Food Porn: Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor

Frank's Oyster House Malasadas. Photo by Jennifer Liu.

Scone and cocktail pairings, American comfort food, and a cozy atmosphere await your arrival.

Opened in 2009, co-owner Sarah was first introduced to dining out at Boston area eateries by her maternal grandfather, Frank Duffin. Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor is a gem, offering a fresh take on hospitality and warmth, and tucked away in a small neighborhood behind University Village. Beautiful wood paneling, lofty booths, and corner seats create a cozy atmosphere.

Frank’s Oyster House Malasadas. Photo by Jennifer Liu.

Brunch offerings include a menu of scone and cocktail pairings. The scones are moist, fluffy, and bite-size, infused with interesting flavors, complimenting their cocktail pairing. The first, a refreshingly light and fizzy Mimost, with pear brandy, lavender bitters, and sparkling wine paired with an Apricot & Lavender Scone. Next, a spicy and strong Bloody Mary served with a Black Olive & Tarragon Scone. The third, for a warm, creamy breakfast cocktail, the Chai Tea Cocktail is a house chai tea infused with brandy and steamed milk paired with a Black Pepper & Rhubarb Scone. 

The Oyster Po’ Boy is a must-order, with large breaded oysters, a creamy sauce, and a toasty baguette. The Eggs Benedict is served with a heavenly hollandaise sauce over housemade English muffins that were baked and buttered to perfection. Wild Shrimp and Grits served with a poached egg is a comforting, creamy dish without being overly heavy. The grits maintain great texture and nicely balance the flavorful shrimp.

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Photos by Jennifer Liu and Frank’s Oyster House.

For sweet brunch entrees, try the Waffle with Salted Maple Ice Cream. This dish makes one wonder why the delectable combination hasn’t been discovered by other brunch menus. For savory and sweet on one plate, try the Fried Chicken and Waffle, executed flawlessly by a chef who spent some time cooking and living in the South. A rare dish to find in Seattle, Malasadas are crispy Hawaiian donuts served with pineapple ginger jam and coconut creme anglaise.

Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor is quite the gem. Come for an American comfort food brunch, a lively happy hour, or an intimate dinner — you won’t be disappointed.

Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor| 2616 NE 55th St., Seattle, 98105 | (206) 525 – 0220