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Frank's Outback - Outside Dining, Pawleys Island, SC

Frank's Outback - Outside Dining

4.9
4.9
880 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Frank’s Outback has 45 seats inside the building and interestingly, the patrons get to walk through the open kitchen to enter the dining room. Once inside, you sense a warm welcoming atmosphere. The walls are painted in a cool blue with original artwork on the walls. White tablecloths, candle light, hand polished silverware and glassware grace the tables. There are also 100 seats outside, set in a garden setting under a canopy of trees. The outdoor seats are covered and not affected by weather. In the Fall and Winter guests are warmed by infrared heaters and the large outdoor fireplace.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (843) 237-3030
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Pierce Culliton
  • Neighborhood
    Pawleys Island
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 880 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Best Overall

  • South Carolina

    Best Food

  • South Carolina

    Best Service

  • South Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • South Carolina

    Best Value

  • South Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • South Carolina

    American

  • Georgetown / Pawleys Island

    Best Overall

  • Georgetown / Pawleys Island

    Best Food

  • Georgetown / Pawleys Island

    Best Service

  • Georgetown / Pawleys Island

    Best Ambiance

  • Georgetown / Pawleys Island

    Best Value

  • Georgetown / Pawleys Island

    Neighborhood gem

  • Georgetown / Pawleys Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Georgetown / Pawleys Island

    Lively

  • Georgetown / Pawleys Island

    Most Booked

880 Reviews
  1. FredC

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere out standing service and food is delicious

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  2. HollyY

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table, food, waiter and surroundings was perfect!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent! Service was great! They gave me a slice of cake with ice cream and a big candle for my birthday!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are never disappointed when we dine at Frank’s. Our meal was great & our server was awesome!

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  5. anthonyg

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always Great !!! Our server was OUTSTANDING and FUNNY !!!

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  6. MichaelR

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have fun while enjoying a fabulous meal. The exceptional service makes the meal all the more special. Wonderful experience.

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  7. Kimt

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the pleasure of having Frank as our waiter and he truly was top notch. He provided some outstanding service. The meal was delicious as always and the atmosphere as well. We are looking forward to the next time.

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  8. JayyJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal and experience at Frank’s. Top of the list if you are at south end.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and ambiance! Will definitely be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Pleasant atmosphere. Service is good but very impersonal. We had dinner there two nights in a row. Both servers blurted out specials as fast as they could talk. During our previous visit last Spring we had the pleasure of being served by one of the most professional waiters we had ever encountered. Sadly that was not the case this time. We will definitely go back for the food.

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  11. Bmac

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place - Five stars all the way around. A great place to go even for happy hour as they have at least 4 bars there.

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  12. PeggyY

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jenny W was an excellent waiter! She made sure our food was exactly how we ordered it.

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  13. AprilB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We went to Franks for our 23rd anniversary on Saturday. Needless to say, it was very disappointing. They put us at a table near one of the kitchens and the entire time we heard nothing but banging from there. Was hard to have a discussion with the noise and the hostess walked by with two large garbage cans while we were eating dinner. That was totally unprofessional and should have waited or she could have went a different way. The whole experience was just extremely disappointing. The food was good.. but expensive. Over $100 for 2 pizzas, 1 drink and 2 salads is just too much. Service was not up to it's usual standard. We drove 45 minutes to get there as it has always been one of our favorite places. However, we would definitely reconsider next time we want a nice night out and go somewhere else.

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  14. KathyF

    Charleston

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to franks multiple times and we have found that service and food quality fluctuates about lately. Some of our group had good meals some not so good. My chopped salad with grilled chicken was rather sparse and dry. Our server was rather abrupt and not helpful around the children. I think we will take a break for a while.

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  15. kathi

    Charleston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant! Great service; great ambiance, great food!
    Frank's Outback - Outside DiningResponded on April 3, 2024
    We greatly apricate you for taking the time to send a review. It's always great to hear how we're doing. We look forward to hearing more about your favorite dishes. We will absolutely pass on your wonderful comments to Mitch. Look forward to seeing you soon.

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  16. TonjaD

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. One of our favorite places to dine at the beach.

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  17. ClaireT

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just such a different atmosphere, excellent and attentive service and wonderful food

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  18. ShawnH

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shrimp and grits were really good, my wife liked (not loved) the crab ravioli. Fried deviled egg and salad were excellent. Caramel cake was okay, but basically pancakes with caramel and ice cream. Server (Mike) was great, atmosphere was good. Really enjoyed it.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely dinner at Franks! This time we sat in the Outback and it was very comfortable; it was a damp night and had rained all day, so while chilly outside, it was warm and cozy in the Outback. The food was excellent; 2 guests had the special, Parmesan Crusted Flounder with spinach; 1 guest had the short rib with mashed potatoes, carrots and Brussel sprouts and the last had a small plate of beef medallions with mashed potatoes. Dessert capped off the meal; we shared 2 raspberry brûlée that were so light and delicious. We will return soon.

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  20. JaneR

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Frank’s many times and always had a great experience. I made the reservations a month ahead, and the table we got was next to an event which was incredibly noisy. We could not even hear each other. We were terribly disappointed in our experience. The service was fine, and the food was great.

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  21. LauraB

    Charlotte

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can’t go wrong at Frank’s Outback! Any time we are in town it is the one place we plan for ALWAYS!

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  22. DaveW

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a must go outstanding restaurant ! You will not be disappointed in your experience . Food, Service and Ambiance way above average!

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  23. forkfriendly

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Franks is quintessential Pawleys for us from ambience to menu. Love the tuna poke and the small plates offer excellent choices. The pizzas are great, too. Monique, our server, was excellent.
    Frank's Outback - Outside DiningResponded on March 27, 2024
    Many thanks for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We love hearing what our guests are enjoying from the menu. I will pass on your compliments to Monique. We look forward to seeing you again.

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  24. FamVacay

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service from when we arrived was Wonderful!! Food and Ambience outstanding!

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  25. milford

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit. Ambiance and decor is always relaxing. We had early reservations so the restaurant was not busy at all. So we did not feel rushed. Server was very attentive and her personality was great. The food was very good. Everything we had was delicious. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. We will visit this establishment again

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  26. JohnM

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily our favorite dining place. Great food preparation. Great environment. Staff extremely accommodating. We come down every 7 weeks, and never miss Frank’s Outback 🧡
    Frank's Outback - Outside DiningResponded on March 27, 2024
    We appreciate your continued support and taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again. If you have not experienced Franks inside dining, we would love to have you give it a try as well.

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  27. CarolG

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to this wonderful establishment & certainly will not be the last. We sat on the porch looking at the large tree going through ceiling. Enjoyed listening to the rain on the tin roof along with atmosphere. Meal options were plentiful & oh so good. Liked that the salads could be made into smaller portion for any of them listed. The small portion options on menu we just right. Service by Ashley S was spot on. Very nice evening & plan on more in the future.
    Frank's Outback - Outside DiningResponded on March 27, 2024
    Many thanks for your wonderful review. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Ahley, we love her as well. We are glad you shared your first-time dining experiences at Franks, with us. Looking forward to seeing you again. Please give our inside dining a visit.

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  28. JazzyTazz

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hubby and I had a delightful and tasty dinner! As always the food was unique and delicious….apps: oysters on the half shell and corned beef/potato chowder and Bahamian conch; entrees: blue crab ravioli and veal chop. Outstanding!
    Frank's Outback - Outside DiningResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Our oysters on the half shell are very popular, we try to bring them in as much as possible. I also love the blue crab ravioli which was a special for that evening ... I'm hoping they become permanent on the menu. Our chef prides himself on creating unique items for the daily specials' menu. We love to hear what our guests are enjoying when they visit with us. Many thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as always!! One of the nicest restaurants around.
    Frank's Outback - Outside DiningResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate you for choosing Franks to celebrate your mother's 82nd Birthday. I will pass on your compliments to Bob and Amanda, we think they are great as well. We look forward to seeing you again for another celebration or evening out at Franks.

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  30. WendyC

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Franks is always a treat! We love everything about it!
    Frank's Outback - Outside DiningResponded on March 27, 2024
    We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Looking forward to seeing you for another dining experience.

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  31. JayM

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been going to Franks for at least 25 years. On vacation for 23 of those and for 2 years since I’ve moved here I try to get there at least once a month. I love everything about Franks Outback but the parking is getting way out of hand. All most to the point of turning around and leaving. Maybe a valet style of parking is needed to eliminate the frustration of finding a parking spot once you arrive. I know for me at least I’d be more than happy to tip a parking attendant to elevate the aggravation of finding one myself.

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  32. JamdJ45

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday for brother and sister-in-law was fantastic
    Frank's Outback - Outside DiningResponded on March 27, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Birthday celebrations with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

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  33. SteveQ

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will be back! Great food and super service. Very enjoyable !
    Frank's Outback - Outside DiningResponded on March 27, 2024
    Many thanks for taking the time to write this review, we greatly appreciate your feedback. Please let us know if you have any favorite dishes from our menu or specials menu. Our chef loves to hear what our guests are enjoying. We look forward to hearing from you and also seeing you again.

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  34. Jozz

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was fantastic. Brian was very attentive and was great at recommending dishes. I’ve been here several times but my friends had never been and they were so impressed. The ladies at the host stand were wonderful. You all see so many people and they recognized me from the night before. Little things mean a lot. Cannot wait to come back. Thank you to all of the team. Behind the scenes and up front.
    Frank's Outback - Outside DiningResponded on March 27, 2024
    We greatly appreciate your wonderful review of your dining experience with us. Thank you for sharing your evening out with us. We think our team does a wonderful job as well, however, it's so nice to hear it confirmed with our guests. We look forward seeing you again.

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  35. ReginaF

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five star food and and atmosphere and service. Love the Outback!! You MUST make reservations weeks in advance.

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  36. Skytop06

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Now going there just about once every 10 days or so. LOVE this place!!

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  37. CindyS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Entertained client with dinner. Client was very relaxed and enjoyed the food, the atmosphere, and the service. Great place!

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  38. JaneR

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful meal with great service and delightful live music!

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  39. BruceH

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Franks Outback is a gem. One of our favorite restaurants in the Grand Strand area. Food is always excellent as is the ambiance. My wife had a filet, and I had the short ribs. Perfect. Oh, and that 14-laye caramel cake. It's the best. Highly recommend. We'll definitely be returning.

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  40. CarolG

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent server, food amazing, love the venue! Thank you!

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Frank's Outback - Outside Dining is rated 4.9 stars by 880 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Frank's Outback - Outside Dining

10434 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Pawleys Island
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Pierce Culliton
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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