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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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*GF: Gluten Free. Note, if noted as (optional) ask your Server how item can be modified to be gluten free. **Notice: May be cooked to order. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, fish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.
A Belgian Stew of Fish, Clams, Shrimp, with Chef's Choice of Fish in a Tarragon and parsley Seasoned Stock, thickened with Cream and Egg Yolk and served with Toast Points *GF
Fra Diavolo
With Clams, Shrimp and Lobster, tossed with Linguine Pasta and a Spicy Tomato Sauce
Maori Boil Up Pork Stew
with Pork Tenderloin, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Butternut Squash and Potato Dumplings in a Pork Broth *GF optional
Portabella Cap
Stuffed with Smoked Gouda, Cashews, Spinach, and Sundried Tomatoes, over Quinoa Pilaf, served with a Side Salad and a Mint/Cilantro Chutney *GF
Poached Cod Filet
in Salsa Verde with Clams and Shrimp, and served with Toast points
Crab Purses
Two Pieces with Lump/Fin Crab Meat, Cream Cheese, Capers and Green Onion, wrapped in Phyllo Dough, lightly fried, and served over Mixed Greens and Tomatoes with a Deconstructed Chive Vinaigrette
***Additions: Chicken 4.95, Tuna 9.95**, Salmon 9.95**, Shrimp (6 pcs.) 7.50, (10 pcs.) 12.50, Lightly Fried Oysters (4 oz.) 7.50, (8 oz,) 14.95
House Salad
Local Greens, Carrots, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions, Citrus Vinaigrette and Fresh Parmesan *GF
Caesar Salad
Chopped Romaine, Fresh Shaved Parmesan and Croutons
Greek Salad
Romaine, Cucumber, Tomato, Feta Cheese, Greek Olives, Artichokes and Pickled Red Onions tossed in a Greek Style Vinaigrette *GF
The following Entrees include a Choice of Vegetable: Spinach, Brussel Sprouts, Swiss Chard or Chef's Choice
Fish du Jour
Enjoy our Chef-Inspired Fish Entree. Priced Daily. *GF Optional
Pecan-Encrusted Chicken Breast
over Mashed Potatoes and a Dijon Mustard Cream Sauce
Marinated Beef Hanger Steak
Over a Cauliflower Puree with a Dijon/Merlot Pan Sauce *GF
Pan Seared Pork Chop
Served over Butternut Squash Puree with Rosemary Gravy, Crispy Onion Straws *GF Optional
Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
over Mashed Potatoes with Pan Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Stuffing
Slow-Braised Angus Beef Shotr Ribs
Served with Mushroom Demi-glace over Whipped Potatoes *GF
Lamb Shank
Over Whipped Potatoes with a Cabernet and Portabella Mushroom Sauce *GF
Short Rib Bobotie
Spiced Meat baked with an Egg-based Topping served with a Side Salad *GF
Pan-Seared Salmon
Glazed with a Brown Sugar and Mustard Sauce over Quinoa Pilaf with Chive Oil and a Red Wine Reduction *GF
Downtown at 116 N Howe St. Southport, NC 28461 Two blocks from the water.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
American, International
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch tapas salad blt paella cod fried oysters crab beef potatoes fries bread croissants our waiter safe haven wonderful lunch nice atmosphere
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Reviewed yesterday

They take reservations which is great! The food is always wonderful and specials are interesting and delicious. Service and all staff are great too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Holly N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our service was awful. We were there over 2 hours. Our server who was also the bartender, barely came to check on us... slowest service ever. Even though we were waiting on friends to get there after us, we wanted to order appetizers and waited...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank U3090AIandreac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon. We just wanted a beer and a bowl of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. They said there was a grilled cheese on the kids menu. Ok. Then; no white bread, choose a croissant or rye. Never mind,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank msbird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the Southport restaurant that was featured in the movie “Safe Haven” so you’ll pictures from the movie. Food is great. Not what you’d expect in a small coastal town. They feature dishes from around the world. We like the cod bites appetizer. Check...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mary Jo W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a lunch with 33 woman from my community. Reservations were made a week in advance and we sat in tables of 8. This worked out really well since no one wanted to sit at long tables and not be able to converse with most...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gaylefitz
Reviewed January 17, 2019

Not fine dining but quite good. Been there twice and had two very different dishes. Both were well done and tasty. Service was excellent. One aside, wife had the side salad and it was great, not your standard lettuce and cherry tomato. One picky item...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 844JohnD
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Six of us had a nice dinner at Ports of Call. A couple people had the Pecan Encrusted Chicken and the rest of us had one of the evening specials. My dish was the Lobster & Shrimp Grits which was very good. The staff was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MTravelerI
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Keyboard singer is too loud at Sunday brunch. Impossible to have a conversation because you have to raise your voice over the singer. This is the second time this has happened. Food was just so-so. We have been there many times over the last 3...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank retiredlakeb
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Our first time and happy they were open for dinner on Christmas Eve. Prix fixe menu had 4 courses. Amuse bouche, appetizer, entree and dessert. Entree choices were pork loin, roast beef or mahi mahi. Very pleased with both food and service. We both had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bob J
Reviewed December 3, 2018

We had a party of ten, our waiter was excellent and handled us well. The menu was very good, I have eaten here before, 1st time was excellent, second was average, and under the new chef again an excellent menu. However serving a group of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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March 14, 2015|
Response from Raymund A | Property representative |
Our corkage fee is $10 per bottle. The fee is waived for a bottle per couple if purchased from these local shops and consumed in the following evenings: Tuesday-Silver Coast Winery Wednesday-Grape and Ale Thursday-Uncorked... More
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