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Southland Restaurant and Catering

141 Caratoke Hwy, Moyock, NC 27958-8617
+1 252-435-6247
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  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried chicken” (22 reviews)
“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
“hush puppies” (8 reviews)
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Barbecue, American
141 Caratoke Hwy, Moyock, NC 27958-8617
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We started to eat at a local beach breakfast restaurant but decided to head home instead. Of course, we didn't get too far and my hubby got hungry. We decided to stop at this restaurant and were not disappointed. The waitress was beyond nice (Cheryl)...More

Thank Leigh M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids and I went for lunch after church. It was the first time I've been there. Service and food was good.

Thank A R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

stopped here after checking out of our beach house in OBX on our way home. It was Friday so a lot of the advertised bfast places on 168 are weekends only. very nice waitress. very attentive. had bfast which was scrambled eggs grits biscuit bacon...More

Thank sportcat71
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

If you happen to stop in again keep in mind we serve breakfast anytime of the day! Thanks for supporting local businesses like us.

Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in to get a quick bite after leaving the Outer Banks. We found a gem of a place. Their buffet was very delicious! Lots of variety of meats and vegetables. Super clean! Friendly wait staff and very busy buffet stocking staff (keeping the...More

Thank bntross6
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Thanks for visiting us recently and taking the time to give us this great feedback. We appreciate your kind words about the buffet and that our staff was on hand and keeping things fresh and tidy.

Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We live in OBX and frequent the area, and restaurant, several times a month. The last two times we had trouble getting served, and food was not hot, and dried out. Today we got there about 1:40. Took me asking if some one could wait...More

Thank Alice A
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Hi Alice - thanks for your business. Im sorry to hear our service was not up to the expectation we both share. That is absolutely unacceptable that you were not greeted and served promptly. Our daily lunch buffet is popular and it is scheduled 11...More

Reviewed April 14, 2018

Went here for lunch. Has a quaint country type store attached to it. We ordered sandwiches mainly at lunch time. The brisket sandwich had about a half inch of very thinly sliced and overcooked brisket. Sauce was required for full flavor. The sandwiches were small...More

2  Thank Troy H
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

My family and I have been going to Southland restaurant for the last 25 years. We spend around $300 a year at the restaurant, being that we all local. On Tuesday I went in to order my favorite sandwich ever, their fish sandwich. When the...More

1  Thank moyocknative
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2018

Hi Moyock Native - First of all thank you for your patronage to our family restaurant over the many years. It is local customers like you that we certainly feel gratitude toward for your business. I did research this particular situation and wanted to follow...More

Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

We were returning home from the outer banks and past this little gem. We love eating at places that are not chain restaurants. The buffet cost us $9.99 for adults and 5.99 for children under 12. My 12 year old ate a feast. I was...More

1  Thank Loulou S
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2018

Hi LouLou - Thanks for your great feedback and support of independent restaurants. I too support independents when our family dines out. Glad you all came in hungry and left satisfied and full. Mrs Louise Harrell dines in most everyday, glad your husband had a...More

Reviewed March 3, 2018

I found the main restaurant over priced and portions small and the smaller restaurant/snack area in the store extremely dirty and noisy. I’d rate the BBQ was on a scale of 1 to 10 barely a 3. It is very vinegary and fatty. The coffee...More

2  Thank lilbits
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Hi - its concerning that we did not meet your expectations recently on your visit here. We are family owned and operated and for over 40 years we have built a solid reputation on a quality customer experience. To your points I would like to...More

Reviewed January 2, 2018

We very much enjoyed our lunch at the Sunday brunch buffet. The fried chicken was outstanding and there were many other tasty options. Bacon, sausage, pulled pork, potatoes, etc, were all really good. Service was very friendly. Price was exceptionally reasonable. Bathrooms were on site....More

Thank Fferffee
Travis W, General Manager at Southland Restaurant and Catering, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2018

Thank you for the great feedback. We are glad our service, food and prices met your expectations.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Caratoke Hwy, Moyock, NC 27958-8617
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Moyock
  • Phone Number: +1 252-435-6247
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Established in 1972. "Southland", as we are known, is comprised of Southland Restaurant, Southland Snack Bar, as well a general convenience store and shopping areas. Southland Restaurant serves country-style lunch and dinner buffets, and a weekend breakfast bar (Sat/Sun). Enjoy "Breakfast Anytime" from our full service menu. We are well known for having "The Best Fried Chicken" and BBQ. Southland Snack Bar features fast made to order Carolina BBQ sandwiches and dinners. We serve premium Blue Bunny brand hand-dipped ice cream. Southland serves locals and travelers alike, many of whom are visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We are a landmark stop that is part of many folks' vacation traditions. From the beginning there has been a lot of time, effort, pride, and care directed towards providing old-fashioned service, and the absolute highest quality, at the most reasonable price.
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