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Frying Pan

319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
+1 910-363-4382
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (112 reviews)
“shrimp” (99 reviews)
“seafood” (82 reviews)
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here one Saturday night in Oct.. the food was ok, not great. I had fish and shrimp and asked for it cajun style. There wasn't much heat or cajun to it, it was just extremely salty. My wife had the BBQ and asked if...More

Thank Antonio G
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Frying Pan for a dinner date. We was greeted promptly and was seated at our table quickly. We had a great view from our table and very nice waitress. Amazing food my fish was cooked to perfection and the...More

Thank fireman861
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We went today with a very large group and had a nice lunch that was very enjoyable. I had their BBQ pork and it was a huge serving and very tasty! My wife had a special salad that was also large and pleasing. Best view...More

1  Thank 65_PB
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This place is worth the wait!!! There is a reason there is a wait, it’s that good. Love the hush puppies they give you before your meal! Their pork chops are fabulous. Service is very fast. I always come here when I am in the...More

Thank rachie0019
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Only indoor seating is available here but offers great views. Surprised to receive a nice portion of complimentary hush puppies. Good food and superb service. Would come back when in the area again.

Thank jmbc04
Reviewed August 27, 2018

When we sat down at the table, everything was sticky as if it were not cleaned from the prior customers. Party members ordered the grouper dinner which neither enjoyed. My shrimp dinner was so-so. Even had to send the glass of wine back as there...More

Thank Frank T
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here not knowing where to go to get good seafood and we weren’t disappointed We were greeted as soon as we entered with a smile, seated and waitress was there very quickly. Waitress introduced herself as Francisca and was very helpful. She took...More

Thank Vafirefighter
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

A nice taste of the region, po boys, seafood chicken pot pie... fantastic,maybe the best ever, corn bread on the side. A healthy experimentation with Carolina classics. I saw a cheese steak on the menu, didn’t try it but they have good bread for it...More

Thank JD_philly
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We enjoyed a lunch here at the Frying Pan - it was a nice place and great to be inside for once since the weather was so hot. We recommend them!

Thank 1happykat
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

While in Southport I heard great things about this place and encouraged family and friends to come here. Sorry I did. The view of the inlet and river was great the food and prices not up to par for me. The place is on stilts...More

1  Thank bljh2014
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Millicent F
July 8, 2018|
Response from CraigB624 | Property representative |
We will close on the second Saturday in December. We start a reduced schd after Labor day weekend. When we change our hours we update Tripadvisor, Facebook, Google and Yelp.
Vickie F
April 2, 2018|
Response from CraigB624 | Property representative |
Yes we do.
March 31, 2018|
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Flounder Salmon Grouper
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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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