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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
+1 843-237-3030
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
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Reviewed yesterday

Great food, perfect atmosphere. Franks has an outside bar with heaters. Great place to grab a drink and wait for the rest of your dinner party to arrive. All the food was delicious.great New England clam chowder and French onion soup.the blackened shrimp on pasta...More

Thank louisei556
Reviewed yesterday

Great seafood in a beautiful setting. Outdoor dining and great cocktails. The kitchen puts out wonderful food

Thank vacati0n607
Reviewed yesterday

A New Years Eve regular. Great food and atmosphere! FIne for couples and families. Lots of New Years Eve favors on the tables. Small plates and regular, delicious entrees.

Thank Travelinggrandma2958
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed a night out at Franks meal was good (small plate Mahi) Couple we were with enjoyed their dinner as well.

Thank George P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Consistent quality, above average service, $$$. We have visited Franks many times and the overall quality of service and food is good. A gravel parking lot does not make for a pleasant walk to/ from restaurant.

Thank lawrencec248
Reviewed 2 days ago

These 2 restaurants, Franks and Franks Outback, are institutions in Pawleys Island. Located in the location of former Franks small country grocery store they have been in business for avery long time. Patronage is so good that everytime we return to the beach it seems...More

Thank mtncrk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably our favorite place for dinner while visiting the Litchfield / Pawleys island area. We go there ALOT ! Service is always tops, Food always TOPS, ambiance is quiet and pleasant...unless you happen to get a table next to a bunch of golfers. But they’re...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate in the main restaurant. Atmosphere, great, lively, but not too noisy. Service, prompt, but not rushed. Drinks, made to perfection. The food was excellent, from appetizers through dessert. What really impressed me was the selection option of small plates at more reasonable prices,

Thank BuckyRottweiler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place! We didn’t have a reservation so we ate at a cozy table in the bar area by the fireplace. Perfect! The food was outstanding. Our waiter Alex was so knowledgeable and helpful. His recommendations were spot on. Can’t wait to return.

Thank christyw43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great evening. Our server, Lisa, recommended our dinner and it was fabulous. Franks is a beautiful space that prides itself in providing great food.

Thank Marvin 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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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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: +1 843-237-3030
  • 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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