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Dead End Saloon and Fish Factory

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
+1 910-454-4002
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed the crab cakes for lunch. The crab cakes were mostly pure crab - with little filler. Good luck finding a better crab cake in the Southport, NC area.

Thank Thomas623
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this place for lunch because it was open on a rainy Monday (our other choices were closed). It looks more like a chain type place from the entrance, but once we were seated, local charm was evident. Our server could not have been...More

Thank jhumphreylkn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on family vacation, and I was nervous since I have Celiac and figured I wouldn't find anything on the menu that was safe to eat. They have a FANTASTIC gluten free selection, and the waiter was thorough in making sure that my...More

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We try and visit here each year. This year their special was prime rib and mashed potatoes- not so impressed with the liquor drinks but wine is always a safe good to.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to dinner with two other couples on a rainy Saturday evening. We were not alone! The wait was over an hour for a table for six, but the bar has plenty to keep you occupied. When we did get a table, our waitress was...More

Thank RayB_OKI
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Three couples all different entrees....everybody satisfied. If you are into Crab cakes or fish and chips both are great. The stand out was fish and chips. Not the usual pieces of fish. Two big filets fried perfectly....give it a try.

Thank Lucky V
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I am never disappointed when going to Dead End Saloon. (except when the wait is over one hour to get in). The food is always fresh and delicious. Staff is friendly and efficient. Nice view of the intercoastal waterway. The entree's are good and the...More

Thank VTHokieNorthCarolina
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This was my first visit here and I hope to come back the next time I'm in the area. We were here on a Tuesday evening and had to wait about 20 minutes for a table (waited at the bar.) I don't drink Bloody Marys,...More

Thank mdFoxes
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The big deal is our server was tough to find and just too unconnected to us. The fish of my fish and chips was in the top 1 percent of all fish I have had. The fries and slaw were fine. Our friend's crab cakes...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Met my cousin for dinner at the above restaurant. Never have been there before, but was excellent. We did not have to wait, and was taken to a table by the water. Our server was great, explained all the dishes. I got a fish and...More

Thank Charlie G
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14 July 2017|
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Response from oakisland4uinNC | Reviewed this property |
We were there at 6:00
Vicki W
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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