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

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10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
+1 843-237-1581
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17:00 - 21:30
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the first time I visited Frank's. I have a mixed review. The soups come in a tasting/cup/bowl amount and the she crab soup was very good. Ditto for the $29.95 sauteed parmesan crusted North Carolina Flounder served over thin linguini in pesto sauce "Entree" ordered by my wife (I had a bite and it was delicious). I opted... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food whether dining inside or out. Perfect steaks, yet has all types of food on the menu. Excellent service, better to make a reservation then to just walk in.

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Thank John C
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is, by far, the best restaurant for miles around Pawleys! Consistently amazing food, incredible wait staff, great wine selection - with options to eat in the Outback as well. This is a place that the whole family chooses for our birthdays and other special occasion events.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great 1st time experience in the outback Good food drink and entertainment Relaxed atmosphere and great service is all part of the package you get at Frank's

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Rochester, New York
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a recommendation from the golf course and wasn't disappointed. We were seated quickly and the waiter took my drink order as I waited for my brother to complete a phone call. He was very patient and informative when he explained the specials of the day. We both went with the bone in ribeye steak special, which came... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard so much about this place and TripAdvisor had given it good ratings so we made a reservation. Once we arrived we were seated immediately and brought menus and a wine list, so far so good. Unfortunately we were seated next to a table of 10 very loud women, oh oh. The waiter brought bread, which was tasteless... More 

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South Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world and Frank's is my go to place in Pawleys. Staff is always sharp and the food is always exceptional.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, this place is popular. Very large with both indoor and outdoor seating. Lots of seafood options - but steaks and other things also. I had crab cakes and she crab soup which were great. My husband had flounder and loved it. Quite noisy with exuberant regulars, but that's okay.

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Rockingham, North Carolina
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I love this so much that we go back every year. Just for franks, it's beyond words. Let the food and the atmosphere speak for itself.

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Plantation, Florida
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone Loves Franks! Just look at the parking lot! Reservations a must most days aside from the outside bar. Almost everything on the menu is superb but I'd suggest passing on the pizza. Not worthwhile at all .Go to a good pizzeria and focus on fried oysters instead at Franks .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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: +1 843-237-1581
Description
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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