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All 74 Southport Restaurants

Yacht Basin Eatery

122 Yacht Basin Dr, Southport, NC 28461-3712
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Ranked #46 of 74 Restaurants in Southport
Price range: $10 - $27
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Waterfront Italian/American Eatery featuring Locally Caught Fresh Seafood. Outdoor waterfront dining with the best sunset view on the Yacht Basin. Everything is made in house from our fresh baked breads to our mozzarella. We offer a Full Bar, Varied Menu, and have dog and smoke friendly area for diners

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Port Clinton, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Had a half tuna melt sandwich that was over toasted, bread too thick and content so-so. Drinks were WAY overpriced -$12 for a small Black Russian. Lobster bisque was very good, though, and waitress was friendly. Docks appear short (ate only - didn't dock.)

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Libby, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Waited 15 minutes at hostess stand before being acknowledged. Older guy running around totally flustered. Took 3 trips trying to clean off a table then took our name down. We ordered a beer while we waited but never got it, he brought people that ordered drinks after us their drinks. When we asked him where our drinks were he said... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

It's in a great spot, and the claims and goals on the menu sound impressive--I was impressed by how many ingredients are prepared in-house. But with 5 entrees, only one was even acceptable (the reuben had good toppings, though they didn't have any corned beef that day. Everything else was lacking flavor, and the textures and proportions of ingredients were... More 

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Elon College, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I went with my family to this restaurant and the location and view are great. The disappointment was the food, we just ordered a couple of appetizers, and one of them was the spanakopita with crab. The crab was barely edible and was either from a can or frozen, either way it was bad. I would advise getting some drinks... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Shrimp at the beach…how can that be a miss? And grits…in the South? Ditto. Description from the menu: fresh Creole Shrimp (which was THE only good thing) with hot Italian and smoked sausages and bacon sautéed in olive oil, garlic, shallots, sweet and hot peppers, and plum tomatoes served over creamy, cheesy stone ground grits. Sounds good doesn't it? As... More 

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Southport, NC, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I've never had a bad meal here. It is a great place for lunch. The restaurant has outdoor seating on a deck of the yacht basin. It is a great place to watch boaters and dolphins go by while enjoying your meal. I've had several meals at the Eatery, their Italian selections are very good as are their sandwiches, pizzas,... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited Southport in October, 2013, and ate at the Yacht Basin twice for lunch. We loved it so much we were very much looking forward to it on our return to Southport this week. We were so disappointed! The crab cake sandwich was good . However one person in our party ordered the shrimp tacos (special). She doesn't like... More 

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Jill B, Owner at Yacht Basin Eatery, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were unhappy with your experience at my restaurant. There are a few things that I am compelled to address. First, if the person in your party ordered the shrimp tacos "grilled" rather than "blackened" assuming that the blackening would be the only heat source in the dish, that is their error. Every one of my... More 

13 reviews 13 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Had a coupon for $10 off 2 entrees so thought we'd try it. BIG MISTAKE. They would not honor our coupon "it's only good on certain entrees". As we entered the restaurant 2 employees were standing at the entrance smoking. All employees were dressed as pirates and the pirate music was way too loud. When we asked after 30 minutes... More 

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went for lunch and enjoyed dining on the waterfront. A pod of dolphins were swimming in the channel while we ate. Great view. There was only one server so the service was slow. The hostess took our drink order and brought our water and drinks. The sandwiches were very good and the portions were generous. The planks, seasoned fried potatoes,... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

The outdoor seating area has a fabulous view! As for the food I would not eat here again! The seafood platter was completely over cooked and tasteless except for the oysters. The fries were limp from being over saturated in grease! We left hungry and in search of something else to eat!

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Additional Information about Yacht Basin Eatery

Address: 122 Yacht Basin Dr, Southport, NC 28461-3712
Phone Number: 910-363-4108
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 27
Cuisine: American, Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

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