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Frying Pan

319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
+1 910-363-4382
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
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Reviewed November 12, 2015

You can't book a table here but it's worth a try as the elevated position of the restaurant gives you a fabulous view out over the ICW and beyond to Bald Head Island. From your courteous and efficient greeting, through to your check out you...More

Thank Bananasandwiches
Reviewed November 10, 2015

I always want an excuse to go to Southport so I can go to the Frying pan! I took my Aunt from Maine who is an expert on Fresh Seafood and she was blown away. We both had a bowl of the fresh Seafood chowder...More

Thank joseph d
Reviewed November 4, 2015

I had a friend recommend this place so we thought we would give it a try. When we arrived, there was not a table available so we waited out on the deck which was very pleasant. We were then seated at a small table that...More

Thank Tarheel73
Reviewed November 3, 2015

The Frying Pan overlooks the Yacht Basin and is a terrific place for dinner around sunset. The food is good (although mostly fried fish), the service is good, but the view is the best in Southport!! The parking lot can be flooded at high tide...More

Thank dszot
Reviewed October 31, 2015

We ate here last year several times and the food was not bad. The view here is spectacular at sunset. When our family arrived in Sept, we tried to make reservations since there were 10 of us. No deal. Went to the restaurant little early...More

2  Thank aubreyrich
Reviewed October 30, 2015

I live on the coast Maine so I am pretty picky about seafood but the food at the Frying Pan, fresh and well prepared, did not disappoint. I was there with my nephew who lives in the area and goes there often. The menu is...More

Thank OHFoodie221
Reviewed October 28, 2015

Excellent seafood and a wonderful view! The food was delicious and perfectly cooked. Loved the crab cakes! Wonderful meal in a beautiful setting!

Thank JSkipper2015
Reviewed October 24, 2015

We are locals and eat here frequently. The food is consistently great and there is a varied selection for all pocketbooks. Don't be fooled by the restaurant name as they have grilled selections, not just fried, and can make most fried options grilled if you...More

Thank cathyf916
Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good, only thing we didn't care for was the crab cake. It wasn't bad just not as good as everything else was. Service was a little slow but fine otherwise. View is great. Worth a try.

Thank Julie K
Reviewed October 16, 2015

The Frying Pan is the perfect restaurant. The location is RIGHT on the ocean near other restaurants and cute local shops, not far from the downtown area. There are lots of waiting areas with wonderful ocean front views. The wait we experienced was worth every...More

Thank 901Megan
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Miçhael J
Do you have a bar/
May 13, 2017|
Response from Craig B | Property representative |
Yes we have a bar.
Dave W
Do you offer gluten free options?
June 16, 2016|
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Response from Craig B | Property representative |
Yes we offer gluten free options.
Menu for non fish person
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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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
  • E-mail
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.