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“Awesome place 20 yrs later!”

Frankie's Place For Ribs
Ranked #307 of 1,423 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Awesome place 20 yrs later!”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited Frankie's (I remembered this place from 20 yrs prior on family vacations). You MUST go here! Order the onion loaf as an app if you are an onion ring fan, you will LOVE it! We both ordered a rack if ribs and coleslaw. A huge storm came thru as we were dining (later determined to be a touched down tornado at the oceanfront) yes, the power went out. However the wait staff came over with birthday candles in cornbread muffins so we could continue to eat. (Added ambience perhaps?!) it's a great place with super friendly southern charm. Out if the ways a bit since the other store closed that was closer to the oceanfront. I am telling you, you will love it if you are in the mood for BBQ!

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English first
Virginia Beach
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Place to find”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

My wife and I were looking for a different restaurant to dine at and she found out about this place and what a find it turned out to be. The food was reasonably priced and absolutely delicious.Our waitress Samantha was a sweetheart,very personable and very attentive to service. Ater the meal I complimented that the food and service was outstanding and I inquired if the owner was avaiable and right away he came to our table. His name is Mike Daniels and he was very appreciative of our accolades and a very nice person as well...its a bit off the beaten path but this place is definitely a great find.

  • Visited June 2014
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We use to dine at Frankie's on Laskin Road but the restaurant closed when all the new construction started to make way for the new condos and stores. So happy we found Frankie's just a short drive from the beach area still in business and doing well. The barbecue and side dishes are super delicious and the restaurant has great prices and wonderful service.

  • Visited June 2014
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Norfolk, Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“THE Ribs Place”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We have been going to Frankie's to get our ribs fix for almost 20 years. The ribs are cooked to perfection every time and the side dishes are an excellent match. The onion loaf is a perfect starter but is large enough to dull your appetite for the mouth watering ribs that follow. The staff is always friendly and will take time to talk with you. This is not a place where you go to eat and run. There are always families enjoying a dinner together and the back room is large and private for groups.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank John N
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Fairfax, Virginia
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Family Restaurant”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

My extended family often eats here as a big group. Everyone orders something different and everyone enjoys their meal. Our last outing saw orders of fried tilapia, the chicken cashew salad and their steak sandwich. All were delicious! Go hungry because the servings are plentiful -- and they bring out a basket of cornbread with your order.

  • Visited May 2014
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