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Ashten's Restaurant

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American, Contemporary, Fusion
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140 E New Hampshire Ave, Southern Pines, NC 28387-5530
910- 246-3510
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food using local farm items - veggies, meats, etc. Great drinks. Great service. Great for a romantic evening. A really nice dining experience!

1 Thank margeh853
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hubs and I live in Southern Pines and wanted to have a phone-free date night we could walk to. Ashten's is perfect. The atmosphere is cozy and the locally sourced food was delicious. I had a vegetarian curry dish with naan. It was pricey, but truly worth every penny for how good the food was. Can't wait to try... More 

Thank Emily B
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New Chief, new menu. Ashton's used to be my favorite, not so much anymore. We went with a group and all thought, just okay. The prices are higher on both food and drinks. The menu no longer offers a good middle price entree, nor do they offer soup. The fish and chips needs work. The fish is delicious, but one... More 

Thank Patty E
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good, the cocktails are great, and the service is excellent. We had lamb (slightly overdone from my request for "medium") and fish tacos. Great cocktails and a delightful charcuterie board.

Thank Jeremy F
Naples, Florida
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a month in the Southern Pines area and visited Ashtens three times. Two of those were on Taco Tuesday - absolutely amazing! Each week is a different chef inspired taco creation that is made with local farm to table fresh ingredients. Our local draft beer and chocolate nut martinis for dessert completed the experience! We will definitely return... More 

Thank Hugonaples
Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like the feel of the lounge with a warm fireplace and plush sofas. The service at Ashtens is a 10/10. The food is local and always changing. I find the menu a bit perplexing to figure out because the language is fancy and the sides for the entrees are not the norm. I had the fish tacos to insight... More 

Thank stephsmith2015
Pinebluff, NC
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small, beautiful restaurant takes food seriously Farm to table. Seasonal aperitifs. Loved my cold, crisp Spring Thyme libation. Meat and cheese starter was nice to share. My daughter had salmon and I had pork schnitzel. Both were well executed. Since it was my birthday we split a creme brûlée. Great choice. Service was sensitive and not intrusive. Recommended highly.

Thank UNCWparent
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Taco Tuesdays! Pork shoulder in pineapple juice, tender, sweet, absolutely delicious! The watermelon radishes gave a crunch that put these tacos over the top! Will be there next Tuesday for the fish tacos! Kudos to Kane and Ashley for this great summer dinner idea!

1 Thank Ecarp
Oldoverholt, Owner at Ashten's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind review! We truly appreciate your response and hope to see you at the next Taco/Mo Tuesday. Best wishes, Ashley More 

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53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Meal and service were very good but the table in the alcove near the front window was cramped and uncomfortable. The squash blossom appetizer special was good. Wife and I had the cauliflower and chickpea byrianai. It was very good but I wished it would have been spicier. The naan was awesome. I tried a little of my friends rack... More 

Thank KipperKain
Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We were visiting Southern Pines for Memorial Day weekend. We were able to get reservations. My signature cocktail was delicious as was our dinner. This restaurant came highly recommended and did not disappoint.

Thank freyea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, Contemporary, Fusion
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 E New Hampshire Ave, Southern Pines, NC 28387-5530
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Southern Pines
  • Phone Number: 910- 246-3510

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