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The Frying Pan

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319 West Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461
910-363-4382
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service

We had to wait for our son to arrive ( we were celebrating his birthday ) and the waitress was very attentive and courteous. The food was good. Mostly fried options. Nice view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2013
Patricia27410
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We had to wait for our son to arrive ( we were celebrating his birthday ) and the waitress was very attentive and courteous. The food was good. Mostly fried options. Nice view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

My husband I ventured over for a fun, relaxing dinner out. We were not disappointed! The atmosphere was hip, beachy and right up our alley. We arrived and were greeted by the owner with a friendly, yet commanding presence. We were told our wait time and when I ventured over to speak to someone at a neighboring establishment, was reminded... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

The only word to describe my late night dining experience is "cool!" Marie and Paul have transformed a sandy lot to the hippest place to dine on the water since Provisions (yes, they own that too). I had a never before tasted anywhere I have traveled watermelon salad!! Totally not what I expected and totally awesome! Fresh, sweet watermelon on... More 

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Wingina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We love going to Southport. We arrived at 2:00 hoping for a late lunch. We found out we had to wait until 4:00. We didn't have any trouble finding things to do. It was well worth the wait. The food was great. The resturant was clean and up to date. We will go every time we are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Nice open air atmosphere with really good fried seafood. The servers were very nice. The view of the river is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This was out first time visiting this restaurant and really overall enjoyed the atmosphere it had to overall. I recommend the Shrimp and Grits I really enjoyed them and the hushpuppies were the best I have ever had by far!!!! Great View and a Breeze comes through the grand Windows. If you want a great taste of Southport I highly... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Back in 1983, a film director named Agostino "Dino" De Laurentiis decided that Wilmington and the surrounding areas had perfect locations to shoot Stephen King's "Firestarter". Since that fateful decision, the film industry has been a great boon to the local economy. Whenever you have roughly 200 film crew-members working on any given production, there are a lot of axillary... More 

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Garner, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We went here on recommendation from a friend and we were not dissapointed! The atmosphere and water side views are great. My husband and I shared the 'Safe Haven' special... basically a combination platter of grilled grouper, grilled shrimp, bacon wrapped scallops, crab cakes and sides. He also had a side of oysters and our daughter had the lobster ravioli... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Nice restaurant. Service and food are both very good. Water view but no sunset views. Very good place to eat.

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Caswell Beach, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Recently hosted a Social for 60 people at The Frying Pan. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Topped off with the views of the Intercoastal waterway it made for a perfect evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 319 West Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: 910-363-4382

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?