New Mexico July 05, 2017
This Melt In Your Mouth Chicken And Waffle Restaurant In New Mexico Will Blow You Away
We owe a debt of gratitude to whoever first united chicken with waffles. The combo sounds odd if you’ve never tried it, but after one bite of this crunchy, sweet, and juicy dish, you’ll be hooked. Since New Mexico is part of the Southwest rather than the South, soul food restaurants aren’t that common. However, one joint in Albuquerque has earned a reputation for down home food, done right.
Frank’s Famous Chicken and Waffles has a cheerful façade and retro interior.
Records decorate the walls, along with instruments, and music-themed art.
There’s even an 8-track player!
The overall effect is to make you feel like you’ve stumbled into a music lover’s living room that happens to smell like heaven. Making diners feel at home is an important part of a good soul food restaurant and, at Frank’s, it’s a slam dunk. With the atmosphere taken care of, on to the food…
The signature dish here is the waffles and wings plate.
The chicken is crisped on the outside and tender on the inside, with just the right amount of breading. The waffles are on the thinner side and slightly soft – a pleasant textural contrast to the wings. Top them with classic syrup or cinnamon butter.
While the chicken and waffles are stellar...
...There are other dishes on the menu worth trying.
Perhaps your ultimate comfort food is shrimp and grits. Well, prepare to drool…
Cheesy and smooth, the shrimp and grits at this restaurant are a delight.
As you’d expect at a soul food joint, the catfish is spot on. This is easily one of the best places to eat catfish in New Mexico. Try it on the po’ boy or order the platter, which comes with two sides.
Among the side dishes, the fried pickles and collard greens stand out.
The chili cheese fries are also popular.
Wash down your meal with lemonade or Kool-Aid served in a mason jar and, if you have even the tiniest room left, reserve it for some peach cobbler.
When you dine at Frank’s Famous Chicken and Waffles, you’re sure to leave with a full stomach, a soothed soul, and a giant smile on your face.
This scrumptious spot is located at 513 San Mateo Boulevard NE in Albuquerque. Here is the restaurant’s
Have you eaten at Frank’s yet?
You may also be interested in our past article featuring other
mom n’ pop restaurants in New Mexico.