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All 3 Faison Restaurants

Southern Exposure

202 W Main St, Faison, NC 28341
910-267-0496
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Faison
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I recently visited Southern Exposure for a Christmas party. The party had about 20 people and was held midweek. Although there were only about 10-15 other customers in the restaurant, the service and food preparation was slow. Typically at most establishments, restaurants try to plate food at the same time. Unfortunately, the food came out over about a 10-15 minute... More 

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North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

as that is what I would give Southern Exposure. I wouldn't recommend driving from Raleigh to Faison to visit this place (as I would Raleigh to Kinston for the OTHER find that is a gem) but I would say if you are on 40 headed north or south and want to eat at something more than fast food dining, these... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food here is fantastic and offers something different from the usual burger, bbq, chicken line that is the standard for this area. The atmosphere is fresh and vibrant. Some of the staff didn't seem particularly friendly, but I greatly enjoyed the cuisine!

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Garner, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stopped here on our way to the beach from Raleigh after searching and reading reviews for restaurants along the way. We were not disappointed. What a find - the food was excellent and the server was attentive to the right degree. We will definitely return.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

After a 20 minute wait with a half empty restaurant and the wait staff standing around the back talking, we were seated and had good service. Everyone was attentive and as soon as I put the last spoon full in my mouth, someone was trying to take my dirty plate. Skip the fried green tomatoes; too small and overpriced. Skip... More 

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Clinton, NC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is always a treat! The food and service are excellent. We moved from a large metropolitan area to a small town and it's been a challenge when it comes to eating out. This is an excellent place for a nice night out.

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Kinston, North Carolina, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had six adults. It was the first time for me. I had heard of the food, bar and menu. Food was good. I had the bone in pork chop. I recommend that but, I had a stroke in 2008 which affected my right side. My wife ask if the chef could cut my pork chop for me. When it... More 

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Bolivia, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

A surprise about 3 miles off I-40 about half way between Raleigh and Wilmington. Didn't expect much considering the area but a very quaint little place with unexpected good food, good menu and nice wine list. Very good and prompt service. Will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Service was VERY slow, they were out of a few wine selections, but the food was excellent. Very surprised to find the quality and presentation in such a rural environment. If the service was better (more attentive, polite, not as slow to check on us), I could see this becoming more than what it currently is. I was told they... More 

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Faison, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Here are the facts: I've traveled to nearly all 50 states and all the big cities in the US and in Canada and eaten ethnic and regional foods of all kinds along the way. I've eaten my way through all the major cities of Europe over and over, and been to the gastronomic capitals of the world. So not to... More 

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Additional Information about Southern Exposure

Address: 202 W Main St, Faison, NC 28341
Phone Number: 910-267-0496
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Faison
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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