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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 good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“crab soup” (13 reviews)
“nachos” (9 reviews)
“french bread” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
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11 - 20 of 331 reviews

Reviewed 3 October 2017

My third time here and will not go back. Went here recently with my wife and daughter for dinner and drinks. Got there around 4 PM. Was there early enough and the place wasn't busy at all. Had a number of open tables (more open...More

Thank Kenny U
Reviewed 30 September 2017

went for lunch. seated quickly. waited on quickly and the waitress was personable and attentive. We tried the fish and chips and the chili and nachos which seemed to be restaurant favorites. Servings were huge, food was hot but we felt bland. A lot of...More

Thank rdoctorp
Reviewed 21 September 2017

After having several cardboard meals at marinas around the area, I was THRILLED to enjoy my grilled fish sandwich at the Dead End Saloon. My wife had the grilled ahi salad, and was equally impressed. Well worth it!

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the crab cakes for lunch. The crab cakes were mostly pure crab - with little filler. Good luck finding a better crab cake in the Southport, NC area.

Thank Thomas623
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We chose this place for lunch because it was open on a rainy Monday (our other choices were closed). It looks more like a chain type place from the entrance, but once we were seated, local charm was evident. Our server could not have been...More

Thank jhumphreylkn
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on family vacation, and I was nervous since I have Celiac and figured I wouldn't find anything on the menu that was safe to eat. They have a FANTASTIC gluten free selection, and the waiter was thorough in making sure that my...More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We try and visit here each year. This year their special was prime rib and mashed potatoes- not so impressed with the liquor drinks but wine is always a safe good to.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Went to dinner with two other couples on a rainy Saturday evening. We were not alone! The wait was over an hour for a table for six, but the bar has plenty to keep you occupied. When we did get a table, our waitress was...More

Thank RayB_OKI
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Three couples all different entrees....everybody satisfied. If you are into Crab cakes or fish and chips both are great. The stand out was fish and chips. Not the usual pieces of fish. Two big filets fried perfectly....give it a try.

Thank Lucky V
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I am never disappointed when going to Dead End Saloon. (except when the wait is over one hour to get in). The food is always fresh and delicious. Staff is friendly and efficient. Nice view of the intercoastal waterway. The entree's are good and the...More

Thank VTHokieNorthCarolina
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14 July 2017|
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Response from roni51 | Reviewed this property |
Vicki W
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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