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Dead End Saloon and Fish Factory

4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
+1 910-454-4002
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“crab soup” (11 reviews)
“burger” (37 reviews)
“fries” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the service was remarkable: fast, attentive, and we've had concerns about going to Dead End as service was less than wonderful (Dead Slow). No longer the case! We went after a nice sail and had a late lunch. The service was super! Christian got our...More

Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent lunch on a Monday. Lisa, our server, did an excellent job taking care of us. Fish and chips was outstanding and a giant portion. Crab soup lived up to previous reviews. Nachos were also very good, lots of tasty toppings. Best mojito I have...More

Thank mulesinmo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a family reunion and this is our favorite place to dine. Always great food. Service can be a bit slow, but it didn't bother us at all. Started off with an appetizer of mussels in garlic. The French bread used...More

Thank Joyflnoise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had an early dinner and were happy to have eaten here. My wife had the crab cake platter and I had the Fish and Chips and a side salad. Excellent! Service was professional and the atmosphere can't be beat. Will definitely come...More

Thank blueaiz1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great night with friends at the dead end! We live here year around and have never had a bad experience. Amazing huge fish fry that is tough to finish! Juicy burgers cooked to perfection! Ice cold draft beers! Tourist friendly and amazing views of the...More

Thank gillette1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, friendly. Food very good, especially cheese fries. But a little over cooked. Wait staff friendly, working hard, but they were short staffed for noon time crowd. Great views of intercoastal canal.

Thank Andrew R C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read some mixed reviews but went to try the crab cakes. Service was amazing! Fast, friendly, hot food. Everything was delicious. Open Mike was fun. Gorgeous view of the water. Highly recommend it!

Thank Suzy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit here and we wanted to have a nice meal out with the whole family. While the restaurant is set in a beautiful location, you really couldn't enjoy it while eating. You also aren't allowed to take drinks outside to enjoy...More

Thank Carrie J
Dead End Saloon F, Owner at Dead End Saloon and Fish Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This review is from the McAllister party of 8. Our bartender asked a person in your party for I.D., as she was trying to order an alcoholic beverage. She could not provide any I.D. and was informed she could not be served any alcoholic beverages....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we love this place. sit on the screened in porch and watch the sun go down over the inter coastal waterway. Huge birds sit on the pier poles and look unreal. Crab is flown in from Michigan which we thought was funny but it was...More

Thank savagetrips
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We came for lunch after a day on the water having two Mahi sandwichs and a Buffalo salad. The fish was good, but was marred by the fact that the roll was not fresh that day or toasted. I ended up getting rid of the...More

Thank Drjack183
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Vicki W
What gluten free AND dairy free options do you have and are you very careful preparing these items. I can't eat gluten or dairy. This is not a fad thing for me this is a forever thing for me.
17 May 2015|
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Response from lexxi18 | Reviewed this property |
Thre re. Few Gluten Fre section such s grilled chicken., salads,etc. my sister is Gluten intolerant and she eats her. Hope this helps. You could call and speak ith the cook to get accurate answers to your questions.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-454-4002
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