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Sweet Basil


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Soups
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no better place for lunch — fabulous soups made fresh each day; in-house made Tuscan and Focaccia breads; original sandwiches. The hot vegetarian is fabulous, but I’ve had everything on the menu and never have been disappointed. Their soup menu changes daily, but...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Paula B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little place captures all the best things about the South: delicious food, hometown charm, and quirky quaint décor. They have wonderful sandwiches, soups, and salads and their caramel custard is to die for. An obvious local favorite.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank BrandyM726
Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

This is a cute little restaurant. Food is delicious service was not bad they were very busy and we sat a while before they came but she did apologize. Rueben very tasty Eggplant sandwich had a nice mayo/basil sauce very good and the special a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank BellaS2214
Reviewed July 7, 2019

A small, intimate spot, so plan your visit a little before or little after lunch. Lunch specials are always delicious and the menu is varied to please anyone with special dietary needs.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank handinhanddesign
Reviewed June 6, 2019

We were golfing in Pinehurst and decided to go to Southern Pines. We ate at Sweet Basil and loved it. Food and service and prices were good. There were 8 of us and we thought the food was delicious. I had the Cold Roast Beef...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Donna R
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

I took my sisters visiting from Texas and California along with my wife and daughter for a fantastic lunch expierience. Having lunch at the Sweet Basil is definitely a must do expierience. The service and food are excellent. I recommend the, “Roast Beef and Brie...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank charleswdukes
Reviewed May 14, 2019

This is one of my favorite lunch spots. Excellent food, great service along with friendly servers provide the setting for this popular restaurant. The vegetarian melt is one of my favorites! If you don't arrive early there may be a short wait. I prefer eating...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Roylea53
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

I had the reuben on rye and was rather pleased. The bread was toasted and the pastrami was perfect. My friend had the veggie sandwich without the focaccia bread and he loved it. We came at the height of the lunch crowd so our service...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 245MikeM245
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Great salad and sandwich menue. Service was excellent and timely. Most items on menue are low in calories and very healthy. Local artists decorate the walls. It is where the locals go for lunch.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WoodieBill
Reviewed January 9, 2019

The place seems a throwback, with its cluttered décor and crowded tables. Nonetheless, it draws lots of diners; we were there on a rainy Friday in January. Both soups du jour were terrific - yellow pepper and hearty black eye pea. We were surprised how...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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