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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 6 days ago

This place has all the ingredients of a fine restaurant, staff, food ambiance etc. The offer two choices Franks Outback or Franks inside. We find eating at the bar near the grill to be a good choice. The only place I know where you can...More

Thank Wallypm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place and very charming atmosphere. Warm heaters and casual decor outside. Pleasant live music. Reservations suggested even if empty. I had the Grouper with cheese grits and cream sauce and shrimp. Good flavor. Fish was warm and could have been hotter. Shrimp were very...More

Thank Rjkono
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When a restaurant gets it right, they really get it right. They have provided the most interesting dining atmosphere. There are approximately 100 seats outside in a garden setting under a canopy of trees. There are several small rooms which make it intimate without being...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My #1 place to go! Solo or with friends. The outdoor bar and dining room exoeriende like a trip to a romantic get-away. Go have your experience. Tuesday night jazz with Bob Ackerman and Pam Purvis. See you there.

Thank 205belindaf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the small plate: Grilled Four Ounce Beef Tenderloin with Tobacco Onions, Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Garlic Horseradish Sauce with a substitution of truffle fries for the mashed potatoes. and added mushrooms. The tenderloin was the perfect size, cooked to perfection, the fries and...More

Thank jthompson52
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have reviewed Frank's before as excellent, but sit back and let us tell you a story of some classy folks. See it was Saturday night. Wifey wanted a date night night and she wanted it at Franks Outback. So, I called to make the...More

Thank 620toddf
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Most restaurants start well but struggle over time to maintain standards. Frank’s is clearly the exception and has maintained its high standards for years. We had a delightful visit two days ago. The staff is skilled and friendly; the menu offers multiple choices and produces...More

Thank Grayendo
Reviewed 30 October 2017

love Franks, service and food, the best if you can try the outback we love sitting at the bar and listening to the music

Thank carolann m
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This was our first visit. Great atmosphere! Local entertainment. Excellent food! This is my new favorite place for dinner. I had the Shrimp and Grits, and husband had the crab cakes Superb! Topped it off with the Blackberry Cobbler, yummy. Remember to call for reservations.

Thank pbrown3901
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We love this restaurant! The indoor is more of a fine dining vibe, but Out Back is a more laid back, but still upscale atmosphere. Excellent food and service, with a big enough menu to offer something for everyone. Make reservations, especially in summer!

Thank WilkS71
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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

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  • Food
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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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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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