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 1154 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing. The food was so very good. Cooked to perfection!

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TheCarsons
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing. Me and my husband came from Charleston and only stayed for the night. We had the most amazing dinner. Food was on point. The service was fantastic. The owner is absolutely amazing, I forgot my purse with all my important documents on it and I noticed it the next day (Sunday) and they were closed. I called (and email them) and he returned my call no more than 1 hour later. He found my purse and waiting for us on another location (closer to where we were) to give it to us. Everything was inside. That’s is quality. I can’t recommend this place enough. We are definitely coming back next time we visit Virginia. Thank you so much.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our 11th anniversary and chose Frankie’s for dinner. We were not disappointed. Even on a busy night we were able to get a table with very little wait. We enjoyed cocktails before being seated, chatted with other people and the staff was amazing. The food selection was great and the staff was more than helpful when we had questions about my food allergies and the specials. The staff helped in making this experience memorable for such a special occasion. Angie was knowledgeable, kind, and overall the best. As she stated, they( the staff) was a team. Then team Frankie is the best around. Thank you for a great evening, we will be back.

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unclej
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there every year for anniversary. Would not change restaurants for nothing. Always good food, service is excellent.

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vipPaulH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Food was great!

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BarryM
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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vipLuv2eat
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as always!!!

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table wasn’t ready, the people there decided to linger. The manger apologized and said he had another table that was the most requested. He was correct, it was excellent. The manger checked on us many times during the evening and also gave us a complimentary desert because it was our anniversary. The food is always great but the service make this visit more special.

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willr
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

expensive with uneven food (filet was more of a skirt steak really). But service was very good and as far as I know FR is Roanoke's only steak house for special occassions (wife's birthday in this instance). So there you are.

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vipBradB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This time at the restaurant, our steaks were served warm (by hot) and the sides were cold. I have eaten there before and this was an anomaly, but it was a little disappointing.

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LoveDiningOut
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was exceptional as always. We had only two minor concerns, the first being where we were seated - which was right next to an occupied table not even 2 feet away. However, we asked to be seated somewhere else and we were immediately moved to another table. The second concern was that although the server took our leftovers to be boxed for takeout, she never brought them back to us. It wasn’t until we had already left the restaurant and were a few blocks away that we realized she never returned them to us upon bringing back our credit card and receipt. We always enjoy a visit to Frankie Rowland’s! Unfortunately, the pandemic has changed the way they are able to pamper you during your visit as compared to their pre-pandemic service - which we definitely realize is beyond their control.

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vipSammy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would recommend it. xxx

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JenaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, food was delicious as always. Thank you

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william
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very good dinner with the exception of the Caesar salad which was not especially fresh. A large table of folks seated close to us were noisy.
Otherwise, it was a nice experience.

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KevinM
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice steakhouse with excellent food. You may not want to eat all day before coming in for dinner.

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vipMarkH
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Fantastic service. Great food. Exactly what I have come to expect at Frankies!

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vipleigh
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was Alex. He was great. Friendly, funny and full of personality. His service was wonderful. He almost came to the table too much. The food was really great. We would definitely dine here again and recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Meal and our server Candace was awesome.

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JohnR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This restaurant clearly tries hard, but that’s where it ends. Service was good, steak was excellent, remainder of the food was okay, at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good. The food was wonderful! There was an office party and they were extremely loud. They had a lot to drink.

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viptravelerus
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and wine and very nice folks serving us

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vipDavid
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the half dozen raw and half dozen Rockefeller oysters, duck leg confit for appetizers and the filet entree with mushrooms and Brussels. I would give it 8.5 of 10 only for dry duck and too much spice on the oysters Rockefeller. Overall 4.5 of 5. Good experience.

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GillianB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s very pricy but worth it. Service was great, food and drinks were also great. We had awesome seating which just made our fancy date night even better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Great food. Did have higher expectations of the steak.

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MattH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and wine paired with exceptional service.

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francesd
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christina our waitress was excellent! Food was very good and the wine

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midiweaver
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals. Sommelier helped use pair the perfect wine with our meal. It’s our new favorite steak house. Highly recommend.

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JohnJ
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time. Many thanks to the staff who made our first dinner out in months an enjoyable and memorable experience.

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BillD
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service. Excellent wine list. Can be noisy if large parties are present,

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MrandMrsB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for our anniversary. The service and food is excellent! After cocktails, for our appetizers we had shrimp cocktail and seared scallops which were cooked to perfection. We split the cowboy cut waygu rib eye steak and a side of asparagus and for dessert the creme Brûlée. For an upscale restaurant, the price was reasonable for the experience. We will come here again.

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ShirleyA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, plentiful and we were treated like royalty.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good onion rings great. Salad great. Steak good. Very expensive steak

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ddw819
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

August 19, 2020
So, I was not going to write a public review, I wrote a personal letter to the manager instead. Bit it’s been 3 weeks with no response, so here goes.
We’ve been here yearly for too many to count . For the 1 hour drive it way, it will now be many more years before we return.
The good - the waiter was attentive, the crab appetizer was excellent and the dessert crepe brûlée’s was also excellent.
The bad - the salad but really , jarred bacon bits instead of real crumbled bacon ? The loaded baked potato was the same - imitation bacon. Really ? A four $$$$ restaurant should do better . But then the steak! It was not cooked to our request so we sent it back . It was ok the second time around, but it had an ‘old’ or ‘spoiled’ taste. We just couldn’t describe it. We ate it , but for the price it was a major disappointment.
We do not drink alcohol but instead always get bottled sparkling water . How can you mess this up? , they did by changing to a never heard of brand.
The other dessert was a chocolate lava cake , this was stale , clearly warmed by the microwave.
For the $125 + $25 tip (do the math - $150) we will not be back .
Lastly , three staff were without face masks when we went to use the restrooms, clearly a VA health department violation.
Sorry Frankie Rowland’s, no recommendations from us .

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TimothyT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent. Food was excellent. Overall good experience.

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JohnY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thia was our first time at Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse, I wanted to take my wife out for our 32nd anniversary and I surely wanted to impress her with a special dinner and this was one of best if not the best restaurant we have been to. The food was an experience of flavors beyond what we may have expected. Will surely be back!

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SUSANL
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Celebrated birthday and new job announcement. We were seated by a large table of 25 - they were extremely loud and rude. My party of 3 could hardly hear each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The staff was attentive and courteous

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JerryS
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hands down best steak house in Southwest Virginia. The food quality here rivals the quality found in the best steak houses in Washington, DC. Started off the evening with the house special pineapple martinis. Guarantee you have never had a martini like it. We skipped th appetizers because the portions are huge at Frankie's My wife ordered the 20 oz prime ribeye and I went with the Kansas City cut 20 oz prime sirloin. Be aware that the steaks here are cooked to top steak house standards, so your medium rare will ave a cool red cente, medium is pink throughout. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, mine medium rare plus and my wife's medium,. The steaks were accompanied with salads and a loaded baked potato. We split the potato because it is a gigantic 1 pounder. We left completely satisfied and perhaps a little tipsy. It's hard to have just one pineapple martini. Frankie's is on the pricier side of the restaurants in Roanoke but if you're looking for a special place with outstanding food, there's no place better in our town. You won't be disappointed.

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JohnA
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
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 on July 30, 2020
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.

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 4.6 stars by 1154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.