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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
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Downtown Southern Pines, sweet house with an inviting screened porch for dining. We sat outside for lunch and enjoyed every bit of it. We ordered wine, talked and had a good time. Atmosphere was relaxed, yet classy. I had the BLT with avocado, the bacon was thick and juicy, I substituted the Mayo and got the basil Mayo..... yum!

Thank Ejlane18
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been to Wolcotts in a while and wasn't disappointed. They have new screened in porch so we sat out there. Nice but could use better lighting and decorating. Great potential though. Meal and service was real good. Will certainly come back again soon.

Thank Joe L
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This is a beautiful vintage home transformed into an intimate setting for a fine restaurant. The service is excellent, food is very good and the wine list is excellent. The menu changes often and there are specials.

Thank rjtChantill_va
Chicago, Illinois
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623 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation for Friday night. We sat outside on the patio. Nice to have our own space. Daniel was our awesome waiter. Lobster bisque nice start. Paella was so good - lobster, mussels and more. I had a salmon special with sweet potato and russet potato hash. No room for dessert. Can't wait to come back.

Thank Ellis_NC_IL
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

What a smart treat. A small building with a patio and dining room. The food is exquisite, from a professional genius chef. Drinks are made to order by your server. The staff works well together and even with a large party in the patio room, we didn't have to wait for great service. Menu is always changing. We didn't have... More 

Thank delyon613 .
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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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