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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually have a great time at Frankies Ribs. For some reason on this trip, our food took an extremely long time and then we got food poisoning. I surely won't be going back. It could have just been a bad cook that evening. Either way, I won't take that chance again. If you have not ever had food poisoning,... More 

Thank SuzKatana03
Yorktown, Virginia
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143 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We had 1/2 rack of ribs with steak fries & baked beans -- the ribs were delicious with the meat almost falling off the bones -- the baked beans were very tasty & the steak fries had a nice zest to them. Also had sirloin steak which was superbly prepared; and chicken & ribs combination platter... More 

Thank Rsnic
Philadelphia Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We ate at Frankie's and we're very satisfied with the food and the service. Ribs were cooked to perfection, sides tasty too. We will definitely be eating here again!

1 Thank Alsepta33
New Hartford, New York
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233 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Went with 10 family members and sat at a big round table which was nice. The ribs were fantastic and plentiful. Drinks were good and service was excellent.

1 Thank Ann K
Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Sunday was very packed resulting in wait staff over loaded, they ran out of there Free soup. only half our party of received the soup, Beef ribs were a little space of meat a lot of fat

1 Thank Rod V
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a reservation for 9 for our son's birthday. We get there to find out they didn’t manage their reservations well and wanted to put our party in two separate booths. This was not gonna work for us and left us searching for a place to eat that could seat 9 people at 7pm on a Saturday night. Furthermore they... More 

1 Thank Tim P
North Carolina
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

My wife and her friend and I went here recently for lunch. First, they brought out cups of chicken and rice soup, which come with the meal at no charge, and it was delicious. The ribs that my wife and her friend had were really good. I had the flounder and it was great. My wife and I have eaten... More 

2 Thank StThomasSam
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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143 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We've eaten here several times and have tried many different menu items offered. Everything tasted great- burgers, fish, ribs- all of it!

1 Thank Mike and Diane K
Yorktown, Virginia
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Maureen721
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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!

Thank louise225

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?