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Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse

4.2
4.2
1375 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

We invite you to come and see why Frankie Rowland's is truly a Premiere Steakhouse and a dining experience to remember.



The Main Dining Room is warm and inviting and the comfortable Lounge Area features over 150 Wines, 130 Liquors, and over 70 Martinis including Frankie's Signature Pineapple Martini, made from the freshest of pineapples.

The Menu Features USDA Prime Beef fresh cut Steaks and Chops. Seafood, Chicken, Salads, Sides large enough to share, and scrumptious desserts made from scratch are also available.



The Staff is attentive & highly trained to provide you with the best service, ensuring that your dining experience will be one to remember.

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Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 527-2333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Charles Brown

  • Private party facilities

    Our luxurious Pollard Dining Room was built to accommodate businesses and organizations that host special events and meetings. It is also ideal for wedding rehearsal dinners, receptions and any other special event. The distinctive private dining area can accommodate up to 60 guests, perfect for seminars presentations or celebrations. Audio/Visual equipment can be available upon request as well. Choose one of our banquet menus to offer to your quests.

  • Private party contact

    Jason Hurd: (540) 527-2333

  • Neighborhood

    Roanoke

  • Cross street

    Salem Ave.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,375 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Roanoke

    Notable Wine List

  • Greater Roanoke

    Romantic

  • Greater Roanoke

    Special Occasion

  • Greater Roanoke

    Most Booked

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  1. CS

    CaseyS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal I’ve ever had!!! Service was outstanding as well!

  2. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Wish I could remember our server’s name- he was courteous and knowledgeable about the menu!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    The service was much slower and the side dishes much smaller than in the past visits at this restaurant.

  4. RH

    RickH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    It took over an hour and a half to get our food. It was a Thursday night at 7:30. Restaurant wasn't busy... less than half full. When the food did arrive it was grossly undercooked and we both sent the food back for additional cooking. That took another 20 Minutes. The place seems very unorganized and the wait staff was completely inattentive. I won't go back.

  5. DR

    DeeRuss

    West Virginia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The service was great and nice portion sizes aware provided. However, at the end of our stay, it somewhat seemed as if we were forgotten. Our server/waiter did return and make sure we were taken care of. Overall, it was a good experience and we plan to return.

  6. MM

    MeaganM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I wish I could remember our server’s name. He did a wonderful job throughout our entire dining experience. It was our first time dining at Frankie Rowland’s and we were celebrating my mother’s birthday. My stepfather had a couple of strokes a few years ago and since he has some difficulty with his speech and understanding things, but our server did a great job in clarifying and helping him to better understand things such as the wine menu which helped to better our dining experience so much more! It meant a lot that he took the time to do so and had the patience for it.

  7. JG

    JohnG

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Baked potatoes were ice cold. After serving food, staff never checked to make sure food was ok . We could never let them know potatoes were cold until end and then all we got was"sorry about that" Should have been taken off bill

  8. DP

    DeirdreP

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Well I’ve had dinner here several times but this time wasn’t as good. My steak was prepared as I specified and when I sent it back it took a long time to get it and it was fired out. When they packed my to go bag they didn’t put my crab meat in there which I paid for the steak to be oscared! 🙁 total bill with tip $421 I am a MAYBE on recommend to a friend.

  9. PW

    PeterW

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I ordered the prime grade New York strip. It was not as tender and flavorful as I would have suspected. We were seated in the back room and it did not have the coziness and ambiance of the front room.

  10. T

    Tree

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was great, service was great. Just didn't like where we were seated!

  11. JO

    JOES

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We have eaten here every time we come to Roanoke. This time the wait staff could only be described as indifferent, the meat was proper temperature but charred, and the au gratin potatoes were mediocre. We will be looking for other fine dining opportunities for the next time we visit Roanoke.

  12. S

    Steve

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    We have dined at Frankie Rowland's a number of times before, and always had an excellent experience. Not this time! Our steaks were cooked medium rare on the inside as ordered, but charbroiled and burnt on the outside. We ordered bearnaise sauce, but were told it was not available because "the kitchen was too hot". Once our entrees were brought, our server never checked back to see if our order was satisfactory. A very disappointing experience, especially for the price paid!

  13. KR

    KennyR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Have been to This restaurant several times. Each time is exceptional until this time. The steaks were burned on the outside and bloody in the center requested medium. The potatoes were so salty that we couldn't eat them upon the final check on us we expressed the taste was very salty. Server wasn't even listening they came back with them in a to go box. Which we just left on the table. By far the worst experience l have has especially for 218 dollar dinner for two.

  14. A

    Andrew

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious steaks and a fantastic wine selection. Prices were obviously steep—be prepared. Great service.

  15. LB

    LynnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing. We celebrated our son’s graduation from Virginia Tech. Food and drinks were wonderful and our server Lily was very attentive and helpful.

  16. KK

    KentK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good food. Sat at table by the back. Kept sounding like something was going to come thru the wall. Server was ok but not as attentive as others.

  17. JS

    JohnS

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    We were placed in the back room of the restaurant.... Not quite the ambience we expected for a meal that was more than $500 for 4 people, with only 1 alchoholic beverage purchased... A bit dirty and unkempt. The service was also not quite up to par for the overall price of the meal.. Food quality was good, and compared to other steakhouses in other markets of a similar caliber was not bad at all.... We just expected a little bit more for the price in our market. We will continue to come for special occasions, just not a perfect experience...

  18. DD

    DavidD

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Disappointing trip. Carrots are terrible, bacon jam was a few caramelized onions, hard and burnt. Steak came out nearly tar-Tar vs medium rare. Ice cold center. It’s not what we expected and expect from Frankie’s. They replaced the steak but the char was a bit much, reverse searing a steak then charring the outside would’ve been better. I’ve had better experiences here previously by far. The salmon was good.

  19. SS

    SondraS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Not up to usual Frankie Rowland standards. Ordered Bloody Marys that were brought long after salads were served and only after we asked that order be cancelled. My Caesar salad was below average. My husband’s wedge salad was very good. Our entrees (seafood medley and salmon) were excellent. We shared Crème Brûlée which was generous and spectacular. The service was below average at best.

  20. MD

    MicheleD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Food and ambiance were very good. White wine was not chilled poor effort made to correct that. Service from main server was poor. Her attitude was inattentive, seemed bothered by her job to accommodate our needs as guests. We were celebrating a special occasion and chose this restaurant for our celebration. We spent a lot of money with our party. I would have expected better service.

  21. DB

    DaleB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    Have eaten here many times, but the ribeye steak this time was really terrible. Very tough and very little flavor

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This location in downtown Roanoke was amazing! First time going & plan to visit again soon. Next visit will be the one in Salem hopefully they are just as amazing if not back downtown we go 😊

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    10 out of 10 experience. The service was kind and welcoming. The food was perfection. The atmosphere was everything you want for a special night out. We can’t wait to return

  24. KC

    KellyC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our 30th wedding anniversary dinner. Service was amazing & food was delicious. Everyone was very nice, courteous, & ready to help each other. Just fabulous dinner all around,

  25. DW

    DarnellW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner with friends. It was both our first time dining here. The wait staff were very nice and quite attentive to our table despite being very busy. The food was great and we had a wonderful time.

  26. J

    Joebar

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Our experience was colored by a large group that shared our room. It was 'The Loud Family." Our server apologized for that, and we did not hold it against them. It was an "event" weekend. Drink and menu orders were confused at our table, and some sides were cold. However, the mains were excellent, sauces sublime, and ambience, except for the large party, great. My rating is affected by our experience at another steak house that gets it right, every time. Not a bad place, but not spectacular. Enjoy!

  27. F

    Fred

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    Incredibly terrible service. It took 5 minutes for someone to come to our table (of two) to give us water. It was another 7 minutes before server came to our table to get our drink selection. Seventeen and a half minutes later we received our drinks. A lesson was learned as if you think service will get better from the above.....it does not. Was it a bad night for them.....I am not sure, but you expect better service with our entree's starting at $49 plus paying for sides separately. We will try another place in downtown Roanoke next time.

  28. AK

    AbbyKay

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Fabulous food, as always, but service was lacking tonight compared to our normal visits and expectations. Water glasses infilled and waiter slow to take drink re-orders. And, why does it take twice as long to get a glass of wine than a specialty drink? Just not on their game tonight.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Bread was rock hard, sides were cold, there was a group in the middle of the room that was so loud we couldn’t have a conversation with shouting. My steak was delicious, but another’s was a bit over cooked, as was the salmon. The service was extremely slow-it took a good 15 min before our orders were taken and 45-60 before we even had apps. The service was great when they were around, that just wasn’t very frequently. We had family in town for a funeral and wanted to take them out for a nice dinner, but ended up paying $70+ a person for a meal no one really enjoyed or could converse over.

  30. B

    Bart

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and service. First rate. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. SA

    StayAway

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    No idea where to begin. Caesar salad with no dressing. Filet so over salted as to be inedible and then server never once asked why did you not eat but one bite. Didn’t even bother to ask to box it up—-she knew. Potatoes au gratin so dry and lacking of taste. No idea how this restaurant portrays itself as a high end steak house when they can’t get the basics right and their steaks are just plain horrible. GO SOMEWHERE ELSEWHERE!! Spent 200+ bucks on a meal no one ate.

  32. MB

    MaryBeth

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great seafood, steak and cocktails😋❤️ Especially scallops and pineapple 🍍 martini 🍸 😁

  33. JG

    JuneG

    Chicago

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food! Nice service. Pricey menu

  34. DR

    DavidR

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We were told that they were out of things we ordered several times throughout the meal. But what we did have was delicious!

  35. EF

    EthanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Service was great, friendly, very attentive. Wonderful way to spend our anniversary.

  36. R

    Rich

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service from the time we sat at the bar until the meal was over. The entrance to the restaurant left much to be desired but quickly improved once inside. Both meals we ordered were excellent. Ribeye steak and salmon were perfect. Seating arrangement could have been better. My wife sat in a chair that was at least 5 inches lower than the bench seat across the table that I sat in and she felt like she was sitting in a child’s seat. Midway through the meal another table was seated right next to us and all privacy was lost as I was on the same bench seat 2 feet away from a table full of men and we could hear every word of each other’s conversation.

  37. A

    Ashley

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The service was outstanding and The the martinis were amazing. I was very disappointed that the establishment was out of bacon jam, hollandaise, bearnaise, and buerre blanc. Although the meal was delicious, I believe these would have taken them to the next level as the food was supposed to be paired with the various sauces. I come in often so hopefully next time.

  38. KB

    KailaB

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Enjoyed our anniversary at Franky Rowlands. Servers were very pleasant and helpful. A little loud, but there was a very large party in the room. Would recommend.

  39. DR

    DevinR

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Food quality definitely doesn’t meet high prices. It was average at best. You can get more bang for your buck at other steakhouses.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    The steaks were amazing, but nothing else seemed up to par. We ordered mashed potatoes and mushrooms as our family style sides and both were meh. The mashed potatoes were runny and flavorless. The bread served at the table seemed old and stale and the butter had taken on a flavor of musty fridge. We were sat at a table near the kitchen and I guess they were cleaning, but they kept banging things around and knocking the walls. Not sure I’d go back again.

FAQs

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 527-2333.

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse is rated 4.2 stars by 1375 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse

104 S Jefferson St Roanoke, VA 24011

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Salem Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Roanoke

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Charles Brown

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (540) 527-2333

  • Private party facilities

    Our luxurious Pollard Dining Room was built to accommodate businesses and organizations that host special events and meetings. It is also ideal for wedding rehearsal dinners, receptions and any other special event. The distinctive private dining area can accommodate up to 60 guests, perfect for seminars presentations or celebrations. Audio/Visual equipment can be available upon request as well. Choose one of our banquet menus to offer to your quests.

  • Private party contact

    Jason Hurd: (540) 527-2333

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