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Frying Pan

319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
+1 910-363-4382
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (98 reviews)
“seafood” (71 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
319 W Bay St, Southport, NC 28461-3804
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141 - 150 of 588 reviews

Reviewed 24 October 2016

Just finished a sail aboard Endless Summer and went to the waterfront for dinner at the Frying Pan. Killer views and sunset with shrimp boats and sail boats plying the waters. I had bay scallops cajun style and my wife had BBQ-ed shrimp Both were...More

1  Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Reviewed 18 October 2016

To say this restaurant is "head and shoulders" above the rest is an understatement. It is, in fact, a whole other FLOOR above the rest! Since the Frying Pan is right on the water, it is built up on stilts. The bad thing is you...More

Thank magan2
Reviewed 15 October 2016

It is a all around great place to eat at and the people were great there too. The food was great too.

Thank amyff57
Reviewed 28 September 2016

After a disappointing meal at another local restaurant Frying Pan lifted our spirits. Service was tremendous compared to the "fine Dinning" establishment. Laid back, get what you pay for with a beautiful view. This busy restaurant will see us again. Thank you for saving the...More

Thank k f
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The name is actually after a ship...learned that this trip, and not just because they have lots of fried food! Hush puppies are wonderful and will melt in your mouth! Never had anything here that I didn't like!

Thank Angie P
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The view is awesome, but too bad we could not get a seat by the water, because a wedding party had reserved almost the whole dining room. Definitely ask to sit by the water, because we were seated at a table in the middle of...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Our family frequents the Southport area and as creatures of habit, haven't branched out much in sampling different restaurants - until recently. We had heard good things about Frying Pan and decided to give it a whirl. After climbing the stairs to the hostess station,...More

Thank kdhesmer
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It was a beautiful evening so the wait was very tolerable especially with a glass of wine on the deck. The food was good but not exceptional. Our waiter was very nice and pretty efficient. The sunset was magnificent. The restaurant had lots of families...More

1  Thank Bonnie N
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had a really good assortment of fried seafood! The shrimp were great and the fish, but the best was the sweet potato biscuits, yummy! Great setting on the second floor looking out at the water! I recommend the Frying Pan!

Thank Zerodog
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had variety of apps and main dishes - most are fried and just Ok; service very good but so so food. I don't think we'll be back.

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Nearby Attractions
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301 reviews
.29 miles away
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.34 miles away
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Questions & Answers
15 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Craig B | Property representative |
​Our main goal is to provide our guests with the best experience possible. For this reason, we are unable to accommodate reservations. Due to the busy nature of the Frying Pan in Southport it is a guarantee that there will... More
Lorrie A
4 August 2017|
Response from Craig B | Property representative |
Im sorry at this time we do not have any boat parking.
Miçhael J
13 May 2017|
Response from Craig B | Property representative |
Yes we have a bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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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