14" square, for $26. Came with very few small potatoes, some frizee and four small chunks of beet.
    While better than average food and an interesting place, I don't think we will go back unless it's for the happy hour oysters

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    Frank's Oyster House & Champagne Parlor
    2616 NE 55th, Seattle, WA 98105

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    1. re: ardelle
      GourmetLight Jan 5, 2012 08:03 PM

      That's too bad, as we really, really like Frank's. I guess if you're looking for better value, there are lots of good options at Happy Hour. In general, I don't think the prices are high, especially as I always compare to either Ballard or downtown Seattle.

      1. re: GourmetLight
        ardelle Jan 5, 2012 09:34 PM

        Though we've not been to many restaurants downtown, we've been to Cutter's, Maximilien, Nell's, Ray's Boathouse, Lark, the original Ivar's Salmon House and many more and considered Frank's a lesser value. It is a cute place.

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          christy319 Jan 6, 2012 05:26 PM

          There is a good thread about oysters going on just a bit below...I consider $2.25 each expensive, given how easy it is to get great quality ones for less at Taylor, Elliots, etc etc.

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      christy319 Mar 2, 2011 06:23 PM

      I like Frank's. I can't think of a better option in that area, so I say go.

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        PAO Mar 3, 2011 07:00 AM

        Try 50 North in the old Fondi's space.

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        Lauren Mar 2, 2011 02:23 PM

        I went to Frank's again a couple of weeks ago. Good cocktails, great oysters and wedge salad with green goddess dressing. Okay burger and fish and chips. Bad fried chicken. I like the space and the service is fine.

        1. babette feasts Mar 1, 2011 03:28 PM

          Frank's has a decent happy hour.

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            GreenLakeDave Mar 2, 2011 12:07 PM

            I agree on their HH, and it extends to the dining room as well as the bar. I'm fond of the spicy peanuts and deviled eggs, however their boneless fried chicken is really awesome.

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