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Frying Pan

319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
+1 910-363-4382
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hush puppies” (94 reviews)
“seafood” (68 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 days 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

1  Thank CNEST
Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

A few of the locals said to stay away from the Frying Pan but I just couldn’t resist anywhere that had sweet potato biscuits (awesome). The food was decent. I ordered blackened shrimp and fish. The shrimp was really good and the vegetables were just...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had my daughter's wedding reception at The Frying Pan. Craig and his staff were a pleasure to work with throughout the entire planning. The food was amazing and requests were readily accommodated. I would highly recommend this restaurant for casual dining or formal affair...next...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perched at the end of Bay Street on the floor overlooking the Cape Fear River, Oak Island and Bald Head Island this is a must-do on your trip to Southport. Great seafood, good selections of wine and local craft beers, too. Staff is friendly and...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great dinner and the hush puppies were great. We were there for dinner and the food and view were great.

Thank ericlper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great seating with elevated views. Food is good but not great, but very reasonable for large parties and very roomy. Good parking available also.

Thank P538OYlarryb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Shrimp and Grits and my wife had the Clam Chowder. We both thought our meals were excellent. Both were a bit spicy but we like spicy.

Thank LanceD49
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Questions & Answers
15 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 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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