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Sweet Basil

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$$ - $$$
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134 NW Broad St, Apt 1A, Southern Pines, NC 28387-4838
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good sandwiches and soups. The fries are wonderful. I've tried several different things and loved them all. I wouldn't say this is the best place to take children, though. It's a little small and cramped inside with breakables at a toddlers reach.

Thank petunia622
southern pines
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

this is my favorite lunch place to catch up with a friend. Great selection of food including vegetarian options. Fabulous soups of the day and specials too. I recommend getting there before noon to get a seat or you will be waiting awhile and it gets crazy from noon til about 1:30pm. Enjoy!

Thank annmarie0917
Jackson Springs, North Carolina
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This was our second visit, and we chose it again over several other tempting choices on the same street. The atmosphere is cozy, and can get a tad crowded during peak lunch times. Wait is usually short, with the service and food more than making up for waiting. We had the chicken salad special...portions were so generous that we could... More 

Pinehurst, North Carolina
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Great restaurant located downtown Southern Pines. This restaurant is one of my go-to and also one of my favorite lunch destinations when downtown Southern Pines. Sweet Basil has a Southern Charm, great staff, and even better food. Be prepared to wait a bit because they are only open for lunch. Well worth the wait. My favorite dish is the Grilled... More 

Thank SurfWriter1
Cary, North Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Went with a group. Seating wasn't what we were expecting. We ended up in 2 different rooms. Everyone seemed to like their lunches. My one negative (ruben sandwich) was that the sauerkraut made the bread soggy and the sandwich fell apart while I was trying to eat it. It was VERY messy. Perhaps a piece of cheese between the sauerkraut... More 

Thank nelly622
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a small place that offers abundant plates. The food was delicious, fresh and reasonable priced. Went there for lunch, 2nd time there and it was really good. Service is perfect and timely. I will return for more. Great place.

Thank WellsTrips
Cornelius, North Carolina
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

What a warm and welcoming place. My husband and I have heard a lot about the fantastic food and charming dining experience at Sweet Basil and it definitely lived up to the hype. We arrived a little after 1:30 on a Saturday and had a short 5 minute wait before we were seated. Staff were very friendly and attentive. We... More 

Thank Lori W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

My favorite place for lunch!! Homemade soups, choices change daily. Sandwiches are delicious and made to order. No mass food production here. Everything is wonderful, killer fries, salads, and the specials from Chef John Davis and Pepi Davis Brown are always fantastic!!! Reasonable prices, incredible service from a friendly, dedicated staff. Come early, there's always a wait, and it is... More 

Thank Molliedog1214
Walden, NY
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

My husband had a sandwich with roasted eggplant and mine was a chicken/avocado/bacon delight. You must stop here if you are in Southern Pines.

1 Thank GCPlate
Southern Pines, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

All is good. Usually a wait at lunch time as it's very small. Get there early or later then 12. Nice little place right in the middle of downtown Southern Pines where you can stroll and shop afterwards.

1 Thank Bob B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 NW Broad St, Apt 1A, Southern Pines, NC 28387-4838
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Southern Pines
  • Phone Number: 910-693-1487

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?