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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 good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“crab soup” (13 reviews)
“nachos” (9 reviews)
“french bread” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4907 Fish Factory Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8096
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Had dinner here on a summer evening - crowd was small. Food was expensive for nothing too special. Poor atmosphere and boring service.

3  Thank RexxieRoo
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Menus offers a large variety of items. We eat here several times during the year. The crab cakes are fantastic. Full of crab and not stuffing.

Thank gaillipp
Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you are looking for fancy, this ain't the place. Atmosphere is all nautical - by a Marina, water on two sides, good sea food and decent draft beer. Prices are reasonable and its honest food with generous portions. I like the seafood quesadilla, which...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Really tasty lunch! My husband had the shrimp burger. I had crab soup and fried calamari, very good!!

Thank Joelle W
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Informal dining, casual dress. Excellent friendly service, makes you feel at home. beautiful view with sunsets.

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Now that the tourists have all gone home for the season, it's time to venture back to some of our favorite Oak Island area restaurants. One that comes to mind is the Dead End Saloon. We went over on a Saturday night to actually enjoy...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Great casual spot on the inter coastal way. Food was great and they where super busy the night we where there and apologized for back up and comped two drinks for the wait. We sat at bar and had great service

Thank 901jones
Reviewed 18 October 2017

After-work gathering for drinks, appetizers, and dinner--the atmosphere was lively and the InterCoastal Waterway scene outside gorgeous although it got a bit chilly as the sun set. The appetizers were hot and delicious, the beer good, and the dinner excellent. Want to return with friends...More

Thank dootsiehc
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My wife and I just dropped in on a spur of the moment for a quick lunch. Our server was pleasant, but service was just plain slow. Hard to tell if it is a kitchen problem or server problem or a combination. Food was OK,...More

Thank Woody W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We visited the Dead End Saloon and were surprised to discover Mondays were steak night. For $26/person, you get a nice New York Strip steak cooked to your perfection, 2 sides, and a desert.....perfect! Our steaks were very tender and nice, our sides were hot,...More

2  Thank Billy E
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Response from roni51 | Reviewed this property |
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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