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About Frankie Rowland's 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.

104 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA 24011
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:


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

Cross Street:
Salem Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 527-2333

Website:
http://frankierowlandssteakhouse.com/

Executive Chef:
Ted Polfelt

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
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Romantic (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Business Meals (18)
Good for Groups (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Fun (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined 14 hours ago

We were seated in the main dining room and there were several Christmas parties that were booked in that room that were rather large and very very noisy. They should have had them in a private room. I felt like I had to scream and my husband for him to hear me and I walked out of there with a very bad headache. I guess making money is obviously more important been maintaining the ambience of the restaurant. I ordered my steak medium and it came out more well then then expected. We dropped all over $300 and can’t say that I’m excited about going back again. Our bill was for only two people at over $300.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Frankie Rowlands is the Best steakhouse in Roanoke. If you want a fine dining experience, with an expansive wine list, and great cuts of steak, Frankie Rowlands is a must. Also waiting at the bar for our table to ready,is quite enjoyable and quaint. This is well known as one of the finest restaurants in the Roanoke area, and lives up to it's billing. A must do for fine dining.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

Had a great time! Food was exceptional. Service was awesome. Very friendly and professional, especially Natalie. We loved our night out and can't wait to visit again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 7 days ago

Steak is always cooked to order and is the best in Roanoke. Always select the onion rings as a side.

Acoustics are poor - difficult to carry on a conversation.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined 7 days ago

As usual, the food was great and so was the service. The wait staff was very attentive, with each one helping the other. We had the filets, which were perfectly cooked and very flavorful. The bread pudding finished up and great dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Steaks were cooked to perfect. Lobster tail had to be sent back under cooked. But an overall nice experience when main dining room is full the noise can va a little overwhelming. We always try to go early

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We were seated in the back room next to a scuffed up wall. For the price of this restaurant, I woul expect a higher standard of repair and a bit more ambiance even though the room is behind the main dining room. Overall the food and service were good but overpriced.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful meal and great atmosphere. Perfect sized portions. Service was a little slow and forgot a second drink order, which took 20 minutes to bring to the table. At that point , do you really want a second drink, when you're done with the meal and the conversations. Food was absolutely fantastic. great smells, great taste, perfect sized portions. Highly recommend for a date night.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

My favorite special occassion restaurant! Food is over the top delicious!! Highly recommend it!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 22, 2017

An anniversary favorite as well as other fine dinning occasions. Friendly, outgoing, professional staff. Great food. Always a treat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Waitstaff was excellent as usual, the steaks were awesome, very fine dining. Always excellent service.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Pleasant and attentive staff . Good food. Quiet ambiance

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was excellent ,as usual. The service was well below the standards of Frankie Rowlands. The intervals between service were way too long. Our server, Tiffany, became m.i.a. For much of our "long" stay at the restaurant. No other servers picked up the slack except to push more drinks and dessert.
A disappointing experience at one of my favorite restaurants. Thank goodness we were not in a hurry, and that the food was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was excellent until we got to the dessert. I had a fruit fly in my cheese cake.

I told the waitress and she acted like it was no big deal. Her words were" they come in through in the front door and we can't do anything about it"

The manager came out and apologized and offered me a free dessert.

I will go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Top notch steak house. Caesar salad was marginal and waitress volunteered to remove from the check. Service was great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing service!
Amazing cocktails!
Amazing food!

Recommend Frankie's to anyone, for any occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 12, 2017

A great experience. We enjoyed great food in a friendly comfortable dining experience. Service was good and Unobtrusive.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I normally visit for client/business meetings but this reservation was actually for a corporate staff birthday. Normally the food is outstanding. I raved about how amazing the steaks were before arriving to my out of town guests so naturally everyone ordered the filet. We were all extremely disappointed with the meal. The steaks were very dry and the sear was too extreme. It left a "burnt" after taste. We ordered asparagus as a side but received scalloped potatoes. The waitress quickly removed the potatoes and brought out the asparagus shortly afterwards. The staff is always superb but the meal was very disappointing this time. My corporate staff probably will not want to return which is disappointing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, People Watching, Happy Hour
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wonderful experience as always. We will continue to come here for special occasions.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great location for a business dinner. All people raved about the taste and quality of the food. Ala Cart adds to the overall cost of the meal but is worth it for a special event

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went there with a group of 7 people. The food is fantastic and the staff was wonderful and very attentive. Highly recomended.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Celebrated our daughter's 21 st birthday. Staff was attentive, food and wine were excellent. A great evening

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Pineapple martini to die for. Also great steaks as always

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everything was wonderful; the only constructive criticism I might offer - consider using chilled martini glasses.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

An excellent meal, staff very attentive, great bar, already recommended to friends.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service was excellent and food was great. Desserts were excellent and pineapple martini wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Reservations for 6:30 on Thursday 9/21/2017. All food is a la carte. Steak portions are very large, perfect if you are a Very Big Person. Garden salad was great, Caesar salads were 1/2 iceberg lettuce?? Steaks were cooked perfectly and seasoned nicely (pepper & salt crust). Steaks rated 9.5/10. Salmon rated 7/10. Crab cakes 7/10. Old Fashioned drink 5/10. Moderate beer selection. Good service except after Huge Bill came ($240 for 4 people (2 beers, 1 drink, 1 water) waitress disappeared for 12- minutes! Finally asked passing waitress to take up our payment. The atmosphere was ok for 1990 but sort of tired looking today. Most memorable part of the meal by far was the Huge Bill ... and the leftover steak portions. Why don't they offer smaller steaks like maybe a 10,12,14,16,18 oz rib eye for normal size people? Who eats a 20 or 24 or Cowboy steak in 2017? We have no reason to ever come back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Steaks are amazing. Sides are good too Tends to be loud in main dining area. Also, for a high end steak house (and a very good one) I am a bit surprised the bread is so sub-par.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was truly outstanding and the service was impeccable. The noise level was way too high for the type of fine dining that should be enjoyed at this restaurant. The bar area needs to be separated so that noise does not transfer to dining area.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The steaks were excellent and our waiter was very attentive and gave more than 100%

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

excellent service and nice ambience. Back dining room less noise and less traffic.
service was excellent,menu well described,good wine list. Butter served with bread was lacking in flavor , bland taste
charred waygu steaks served in too much (olive ?) oil for my taste,left much to be desired and cut was not thick enough to be so deeply charred whole cloves were too intense and heavy amount in salad Maybe just a hint. Overpowered taste when biting into the clove
charred meat appetizer seasoned excessively with salt ruining the dish
excellent peach brioche dessert
Delicious krispykreme bread pudding

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We were celeberating our anniversary and were given fantastic service by our waitresses. And food and drinks were 5 star, thanks for a memorable evening

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Hadn't been there in ten years. It was absolutely as good as we remembered. First place we went when we moved back to Roanoke. Best steak I have ever had.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great Food, Great Service .....A+++++ all the way around. We drive 2hrs several times a year to enjoy a great steak

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Frankie Rowland's never disappoints. I took my wife out for a quiet dinner to spend time after an out of town business trip. I requested a cozy window table in their overflow (Pollard) room. Frankie Rowland's not only honored my request, they did so even though we were the only couple in the Pollard Room. All other diners were in the main dining area. This made our evening extra special. Our server Kaitlyn was world class...personable and professional. Our martinis and filet oscars were perfect, as always. This is my wife and I's favorite restaurant anywhere. Fortunately for us, it's right in our hometown. Thanks Frankie Rowland's for going the extra mile for us. We look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The steak was fabulous and the lobster tails were even better. The service was great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Nice, quiet dinner with my wife. Food was excellent and service was great. We love coming here for a nice dinner alone without kids

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Has been our 'go to' favorite place for special occasions- in this case our anniversary. We were very disappointed. We sat on the right side with me sitting on the booth type seating and my husband in a chair which was considerably lower. Ok- but the food is great, right? No.
Although our reservation was early evening, the salad special was already sold out. The brussel sprouts were charred and the au gratin potatoes were dry-looking like yesterdays pre-plated reheat. My lamb was not fresh and my husband's fillet was an uneven cut so it was cooked from well done at one end and rare at the other. Our chilled bottle of wine kept traveling and once had to be rescued from a return trip to the kitchen. In the past the pricy check was worth the great meal, but not this time. As we left and rounded the corner, we had the 'pleasure' of seeing the kitchen staff out on the sidewalk smoking and vaping. I hand wrote a letter about our experience and never had the courtesy of a reply. We don't mind paying for good value but that was not the case.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I can't say enough how wonderful our waitress, Anna was. She was knowledgeable, kind and such a pleasant smile. Recommend the filet as the ribeye was not trimmed of fat. And whatever you do get the Krispy Kreme bread pudding. Amazing.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

This was our first time at Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse and it was a great place for our 44th Wedding Aanniversary. Our server was Angie S. and she was great; she explained the Menu and the special of the day. We had a great time there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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