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

Frank's Restaurant - Inside Dining

4.9
4.9
774 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 21 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 774 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

  • 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

774 Reviews
  1. Martha

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Shrimp snd grits was very salty. The extra side ordered of asparagus was woody and had no flavor. The waiter JR was in such a hurry to get us in and out that it was not an enjoyable evening at all.

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  2. LynndaS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. Our server -JR- was friendly and attentive. He answered all of our questions on the menu and made great recommendations.

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  3. Nancy

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak med/well perfectly grilled. Generous pour of wine

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was awesome, food, service, atmosphere and company, thank you!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We absolutely love Franks but tonight seemed a bit off compared to usual. My husband’s filet seemed not to be the same quality as usual and his onion straws seemed a bit skimpy. I had my usual rack of lamb which also seemed a bit off. Usually has a very flavorful sauce on top which didn’t appear this time. I’d rather have to pay more and get the same quality than to try to skimp. But overall it’s better than most other places around.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Our server JR was great! Love going every time.

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  7. JoanneQ

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First I will start off by saying the parking situation is awful. It was packed and maneuvering the parking lot was a challenge. The meal was very good. We had the deviled eggs and the fried ocra appetizers. They were okay. For our entrees I had the 4 oz filet and my husband had the stuffed chicken. It was all delicious. Our server was very attentive. I was quite noisy but it was a Saturday night. I really liked that there is a 'small plate' option on the menu for those of us who prefer that. In a few weeks we have reservations to sit outside. We are really looking forward to that meal as well.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent night out with friends. Waiter went out of his way, split salads for everyone, made mocktails that were very nice. As always, the food was good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was superb! If I could only make one suggestion it would be if guest is wearing dark bottoms, napkin should be changed out to a black napkin instead of white and waiter/waitress should place on lap.

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  10. ChrisS

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as usual Dave was awesome as usual Mom’s 81st birthday.

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  11. CherylN

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Frank’s. The menu is wonderful and the food delicious. Our favorite waiter is JR. He never disappoints! You can’t go wrong with this choice in Pawleys Island. Just be sure to make your reservation far in advance!

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  12. IreadBooksInBars

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Franks. Love the ambience. However this experience for my mom’s birthday was not the best. She did not enjoy her meal much (beef tenderloin ) nor did I , salmon tasted very fishy and did not seem fresh. My sunt and uncle ordered flounder which looked and tasted wonderful. A bit disappointed as this place is always a place we look forward to. Wine was excellent.

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  13. Delighteddeb

    Charlotte

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, service and drinks! We had a great meal with our friends! Lewis was excellent!

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  14. TammyS

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quickly taken to our table. Our waiter was very informative and attentive. The food and beverages were delicious. A consistently positive experience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth the drive for excellent food and service. The grouper, steak and short ribs were superb. They serve half salads..the beet salad was delicious. The raw oyster appetizer was the best I've ever had- huge and tender

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  16. PatW

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    6 guests dined to celebrate before four of them were heading north for the summer. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal and our server was particularly good.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to Franks, my brother and his wife are in town, so we had to take them there, they both were very impressed and loved the food, we all will be back

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  18. DJMAX

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 2nd time at Frank's and everything was so delicious again, along with superb service. Lamb chops were amazing!

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  19. Tony

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group always looks forward to dining at franks at our favorite table 49 and to have Dave as our server, THE BEST 👍🇺🇸

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  20. RickR

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy Frank's. The food is great, the service is awesome and the environment wonderful. We highly recommend Frank's if you are looking for the best in fine dining in the Myrtle Beach area.

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  21. ThomasL

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, service was even better! JR was knowledgable, personable, and made certain our experience was top notch. We will be back to Frank’s!

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  22. LoriR

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sherry was a personable efficient knowledgable waitress. Food was superb. Wonderful anniversary.

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  23. Tami

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely dinner, fish special was delicious. We were seated by the kitchen, so it was a bit noisy.

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  24. JosephM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Been to Frank's many times. Food is always excellent. Only MINOR complaint is my online reservation said we were celebrating a B-Day, and while we heard other waiters acknowledging B-Days, no one said anything to our table. Still won't stop us from returning. Excellent food and always enjoyable!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to celebrate with family. The service was amazing and all of the food was delicious. Can’t wait to come back the next time we are in town.

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  26. CathyS

    Atlantic Canada

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening! Mike our Server was excellent, very knowledgeable of menu and helpful! We all had Tenderloin, and desserts All was very good! Beef was cooked perfectly. Thanks for the best evening! We will return! Cathy

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What else can be said but Franks is thee best Best of everything a couple could experience

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  28. markb

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service are always great at Franks. Four of us dining. Our server was at the table the moment we sat down, and all the bread, appetizers and food came out promptly but not rushed. Filets were great as was the wedge and Asian salads, sides were delicious too (creamed spinach) and the birthday cake (14 layer caramel cake warm) with caramel ice cream and a giant sparkler made it perfect for our celebration.

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  29. DanF

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A family celebration was enhanced by Franks! From our first step into the interior restaurant the atmosphere of quality and hospitality was experienced. Our waiter, Bruce welcomed us and responded to questions and request in a quick and calm manner. Beginning with appetizer. , a Wedge Salad and then entrees, Crab cakes and Grouper meal were wonderful and very well presented. Since a birthday was being celebrated Franks provided a dessert with special illumination.

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  30. NeilD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I fantastic as always one of the best restaurants in South Carolina. What makes the experience even more enjoyable. It was great staff. In particular Ray. Best waiter in the place. You’ll be a full to eat anywhere else.

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  31. BruceM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Franks is one of the best restaurants in South Carolina and has been for many years. Did not think it was possible but they are even better now than before.

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  32. RaymondL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and our waiter JR was outstanding.

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  33. DougS

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Got seated by bar and kitchen even though 3/4 empty.food was fair patatoes came out with no sauce or butter. Best part was appetizers would not go back

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  34. ChrisS

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    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.
    Frank's Restaurant - Inside DiningResponded on March 6, 2024
    Truly a pleasure to have served you all these years and happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with Rob. We look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks again.

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  35. ChrisS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is out of this world delicious. The food was great, the service was even better. Dave our waiter was very attentive to us. Suggested menue items if we weren't sure what to get. 5 stars in our book. You won't be disappointed.
    Frank's Restaurant - Inside DiningResponded on March 6, 2024
    Many thanks for your wonderful review and we appreciate that you chose Franks to celebrate your special day. We look forward to seeing you again for another dining experience.

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  36. Paul

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    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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  37. SharonM

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    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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  38. lovegoodfood

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    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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  39. elizabethp

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    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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  40. SherryM

    Charleston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    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.
    Frank's Restaurant - Inside DiningResponded on March 6, 2024
    We appreciate your compliments on our newly renovated decor. Franks is also adding some new wines to the wine list, be sure to visit us again and let us know what you think. Looking forward to seeing you .

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FAQs

Frank's Restaurant - Inside Dining is rated 4.9 stars by 774 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 21 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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