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Famous Subs & Pizza

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1541 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-2608
(910) 457-5143 ‎
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I could eat here every night and order something different. They have good subs, pizza and fried chicken. Prices are reasonable too! We vacation in Southport once a year and I always make it a priority to eat here.

Thank Gretchen O
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have several locations. This one had a convenient drive thru pick up window. Fantastic greek lamb/meat gyro! Fantastic salad with italian meats. The dressings and sauces were very good!!

Thank trdido
Southport, North Carolina
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we live here we come here often for lunch or takeout lunch. After trying most of the other sub shops in Southport and Oak Island, we feel that this is by far the best. They also have great fried chicken, pizza, gyros, etc. Very casual, but lots of seating.

Thank nadwinston
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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is open and lots of plants overhead to make you feel like it's lively but the service is not! They really do take a long time to get your food to you, to refill your styrofoam cup of tea or soda and the meats are very Sub Par on all their sandwiches and salads. White lettuce only for... More 

Thank A_Food_Snobbist
Barrier Islands NC
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times. The food is always good and service friendly. Last visit I had grilled chicken on pita. Very tasty served with lettuce (shredded), tomato, and a very good lemon sauce. We have had the subs in the past and not been disappointed. Large subs are enough to share.

Dillon, South Carolina
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Subs, pizza and chicken served here. The food is always cooked fresh to order and it is delicious. We always stop in when we go to Southport.

Thank Justicegang
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

It's was the lunch day for my older friends and so, we decided to try something different at Famous instead of the steaks or the pizza. two of the ladies didn't know what a GYRO was and we decided to try the lamb and one ordered the chicken. The cucumber sour cream sauce was yummy and fresh and the flat... More 

Thank PApatti915
Southport, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Famous is a great place for drive-through fried chicken and pizza. Call ahead and expect a 15-30 minute wait. Delicious fried chicken and excellent pizza - double cheese and pepperoni is my favorite. About the fried chicken - just order a box of chicken. The chicken dinners are disappointments - the fries are always cold, the roll is either cold... More 

Thank joyce w
Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here because nothing is open past 9pm in the area. Will have to say pizza was great. Don't judge a book by its cover kind of place.

Thank bryanabernathy
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stopped by there last night. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Food was good. Their chicken is very good. We will be going back before the end of our visit this week. They have good pizza as well.

Thank Christina T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1541 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-2608
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: (910) 457-5143 ‎

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