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Frying Pan

319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
+1 910-363-4382
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hush puppies” (98 reviews)
“seafood” (71 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
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131 - 140 of 588 reviews

Reviewed December 4, 2016

Our server - Tiana ( I hope I have the spelling correct) - was perfect. Friendly, timely and a bundle of positive energy. My fried flounder and my dear wife's fried shrimp were terrific, We were both in the mood for fries, but we were...More

Thank John C
Reviewed November 28, 2016

My wife loves the salad here, and the scallops dinner is great. The breading has a wonderful flavor but also literally falls off the food, which is good. They just closed for the season but should be open again in March, give them a try.

Thank racertempo
Reviewed November 26, 2016

The menu has changed from the original casual dining experience. The food from the new menu doesn't measure up to the price charged. The seafood was OK but nothing compared to other restaurants in the area.

Thank gotbadgolfer
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Even though I am sure this restaurant is wide-open in peak season, the dinner was excellent this November night. Great service. We got the Coconut Shrimp appetizer, along with a small order of homemade potato chips, both were very good. I got the BBQ Ribs...More

1  Thank Dredwolf
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Very nice place to dine by the water. Nice View!! Enjoyed our meal watching the boats come and go on the river. I had flounder and my husband had the ribs and shrimp. The food was great!! Best ribs around!!

Thank Anita C
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I went twice in the same week while working in the area. Everything was delicious. Grouper appetizer with seasoned tarter sauce was top shelf. Followed up with blackened grouper and roasted vegetables. Hush puppies were some of the best I have had. You won't be...More

Thank sean s
Reviewed November 7, 2016

Must admit, was just hungry. Had no expectations, hadn't heard anything really about the place. Just thought it looked kinda, well, neat. Elevated, great views of the Cape Fear and Bald Head. Gave it a shot. Place was pretty crowded, even for an off-season Saturday...More

Thank gasdnc
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

We ate at the bar and the service was spectacular! Food was served quick and hot. Corn chowder and crab cakes as appetizers.. delicious. Fantail shrimp and fried fish platter for main meal...not one bite left on plate. Great beer selection. Oh and don't forget....sweet...More

Thank Kathleen F
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Great location. Friendly staff. Enjoyed the fried shrimp. Excellent chowder, spicy though. Would certainly visit again.

Thank JunePalmer124
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We joined another couple and ate dinner at Frying Pan on Friday evening. The server was very attentive and friendly. She moved us to a better table by the window when another couple left. We both had the shrimp and fish combo and had it...More

Thank PointedTowardWater
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Nearby Attractions
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301 reviews
.29 miles away
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.32 miles away
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92 reviews
.34 miles away
Southport Marina
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.31 miles away
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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
Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
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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