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The Provision Company

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130 Yacht Basin Dr, Southport, NC 28461-3712
+1 910-457-0654
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff, nice deck to sit by the water but the food is undesirable. Poorly seasoned, taste and odor of unfresh fish/shrimp, the only side that was tasty were the french fries. Even the salad and dressing were not appetizing.

Thank Jan R
Durham, North Carolina
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328 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Provision is a unique place on the harbor. The Tuna wrap is excellent. The food is fresh and prepared well.

Thank dpoin21
Southport, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This restaurant has one of the best views of the mouth of Cape Fear. Friendly staff,good bar,dock side dining....above all stunning sunsets and view... open march/april thru mid nov.

Thank rmwood44
wilmington, NC
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Southern Living Magazine keeps hyping this supposedly down-home eatery as "tops." And it does have the advantage of being on the scenic waterfront of the Southport Marina where customers wait in lines out the door to order platters and then select their own beverages on the honor system out of an inside refrigerator. Somehow they are made to feel privileged... More 

Thank charlesthebarles
Wilmington, North Carolina
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Definitely eat the Seafood here, though the burgers are also ok. Casual coastal atmosphere, with a lovely view and nice service. Be sure to bring a hat.

Thank Travelerchic123
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We go here in all our spring and summer visits to Southport. The crab cakes are the best around. The wait is sometimes long, but always worth it.

Thank Penny B
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden secret. Every time is a memorable experience. They were closed for the season on this trip but we'll be back when in Southport. The BEST steamed shrimp anywhere and dining on the dock in a unique atmosphere.

Thank Michael B
Southport, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Located on the water where the Intracoastal Waterway, Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean all come together, it's the place to go for a good hamburger or local shrimp and crab cakes. Place your order as you walk in, then help yourself to a soda, beer or wine from the cooler (full bar also available) and find your seat. It... More 

Thank JoAnne R
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I went there based on a few locals recommendations. It did have a fun atmosphere but the food was not very good at all. The crab cakes seemed like they were factory made and the conch fritters were not cooked properly. When I told my experience to the people who recommended it to me, they stated they... More 

Thank Brisco22
Lexington, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited this place during the summer after hearing rave reviews from family and we did not like it. The crab cakes were like from a frozen freezer.

Thank ccrowson1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Yacht Basin Dr, Southport, NC 28461-3712
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-457-0654

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