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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
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Family Dinner for 5

The wait staff was excellent. The ribs were great! The barbecue plate and barbecue chicken were good too! The corn muffins are excellent too! We come here often and always order an onion loaf appetizer. I wish they had a smaller size to it but this trip there were alot of uncooked onions in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
mlynh1
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Yorktown, Virginia
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Husband and I split a lunch for a first time visit this past week. Rack of pork ribs were just ok, not extraordinary, lacked flavor, but fell off the bones. No real choices offered for BBQ sauce. Corn muffins were not served warm and tasted rubbery. Restaurant is old, but clean. Lot's of room, large booths, kid friendly. Unfortunately, I... More 

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Thank Maureen721
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Get your rib eating clothes on or pick up a giant napkin, because you're gonna need it when you pick up this beautiful rack of baby back pork or beef ribs! Cooked to perfection in the giant wood fire located in the restaurant, they are perfect. The sides are not great but who needs them!

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Thank louise225
Chesapeake, Virginia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a crowded night and the service and food were excellent! We had the wings and onion loaf and they were delicious! Their ribs are incredible, too!!

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Thank Linda T
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The wait staff was excellent. The ribs were great! The barbecue plate and barbecue chicken were good too! The corn muffins are excellent too! We come here often and always order an onion loaf appetizer. I wish they had a smaller size to it but this trip there were alot of uncooked onions in the loaf! Yuck

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1 Thank mlynh1
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Frankie's has never failed to serve me the best ribs ever. Always large amounts and good service. Not a fancy place, more casual and homey. You should also give their onion loaf a try, it's the bomb !!

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Thank Dottie B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Went for lunch with a group of people. The wait staff were very friendly and quick with our orders. Had rib special for lunch. Okay, but have had better

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Thank Deb M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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124 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Our lunch group visited here for lunch on a Thursday, this was our third visit over the years. There were 10 of us and we had no reservation. We were greeted at the door by a very friendly owner or manager. We told the hostess that there were 10 of us and they had a place to accommodate us all... More 

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Thank shellback98
Lorton, Virginia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

"New" place in Fairfield Shopping Ctr is nicer than one on Laskin Road we used to go to every year on vacation but far away from the beach. Service staff very friendly, onion loaf as good as ever, ribs delcisious, sweet cornbread and baked beans very good; no draft beer.Immediately noticed food on the floor when we were seated.

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Thank PapaLaser
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We had a group of twenty people who get together every few months. They allow ordering from menu and individual tickets. They have bar-b-que and ribs that is reasonably priced with their homemade sauce. If you only want a salad they have a very nice Southwest salad with grill or fried chicken tenders. The sides are the standard but they... More 

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Thank Lee H
Hampton, Virginia
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229 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was another geocaching meet and greet to which I arrived right on time to find that most were finishing up! It took some time to get an order in. There were eight at our table, with five checks. My order, once in, came fairly rapidly, but this was not the case for others at our table. One order was... 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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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