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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” (16 reviews)
“cornbread” (10 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5200 Fairfield Shopping Ctr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-4212
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We have been coming here over 30 years but haven't been here in two years. Other than the exp a need dining area and new awning nothing has changed. While a large menu is offered, who comes here for anything but the baby back ribs?...More

Thank wxprof
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Excellent food. Everything was hot and fresh. Fast service. staff friendly. Onion loaf was outstanding. Highly recommend the rib/chicken platter

Thank _criscammj
Reviewed 17 May 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 8 May 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 18 April 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 3 February 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 18 January 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 29 December 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 27 October 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 2 October 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
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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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