Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse

4.4
1303 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
We invite you to come and see why Frankie Rowland's is truly a Premiere Steakhouse and a dining experience to remember.



The Main Dining Room is warm and inviting and the comfortable Lounge Area features over 150 Wines, 130 Liquors, and over 70 Martinis including Frankie's Signature Pineapple Martini, made from the freshest of pineapples.

The Menu Features USDA Prime Beef fresh cut Steaks and Chops. Seafood, Chicken, Salads, Sides large enough to share, and scrumptious desserts made from scratch are also available.



The Staff is attentive & highly trained to provide you with the best service, ensuring that your dining experience will be one to remember.
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4.6
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4.4
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3.8
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vipHokieTim
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

Food and service were perfectly fine. However, the atmosphere was uncomfortable. From a woman next to us coughing loudly throughout the evening, to a loud inebriated group behind us, to a strange man singing to his date. More of a circus than a fine dining experience.

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vipPerfect
Richmond
59 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

Disappointing. The steaks were good but very pricey. The sides lacked flavor and were barely warm. The bisque was not warm. Very subpar food for the high price. Likely would not return. Simply not worth the cost of three nice dinners elsewhere.

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CharlesW
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dinner and drinks. Great place to celebrate birthdays.

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JustinH
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love coming down to roanoke for the best steak in town so 😋 amazing job as always !👍

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Namcy
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Based on reviews and price my expectations were not met. The food was good but no better than a middle quality steak restaurant which would’ve been half the price. The portion size what is sufficient but not as large as expected based on ounces that is on the steaks and the indication that the vegetables servings were family sized.

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ChasityH
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My husband and I had an excellent experience here!!! We were able to communicate directively regarding our business operations without any interruptions at all.
I work across the street at Alexander’s, but due to me working there, I am unable to enjoy a dinner, even as a well paying customer- I’m not allowed.
I’ve just learned of Frankie Rowland’s, and I will say, this restaurant is now, without a doubt, our choice of place to conduct all of our business relations, and even our new go-to if we just need a night out to relax!!!
It was very busy here on a Wednesday, which obviously means that it’s a 5 STAR establishment!
I will unquestionably recommend Frankie Rowland’s to any/every meritorious friend, family member, and client who is seeking to have an immensely satisfying, elegant, and pleasurable evening getaway or business conduction!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for the admirable experience!!!

Best Regards,
Chasity Hosea

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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MichaelM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

We were celebrating our anniversary and when we were seated, it was next to a large table of about 14 small children who were extremely noisy and running around. Our service was delayed because our server had too many customers he was trying to take care of. My wife’s filet was good, my filet was a little tough but had a good flavor. Both were cooked to the correct doneness. The bruschetta with cheese had a little sour taste and the potatoes au gratin were very dry and not creamy and cheesy like they usually are. We did receive a complimentary creme brûlée from our server and it was very good. I was charged $16.00 for an old fashioned which I felt was extremely pricey!
We have always been very happy with Frankie Rowland’s. This was the first bad experience we have had.
We have recommended this restaurant in the past, but after last night’s experience, we would probably not say anything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The steak was amazing as always but the oyster Rockefeller was less than desirable compared to every other time we have gotten them. Hopefully it was a supply chain issue instead of the new level of quality.

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DebbieB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal! The Creme Brule was out of this world delicious!!

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TomaZoom
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our table was ready when we arrived. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Perfect dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Well the service was great today!!! The food was outstanding as usual.
What kept me from giving five stars was the fact that the restaurant was almost empty and they put people in the seat right next to us instead of one of the more open tables to give everybody room …what goes through their mind I don’t understand???

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TomT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The weight service is excellent. They did not rush us but were there when we needed them. 3 of us ordered the steak and it was cooked to perfection.. The 4th person got the salmon and it was wonderful too. The Brussels sprouts were good but not as good as we had remembered them but them. All in all, it was great!

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Horrible service. Steak had to be sent back because it was rare, but came back charred so bad you could only taste burnt steak. Never had water refilled while eating said burnt steak. Overall service was horrible and unprofessional. Worst money I’ve ever spent on a meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing as usual, wonderful table, great waiters however the whole process took WAY too long …I get it you probably don’t have enough people…

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JessC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

My husband and I went here for our anniversary. The steak was ridiculously salty. Like so salty I couldn’t even finish it. Really tender, but still…really salty. The crab dip was good, but came with a side of stale crackers. We ended up eating it with the French bread that was on table. The lobster tail was delicious. Cooked perfectly. My husband loved the lamb chops. The martinis were really good also. Dessert was okay. Cheesecake came with this raspberry sauce that was sour and bitter and ended up eating the cheesecake without the sauce. Dinner ended up being about $300. Which was fine because the last time we went out like this was ten years ago. The servers were really nice and wonderful. The only thing that bothered me was my steak because it was about $57 and I could get a better steak at Texas Roadhouse for less than half that price. And half the salt, lol. But, we drank and had fun. If you go to dinner here, maybe get something seafood related and not steak related.

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SydneyC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Decent service, nice atmosphere, food was so disappointing, will not return.

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christinao
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Waited for a while for table even with reservations. Both steaks were crispy and dry. Scalloped potatoes very greasy. Onion rings undercooked. Very disappointed in food. Server was excellent though.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Placed in the back with a large party of 30+ people with only one waitress. While the waitress was doing everything she could to serve all guests, she definitely could’ve used backup which she finally got after I got up from our table to find another server to inquire about our main course which took 30+ minutes to arrive after our table was cleared of appetizers.

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EricM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The service was great. The food ranged from good to ok, but definitely not amazing. The prices compared to the taste were not on par with each other. Honestly, there are many other restaurants in Roanoke that I would rather dine at.

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JohnB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Side was cold and asked server to to reheat. We finished our steaks in the 20 minutes it took to reheat the side. Arrived as we were finished.

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Carlis
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very Good !

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maureenl
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Husbands birthday. Meals, service, ambiance all outstanding. Best filet I have ever had!!

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Happy
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Bread was day old and cold; sides were warm and cool in middle - the re-heated - steak was fantastic. Service was friendly.

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Robb
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

This is a high-end restaurant but you definitely get what you pay for!

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CatherineP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We go for the Gnocchi but this time it was watery and tasteless. Augratin was runny too and tasted different. Had the bisque for the first time and it was AMAZING! Everything else was great as usual I just feel like someone new was cooking some of the stuff. Of course we will be back.

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ReggieM
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The was food was not as good as has been in the past. Salmon was dry. Overall service was excellent.. 3 out of 5.

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Frankie Rowland’s is absolutely the best! My filet was cooked to perfection and the creme brûlée was wonderful! I crave their steaks and truly believe they are the best steakhouse I’ve been to, and I have eaten at a lot of steakhouses

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner as the staff were absolutely on top of everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was even better.

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Lakelady
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We have been there many times and always enjoyed the food. This time the ny strip was so tough even cutting with their steak knives. The potatoes augratin were lacking in cheese and flavor. Too runny. The person next to us heard us tell waiter about steak and
said his ribeye was tough too. The scallop appetizer came out barely warm had to send back to heat more.
Disappointing.

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JordanW
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

We arrived 15 minutes before our 7:30 reservation. We were seated in a half empty restaurant that appeared to have adequate staffing. Our lead server was inattentive and was missing for most of our three hour experience. We waited until 9:30 for our dinner. The steaks tasted like they had been under the heat lamp for half an hour and three of them were cooked incorrectly. At 10:15, after every single table in the restaurant had come and gone, we were sitting for another 20 minutes before the manager came over after making eye contact because our server had been MIA again. He asked how our experience was and was advised. He took off a $10 side of potatoes from one check. Our grand total time at the restaurant was about three hours. We have had great experiences at Frankie’s, even through the pandemic during staff shortages, but the staff last night seemed completely uninterested in even coming to touch base with us during this extra long dinner experience.

We were very disappointed that my fiancé’s parents drove three hours into town for this dinner and for the overall lack of quality in our food and dining experience. We have loved Frankie’s in past experiences, but do not know if we will return in the future due to inconsistency.

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SHerr
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have the best steak in town! Outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hostess was very friendly and welcoming. Drinks at the bar and service at the table were great! Food was outstanding. I will definitely go here again next time I’m in the area.

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant blew me away all three nights I dined there on my trip to Roanoke. Top notch across the board. The maître d', Michael, runs this establishment like a Swiss watch, flawless. Excellent steaks and the best crab cakes I have ever tasted. Superb wine selection served by Jordan and Cristina, who are true pro's behind the bar. I was astonished how well all the staff work and communicate with each other. I have traveled the world and Frankie Rowlands Steak house is right at the top.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I can't say I'm a fancy guy, but my wife and I went here for her birthday. Food was amazing, staff was on point, although as the night carried on, it started getting a little loud. While the food was excellent, as someone who doesn't often spend more than $50 going out, the bill at the end was more than I've spend in a month on dining out before. Just wanted to put some perspective out there for other people who are usually on a budget and not used to fancy dining lol

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ElenaW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The food was mediocre. Not worth the cost at all. The staff was very knowledgeable and the atmosphere was very nice. Don’t think we’ll be returning though.

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Skidad813
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The overall experience was excellent despite a few glitches. The food was excellent as expected. The wine was superb at a good price point. The bar was below par- this was disappointing.
Ordering and receiving drinks ridiculously slow. Numerous excuses were given- lack of glassware, new bartenders, not enough staff. Please fix all of these things!
Michael, the new manager is superb! He needs a raise already. He was working his butt off to make everything right. The restaurant was probably understaffed, and thus made the usual exceptional service only average. Despite the glitches, we had a lovely evening, and we will be back soon to our favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and nice environment

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was my birthday. Celebrating with family. Waitress was very good attentive and knowledgeable. The entrees were very good. One side was over cooked but all in all a good experience. Will return

FAQs

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 527-2333.

Frankie Rowland's Steakhouse is rated 4.4 stars by 1303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.