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Frankie's Place For Ribs

5200 Fairfield Shopping Ctr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-4212
+1 757-495-7427
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“beef ribs” (10 reviews)
“onion loaf” (15 reviews)
“cornbread” (10 reviews)
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11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5200 Fairfield Shopping Ctr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-4212
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

We have eaten here a number of times and always come away satisfied. Ribs are good and service is very good and friendly. We intend to eat here tomorrow before the Jimmy Buffet concert.

Thank DaveNewportNews
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

If you like ribs this is the place for you! Always great food and service at the Kempsville location. Free homemade chicken noodle soup at lunch too. The cornbread is sweet and delicious!

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Our lunch group of five this time visited on 4/13. We arrived at opening and were quickly seated. We all had the soup that is given to all dine in patrons. This time it was chicken, rice and vegetables. It was not as good as...More

Thank shellback98
Reviewed February 3, 2017

This was the best barbeque I have had away from home. The ribs and the chicken were so tender and the taste was amazing. The portions were large and the service was extremely awesome. I placed a to go order and after eating more than...More

Thank Teresita D
Reviewed January 17, 2017

For years my family and I would go to Frankie's every time we visited Virginia Beach to get baby back ribs. The ribs were always great. In the last few years the food at Frankie's, especially the ribs, have not been good. It is a...More

Thank Carl L
Reviewed December 28, 2016

We had a good portion of baby back ribs coupled with beef ribs...they were well cooked, and the sauce was very tasty...this is Texas-style, sweet, spic and sticky, altho they also have Carolina-style ...the coleslaw and fries were also excellent. And the server was attentive,...More

Thank capnmike_s
Reviewed October 27, 2016

You will not be disappointed with the food and service at Frankie's! We were greeted and seated as soon as we walked in the restaurant. Our waitress was friendly and always had a smile on her face. We never had to ask for refills on...More

Thank tkfuntrips
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Another tidewater restaurant that I frequented when I was stationed here 30 years ago. Just proves that you really shouldn't go back to your old haunts. The ribs at Frankie's were the gold standard for me. This time they were salty and dry. The sides...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Usually end up with the pork ribs. Wonderful. Husband likes BBQ sandwich. Haven't eaten anything I really haven't liked. BBQ sauce can be purchased...and I have!

Thank FireCat0326
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

The spare ribs is superb plus the corn bread is delicious. Affordable price and service is good. They also have margarita promo l... It's a plus

Thank Almira R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
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 - 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: +1 757-495-7427
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