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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 - 10:00 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: Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Not impressed at all! Ribs! Where's the meat!!

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Virginia Beach
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
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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241 reviews 241 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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524 reviews 524 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
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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146 reviews 146 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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 

Virginia Beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a satisfactory visit .Our waitress did a fine job of serving us except when she was at other tables. When we were looking for her,we hear another waitress say, "What do the want now?" As we were looking for drink replenishment, we thought this comment to be rude. Nevertheless, the ribs were a bit dry and I did... More 

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

Thank's for the visit! We hope you'll come back and try us again. - Frankie's Management More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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 0 - 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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