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Frank's Restaurant & Bar and Out Back at Frank's

10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
+1 843-237-3030
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My hubby and I celebrated our 24th Wedding Anniversary at Franks. The food was good. I ordered the crab cakes with collard greens and mashed potatoes. He ordered lamb for two with grits cake and veggies. Hostess not friendly at all. Our waiter Cody was...More

Thank NotBougie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great restaurant. We sat out back with friends and had an absolutely fantastic time. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. This was our first visit to Frank’s but certainly not our last. We enjoyed great wine and appetizers as well...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an OUTSTANDING server who handled a table of 8 all w separate checks smoothly, no errors, and food on time. With our group, that's saying something. Had shrimp and grits, which was good, but not great. Overall, good place for upscale dining--others in...More

Thank trhlgolfer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant twice and both times the food was excellent! The atmosphere is mixed depending upon where you select to be seated! Any place you decide will not affect the excellent service or food. At night, the outdoor area is romantic but yet...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are inside at Frank's or outside at Frank's Outback - great food, great service, and a great environment. We go there whenever we are in the area (from Charlotte). Even the best in Charlotte does not beat Frank's. What's good? Steaks, seafood, crab...More

Thank SeaSand69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, good food, small plates available, local hot spot. Optionally dining Outside/casual to more formal/inside

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I along with my wife’s sister, six cousins and the spouses of most had a wonderful dinner here on Friday night. I ordered spring roll as an appetizer and Tasso/grits as a small plate entree. My wife ordered the mozzarella salad and...More

Thank ramsey48
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do yourself a favor and next time you visit Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach, make a reservation to eat at Frank's Restaurant. We always eat inside; it is casual and you'll see golfers who've come straight from the links but you'll feel better if you...More

Thank anniehalltn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Consistently good food! Always makes for a special evening. Dinner specials every night. Salads, seafood, steaks, and desserts amazing! Try their layered caramel cake! Wow!!

Thank Tonya B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service are excellent and they offer meals at varying price points. You can get a Filet on the small plates, regular menu or the Gourmet beef menu. Fish dishes vary but Grouper and Cobia are standouts. Excellent wine selection at fair pricing.

Thank Wallypm
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Lynn K
11 June 2017|
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Response from jthompson52 | Reviewed this property |
Outback Menu 10434 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 Driving Directions Phone 843-237-3030 Franks Hours : Mon – Thu: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Fri – Sat: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Frank’s Dining Menu Frank’s Chophouse Menu Franks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-237-3030
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Now entering their 25th year of operation, Salters and Elizabeth McClary have established what is irrefutably one of the Lowcountry’s best and most sought after restaurants. The story behind the dream-come-true is interesting. The restaurant was named for Frank Marlow – the gentleman who operated Marlow's General Store (for forty years!) where the restaurant now sits. Natives remember the store – and Frank – with obvious fondness.Salters worked as a bag boy at Marlow's during high school. Some years later he confided his dream of opening a restaurant to his former employer. Frank promptly announced his intention to retire and proposed his old store as the perfect spot for the new venture. In a matter of months, one Island institution was transformed into another. History repeats itself in that folks clamor to get to Frank’s. Then and now, Frank’s is a Pawleys classic.Featured in Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Southern Living, National Restaurant Magazine, and South Carolina Living Getaway with Sandra Lee, Frank's is really two restaurants in one. In the main dining room, there's candlelight and white linens and a bustling bistro atmosphere that is both intimate and energizing. The food is award winning. There is an extensive selection of appetizers for those who enjoy exploring lots of options or eating a bit lighter, as well as several new entrees. The ambiance here is decidedly elegant, but in no way stuffy. Don’t wait for a special occasion to give it a try.Frank's Outback is – quite literally "out back" of Frank's. Here, beneath an umbrella of trees strung with lights, there's a marvelous open-air bar, expansive decks, an enormous fireplace and a cozy indoor dining area, as well. Private rooms are available. It’s a bit more casual than Frank’s, but no less appealing. Lots of appetizers, small plates, gourmet pizza from the wood-burning pizzas and several specials daily.It must be noted that Frank’s and Frank’s Outback Bars have great atmosphere and are favored by locals. Many meet at Frank’s for an end of the day celebration. The wine list, hand-selected by the owners, is reasonably priced but reads like a who's-who of the world’s vineyards. Many of them are available by the glass. Both bars open at 4:00 PM. With free Wi-Fi, one could finish their work in a relaxed environment, grab a favorite appetizer or stay for dinner to make it the perfect ending to the day.There’s no place quite like Frank’s and Outback. The best advice comes firsthand, so ask any local where to eat. Chances are Frank’s will be at the top of their list. The professional wait staff is outstanding. Reservations are essential, so please call ahead!
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