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Van Buren's favorite Italian Restaurant

YELP Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      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

      On a cross country trip, stopped at Hampton Inn and they recommended this restaurant for dinner.  Truly old school home cooking, no frills, just taste, pleasant surprise for small town... read more

    thumb Phil B.
    8/11/2018

      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

      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

      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

      Great little gem of an Italian restaurant just off the Interstate.  As good as you'll find in this part of the world.  The pasta sampler was fantastic.  Service was excellent.... read more

    thumb Steve H.
    3/28/2019
TripAdvisor Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      Wow, this place is amazing. I read the reviews and had to try it. Yes, it can be that good. Franks has amazing food. You can't go wrong with any... read more

    avatar thumb 350byrond
    9/20/2020

      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

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

    avatar thumb Tsdu1
    8/10/2020

      Great service, Great food, Great atmosphere to bring your love out to dine. The chicken Fred's Special was to die for. No room for dessert.

    avatar thumb 799dalee
    2/29/2020

      The food was perfect, service outstanding, ambience very pleasing! Portions are generous...you will most likely have a takeout. Frank’s will not disappoint! Did I mention their bread? Yummmmmmm

    avatar thumb bobbyl596
    11/01/2020

      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

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.