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160 W Pennsylvania Ave, Southern Pines, NC 28387-5429
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very small - excellent. Chef from Maine with great lobster specials. Small portion offer closed Sun/Mon Decent pricing

Thank supsol
Durham, NC
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited Wolcott's for lunch as the guest of a friend who dines there often. She told me what a great place it was and I was prepared for a treat. The establishment itself is rather small, with very standard metropolitan-ish decor--save for the large framed Chef's Jackets on one wall, each one inscribed to the chef/owner (whose name I... More 

Thank EllenRN
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From their lobster rolls to their salmon to their wines, this restaurant is fabulous. I love their sandwiches at lunch and their "just a taste" smaller dinner portions. My husband says they have the best fried oysters in town. And we really like their wine list. Scott Wolcott is doing it right.

Thank Ecarp
Murrieta, CA
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place for a "birthday dinner." Service was very good . Place is fairly small ..... Intimate is a good description. No bar per se....your waiter acts as host, waiter, and bar tender. Menu is not extensive and a bit eclectic. Our disappointment was that the menu featured on line was not even close to the menu at the... More 

Thank nkdgolf
wolcotts, Owner at Wolcott's, responded to this review

Sorry to disappoint, we did indeed just change the menu over. The escalating price of lobster is one reason for the change. We still maintain a couple lobster items on the menu, but we can't continually absorb the changes in pricing of that fickle crustacean. We hope you will return, if not for some of the other delicious menu items... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently enjoyed an excellent dinner at Wolcott's. Everything we ate was delicious and this may be my new favorite place when visiting the sandhills area. I usually try to pass on the bread when served prior to appetizers and main courses, but the focaccia bread and fresh butter that they start you off with was so delicious I had... More 

Thank uncwmike
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and service. They definitely have the best lobster rolls in the area! Plenty of food provided. Would strongly recommend!

Thank margeh853
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Please read my profile for my biases. We were wandering around Southern Pines on a Saturday evening and came across Wolcott's (we ended up finding a parking space right in front of it). Although we did not have a reservation, they said they could seat us and gave us a table outside. They have an outside space that is roughly... More 

Thank Sortova
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a great little restaurant. Lunch is always good and dinners are a nice treat. One of the best restaurants in this area. Great quality food and presentation

1 Thank MullyW72
Southern Pines, North Carolina
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Recently celebrated a special occasion at the restaurant. This restaurant is small and intimate. Service over the top. Food is impeccable!

1 Thank Terry R
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Easy to make reservations online, or an app. (Adds to the convenience factor and that makes me happy). Small but very comfortable! Most small places jam the tables too closely together and you're elbowing the strangers at the table next to you, not the case here. Warm environment! Welcomed as soon as we came in and it was genuinely friendly... More 

1 Thank BMac1012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 W Pennsylvania Ave, Southern Pines, NC 28387-5429
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Southern Pines
  • Phone Number: 19106951551
Excellent cuisine in a metropolitan atmoshphere, in the heart of historic downtown Southern pines

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?