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Frying Pan

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319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
+1 910-363-4382
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good place to have food. Waitress was knowledgeable of the menu. Large portions, arrived at the table hot and tasty.

Thank Phillip H
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were driving around Southport looking for a place to eat dinner and happened upon the bay street area and was pleasantly surprised by all the restaurant options all in the same area. A lot of them had outdoor seating and live music. It was a great atmosphere and the food at the Frying Pan was spectacular!! I would highly... More 

1 Thank Ruth B
Southport, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Craig, Enjoyed our visit for dinner with our friends. All of the food was outstanding and being a true "Southport Native" the seafood was cooked just right. And the view is second to none, see y'all again real soon. Thanks to you and Mark for a great place to dine! Charlie Miller Southport NC

1 Thank chiefdep301
Chillicothe, Ohio
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is truly a nice place with a great view! I think our experience may have been a bit unpleasant b/c it was REALLY windy (like we had to hunker things down to keep them from blowing off the table) and what I ordered. First we were here for lunch and I just wanted a salad with grilled chicken.... More 

Thank LeftMySOULatTheSea
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oyster po-boy and shrimp & grits are the best I ever had. Service was outstanding. enough said!!

Thank Jason S
Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Frying Pan a few years ago and are delighted to report the quality and experience remain top notch. My husband ordered the well-over-portioned shrimp po'boy and devoured it quite happily. I opted for a bit lighter fare with the turkey sandwich and was well pleased, particularly because I saved room for the amazing bread pudding. The bartender... More 

Thank Elsie B
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this restaurant on a busy Saturday night after a long day of driving. It was our first visit and several other nearby establishments would not guarantee seating before closing. We entered and were seated immediately and after a short wait we were approached by a server who asked how long we had waited for initial... More 

1 Thank Bob D
Lawrence, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we first sat down we said "ugh, everything looks fried". We were pleasantly surprised by the fresh food available. In fact it was delicious! The tenderloin wrap was very good as well as the mixed greens with filet and blue cheese crumbles. Pretty view.

Thank amybeff
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is really good. It sits on the water, so the view is good. They serve excellent food, and the service was good too. It was clean, the people working there are very friendly. We actually liked it enough to visit twice on our long weekend. Would certainly recommend it to others and will go back next time we... More 

Thank dmddcd
Shelby, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to a nearby restaurant for lunch with a longer wait than we had time for and decided to try the Frying Pan. SO glad we did! It has such a neat atmosphere with a cool breeze flowing throughout of it's beautiful open space which providing an excellent view of the area. Very friendly staff from the front... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
Located on the historic Old Yacht Basin,
the Frying Pan features fresh, local favorites
from grilled and pan-seared seafood to perfectly fried specialties. Combined with savory homemade
sweet potato biscuits and desserts by our own
Ms. Dot, the Frying Pan offers unique
combinations to suit any palateand fill the soul.
Come by and get a taste of the low country served with a side of southern hospitality.   

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?