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Dead End Saloon and Fish Factory

4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
+1 910-454-4002
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“crab soup” (12 reviews)
“burger” (37 reviews)
“fries” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I generally never leave reviews but I feel this experience warrants letting others know how we were treated. Our party of 4 adults, 4 children and a 6 month old went to eat on a Monday night to the Dead end saloon and fish house....More

Thank Ashley J
Dead End Saloon F, Owner at Dead End Saloon and Fish Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You had followed the hostess throughout the restaurant on a very busy evening. Specifically, telling her how to place tables together to accommodate your party. Your party was not next on the list, but you persisted to continue to intimidate the hostess. Unfortunately, our manager...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant to eat at when visiting Oak Island. It has a fantastic gluten free menu, which includes crab cake sammys and quesadillas (my two favorite meals here). My husband loves the crab toast. Highly recommend!

Thank sarahhbnelson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I entertained our Kure Beach cousins a few weeks ago and decided to return to this restaurant - even though we knew it would probably be busy and there would be a bit of a wait for a table. Having been here...More

Thank Ladd298
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food were great ! We both sat outside but it was a little windy but we manage ! We were there back in March 19 when we both meet each other !

Thank oakisland4uinNC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the service was remarkable: fast, attentive, and we've had concerns about going to Dead End as service was less than wonderful (Dead Slow). No longer the case! We went after a nice sail and had a late lunch. The service was super! Christian got our...More

Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent lunch on a Monday. Lisa, our server, did an excellent job taking care of us. Fish and chips was outstanding and a giant portion. Crab soup lived up to previous reviews. Nachos were also very good, lots of tasty toppings. Best mojito I have...More

Thank mulesinmo
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We were in town for a family reunion and this is our favorite place to dine. Always great food. Service can be a bit slow, but it didn't bother us at all. Started off with an appetizer of mussels in garlic. The French bread used...More

Thank Joyflnoise
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Four of us had an early dinner and were happy to have eaten here. My wife had the crab cake platter and I had the Fish and Chips and a side salad. Excellent! Service was professional and the atmosphere can't be beat. Will definitely come...More

Thank blueaiz1
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Great night with friends at the dead end! We live here year around and have never had a bad experience. Amazing huge fish fry that is tough to finish! Juicy burgers cooked to perfection! Ice cold draft beers! Tourist friendly and amazing views of the...More

Thank gillette1960
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Good service, friendly. Food very good, especially cheese fries. But a little over cooked. Wait staff friendly, working hard, but they were short staffed for noon time crowd. Great views of intercoastal canal.

Thank Andrew R C
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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