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Frying Pan

319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
+1 910-363-4382
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Closed Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped for a quick dinner before catching ferry to Bald Head Island. Had shrimp and grits. Grits were very good. Shrimp were not quite grilled thru properly. One shrimp was actually cold. Service was attentive. Price reasonable. Place was nearly empty so I could not...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to try out the Frying Pan. Great choice for our dinner. I ordered the shrimp & grits and it was just wonderful. Great staff and great views.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We eat hear many times a year but I usually just write 1 review each year. On Labor Day weekend we went there with our 6 and 4 year old and it was as good as ever. The scallops have so much flavor, they are...More

Thank racertempo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in recently for lunch. I had dinner here shortly after the Frying Pan opened a couple of years ago and was not impressed. Either the menu has improved or my memory is faulty. Let's go with the first. I ordered the shredded pork...More

Thank Ward416
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family ate here recently and we were very happy with the menu choices and our food. Portions are quite large here, so order accordingly! My daughter ordered a pulled pork dinner, and honestly it would have been enough for two, possibly even three people!...More

Thank travelartgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We pulled up without knowing anything about this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised about how good everything was! Everything from the hush puppies to the pork chops and steak was delicious. One advertisement in the restaurant bragged about their sweet potato biscuits. I myself am...More

1  Thank Annie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't beat the view. Food is good but nothing to write home about. I had the scallops. The food was hot and the waiter was decent. Return? Probably not.

Thank pianoteachr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a water view dining experience this place offers it. Went with some friends and had a table along the waterside with fantastic views of the Cape Fear River/Intracoastal waters and Bald Head and Oak Islands. Very casual atmosphere with great wait staff...More

Thank jrandy2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I tried this place because the view was spectacular. For appetizer, I had the frying pan chowder;it was good and had a little kick to it. My wife had the salmon entree with potatoes and green beans. I had the shrimp and...More

Thank jeffeason1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch here with family and was not too impressed. The view is fantastic but can't praise the food. The shrimp is too heavily breaded and overcooked. Have to say the same about the oysters. The hush puppies were good but where do u get...More

Thank 649ammip
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Questions & Answers
August 15, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Craig B | Property representative |
​Our main goal is to provide our guests with the best experience possible. For this reason, we are unable to accommodate reservations. Due to the busy nature of the Frying Pan in Southport it is a guarantee that there will... More
Lorrie A
August 4, 2017|
Response from Craig B | Property representative |
Im sorry at this time we do not have any boat parking.
Miçhael J
May 13, 2017|
Response from Craig B | Property representative |
Yes we have a bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-363-4382
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Located on the historic Old Yacht Basin,
the Frying Pan features fresh, local favorites
from grilled and pan-seared seafood to perfectly fried specialties. Combined with savory homemade
sweet potato biscuits and desserts by our own
Ms. Dot, the Frying Pan offers unique
combinations to suit any palateand fill the soul.
Come by and get a taste of the low country served with a side of southern hospitality.   
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