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Frying Pan

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$$ - $$$
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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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Concord, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The women who sever us did like us or she was new ! My friend had Scallops and they were rubber taste ! My Tuna was not done in the middle ! Our vegetables were not good either ! The sever did not ask us about our drinks just brought us water! This restaurant needs to get there act together... More 

Thank oakisland4uinNC
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Frying Pan is my favorite restaurant in the whole world! You have an amazing view of the ocean, as the restaurant is up on stilts. Amazing amazing prices! I highly highly recommend either the grilled shrimp plate or the fried shrimp plate! But everything is good there! Love their hush puppies! They have non fish items for picky eaters... More 

Thank Melanie K
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad this establishment was open on Wednesday, especially given the fiasco-SLOW service-the night before at another establishment down the street. PROMPT friendly service and a great view combine to make this a must visit restaurant. Only criticism is the elevator-slow, possibly unreliable? but it works.....me personally I used the stairs-my mom and her friend had to use the elevator.... More 

Thank Marcia S
Hillsborough, NC
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My grouper nuggets were delicious. Others liked the BBQ and chowder. The homemade potato chips were really good, as was the service.

Thank V W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is, by far, the most gorgeous view while dining when you sit near the window. I could watch the sunset, and also see the water. The food is excellent and the service is great!

1 Thank Rene M
Melbourne, Florida
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Limited options in Southport. The view was great. The food was acceptable. I'm. It into fried foods but Frieda said it was good

Thank Bette P
Southport, North Carolina
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually a great view means you might get less in a meal. But, not here. Terrific view of the River with huge ships turning in from the ocean (if your timing is right). Open air in good weather. Really good selection of food always freshly prepared. Sit by the window if you can. But don't miss the view on the... More 

Thank 15gregk
Warren, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible food, very large portions! The hushpuppies were SO GOOD! The view from the restaurant is amazing and the outdoor viewing area allows you to take in even more beautiful sites!

Thank ninabecker
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Southport NC: Haven't been there in years. We were walking around Yacht Basin Drive and were hungry. Thought the only option we had was fried seafood (again). BUOY were we surprised when we stepped into the Frying Pan for lunch (heard of it but never been there before). Walked right in (up) and seated within minutes. Low and Behold, we... More 

Thank Michael H
Charleston, South Carolina
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173 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate at Frying Pan several times this past weekend and can honestly say that everything we tried was outstanding. Not only are their fried items perfectly battered and fried, the grilled seafood and filet mignon with burgundy butter were exceptional. But the over-the-top goodness of the Frying Pan Chowder was a knockout. So good that I had to indulge... More 

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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
USD 10 - USD 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
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?