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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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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in for a couple of drinks, and while there decided to order a pizza to go. Great service, pizza was pretty good too!

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Wilmington NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The real deal--top-level atmosphere, service, drink, and food. But not stuffy. Outside area is wonderful; if it had been just a tad warmer, I would have loved to spend the evening out there.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us had dinner at Frank's in early December. Everyone agreed it was outstanding; excellent food from start to finish, and great, attentive service. This is one of the best places for dinner in Pawley's Island.

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Fairborn, Ohio
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255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We intended to stop at Outback at Franks but being a Monday they were closed. So we ate inside at Franks instead. We were there at opening and they filled up quickly so reservations would probably be a good idea. We decided on the 6 oz. Filet ($32.50) and the Flounder Special for $29.95. Both were very good. Our glasses... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG This place is one of the best restaurants. Service is top shelf and the food is outrageously good. A bit on the expensive side but well worth it. I don't mind that at all.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoy trying out new places- especially when the experience turns out to be an enjoyable one. I made a reservation for Saturday evening and arrived early to spend some time in what I read to be a beautiful restaurant setting. I now know that was an understatement. There are three bars to enjoy on the property- one inside... More 

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Thank AbbyCorrine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my Mother to Frank's Restaurant for her 89th birthday. She was treated like a queen. Years ago we had a family dinner there so this place has great memories for her. The steak was outstanding as was the atmosphere. Please don't change a think about this place. And thank you for making my Mom feel special!

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Ware Shoals, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love this place. The staff greet each customer as if you Are a long lost friend. The Lobster ravioli is wonderful!!'

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Thank Robyn J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 of us went to frank's on recommendation of a 'local'; very good choice. chose to eat inside since chilly, but had a heated/covered outside are too. liked the fact that they had 'small plates' and entrees. 4 ounce filet and 2 small plates of lamb chop trio, plus wine and desserts came to $107 with tax. good/friendly waiter(c tripp);... More 

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Thank Tom R
Highland Hills
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frank's is one of the best restaurants in the area. It's atmoshere ranges from fine interior dining to more casual outdoor patio dining with live music nightly and a beautiful fire during the colder months. The food is outstanding with a wide range of choices from local seafood fixed multiple ways to great steaks cooked the way you like them!... More 

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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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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