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Frying Pan

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319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
+1 910-363-4382
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a GREAT place to eat! We love Eating here when we are on vacation. The Menu is Good - Great Choices. The Service is always Fast and Friendly. The View is great and we always see Dolphins in the water. They have amazing Dressings - Especially the Coconutty one of the Tropical Salad - after all the times... More 

1 Thank nmurdoch118
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Owner knows how to make Ranch dressing, drop the mic. Great little place for seafood, not much to offer otherwise. Grilled chicken wrap is pretty good, especially dipped in the ranch dressing. Cole slaw needs flavor but still decent. And yes, I added a little ranch and it helped. They have a friendly staff and a great open room for... More 

Thank Southportjunkie780
Wilmington, North Carolina
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Average Calabash style fried seafood.....period. And double of what one should be charged for the fare.

1 Thank Guitarboy314
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This place is well overpriced for the quality of food you get. I was not impressed in the slightest. They have a great view of the water though. So if you are looking for a great view this is your place. But if you are going for great food turn around and go elsewhere!

Thank Michelle N
Chester, Virginia
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 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 told that they were out. We agreed to the chips.. Much effort went into the... More 

Thank John C
Huntersville, United States
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514 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 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 Kevin S
Southport, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 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
Moore, South Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 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 and grilled Shrimp special, and since we only had time for one dinner on the... More 

1 Thank Dredwolf
Richlands, NC
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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
Rocky Point, NC
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 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 disappointed with this must try experience.

Thank sean s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?