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Frying Pan

319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
+1 910-363-4382
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We tried the frying pan on the advice of a friend. It is located on the shore of the river and the boats coming and going made an excellent backdrop. In addition the air conditioning was a welcome surprise on a hot day. The hush...More

Thank jgaskins43
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food and drinks, good service. Lots of steps to climb up to get to restaurant. Kids friendly. Easy to get to. Atmosphere very nice.

Thank wendygavin56
Reviewed 3 days ago

I hear others rave about this restaurant but I was disappointed and so was my friend. I doubt we will go again.

Thank Jan N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was AWESOME! We were seated immediately, at lunch time, our waiter had a great personality and very attentive. You get hush puppies brought out with slightly sweetened butter as your bread. APPETIZER: We did the calamari and it had an Asian sauce. I...More

Thank Brianne T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch experience was good. Salads were fresh. Fried oysters tender. Excellent homemade potato chips. Crab cakes excellent. Has an elevator up to the restaurant. Dining is inside with great views and air conditioning for those trying to get out of the heat. Seated rather quickly....More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has become one of my favorite places in Southport to eat. The food is wonderful!! I love the variety of options. They have quite a lot to chose from for those who do not eat seafood. Great atmosphere!!

Thank Anita4c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived just before 5 pm on a Saturday night in July and were seated immediately. It filled up soon thereafter. I had grilled shrimp & grits, my wife had fried oysters, and the other couple had grilled shrimp platter and scallops and shrimp. All...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a seasonal restaurant on the river front which is always crowded during the season. The food is basically fried and the prices are above average for what you get. Wine and beer are available; however, the wine is cheap and not worth what...More

Thank nadwinston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing & right by our hotel.. We were in the area for a family wedding.. Stayed at the Quality Inn & Suites.

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great experience here! Went on July 6th for my birthday and they were super busy (over an hour wait), but we were able to walk right up to the bar. The bar and kitchen were really turning out some food and drink. Sitting...More

1  Thank rcjones7664
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Questions & Answers
Miçhael J
May 13, 2017|
Response from Craig B | Property representative |
Yes we have a bar.
Dave W
June 16, 2016|
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Response from Craig B | Property representative |
Yes we offer gluten free options.
September 9, 2015|
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Response from kwwtnwbnw | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The chicken fingers are really good and my father raved about their steak. He's not a fish person either and only eats it at Cracker Barrel :)
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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, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 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
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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