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Rhett's Restaurant
  • Address:
    132 W Pennsylvania Ave
    Southern Pines, NC 28387
    Neighborhood:
    Southern Pines / Pinehurst
  • Cuisine:
    Southern
    Price: $30 and under

Rhett's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rhettsinc.com
  • Phone: (910) 695-3663
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm. We offer a limited courtyard menu and happy hour drink specials from 2:30 to 4:30 daily. Regular lunch and dinner menu, dinner "Just a Taste" small plate menu.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Vegetarian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Rhett Morris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Courtyard music on Friday and Saturday night, weather permitting.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broad and Bennett
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Downtown area, parking is on street.
A word from Rhett's Restaurant
Rhett's Restaurant, Catering, and Personal Chef - Specializing in Southern Gourmet Cuisine. We offer an indoor bar area, dining room and outside courtyard. Please specify where you would like to sit.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This place was great. I made an online reservation and told them I was vegan and they had a dish ready for me. Everyone was very nice and friendly. Everyone loved their food. We will go back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Lots of variety with dishes from all over the world. Portion size is small more like an appetizer. Wines are pricey..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the Collard Spring rolls , great flavor and just enough hot to bring out the flavor of the greens. Only negative was it was the wrap was thin and seemed just a little greasy. Regardless we would order them again!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Loved the whole experience at Rhetts. Food was delicious, service was great. A must try!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "the food is wonderful. If you like healthy food they have healthy food. Dog and kid friendly. Great outdoor setting. Great vibe."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food and service was fair. The lobster bisque had no taste. The waitress was rather sour (maybe she was just having an off night)."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed a very good dinner here last Friday night. It was a perfect night for outdoor dining and we were seated right next to the fountain. Only problem was the live music, which was great, but interfered with our catch-up conversation. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We are locals, brought friends from out of town, first visit to Rhett's - not so good, in fact, disappointing. Had hoped Rhett's restaurant would provide the same high quality as his catering in the past. An extremely nice first night server who did a great job. The outside location was perfect, more bar than dinner music but provided by a very good band. Our entrees were average at best, no inspiration with presentation, cold coffee served with mediocre desserts. Great location, great server, food not so great."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Out of towners enjoyed dinner at Rhett's. The salmon was rated excellent along with the beef tenderloin. Warm corn muffins were a treat. Add more veggies to the side dishes, they need to be enjoyed more! Rhett stopped and asked how the meal was and demonstrated his interest in the diners enjoyment. He answered questions freely and took his time with the group."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great meal, and a great time. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "the food is consistent and very good. several items were a bit a salty this time though..."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Even though we had an Open Table reservation, there were only 2 of us but we were seated at a round table for six....it felt a bit odd. The Quinoa Pie was excellent but the Chicken &' avocado sandwich was bland."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Rhett's uses fresh, local ingredients and prepares them to perfection. Dishes here are flavorful yet healthy. The menu offers gluten-free selections and is well rounded providing something for everyone. Services is friendly and the outdoor area in warm weather is lovely."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had an amazing meal, as did my husband. Rhett chatted with us and made the evening even more special. This was an outstanding pick for my husband's birthday celebration. Would and hope to go back next time we are in Pinehurst."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Rhett's menu has some traditional southern dishes like shrimp & grits but also take some innovative turns with comfort food. Appetizers like collard green eggrolls and lamb riblets with pesto sauce are not just fun food concepts but also delicious. Entrees change over time so the menu is never static. Trout, pumpkin ravioli and bison were all on the menu when we visited last. We ordered the latter two and they were both outstanding. Service was fantastic each time we have visited & I am really glad Rhett's changed locations a few years ago ... This venue is much more inviting and cozy. We feel like Rhett's is not just good but continues to get better every time we are there. That's a real rarity in restaurants."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My husband and I have lived in the area for almost 3 years and have eaten our way through just about every restaurant in Moore County since we arrived. Rhett's came highly recommended by locals and we can see why - tucked into a darling little spot downtown, the location was lovely, the food was delicious and the service was fabulous. We did comment that a bit of mood music would have been nice, as it did minorly detract from the meal to able to distinctly hear the conversations at 3 neighboring tables but the menu and wine selection were well worth the snippets of overheard chatting. Overall a fabulous dining experience that we would recommend to friends in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We went to Rhetts with two other couples. We had a spacious round table and was allowed to sit and talk for an exrta hour . Noone bothered us and the overall experience was pleasant. I booked the restaurant for my lunch group. They are very accomodating"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Rhett always has innovative items on the menu using locally sourced, fresh ingredients. One of my favorite restaurants!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The service was great. I had the lobster bisque which was wonderful and some shrimp and grits. I love it. I also had a Julep something which was Jack Daniels with Ginger and Basil. Perfect for a hot summer day. And last not but least I had the Tigger Juice, carrotts, ginger and lemon. yummy."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Great food - love to sit outside and in Friendly staff and always accommodating!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Though Rhett's has been in Southern Pines for a long time, with it's new location - and ever-changing menu - it's a real gem! Always good food and great service!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We visit Southern Pines occasionally and wanted some place for lunch that was relaxing and enjoyable. This was very good. If we lived in the area would like to try outside in nice weather."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "I am from Pennsylvania and golf at Pinehurst every year. I found Rhett's online four years ago and have gone there ever since. I enjoy Southern food and Rhett's does a great job in presenting classic Southern food with a modern flair. One of my fellow golfers is a "meat and potatoes" guy and he does not like Rhett's at all, so I guess it isn't for everyone. The wine list is notable for its incredibly reasonable prices for very drinkable wines."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Nice, but we were seated by the door where customers came/went and the main entrance for all servers and waitresses to access the outside seating. Shrimp and grits were tasty, but hard. Small portions."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "We really enjoy going to Rhett's! We've been there several times for lunch and the staff is always very friendly, helpful and competent. The food is fresh, interesting and tasty. This is a place that is worth going out of your way for... it's about 25 miles away from home for us. Overall a very pleasurable dining experience."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "It was a beautiful day so outside dining was perfect. Food was excellent and presentation same! Will definitely go back sharing the experience with more friends. Host and staff very friendly and professional."
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "The food was terrific and the outdoor setting with a 3 piece jazz band reminicent of New Orleans."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Great serviced , good fresh good. Our special occasion place."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "Ambiance friendly and open. Servers not overbearing, just right. We were not rushed. I have paid a lot more...for a lot less. Prices were in range with food. Decent proportions served in a reasonable time frame. Patio dining was charming. Look forward to a return. My first visit here."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "We arrived at our appropriate time with reservation in hand. At the hostess desk we were told we had to sit outside - even after the rain storm just ended. We asked for a table inside and were refused and told they had no other accomodations. We should have been informed before arriving, that the only seating available was outside at a high-top table. Terrible customer service. We left at went to another restaurant in town and had an excellent meal."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Not a large menu, but something for everyone; local and fresh. Great crabcakes and great trout! When grilled chicken was mistakenly left off one of our salads, they added it at no charge. Reasonably priced wine. Oh! Marinated fresh green beans were delicious. Very interesting and different sides to choose from."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "Rhett's has become a favorite spot for our Girls Night Out."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "Greeters were rude. Told I would have to eat in the Bar because I didn't have reservations. I actually did have reservation and arrived on time.. Odd enough the dining area was completely empty at the time and never exceeded capacity while we were there. The Wait staff was better but not outstanding. The food is very good. Unusual and limited selection, but good. However it is a little pricey for the amount received."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "So thrilled to spend my birthday dinner at Rhett's... our Special occasion place for dinner. Thanks to Vince for the lovely birthday "Group sing-a-long". We enjoyed hearing Vince play awesome music as we dined. Thanks to Rhett's for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "This was our first visit to Rhett's but it will not be our last. The food was very good, nice wine list, and service excellent!"
    Dined on 7/3/2013
  • "Although the menu is a bit limited, there is enough variety to choose a full 4 course dinner or a lighter meal. Our food was excellent and I would especially recommend the lobster bisque and the crab salad which were both exceptional. We will definitely return to this restaurant when we are in the area. We probably would not have found this spot, if it weren't for Open Table."
    Dined on 6/26/2013
  • "My husband and I were in search of a great adult night out restaurant. This place fit the bill exactly! The service was great, the food was amazing and affordable, and the outdoor seating was nice. The band added nice background music without being overpowering. Highly recommend the shrimp ball appetizer and rack of lamb entree. I could have easily eaten my weight in the risotto, delicious! Overall great experience and we will be returning."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "for Rhett's. Looking to entertain my visiting family in a nice restaurant for lunch, I chose Rhett's based on the Open Table reviews. Those diners saw something I did not. The food was fair to middling, not exciting or even pleasant. The waitress was not very knowledgeable in the menu offerings. Overall, I'd rather be in Pittsburgh!"
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "meeting friends here is always a joy, be they starving or eating light there is something for everyone! Always fresh and yummy. The staff is friendly and helpful. I am a regular and feel loved and often spoiled by Rhett's....can't say enough good things about this great homey yet edgy place!"
    Dined on 6/17/2013
  • "We recently had Rhett's cater for a party. The neighbors loved the food. A few hadn't been to the restaurant. We took 2 other couples out with us. The weather was perfect, we sat outside. Enjoyed live music. Rhett came over a few times to check in on us. And the food is wonderful. The menu is with local grown products. I list the "tastes" menu so you can try a few more items, like small plates. And although it is summer, still enjoy the lobster bisque. Bon Appetit!"
    Dined on 6/8/2013