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Frying Pan

319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
+1 910-363-4382
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hush puppies” (97 reviews)
“seafood” (69 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food, the service, ambiance and the view. It is one of my kids favorite places and a must when you visit Southport!

Thank CarrieMaeBerry
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really great restaurant and we have eaten at Frying Pan several times. It had been a year or so, so we were pleasantly surprised to see how their menu had expanded from just really good fried seafood. We had the bacon-wrapped, pan...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Frying Pan is an excellent choice if you're looking for a casual bite to eat in Southport. Located right on the water, the view is lovely. Everything is good there, but the Grouper Bites app and the Sweet Potato Biscuits are to die for!!

Thank inkandpearls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

View, service and food was great. Great spot for lunch to relax, eat good seafood, have a cold beer and enjoy the water view.

Thank Debra P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was very pleased ,had lunch here with friends,the corn chowder soup was awesome and the service was great!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate dinner here as it was recommended without hesitation by the locals that we asked. The building is on stilts and the elevator is small and slow so take the stairs if that bothers you. The food here is excellent! I had the pan seared...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I mean, this is just an awesome place. We sat right by the screen window with a beautiful view of the water. The second we sat down, we were brought complimentary hushpuppies with honey butter...a delicious treat. Our waiter was so friendly and prompt. We...More

Thank Seanee L
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We have been here before and thought this restaurant was very good to excellent. Our visit today was an unqualified excellent. I had the Scollops with bacon wrap, and they were excellent. The side dishes were also excellent, including green beans, potato wedges, and sweet...More

Thank George O
Reviewed 13 October 2017

And did I mention the hush puppies????!!!! Traveling with family who live in the south and we all declared these hush puppies as the best we'd ever tasted.....then those sweet potato biscuits arrived and we were hooked. The rest of our food was very good;...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I always have crab legs when at the coast. These were great as was the salad and the sweet potato biscuits and corn on the cob. The service was friendly and great. The restaurant overlooks the river and Bald Head Island plus we were lucky...More

Thank KittyO897
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15 August 2017|
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Response from Craig B | Property representative |
​Our main goal is to provide our guests with the best experience possible. For this reason, we are unable to accommodate reservations. Due to the busy nature of the Frying Pan in Southport it is a guarantee that there will... More
Lorrie A
4 August 2017|
Response from Craig B | Property representative |
Im sorry at this time we do not have any boat parking.
Miçhael J
13 May 2017|
Response from Craig B | Property representative |
Yes we have a bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-363-4382
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Located on the historic Old Yacht Basin, the Frying Pan features fresh, local favorites from grilled and pan-seared seafood to perfectly fried specialties. Combined with savory homemade sweet potato biscuits and desserts by our own Ms. Dot, the Frying Pan offers unique combinations to suit any palateand fill the soul. Come by and get a taste of the low country served with a side of southern hospitality.
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