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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
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Six for dinner at five-thirty on Wednesday a nice weather evening. Very busy restaurant very organized. Appetizers were calamari and ahi tuna with wonton chips. Very good. Dinner was lobster ravioli, short rib and beef tenderloin. All small plates. Very good. Wife's drink was a...More

Thank GrandstrandLionFan
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been going to Franks for about 15 years. This was first bad experience so hopefully an isolated incident. Unfortunately, salads which used to be included with entree are now a $6 add on. Additionally, portion sizes now much smaller. Sides were cold and service was...More

1  Thank PL37415
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our twice yearly visit to the area always includes dinner at Franks and we are never disappointed. The northern Italian quisine mixed with Carolina low country produces dishes not found elsewhere. From lamb to grits it is all a unique experience. The service is friendly,...More

Thank indbob
Reviewed 2 days ago

no advance reservations, but the young girl on the telephone said she could seat us in the bar area if we were close by, we were and did!The place was packed both inside and outside, but service was attentive and efficient as noted previously. Hendrix...More

Thank doholman
Reviewed 3 days ago

As a long time customer at Frank's, I feel obligated to write about an unusually sub par experience dining there last night. First, Frank's has been our favorite restaurant on Pawley's Island and we look forward to going there just as much as we look...More

3  Thank 105summer
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner at Frank's Outback restaurant and it was wonderful. We sat outside under the canopy with fans - lovely atmosphere. It poured rain at one point but we were protected and they have curtains as well to help keep customers out of the...More

Thank 39pw
Reviewed 4 days ago

Repeat visit for dinner in Frank's Outback. As always food delicious. Felt a little rushed this time. Rushed through appetizers and then dinner. Charming atmosphere. Filet is always excellent; order the blue cheese sauce on the side. Very salty for my taste.

Thank noraquinn2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food great staff. Awesome experience. This is by far the best place for dinner on the beach. Very nice for couples or family. The entire experience was wonderful.

Thank Hiddenpleasure
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a romantic dinner or family-style gathering : ) Tasty food, and nice service. I would recommend to make reservation a day ahead since their patio is really busy.

Thank Sarenka T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been at Franks before. Had the filet. As usual, professional service and great food. A must while at Pawley's.

Thank Dave C
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Lynn K
11 June 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

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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: 8432373030
  • E-mail
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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