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Frank's Restaurant & Bar and Out Back at Frank's

10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
+1 843-237-3030
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“caramel cake” (38 reviews)
“steak” (86 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Franks Outback (never once have we sat inside) is truly unique and charming. We love the Litchfield/Pawley's area in general but our visits over 20 years would never be complete without a visit to Frank's. Outback is just beautiful and welcoming. The outdoor giant fireplace...More

Thank travelannie2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I went to Franks Outback for dinner. The setting is beautiful, casual and very relaxing. Service was impeccable. My wife had the Baby Spinach and Romaine with Fried Goat Cheese and Buttermilk Bacon Dressing and a 4oz. filet of beef(her favorite). The...More

Thank mickeyspillane
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was quite full but we got seated right away without a reservation and were at the kitchen bar. It was so great to watch the chefs in the kitchen as we waited for our food. We had the calamari appetizer and the rack of...More

Thank Jo_B_Killie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined with friends (2 couples) at the Out Back in early March, It was a bit chilly, but fortunately we were seated under a heater and our waiter (Blake) was sufficiently attentive to insure we were not too hot/cold (note to Franks's - a timer...More

Thank MikeOstr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go for a special dinner. Food was outstanding and the service was great. Right behind the restaurant is their " Franks Outback" Also really great.

Thank Marion P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is one of the best that you will ever eat at not only in Pawley's Island but any where in the world. It has been a main stay for over 20 years since I have lived here in this community. You can go...More

Thank lbertolucci
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have lived in the area since 1980 and heard and read positive reviews of Frank's so decided to give it a try. Very disappointing experience. Service was slow (they were not busy) and not professional. Food was good but not exceptional. Best item we had...More

Thank a b
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I so enjoy Frank's Outback. The food is wonderful and the service is great. I have tried different dishes everytime I go there. The desserts are wonderful also.

Thank myopen41019
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We came here with two couples and I ordered the dry aged steak. Being I have had multiple cuts of dry aged beef through out the years I am confident to say that this ribeye was not dry aged. When I asked about it I...More

1  Thank Rayb23456
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Always a warm welcome, host/hostess and staff. Great choices with a few daily specials. We've always found it full of flavor, fresh, well presented; accompanied with professional service. Recommend reservations; discover menu difference between restaurant & bar, and outback; also enjoyable to sit by outside...More

Thank DCSC001
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Response from jthompson52 | Reviewed this property |
Outback Menu 10434 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 Driving Directions Phone 843-237-3030 Franks Hours : Mon – Thu: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Fri – Sat: 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm Frank’s Dining Menu Frank’s Chophouse Menu Franks... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10434 Ocean Hwy, Hwy 17 S, Pawleys Island, SC 29585-7742
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Pawleys Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-237-3030
  • E-mail
Now entering their 25th year of operation, Salters and Elizabeth McClary have established what is irrefutably one of the Lowcountry’s best and most sought after restaurants. The story behind the dream-come-true is interesting. The restaurant was named for Frank Marlow – the gentleman who operated Marlow's General Store (for forty years!) where the restaurant now sits. Natives remember the store – and Frank – with obvious fondness.Salters worked as a bag boy at Marlow's during high school. Some years later he confided his dream of opening a restaurant to his former employer. Frank promptly announced his intention to retire and proposed his old store as the perfect spot for the new venture. In a matter of months, one Island institution was transformed into another. History repeats itself in that folks clamor to get to Frank’s. Then and now, Frank’s is a Pawleys classic.Featured in Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Southern Living, National Restaurant Magazine, and South Carolina Living Getaway with Sandra Lee, Frank's is really two restaurants in one. In the main dining room, there's candlelight and white linens and a bustling bistro atmosphere that is both intimate and energizing. The food is award winning. There is an extensive selection of appetizers for those who enjoy exploring lots of options or eating a bit lighter, as well as several new entrees. The ambiance here is decidedly elegant, but in no way stuffy. Don’t wait for a special occasion to give it a try.Frank's Outback is – quite literally "out back" of Frank's. Here, beneath an umbrella of trees strung with lights, there's a marvelous open-air bar, expansive decks, an enormous fireplace and a cozy indoor dining area, as well. Private rooms are available. It’s a bit more casual than Frank’s, but no less appealing. Lots of appetizers, small plates, gourmet pizza from the wood-burning pizzas and several specials daily.It must be noted that Frank’s and Frank’s Outback Bars have great atmosphere and are favored by locals. Many meet at Frank’s for an end of the day celebration. The wine list, hand-selected by the owners, is reasonably priced but reads like a who's-who of the world’s vineyards. Many of them are available by the glass. Both bars open at 4:00 PM. With free Wi-Fi, one could finish their work in a relaxed environment, grab a favorite appetizer or stay for dinner to make it the perfect ending to the day.There’s no place quite like Frank’s and Outback. The best advice comes firsthand, so ask any local where to eat. Chances are Frank’s will be at the top of their list. The professional wait staff is outstanding. Reservations are essential, so please call ahead!
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