Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse

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$31 to $50
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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.
What 1113 people are saying
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JohnA
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant that I highly recommend. Great service and excellent food and dining experience

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Undercooked filet mignon (ordered medium but it was cool and deep red in the middle) lobster tail tasted like it was spoiled or old, water crackers served with crab dip..that seemed cheap, bruschetta would have been higher end.

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NoahR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and great service - would return on our next visit to Roanoke

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JamesM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a party of 7 and had to eat in the conference room rather than the main dining room. My wife was unhappy with this, however, a couple of desserts were complimented which we all appreciated.

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Lantis
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty great place, a bit pricey but worth the customer service level. Not really impressed with the types of customers they let in. My date and I had to listen to some rejects from the Jerry Springer show loudly discussing fist fights and drama they had been in recently, among other things. (Not really the type of people I imagine being surrounded by when I make reservations at a cultured restaurant). Other than that, everything was fantastic! Service staff was amazing, food was divine. Will possibly repeat (on a slower crowd night).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. We have started several traditions by eating at Frankie’s on holidays and special occasions. The food quality and service is equal to or exceeds Morton’s and Ruth Chris. We highly recommend Frankie’s to anyone visiting Roanoke—it will be a grand experience. Our steaks were charred more than usual, Pittsburgh style. A wonderful surprise. We will be back for Thanksgiving. No turkey for us.

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carolineH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was the best I’ve ever had at Frankie’s. The steaks were on point, and all the sides were scrumptious. It was nice to see so many people out during these times with so much enthusiasm and great energy in the space. Thank you for being such a lovely place together. We were in with friends from out of town and had the best time ever!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Very knowledgeable staff. Definitely made our anniversary a great one.

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MartyH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time out dining since the world changed. The staff took all appropriate precautions while maintaining excellent service and great food.

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Donverona
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been married 56 years. We still try to make each and every anniversary celebration "special". Frankie Rowland Steakhouse is a 100 mile (each direction) drive from our residence. This was our fourth return visit to this fine restaurant. The entire staff is doing an excellent job. The food was supurb!

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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vipNAVYRN2
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service. We will be back when you all are back in business. Thank you for a fantastic birthday celebration.

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LyndsayT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steamed lobster was some of the best I've ever had! Everything was phenomenal. We will be back!

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MarkH
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Went there over the weekend to celebrate a friends belated birthday. Food was great as usual - but the service was really not up to par. Took forever to get some of the drinks. About 10 minutes to get sauces for one of the appetizers. And the end of the meal we were talking and the server kept coming over - it was seemed clear that she thought we were taking too long (and it wasn’t that they were busy and someone was waiting for the table which I could somewhat forgive).

This is my favorite restaurant in the Roanoke area - my wife and I go there multiple times a year. This visit was disappointing. Hopefully just an off night! Would still recommend highly as this was really not typical at all!

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Lantis
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue with dress code clearly posted on their door and website. Highly recommend for a romantic date night!

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very special dinner and outstanding evening. Our waitor was excellent. Excellent service, excellent food and excellent staff (every staff member). We will be back.
Molly Robinson

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vipTodd
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was great! Staff was wonderful - only negative was the premium filet was not cooked Med-rare as ordered - more on the well done side

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It made for a wonderful wedding night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time at Frankie Rowland’s! Food was exceptional! Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Everything was perfect. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was delicious.

Thanks for making our business dinner a wonderful experience.

KB
vipKatherineB
Greensboro
165 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal. Steak was perfect.

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vipRobM
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around!

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DonnyF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The service was outstanding once we were seated. Our table was not ready at the time of our reservation. Food was good with the exception of the asparagus which was large and undercooked. Need by the glass wine selections. Tables were so close we felt we were dining with other people that we did not know.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great steaks and the onion rings crush.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JeffreyD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best if not the best steakhouse in this area. We will be returning.

JB
JBern
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Caesar salad the lettuce was very bitter. The dressing was very mild and tasted like mayonnaise and egg mixed.The lamb chops were ordered medium rare came out well done. The hot lava cake for dessert was cold inside. Would not recommend or return; this has been our second bad experience with this restaurant. When you are paying between $200 and $300 for two dinner for 2, you do not expect this type of food quality!

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vipLocalResident
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service but VERY loud.

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John
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Medium rare steak was barely pink. Baked potato was clearly not their normal menu item which is usually amazing for a baked potato. Frankie's is often the best meal in Roanoke but was very disappointing this last time.

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vipWhinetoDine
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first dining experience at Frankie Rowlands. We were impressed and will return. FR is Roanoke's premier steak restaurant. It rivals Flemings, Ruth's Chris, and Mortons found in larger cities. We selected filets that were perfectly prepared. The steaks were crusty and flavorful. Perfect! We shared a wedge, au gratin potatoes, and Brussel sprouts. All excellent. FR's service is delivered by a team of wait staff. Hunter was our team captain. The only mishap was in serving the wine. The Sommerlier in training struggled to open and pour the half bottle of Hess Cabernet Sauvignon. Our main course had been served and we were delayed in eating while the food was hot. FR's wine list is extensive and pricey. Wines by the glass and half bottles, however, are somewhat limited. We concluded our dining with the molten chocolate cake. Delicious!

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BillG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just simply outstanding! We try to dine here every time we're in town. We celebrated our birthdays here this past weekend and it was fantastic, as always! Can't wait to go back the next time we're in Roanoke!

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JohnS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely service excellent waitress who is a bit overpriced for they under Jones Very friendly staff welcoming however the noise level could use some baffles

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RhondaC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

While the flavor of the food was excellent the lobster bisque was just warm even though the server reminded everyone to be careful of the hot bowl. Also, the creamed spinach was delicious but barely warm. The fillet was cooked perfectly and the creme brulee was the best I have ever had even in a French restaurant. The server couldn't have been more attentive and knew how not to disturb our dinner conversation. Overall it was a very enjoyable evening.

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SueEllen
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We get here a few times a year and it never disappoints. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit.

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SusanL
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and meal! We would highly recommend Frankie Rowlands to friends and family. The pour on the wine were substantial and we love the variety of offerings!
See you soon Frankie Rowlands!

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Billy24064
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Decent meal for restaurant week!

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AmberL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This establishment had excellent service. Food was also very good. My husband and I had the honey bourbon salmon and a 7 oz. filet. Both were cooked to perfection. We also had the crab dip for our appetizer which was very good. We finished with molten cake and cheesecake for dessert. Both desserts were excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant although it is pricey.

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kimc
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to Frankie Rowland’s! The food is delicious and the service is amazing!

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bear2239
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience.

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CarterH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have made this trip to Frankie’s a yearly tradition over the last several years and I can say we will be picking another restaurant next time. Our food to forever to come out the excuse was given that a large table came in before us. They could have at least offered us an appetizer to offset the waiting time. The bread on the table was small and tasted several days old. Of the six steaks we got two of them were so over done that we had to send them back after requesting them to be medium. Upon bringing them back the second time they were raw in the center. Finally they brought them back after everyone at the table had finished and all sides were completed and they were accepted because we were starving!! Sorry to see that Frankie’s has gone down hill.

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

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1113 OpenTable diners.

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