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Uncle Franks for Lunch

Joy | Nov 17, 200501:36 PM

I went to Uncle Franks in Mountain View for lunch, and it was not all that crowded. I know people have been having trouble getting in at dinnertime, so if you are anywhere near Mountain View in the middle of the day, I suggest you drop by. We arrived a few minutes after noon and got a table right away, and it never got all that crowded.

I had the ribs, which are my favorite. As usual, they were great and the side dishes very forgettable. I had the collard greens for the first time, and they were pretty good, if you like extremely salty food -- it's probably their best side dish, which isn't saying much.

The ribs were tender and tasty and amazing. I suggest getting the sauce on the side, as more than a smidgen IMO takes away from the flavor of the meat.

The staff were, as usual, extremely friendly and charming, fairly stressed out, and completely disorganized.

My partner does not eat meat, so she ordered the fried shrimp, which take 20-25 minutes to cook. It was worth the wait. I don't usually like fried shrimp, but I decided to have a taste of hers and they were absolutely the best fried shrimp I've ever had. I ate enough of her shrimp that she felt she had to count the leftovers so that I didn't sneak a few more on the way home.

The shrimp were plump and tasty, and the batter thin and tasty. Just perfect. Fried shrimp usually have thick, greasy batter and tiny little tasteless shrimp, but these were another species altogether. In fact, I may have to append the above claim that the ribs are my favorite.

The reheated leftover ribs were good for dinner, too, although they are definitely better fresh. (I can't say how the leftover shrimp were, since I wasn't allowed to eat any. Sigh.)

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