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Frankie's Place For Ribs

5200 Fairfield Shopping Ctr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-4212
(757) 495-7427
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Ranked #168 of 1,246 restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Norfolk, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Try it at lunchtime, til 3pm, they have lunch menu that includes chicken rice soup with an entree, 2 sides, & cornmuffin It will fill u up !!! And you'll keep coming back !!!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I never pick Frankie`s as a dining choice. The food is never consistent in quality or temperature. The service always lacks something. Far from my favorite place to eat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I visited Frankie's (I remembered this place from 20 yrs prior on family vacations). You MUST go here! Order the onion loaf as an app if you are an onion ring fan, you will LOVE it! We both ordered a rack if ribs and coleslaw. A huge storm came thru as we were dining (later determined to... More

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Virginia Beach
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a different restaurant to dine at and she found out about this place and what a find it turned out to be. The food was reasonably priced and absolutely delicious.Our waitress Samantha was a sweetheart,very personable and very attentive to service. Ater the meal I complimented that the food and service was outstanding... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We use to dine at Frankie's on Laskin Road but the restaurant closed when all the new construction started to make way for the new condos and stores. So happy we found Frankie's just a short drive from the beach area still in business and doing well. The barbecue and side dishes are super delicious and the restaurant has great... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have been going to Frankie's to get our ribs fix for almost 20 years. The ribs are cooked to perfection every time and the side dishes are an excellent match. The onion loaf is a perfect starter but is large enough to dull your appetite for the mouth watering ribs that follow. The staff is always friendly and will... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My extended family often eats here as a big group. Everyone orders something different and everyone enjoys their meal. Our last outing saw orders of fried tilapia, the chicken cashew salad and their steak sandwich. All were delicious! Go hungry because the servings are plentiful -- and they bring out a basket of cornbread with your order.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Both the pork and beef ribs were really flavorful and tender. Creamy coleslaw was good too. Everything came to the table nice and hot. Pork barbecue sandwich was just average but the sauce is good and reminiscent of Pierce's. Only minus was the person bussing the tables around us. VERY LOUD ! Wish she would have been a bit more... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When we lived in Virginia Beach, Frankie's was our "go to" BBQ restaurant. Now that we live in Norfolk, it still is our favorite. Got a take-out order to treat my wife and her friend to their birthday dinners and it was absolutely fantastic!!! Frankie's Rules!!!

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Mableton, Georgia
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We had lunch catered during a recent visit. The ribs were falling off the bone good...the sauce was great. The pulled pork was great. Some of the best bbq I have had in quite some time.

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