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132 W Pennsylvania Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Southern Pines / Pinehurst
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Rhett's Restaurant Details
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.
Southern, Vegetarian, Tapas / Small Plates
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Courtyard music on Friday and Saturday night, weather permitting.
Between Broad and Bennett
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
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 10/25/2013
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 9/29/2013
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 8/10/2013
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 8/10/2013
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 8/11/2013
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 7/28/2013
Rhett's has become a favorite spot
for our Girls Night Out."
Dined on 7/26/2013
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 7/13/2013
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 7/4/2013
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 6/23/2013
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 6/9/2013
Absolutely loved it, we have lived
in the area for 4 yrs and it was our 1st visit. That was a huge mistake. The food is wonderful and how they focus on local NC produce and beers was very well received. The menu is not overwhelming and portions are ample. Chef Rhett goes out of his way to stop by and engage with all the tables. Can't say enough.....if you are in the area, make reservations and enjoy. Next time we will make sure to reserve outdoor seating to enjoy the local music in the pavilion."
Dined on 6/8/2013
We sat outside in a weather
perfect evening surrounded by great music (Tim Wilson). The food was wonderful, fresh and healthy . The service impeccable. A great way to celebrate a birthday ! Thank you Rhett....always enjoy your restaurant."
Dined on 6/9/2013
We had a table of 9, great
service, great food, will do it again!"
Dined on 5/30/2013
If you want local Carolina fare,
Rhett's is the place to go. All three meals at our table were outstanding, but my shrimp and grits specialty was just out of this world. What a gem of a meal! Funky and fun little wine list. And Rhett himself stops by to chat about his food. Just a wonderful time and highly recommended."
Dined on 5/29/2013
Wonderful outdoor dining in their
courtyard. Rhett stopped by the table personally multiple times to check on our group of 8. He truly takes the guest experience personally and it shows in the food and service. Try the southern chicken cordon blue or Rhett's take on shrimp and grits. The sides are also awesome. Locally sourced and fresh. We'll be back!"
Dined on 5/22/2013
Nice menu - delicious food and
great sweet potato fries! Wonderful list of fresh juices. Pretty courtyard for outside dining."
Dined on 5/11/2013
Everything was very nice however,
we found that the food was not as flavorful as we thought it might be for gourmet southern cooking. The presentation and quality was excellent. The outdoor dining and courtyard looked very charming and if we return, we definately would want to sit there. Overall it was a nice experience."
Dined on 5/11/2013
Make sure to get the mac & cheese
side. It's amazing!!"
Dined on 5/6/2013
Rhett's is an outstanding
restaurant in Southern Pines. The food is always amazing and the wine is very reasonably priced. I highly recommend it."
Dined on 5/4/2013
My first time at Rhett's (after
having sampled their appetizers at a private function the evening )but won't be my last. Upscale Southern cuisine with very interesting menu. I had the Hoe Cakes and swordfish special which were both excellent. I can also attest to the scallop appetizer and really had a hard time deciding on an entree. The wine list isn't large but had something for every taste and budget. They had live music in the courtyard which was very nice and soft enough not to be intrusive. Great experience overall."
Dined on 4/11/2013
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