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Frankie's Place For Ribs

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5200 Fairfield Shopping Ctr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-4212
(757) 495-7427
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Birthday Dinner

My sister and I took my mom here for her birthday dinner and it was great. They made sure there was enough room to seat us as a group of 8 and our server was excellent. They allowed us to bring in our own cake for her birthday which was nice. My only complaint is the ribs were a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Kim L
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My sister and I took my mom here for her birthday dinner and it was great. They made sure there was enough room to seat us as a group of 8 and our server was excellent. They allowed us to bring in our own cake for her birthday which was nice. My only complaint is the ribs were a little... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Went here for my husbands birthday, he loves the ribs. I will say the front room layout needs to be updated, very outdated not inviting at all. The new area to the side seems more inviting, they should use that more. Next they give you corn muffins, the waitress just brought out four just enough for one each, then asked... More 

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Frankie's R, Owner at Frankie's Place For Ribs, responded to this review

Barbara - I'm so sorry to see this. Did you talk to the manager about your food that day? We would have definitely made it right. We hope you'll give us another chance soon. - Mike More 

Lancaster, PA
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a modest-looking restaurant located in a strip center. While the décor and the ordering/checkout system could use some upgrading, the real story here is the excellent food. The ribs are super-tender and have a pleasing smoky flavor. There are sauces available on the table to complement the ribs but there is no need. The flavor of the ribs... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Recently had lunch there to discuss business and was terribly underwhelmed. When I lived in Virginia Beach, Frankie's was our "go to" for takeout dinner and we loved the food. Yesterday, the food lived up to its reputation, but the service was absolutely abysmal. Our waitress got things wrong, was inattentive and out table was covered in a sticky, gritty... More 

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Frankie's R, Owner at Frankie's Place For Ribs, responded to this review

JimCarroll3 – I’m very sorry to hear about this. As the owner, I never want to hear about poor service and an unclean environment, we take that very seriously. Did you happen to talk to the manager during your visit? Please contact me at (757) 495-7427 so we can make it right. - Mike D. More 

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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I've been to Frankie's a few times in the past at their location that they closed now in Chesapeake. I recall the ribs being a pretty good size and they had a lot more meat on them then. They've closed a lot of their locations, kind of not surprised. Me and my wife visited here at this one and the... More 

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Frankie's R, Owner at Frankie's Place For Ribs, responded to this review

We're sorry you were disappointed with your visit to Frankie's. While many of the owners of other Frankie's locations have passed away or retired, we all serve the same great ribs and portion sizes. And yes, we did run out of our beef ribs. With the weeks of bad weather we experienced in late February, our suppliers weren't able to... More 

Virginia Beach
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Have been going to this place for 10 years but after tonight's experience, will not return. The hostess acted like she was doing us the biggest favor in the world to seat us, although they had plenty of open tables. Server inquired if we had any coupons before she took our order, then said if we had coupons the free... More 

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Frankie's R, Owner at Frankie's Place For Ribs, responded to this review

Travelguy - We're VERY sorry to hear about your experience. We'll be talking to staff right away about everything, including the promotion policies and making sure there are clean towels in the restrooms. We truly value our customers and hope you'll come back to see us soon. - Mike More 

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The husband and I visited Virginia from North Carolina and decided we wanted BBQ at the time. We found Frankies online closest to our location of stay. I can say was it was great food... Our services was on top of checking on us, keeping our drinks full (always important to us), and the places was very nice. It's was... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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226 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Frankies is located conveniently in a strip shopping center with an inviting appearance. Since our only bar-b-que place we go to when the urge for bar-b-que strikes is located some distance from us and Frankies is much closer, we decided to give it a try. The complimentary chicken soup was excellent - not too salty and very flavorful. We shared... More 

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Clearwater, FL
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383 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

In a shopping mall somehow I wasn't expecting much. But 3 of us came in from the airport, starved. I ordered the full rack and I'm telling you I destroyed them in 10 minutes. The service was great. Restrooms a tad messy but could have been recently done. It won't keep me from coming back. These are not Kansas City... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I came here for a geocaching monthly meet and greet after most cachers had already arrived and been served. It took awhile to get the server's attention since the others at my table had already been served and some had finished. I ordered a sliced bbq sandwich with fries and coleslaw. All were satisfactory. This is the second time I've... More 

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Frankie's R, Owner at Frankie's Place For Ribs, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your food, and we'll remind the servers that some large groups arrive at different times and to keep an eye out for people who may have just arrived. Hope to see you again soon. - Frankie's More 

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Additional Information about Frankie's Place For Ribs

Address: 5200 Fairfield Shopping Ctr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-4212
Phone Number: (757) 495-7427
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5200 Fairfield Shopping Ctr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-4212
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: (757) 495-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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