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Frank's Restaurant & Bar and Out Back at Frank's

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10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
+1 843-237-1581
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent all the way around. We were seated on time per our reservation, The service was very good with the waitress describing several dishes and returning to make sure we had everything we needed. We ate inside but plan to return and try outside. Great food appropriately priced.

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Thank CWrelic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb dinner. Flounder over fried green tomatoes and cheese grits. Cooked well with great taste. Finished with an Oreo crust key lime pie.

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Thank Campbell1946
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service was very good,seated right away and the food was well prepared! Would return and tell friends!

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Thank gforan01
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our most recent visit was for our anniversary. The atmosphere is romantic, the service great, and the food always fabulous. I love that they have small plates available for those times when you don't want a lot. I got the steak small plate, and my husband got the shrimp and grits small plate. Both delicious! There is now a cozy... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love this place. Whether it is a cozy couple's dinner inside or drinks and dinner "outback" with a large group of friends, we always love this place. Great for a celebration with delicious food and the best service anywhere.

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Florence, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love Franks for a special night out, Food and ambiance is top notch! The wine and food choices will please many palettes.

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Thank Corinne E
Plantation, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There's not a bad thing on this menu! Salads are excellent and best burger in Pawleys . Great homemade ice cream too.

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Thank Catherine K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Frank's is a great restaurant for the celebration dinner or the casual evening in the Outback. Food and service are outstanding

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great food, great atmosphere, and great people. It has a casual area out back that is really cozy and a great bar. Best of the best!

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Obviously as a tourist destination there are great places to eat around here. However if you want to feel welcomed and your belly full of great food with no-nonsense service go to Franks. No matter when this Place is always busy because they make the entire experience work!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-237-1581
Description
Now entering their 25th year of operation, Salters and Elizabeth McClary have established what is irrefutably one of the Lowcountry’s best and most sought after restaurants. The story behind the dream-come-true is interesting. The restaurant was named for Frank Marlow – the gentleman who operated Marlow's General Store (for forty years!) where the restaurant now sits. Natives remember the store – and Frank – with obvious fondness.Salters worked as a bag boy at Marlow's during high school. Some years later he confided his dream of opening a restaurant to his former employer. Frank promptly announced his intention to retire and proposed his old store as the perfect spot for the new venture. In a matter of months, one Island institution was transformed into another. History repeats itself in that folks clamor to get to Frank’s. Then and now, Frank’s is a Pawleys classic.Featured in Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Southern Living, National Restaurant Magazine, and South Carolina Living Getaway with Sandra Lee, Frank's is really two restaurants in one. In the main dining room, there's candlelight and white linens and a bustling bistro atmosphere that is both intimate and energizing. The food is award winning. There is an extensive selection of appetizers for those who enjoy exploring lots of options or eating a bit lighter, as well as several new entrees. The ambiance here is decidedly elegant, but in no way stuffy. Don’t wait for a special occasion to give it a try.Frank's Outback is – quite literally "out back" of Frank's. Here, beneath an umbrella of trees strung with lights, there's a marvelous open-air bar, expansive decks, an enormous fireplace and a cozy indoor dining area, as well. Private rooms are available. It’s a bit more casual than Frank’s, but no less appealing. Lots of appetizers, small plates, gourmet pizza from the wood-burning pizzas and several specials daily.It must be noted that Frank’s and Frank’s Outback Bars have great atmosphere and are favored by locals. Many meet at Frank’s for an end of the day celebration. The wine list, hand-selected by the owners, is reasonably priced but reads like a who's-who of the world’s vineyards. Many of them are available by the glass. Both bars open at 4:00 PM. With free Wi-Fi, one could finish their work in a relaxed environment, grab a favorite appetizer or stay for dinner to make it the perfect ending to the day.There’s no place quite like Frank’s and Outback. The best advice comes firsthand, so ask any local where to eat. Chances are Frank’s will be at the top of their list. The professional wait staff is outstanding. Reservations are essential, so please call ahead!

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