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Dead End Saloon and Fish Factory

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$$ - $$$
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4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
+1 910-454-4002
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The food is very good. In contrast to others' perspectives here, the view is not good. More often than not, the view is blocked by people, glare, condensation. Never go here for a so-called "view." On this particular nite in early Sept, the service was terribly slow. Not the wait person's fault. If anyone's, the fault lies in the "hostess"... More 

Thank arthur0215
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is an awesome place the waiter was spot on the meal was fresh and HOT !! The drinks are cold I didn't have to wait for a drink refresh

Thank Richard S
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, friendly service and beautiful views. Lovely place to stop and eat and catch up with friends and family.

Thank KBohK
ny ny
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I love this place! My boyfriend and I are picky eaters and we both loved this place so much we ate there more than once on our week long vacation. Great staff and food is phenomenal. I had the Greek salad with shrimp and crab cake...omg the crab cakes! My boyfriend had the seafood platter with mahi-Mahi shrimp and crab.... More 

Thank gahoctus
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The view is wonderful, just on the ICW and the restaurant is clean! The food is good - P&E shrimp, fish & chips, chowder are all quite nice. The service here is TERRIBLE - often no one to great you at the door, slow to bring drinks and take orders, and the food can be slow coming from the kitchen.

Thank blueskylancero
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Always love this place. Sad they are closed Sun and Mon. Waited to Tuesday to call in take out as visiting to take care of my ill dad - and they dont do take out!! REALLY bummed. Please see about adding this into your evening - even if you only have it for an hour like 7-8. LOVE everything on... More 

Thank Donna G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant at approximately 5:30 pm, and were Immediately seated. Shortly after being seated, we noticed that the restaurant started to fill up with patrons. The food was great with excellent service. I had the crab soup with crab lump over toast, and would recommend it . All my family were happy with their food selections, and... More 

Thank JRVanV
Southport, North Carolina
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, Dead End Saloon has a great view of the Waterway and marshes. The food is good, particularly the clams or mussels. Many of the offerings are pretty much the standard fried seafood of the area, but the few we have tried are good, and not greasy.

Thank PaulSuzanneTravel
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Food is always good!!! My favorite is the Dead End Steak Sandwich. It is ALWAYS good and always fresh and hot. Make sure to get it loaded with the jalapenos! My husband had the fish and chips and it really was the best white fish I've ever had. Also the pasta salad is really good, but the fries are my... More 

Thank Beth C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The food was really good and the price was not too bad. The only 2 complaints I have it was cold inside the restaurant and the wait was too long.

Thank Cherie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-454-4002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?