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“Great view...why no outdoor tables?”
Review of Frying Pan

Frying Pan
Ranked #11 of 86 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 4 December 2013

This cute restaurant is directly on the water in charming Southport. The food was good, but unexceptional, at least for lunch. The building is new and has a nice open feel, but I did question our waiter about the absence of outdoor dining. It would seem a natural in such a location. And given a choice, I will always prefer to eat outside on a nice day. That aside, it was fine for lunch. Not sure if I'll go back?

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2  Thank Jakrusty
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We had a just perfect dinner at Frying Pan. Freshly decorated for the holidays, the atmosphere was festive and beachy elegant.
The service was the best ever. When preparing to leave, we asked for a take home box for our leftover crab. The next day I opened a beautifully presented lunch complete with fresh tartar sauce. Who does that? The Frying Pan...fabulous

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2  Thank Gale S
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a very good place to eat and the service was very good and friendly wait staff. Will surely eat here on our next visit

3  Thank NCTARHEEL001
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Five us traveled there for dinner, from Wilmington. We expected typical fried seafood, and our expectations were greatly exceeded. The waiter brought us each a sample of the shrimp and corn chowder--it was delicious, leading one of us to order a whole bowl. We had shrimp and grits, grouper, coconut shrimp, salads, bacon-wrapped scallops, and lots of hush puppies. The hush puppies were great, made with onions and served with honey butter. We also tried the house-made desserts--excellent cheesecake and sweet potato bread pudding. The staff was very friendly, the facility is new and top of the line, and the food was outstanding. We even bought t-shirts. Worth the trip!

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1  Thank George O
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

A new seafood restaurant in Southport, NC. Up high about third floor height next to Provision Company (another old favorite) which was closed for the winter. The Frying Pan has an elevator. Very casual. Great view so go early enough to see the Waterway view. They have both porch or indoors in the winter. I had fried oysters. Not chewy like some places. Yum. And their sweet potato biscuits are to die for. Hush puppies were also great (not greasy). Hubby had shrimp and our guest had a seafood platter. We were all stuffed but had enjoyed ourselves. Looking for something new in Southport, this will work. As far as price goes, three people for $53 without wine or tip.

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1  Thank sunnysideup70
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