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Dead End Saloon and Fish Factory

) #19 of 58 Restaurants in Southport €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Seafood
4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
+1 910-454-4002
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for lunch after a day on the water having two Mahi sandwichs and a Buffalo salad. The fish was good, but was marred by the fact that the roll was not fresh that day or toasted. I ended up getting rid of the...More

Thank Drjack183
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good Service is very nice but they play the game of jacking up the prices of the specials! They should tell you the price when they list them at the table if they are going to be significantly higher than most entrees!! I'll...More

Thank Arthur M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here many times and never have had a bad meal or experience. Can be crowded during tourist season.

Thank gkrupp1
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We send everyone that flies in to Cape Fear Regional Jetport for a quick lunch with a view. Food is always on point! They also have my favorite Check 6 Brewing Company Beer (Aerial Aggression) on tap!

Thank dbmason67
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Any restaurant that doesn't know that fresh fish is not supposed to smell really "fishy" is not some place you want to eat seafood.

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We finally ate here...and probably will never go back. The food is typical crappy touristy food- so many better places to eat than here. The ranch dressing is more filler than flavor. The onion rings are nothing but a vessel of grease. They would do...More

Thank Southportjunkie780
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The fresh catch sandwich was Mahi. I've never seen Mahi served as 4 thin little strips of fish. They looked like scraps or leftovers. It was laughabl

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted to get away from the throng in the Southport waterfront for lunch. We drove over to Fish Factory Road, past the park, and into a sunny Marina area where the boats were bobbing. At the end of the road is Dead End Saloon....More

Thank kmsmolen
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I was recently with a large group of neighborhood women that had lunch at Dead End. The ladies at my table seemed to all enjoy their meals and as always, the atmosphere and view are fun and beautiful. I enjoyed my meal so much that...More

Thank Cf28461
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I am one of the 16 lady friends mentioned in a previous review. While I agree that the wait was longer than usual, I have been a regular customer for the five years I've lived here. I go for the wonderful location, pleasant wait staff,...More

Thank Rj19502013
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Vicki W
What gluten free AND dairy free options do you have and are you very careful preparing these items. I can't eat gluten or dairy. This is not a fad thing for me this is a forever thing for me.
17 May 2015|
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Response from lexxi18 | Reviewed this property |
Thre re. Few Gluten Fre section such s grilled chicken., salads,etc. my sister is Gluten intolerant and she eats her. Hope this helps. You could call and speak ith the cook to get accurate answers to your questions.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-454-4002