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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

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
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Romantic (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Authentic (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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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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 (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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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Five star food and service. Would recommend for any occasion.
Sit back, relax and enjoy. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Roanoke. Good food and service. Great bar with unique drink options.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

One of the best services I have had at a restaurant! The food was good but not worth the money!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food and service, but extremely loud!! My ears hurt at times from people screaming at each other! Not conducive to a romantic or quite meal. I will ask to be seated in the back room next time.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We went for the special 2 for $99 three course dinner. Every element was excellent. Every item (salad, steak, sides, dessert) worked well together. And, of course, the martini was phenomenal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good food and impecable service. Great for occasions.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Awesome steak house , nothing to complain about . Steaks were great , side were huge , service a step above the rest . Go for it .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Frankie Rowland's is always my #1 choice for a great steak. The oysters rock-a-feller and wedge salad are the best that I have ever tasted... ever! The wait staff is also extremely courteous and inviting... Such a great overall experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

I had a steak and it was SO good. Cooked to perfection. We also had a side of broccoli, spinach, and mashed potatoes -- all highly recommended. The service was top notch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Everything was amazing!!! The bruschetta with the balsamic reduction is the best along with the Krispy Kreme bread pudding!!! Steak was so tender and the sides (get the Brussels!) were fantastic! Wait staff was very attentive! Overall perfect special occasion spot! Ps. Don't miss the Bellini martini!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very loud and the steaks are very charred , maybe some people enjoy them so charred.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Frankie Rowlands is our go to steakhouse.
It rivals any and all world renown steakhouses. When we need a high end steakhouse dinner, Frankie's is our place!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Much like everything else being run by Millennials, this once great restaurant has gone down hill over the years. I had eaten here twice about 10 years ago, both times for business. My wife suggested going there based on all the raving I did about Frankie Rowland's over the years. What a letdown. The food was still pretty good, though when you pay that much for it, you expect better than pretty good. It was much louder than I remember. The service was not as professional. It used to be they would clean your table off with a little whisk brush, getting all the crumbs off between courses, that does not happen anymore either. My wife thought the food was good, but not worth the $200.00 cost. Only 2 drinks with that by the way. We decided to not go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

It was our 46th wedding anniversary and a retirement gift from my school. The waitress and all wait staff were excellent. The salads were fantastic but the filet mignon was over cooked and very disappointing especially since it was $42. It was removed from my bill but it kind of ruined the experience for us. I would not return to a steakhouse that the chef doesn't know how to cook filet. I'll stick with Longhorn or Outback where it's always good!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The dinner was outstanding! The only complaint that I have. Is I ordered colossal shrimp 🍤. And when I got them they weren't they were regular shrimp 🍤. But overall it was out standing!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent as always

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I have been to Frankie's numerous times. This was hands down the best meal I have ever had there. Seafood was superb.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Outstanding upscale steakhouse, elegant ambience. ....

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food, ambiance and service are always exceptional. The restaurant is just as fine as any 5 star we have eaten at in D.C, , Philadelphia or other major cities we have lived in or dined.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Excellent food and absolutely wonderful service. Wife loved the expansive martini menu. Food was prepared perfectly and portions were generous - staff was accommodating to pack up what we couldn't finish for a great leftover lunch the next day. Cavitapi with cheese was one of the best sides we have ever had.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Wonderful experience! Delicious food & warm, friendly service - dining in Roanoke doesn't get any better than this!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Excellent service, melt in your mouth steak, delicious salads and vegetables.
Brownie cheesecake disappointing...would not choose again.
But everything else exceptional!
Bartender Lucas and waiter Tyler were totally attentive and gave us an outstanding evening experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Outstanding service and food

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Steak was fantastic. A bit pricey for the area though

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great as usual. You can't beat their steaks. Father's Day special night.

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