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Frank's Restaurant - Inside Dining, Pawleys Island, SC

Frank's Restaurant - Inside Dining

4.9
4.9
740 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Frank's Restaurant in Pawleys Island, South Carolina is an Italian-influenced American steakhouse and seafood joint that serves a range of traditional dishes for dinner. Frank's Restaurant has been featured in national press such as Bon Appétit and Southern Living and its kitchen strives to provide tasty dishes made with only the freshest, local and seasonally available ingredients. The atmosphere is elegant and refined and the full bar and extensive wine list complement the meals at Frank's Restaurant.



Start with an appetizer like fried oysters, Caribbean sautéed conch or a low country egg roll. Larger dishes include seafood like pan-seared New Bedford scallops and sautéed veal scallopini.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 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

What 740 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Best Overall

  • South Carolina

    American

740 Reviews
  1. ChrisS

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience at Frank’s is always wonderful. We’ve been dining here from the conception of the restaurant. 38 years. Our waiter Rob was incredible. A special place in pawleys island.

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  2. Paul

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large group, we all loved our food and the service was fabulous.

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  3. SharonM

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The elephant garlic was not cooked enough which was disappointing but the waiter took it off the bill. We probably misordered and should have ordered from the entry menu, and not from the small plate menu. We have been eating at Franks since 1988 when it was a small place and now it is an incredible venue with all kinds of choices. We highly recommend Frank's and fun to watch the open kitchen in action. The chefs are amazing. Wolfie and Salters are super owners.

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  4. lovegoodfood

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice varied menu. Excellent food. Knowledgable waiter happy to make recommendations when asked. Best meal we had on Pawlesw Island, and we had several good ones!

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  5. elizabethp

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is outstanding! Highly recommend. JR in the best!!!

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  6. SherryM

    Charleston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine here! Great wine list, excellent food, service beautifully decorated restaurant.

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  7. BruceB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and service succeeded expectations. We would be happy to return to this restaurant.

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  8. RogM

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with excellent service from Michael made for a delightful evening.

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  9. BruceM

    Charleston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding. Service excellent. Caramel cake was a wonderful way to finish our experience.

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  10. ChrissB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food! Our server, JR, was friendly and went out of his way to make sure we had everything we wanted the way we wanted it.

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  11. AledraL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it! Food was great, waiter was awesome and kept checking on us and keeping us entertained! Will be back!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! The atmosphere was amazing too!

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  13. BenM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first dining experience with Franks and will not be the last. I had the 6 oz filet and my wife had the blackened tile fish. Everything was expertly cooked to perfection with flavors out of this world. We ended the meal with a slice of carrot cake and key lime cheesecake and they were both excellent. Highly recommend Franks.

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  14. Carol

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening from start to finish! The food, service, and ambiance remain top notch on every visit.

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  15. johnN

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to Franks several times and overall it is a good dining experience but is not consistent and in our opinion overated. My husbands entree last evening was quite good but mine - the porkchop entree - which we have had in the past - and enjoyed - was not as it was quite fatty , hence the comment about consistency. The entrees are comparably priced with other restuarnts in the area but the salads and appetizers are more expensive and smaller portion sized. Franks is just a "pleasant" dinig experence not one that you need to put on the very top of your vacation dining ilist.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations in the dining room and were promptly seated. I had the salmon and my fiance had the roasted vegetables. Both were outstanding. Cary was our server and did an excellent job in taking care of us. After dinner, we went to the Outback Bar and had another beverage and enjoyed the atmosphere of the fireplace and people watching. Franks is a great restaurant and the atmosphere is terrific. So many variations within this restaurant.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Nice waiter named William. Was a very pleasant evening!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Average at best. Service was good, food was a bit overpriced.

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  19. LindaS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh and well prepared. I had the vegetable plate which was enough to share . It had a variety of vegetables and was well presented . The chocolate crème brûlée is a favorite and it topped off the wonderful dining experience you always have at Frank’s.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a birthday at Frank's. The steaks were great,

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  21. ElGed

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Would definitely return again. Our waiter, Dave, gave us excellent suggestions and service, which was deeply appreciated. I truly understand my friends' recommendations to come and experience this establishment.

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  22. eileenm

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service .. we all had different entries and all wonderful. Service great !

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  23. Bluefishchik

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Louis provided superb service. The atmosphere is fine dining and the dress casual ie jeans ok. The iceberg wedge was delicious along with the beef ribs but the lobster ravioli disappointing basically no taste filling with a tiny bit of lobster. Would not order again. The berry cobbler was the best I’ve tasted. Would definitely go again and ask for Louis.

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  24. DeborahD

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was superb and our waiter was very attentive. I had crab cakes that were delicious. For dessert, the caramel cake is a must! So good!

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  25. CherylB

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was very responsive and attentive. The atmosphere was lovely, as we were seated near the fireplace. The food was delicious and presented very nicely.

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  26. Barb

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been eating at Frank's for 25 years and have enjoyed every meal! The food, service and atmosphere are exceptional! Try the caramel cake with the ice cream for dessert. It can't be beat!

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  27. RichardT

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comfortable surroundings. Excellent service. Great menu.

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  28. Charleston

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crab cakes are AMAZING! All crab... no filler. The duck two ways was excellent as well.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants we’ve visited in this area. Service was excellent and the food was so good! Everyone enjoyed their meal and we will be back soon.

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  30. Cleve

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are staying in the area for a while. We've never been to Frank's before but we saw the reviews and heard recommendations from friends. We were very pleased with everything, and the Shrimp & Grits was the best I've ever had. Well done.

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  31. StephenW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, always amazing. Never miss going here when I’m in on a golf trip. Thanks Franks

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service and incredible food. Will definitely go back.

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  33. JaneR

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, our meal at Frank’s was outstanding!Our waiter, JR, was attentive, knowledgeable and delightful! 

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  34. EdGe

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best on the Strand! Lights out! Can’t say enough. Glenna and the staff run a tight ship. Never disappoints. There’s a place here for ALL occasion’s. Book early or come late.

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  35. MaBeach

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing but excellence from start to finish! Service from Bruce was attentive and food outstanding. We had the grouper and short ribs. Absolutely delicious! This a great spot for any special occasion or just because.

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  36. Chris

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and the service was great. It is on the higher price side for a fancy restaurant, so not something you will do every month but it’s worth it for special occasions. I had the elk chop special and my wife had the halibut special. Both were very good and the oyster’s on the half shell were supreme. With a cocktail each and carrot cake dessert share our bill was over 200, so go but understand it’s gonna bite your wallet.

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  37. JamesT

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Big fans of Franks and look forward to having pretty much any excuse to go.

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  38. CarolF

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to dine with Frank’ and everything from the wonderful floor and wait staff met our expectations.

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  39. JudyH

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant in every manner. Food, service, ambiance was perfect.

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  40. RobertT

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Great Dinning Experience - Food @ Waiter made for a tremendous experience for my wife @ myself . We consider FRANK'S to be an elite restaurant .

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Frank's Restaurant - Inside Dining is rated 4.9 stars by 740 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 15 times today
Google Map for Frank's Restaurant - Inside Dining

10434 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742

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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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