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101 West Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-9222
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Ranked #59 of 74 Restaurants in Southport
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Lima, Peru
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Food here was just okay. The sandwiches were between $8-10 and main meals almost all were $17-19. The view was nice but the place seems a bit outdated and overpriced for the quality. Service was friendly.

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Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants on the North Carolina coast. We have far too few restaurants on the water and this is one. Drive down 211 right into the parking lot and you can't go any further. I have always had excellent service and good to great food here. I have been here many times over the past... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I live in Southport and used to love this place...BUT the quality of the food has been going downhill for sometime. The last two visits were absolutely terrible, leaving me and my family sick, physically sick from eating there. I had a steak, which was thin and tough. The fries they served with it were cold. My daughter had pasta... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stopped in the afternoon for drinks. The view of water was spectacular. Try the swamp water cocktail!

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The bloody mary was GREAT....We had lunch there also, the food was ok, but there were alot of things on the menu that they did not have..

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had not eaten at this location since I was a teen, and decided to try it again. It's true, there is a reason for no waiting on a Saturday evening. The service was slow, but courteous. However, the food was not hot, and the stuffed flounder was absolutely full of bones. The waterfront view is great, but it does... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The ONLY good thing I can say is the view us nice. Our waiter didn't have a personality. The building is old and smells musty. My grandson who is 1 was crying and we were asked to control him and they began to tell my son-in-law how to be a parent. So we canceled our order and left. So if... More 

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Oak Island, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This restaurant has the best view in Southport. Unfortunately, the interior is old, musty and sad. My husband and I ate lunch here a few weeks ago for first time this summer. We both had the fried seafood plate. Must have been frozen definitely not fresh.

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Carthage, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We typically eat at Cape Fear every summer. This will be our last summer dining at Cape Fear. The service was less than desirable. My husband and I ordered the surf and turf. Both of our steaks were burnt black and crispy. We ordered them medium and medium well. The shrimp was good as usual but they were out of... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were vacationing on Oak Island the past week and decided to go out for seafood. Our first choice on the island was booked out the door at 4:30pm, so we opted for an old favorite. We used to eat here when it was referred to as the Ships Chandler. A better waterfront view you cannot get. The food however... More 

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Additional Information about The Cape Fear

Address: 101 West Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461
Phone Number: (910) 457-9222
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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