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Frankie's Place For Ribs

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5200 Fairfield Shopping Ctr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-4212
+1 757-495-7427
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Princeville, Hawaii
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 shame to see what was once a very good place to eat go down hill... More 

Thank Carl L
Norfolk, VA
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, cheerful, and on-the-spot!

Thank capnmike_s
Northern Virginia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 our beverages or those extra napkins. The food was delicious. From the onion appetizer to... More 

Thank tkfuntrips
Port Orchard, Washington
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129 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 were good, but you don't go to restaurants for the sides. The highlight was the... More 

Thank Bill M
New Bern, North Carolina
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 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
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 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
Westchester County, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were looking forward to getting to Frankie's Place for Ribs as we had gone there last time we were in the area. We were mostly disappointed, The ribs were for the most part tasteless beyond the sauce poured on top. The meat itself tastes very bland. The onion loaf. the sides and salads were good enough, but the name... More 

Thank Joe M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We went with a large group of friends. Our group's coordinator chose this place because they take reservations and had a large room in back where they could seat us. The waitress was friendly and helpful. My wife and I shared the crab cakes. They were advertised to be mostly lump crab meat with very little filling. We found them... More 

Thank lonscof
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

we never dine-in only do takeout , and it is always beef ribs for us which is awesome.staff here are nice and friendly,even for takeout.as soon as i entered they directed me to the right place to order and were courteous and was constantly cheked on if my order had been taken.will be back for more ribs.

1 Thank Bob-gainesville
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I took my elderly mother there for lunch, had the door opened for us by what I thought was other customers going out.A man was very unpleasant as he let others hold the door open for my handicapped mother and I was very surprised when I saw him back in the restaurant later yelling at waiters and staff at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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