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The Cape Fear

101 West Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-9222
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Ranked #60 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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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had some time too myself to explore Southport. Happened to walk in, was seated promptly. Nice and quick service. Food did not disappoint (crab cake). Great views Yes the entrance area smells musty. It's better in the dining area. Would go back.

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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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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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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Oak Island, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I've eaten at the Cape Fear several times and have never had bad service or bad food. I don't understand all the complaints. As for the statement the parking lot is a mud hole, evidently someone got their restaurants mixed up because there is paved parking in front of and on the side of the restaurant.

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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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