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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 #179 of 1,244 restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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76% Recommend
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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293 reviews 293 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I have not been here in a long time. We used to go to the beach location at least once a month. We were in the area and decided to stop for dinner. The service was alright. The ribs were a bit dry and over cooked. The sides were good. I was disappointed that the taste I remember was no... More

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