The Frisco opened its doors in 1953 as part of Harry Akin's Night Hawk chain, which began its empire during the depression two decades earlier. Akin developed innovations such as late night service, and even raised his own beef to ensure the quality of his food. He hired women and minorities before it was politically correct to do so. In the turbulent civil rights era, he was the first Austin restauranteur to integrate his restaurants. People of all ages still come to the diner to enjoy a good homecooked meal.
Hours of Operation are Sunday through Monday from 7 am till 9 pm. Tuesday through Saturday from 7 am till 10 pm.