Unfortunately, the Quarter Note only is a quarter of Frank's. The Quarter Note is a dive among dives that should really only be visited at night; sunlight exposes unseemly nastiness and decorations left over from who-knows-how-many Halloweens ago, and it reeks of old nightclub. It's really set up well only for live music. Food is only offered for lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The menu is very limited, with BBQ options of ribs, brisket, sausage, a few fried items, and only cole slaw, potato salad, and beans as sides. No combo offerings, no desserts, cornbread, collard greens, specials. Also missing was our favorite waitress and any sort of positive atmosphere.
The food wasn't quite there. The brisket was very disappointing; the texture was all wrong and there was very little smoky flavor. The ribs were better, though still a ways from Uncle Frank's of old. The sauce was oddly served on the side and lacked the heat that Frank's hot barbecue sauce should have.
If you want Frank's, I would suggest calling in and ordering ribs to go. But without the atmosphere, the crowds, and the brisket, the fun is lost and maybe I'll just go eat my homemade ribs.