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116 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3814
+1 910-457-4544
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
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Southport, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice variety of choices on the menu and everyone will find something they like. Food is always good and prices are good for what you get. Nice atmosphere. They take reservations and I suggest you make them. Great for lunch or dinner. My favorites are the Shrimp and Grits and the Pork Belly. Their desserts, however, have been lacking.

1 Thank LanceD49
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our New Favorite Place! Food is Amazing... Staff is The Best!! Atmosphere....Classy and Relaxing!! We eat here Every chance we get! LOVE LOVE LOVE....

1 Thank Terri E
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened to stumble in on a Weds while on our first visit to Southport. Restaurant is cozy and had live music which helped create a very pleasant ambiance. Waitress was very friendly and service excellent. Wife and I had a bottle of their house wine which was very good and an excellent value. We ended up ordering a few tapas.... More 

Thank Dtom4
Kernersville, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for lunch, pleasant staff. Food was very good. I had the 3 salads on a plate and it was really good. Portion size was perfect for lunch. I have also had a crab sandwich and it was good but the salad is better.

Thank Terri K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute place, with a very nice bar and bartenders. Ordered a couple of things from the lunch menu, dinner menu looked very interesting.

Thank Pirate828
Southport, North Carolina
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They offered a lunch special of wilted spinach greens with fried oysters on top. It was excellent. It also had artichoke hears, peppers and onions and some sort of light dressing. Excellent choice. Their fried oysters are always amazing and this was extra good.

Thank Thomas H
Southport, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

My absolute favorite restaurant in Southport. The food is delicious and the service is great. The tapas are wonderful and reasonably priced. I like the tapas so I get to try several items. They sometimes have half-price tapas on Wednesdays. Love the decor as well. They have a nice small room if you have a special occasion for around 8... More 

Thank Malia T
Shallotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We called for a last minute reservation...they accommodated us soon after we arrived. We ordered a bottle of Cab the server recommended...reasonably priced and good. We each ordered the 1/2 house salad...perfect portion size. My wife had the filet..cooked to a perfect med rare w/ garlic mashed and asparagus. I had the ahi tuna...rare...with a wilted greens and rice....cooked perfect!... More 

Thank Foodie4lif
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Food was horrible. The short ribs on sandwich was dry. The chicken on my sandwich was full of fat. There was a bug traps under the tables. My tea wasn't fresh and the restaurant just open. Stay far away.

1 Thank Kim C
Raymund A, Manager at Ports of Call, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you were not pleased with the dishes you ordered during your visit. Did you tell your server about the problems with the meals? Our policy is to replace the dish if is not to your liking. As for the tea not being fresh, I make it myself every morning when I arrive for work. As... More 

Hemingway, South Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My wife and I split Fish tacos. They were great. The burger looked fantastic. Nice bar. Somewhat romantic.

Thank Steve S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3814
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-457-4544
Downtown at 116 N Howe St. Southport, NC 28461 Two blocks from the water.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?