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Van Buren's favorite Italian Restaurant

YELP Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      Forgot to take a picture of the main course. Salad was great, customer service was great. We had visited this restaurant in their old location and I feel the they've... read more

    thumb Nichole W.
    7/30/2018

      Being from NYC and Italian we can say Frank's is a true Italian restaurant! We were staying in town over night and super excited that the number one place to... read more

    thumb G L.
    6/09/2018

      Frank's can be called a staple for the Van Buren community. It's great Italian at a modest price. Everything tastes fresh when it hits the table. They bring out yummy... read more

    thumb Davey D.
    7/14/2018

      We lived in Italy for 15 years so not authentic pastas for sure but hearty and very edible, tasty. I ordered the spaghetti carbonara which was instead sort of a... read more

    thumb Kathy B.
    4/12/2019

      The artichoke dip and free rolls were good, if oily. But the spaghetti was way overcooked and inedible. Also the lights are inappropriate for a restaurant; so it's dim, but... read more

    thumb Amy L.
    2/09/2019

      My favorite Italian Restaurant in the Ft Smith/Van Buren area! The food is always fresh, authentic, and tasty. Whether dining in or getting it to go, Frank's is a great... read more

    thumb Andy C.
    7/12/2018
TripAdvisor Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      Stayed in Van Buren on our way from Kansas to Memphis to watch our Wildcats play Navy in the Liberty Bowl. We love Italian and the #1 rated restaurant happened... read more

    avatar thumb Woofcat
    12/28/2019

      We were passing through for the night and hotel recommended Frank's for dinner. We were very pleasantly surprised! The eggplant parmesan was the best my husband has ever had, and... read more

    avatar thumb catladyKC
    2/12/2020

      Absolutely fabulous place and wonderful atmosphere,absolutely delicious food and the best service ever!

    avatar thumb Tsdu1
    8/10/2020

      Sauce was a bit bland and a bit sweet, otherwise the Manicotti was good. Mixed Salad was good. Waitress was preoccupied

    avatar thumb Pwhite660
    2/09/2020

      Living in an Italian NJ neighborhood for years, I am always reluctant to eat Italian away from the northeast coast, but this passed the test and actually surprized me. The... read more

    avatar thumb annmsouth
    11/06/2019

      Frank's has a good selection of pastas and we were able to stay pretty close to our plant-based diet. Good spaghetti, good service and a nice atmosphere.

    avatar thumb Q9094GRstevem
    12/28/2019

Frank's Italian Restaurant IconFrank's Italian Restaurant

525 North Plaza Drive, Van Buren

4.5 503 reviews

  • Avatar Valerie ★★★★★ in the last week
    The food was really good and yes I'd love to go back and i will...here is my new grandbabies,yes … More I'm a little proud
  • Avatar James Zimlich ★★★★★ a month ago
    The food here is fantastic so don't let the humble look of the building fool you. Service was top … More notch, friendly, unobtrusive, and knowledgeable. Waitress handled our special order with grace and kitchen knocked all the dishes out of the pack. Portions are amazingly generous!
  • Avatar Anthony Gray ★★★★★ a year ago
    Frank's is a very good restaurant service is great and friendly the food I think is wonderful the … More amount you receive is more than one person eat. If you have not tried them you should it a very good restaurant.