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

10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
+1 843-237-3030
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“caramel cake” (38 reviews)
“steak” (93 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (13 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
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Reviewed today via mobile

Our large group was taken well care of by our server. All the dishes were well executed. The drinks ordered were very good. My only complaint was our room was very warm. The outside seating area was better ventilated than the inside area

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable service, fresh fish artfully prepared, quaint atmosphere. This was a nice surprise to find in Pauley Island.

Thank hungrytraveler813
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good atmosphere inside and outdoor dining with superb food. The service matches their quality for a enjoyable evening eating experience. Expensive but worth every dollar.

Thank _jrwturner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, sister and I had dinner at Frank's Out Back last weekend. We started with a glass each of Prosecco to pair with our appetizer, and then switched up to fabulous red's to go with our beef dishes. Service was great and the beef...More

Thank U2217AIwilliamb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here with family which is my sisters favorite restaurant. She loves the ambiance of Outback. Very hot, humid day. Wish more fans were on that would have made a difference to heat outside. Dining area is covered, with some ceiling fans, but wasn’t enough...More

Thank rncarol13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say about this place is wow. Everything was amazing. We got an appetizer, 2 entrees, dessert, and a couple glasses of wine for about $100, which is very reasonable for how nice the place is. This is definitely a place you go...More

Thank mroesing7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn’t been to Franks in close to 20 years. It was wonderful! Started with the fried goat cheese plate and a special that was grilled peaches with prosciutto. They both were delicious! I had the rack of lamb and my friend had the snapper....More

1  Thank lanabear2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Frank's two times over Memorial Day weekend, and it couldn't have been better. I had the Mahi risotto one night, and it was one of the best dishes I have ever had. I had a steak the second night, and it was...More

Thank Kmknight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything from the atmosphere to the food was phenomenal. They have an excellent staff and the best wine list I've ever seen. I highly recommend any of the steaks!

1  Thank Sam_Elmer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great history worth reading about on their website. The outside is not an original part of the restaurant but the addition is very well done and being there is May is a good Tim time to eat outside. We had spent...More

Thank ba11peen
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May 6, 2018|
Response from carolmdir | Reviewed this property |
not sure we went middle of the week. check their website!
Lynn K
June 10, 2017|
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Response from jthompson52 | Reviewed this property |
Outback Menu 10434 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 Driving Directions Phone 843-237-3030 Franks Hours : Mon – Thu: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Fri – Sat: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Frank’s Dining Menu Frank’s Chophouse Menu Franks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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: +1 843-237-3030
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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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