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Dead End Saloon and Fish Factory

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4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
+1 910-454-4002
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We had a very good dinner. Crab cakes were a nice size. Fries were soggy, they brought fresh fries, don't understand why they didn't do that in the first place. Over all it was a very good dinner.

Thank leymas
Solomons, Maryland
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We visited Dead End Saloon on Thurs; they have a different series of specials each night of the week. I had the Thurs special of a crab cake with two sides. The crab cake was broiled and have very little filler...just enough to hold it together. We shared a bowl of cream of crab soup...lots of backfin crab meat...and was... More 

Thank Billy E
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, the views are delightful. The wait staff is friendly, efficient and eager to please. We were there for lunch, and I thought the food was pretty ordinary - although my husband really enjoyed his burger! The address is Southport, but it's actually located several miles from the historic part of Southport - you aren't going to... More 

Thank BeachMartie
Southport, North Carolina
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238 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We dined at Dead End after a day on the water. The food for each diner was very well received -- beware of jalapenos on the Philly cheese steak. Service was attentive and the server kept an eye on us but delivery of food seemed to be overly long. The dining room was about 3/4 full.

Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Crab dip was delicious. Even had nice GF bread! Salads were impressive and fish divine! Will be back! Love that they had a GF menu!

Thank JBJones2014
Shallotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We have given this place every chance possible. We tried it with kids during baseball season...$8.99 kids meals with 2 chicken tenders and 10 fries....the service is "clunky" on good days and absent/slow on most. We tried it on the boat...slow service...average food. Tonight the girls went to celebrate a birthday...4 of the party of five were there...but the hostess... More 

Thank Foodie4lif
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Dead End Saloon is a nice place tucked away at the very end of Fish Factory Road. It's a quiet location across from a marina and right on the waterfront, although the building itself doesn't really capitalize on the views. The food is about average for the area in terms of what you'll find on the menu and how... More 

Thank Traveler-vr
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The food is very good. In contrast to others' perspectives here, the view is not good. More often than not, the view is blocked by people, glare, condensation. Never go here for a so-called "view." On this particular nite in early Sept, the service was terribly slow. Not the wait person's fault. If anyone's, the fault lies in the "hostess"... More 

Thank arthur0215
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is an awesome place the waiter was spot on the meal was fresh and HOT !! The drinks are cold I didn't have to wait for a drink refresh

Thank Richard S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, friendly service and beautiful views. Lovely place to stop and eat and catch up with friends and family.

Thank KBohK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly, 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

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