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The Cape Fear - CLOSED

101 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3801
+1 910-457-9222
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor28%
  • Terrible19%
13 Apr 2015
“And the return trip was even better”
9 Mar 2015
“Service is awful....”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood
101 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3801
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

My wife and I recently returned to this quaint restaurant, purely by happenstance. Our family travels to Southport once every few weeks and we have dined at many of the affordable restaurants in the area. On this particular day we were discussing where to eat...More

1  Thank Hikingexplorer
Reviewed 9 March 2015

My family and I went in on a Sunday afternoon, after the typical Sunday afternoon 'rush', so there was maybe 6 tables occupied when we went in. We were there almost 2 hours to eat lunch and it was awful. It took forever to get...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We live near by in Oak Island and about twice a year I am embarrassed to say we eat at Cape Fear. The view is beautiful, that's it. After about 12 meals here we still have not had a good one. The place is outdated...More

Thank Heatherr35
Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

Food here was just okay. The sandwiches were between $8-10 and main meals almost all were $17-19. The view was nice but the place seems a bit outdated and overpriced for the quality. Service was friendly.

Thank katebruder
Reviewed 12 January 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants on the North Carolina coast. We have far too few restaurants on the water and this is one. Drive down 211 right into the parking lot and you can't go any further. I have always had excellent service...More

Thank Lyneah M
Reviewed 1 December 2014

I live in Southport and used to love this place...BUT the quality of the food has been going downhill for sometime. The last two visits were absolutely terrible, leaving me and my family sick, physically sick from eating there. I had a steak, which was...More

2  Thank Donald O
Reviewed 23 November 2014

We stopped in the afternoon for drinks. The view of water was spectacular. Try the swamp water cocktail!

Thank Kelsey W
Reviewed 18 November 2014

The bloody mary was GREAT....We had lunch there also, the food was ok, but there were alot of things on the menu that they did not have..

1  Thank Rosebudd56
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I had not eaten at this location since I was a teen, and decided to try it again. It's true, there is a reason for no waiting on a Saturday evening. The service was slow, but courteous. However, the food was not hot, and the...More

1  Thank Hope R
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

The ONLY good thing I can say is the view us nice. Our waiter didn't have a personality. The building is old and smells musty. My grandson who is 1 was crying and we were asked to control him and they began to tell my...More

3  Thank Deena G
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-457-9222
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