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Monday, September 24, 2012

pop-we Dinner Club Reviews Finicky Frank's Cafe

Finicky Frank's in Ponca Hills.
Just north of Omaha, NE., on the other side of I-680 next to a carwash there is a little place called Finicky Frank's Cafe. Located at 9520 Calhoun Road, which is by the Ponca Hills area population-we™ (pop-we) foodie Michelle found this little gem. Based on a Ponca legend about a man who grew up in a nearby cabin, having picky eating habits and throwing large parties for neighbors and friends. In keeping with the legend Finicky Frank’s uses the freshest ingredients whenever possible.

Finicky Frank’s was established in 2007 at the end of a very small strip mall. It is a small restaurant but cozy with a friendly décor, from my understanding it was recently renovated from a drab shell of a place to what it is today. When we walked in, the first thing that caught my eye was a big, beautiful dark stained bar. As you keep looking about the room, you see some fun paintings that give it that relaxing atmosphere. When dining here, reservations are strongly encouraged since it such a small, popular place.

Finicky Frank’s has daily specials, crafted beers, wine and outdoors seating. The night we dined the daily special was a rib-eye steak with five types of mushroom accompanied by mashed potatoes with an au jus sauce. Three of us ordered the special, once we figured out whose was whose; one was well, one was medium and one was basically raw (I mean rare). From previous posts -- you will know I like mine medium. This steak was absolutely delicious. From the way it was prepared; it was tender, juicy and the mushrooms with the au jus just made it a real treat. Other foodies commented that the onion rings were excellent as were the curry fries.

After compiling the surveys from the other foodies the pop-we Dinner Club gives Finicky Frank’s: 3.975 star average on a scale of 1-5.

Rib-eye steak with mushroom special.
Atmosphere/Decor – 4.33 

Cleanliness – 4.5

Wait Staff – 3.833

Menu – 3.833

Food Presentation – 4

Food Portions – 4.16

Food Taste – 4.25

Cost (was the cost worth meal?) – 3.416

Noise Level – 3.33

Overall Experience – 4.08

If you would like more information regarding Finicky Frank’s or just want to check out their menu, go to

Want to do this yourself? To review how to start your own dinner club, visit our January post about doing just that. Remember it is a template; tweak it to fit you and your friends’ tastes. pop-we Dinner Club: good food…good friends…good times.
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