Southern Prime Steakhouse
Southern Prime Steakhouse

Southern Prime Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.southernprimesteakhouse.net/
  • Phone: (910) 693-0123
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday Dinner 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday Dinner 4:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Matthew A McDonald
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: We are pleased to invite you to our new "Saturday We are pleased to invite you to our "Sunday Brunch" which we will be serving between 11:30 and 3:00 pm. Chef Christopher Hedrick has worked his magic and created a menu sure to please the entire family. Take a stroll through Southern Pines and then come relax on our outdoor patio or in a cozy booth. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Southern Prime Steakhouse
We are a fresh breath of class and style in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Located in Southern Pines, we offer an atmosphere of relaxed elegance and sophistication, where steak is our specialty. We have an extensive wine cellar featuring 3500 bottles, 20 of which we are pouring by the glass. Please join us between 5pm and 6pm to receive $3 off all entrees and steaks.

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Southern Prime Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (35)romantic (28)notable wine list (15)neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (11)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Good service, the food was
    rormanVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2011
    Good service, the food was forgettable, laughable presentation and bland. You are better off finding a restaurant in Pinehurst.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lisa did a great job enhancing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Lisa did a great job enhancing the wonderful ambience of the restaurant. We will be back when we return in the fall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful Mother's Day dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Wonderful Mother's Day dinner! Chilean Sea Bass special was excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful new addition to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    Wonderful new addition to our Restaurant community in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst area- One that will definitely be a repeat eatery . Food was great and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Dinner, Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/6/2011
    It was the best steak I have had since moving to Pinehurst 5 years ago.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The ambience and service were
    NCgolfer
    Dined on 5/5/2011
    The ambience and service were very good. The building and all the furnichings are new. However, the food was just average in quality, and therefore, over priced. My wife had a filet that was listed on the menu as a choice cut. Why name a restaurant Southern Prime and not offer prime cuts on all steaks? I had a tuna steak that appeared to have been prepared by a food service company. It was about a half inch thick and a perfect rectangle that the restaurant had cut on the diagonal. That is not how a tuna steak looks in the fish market. OK, Southern Prime is a steakhouse, but if the restaurant puts fish on the menu then it should be of high quality cooked by a chef that knows how to cook seafood. The dinner rolls were dry and yeasty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Constantly improving after
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/1/2011
    Constantly improving after opening a few months ago. Has potential to be a really fine dining experience at a fair price with continued attention to steak/food quality and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our second time to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/27/2011
    This was our second time to Southern Prime and again really enjoyed the experience. Husband and son both had steak and were very pleased. This time I had the tuna and it was cooked to perfection, tasted great. The mac and cheese left a little bit to be desired, not qite enough flavor.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is very quiet and a nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/27/2011
    It is very quiet and a nice atmosphere. On a whole the food was very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/26/2011
    Outstanding food! Service was a little slow but it worked out fine as there were 8 of us. This will become our new dining spot in Southern Pines. They also modified a dish to meet the dietary needs of one of our guests. Thanks for a great evening out with friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was about our 4th visit...serv
    Cheri
    Dined on 4/21/2011
    This was about our 4th visit...service still has issues and my husband didn't think his steak was cooked properly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The ONLY thing that wasn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2011
    The ONLY thing that wasn't perfect was the Cabernet "wines by the glass" selections. Only cheap wines were available. We moved here from San Diego 2 yrs ago and have missed Donovan's and Flemmings a bunch! Southern Prime has them matched in everything...EXCEPT Cabernet-wines by the glass. Our "party of three" had a bottle of '05 Arrowwood that was WONDERFUL!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This new addition to the Southern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/17/2011
    This new addition to the Southern Pines dining scene is a "must". I have tried the pork shank and the salmon. Both were excellent with unusual side dishes. The salads are huge tasty. The wine list is also impressive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    Food and service was very good. Had reservations at 8:15p however we weren't seated until 9:00p. The owner did comp 2 hors d'oeuvres for the table for the long wait. A bit pricey but worth it for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice restaurant. Service too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    Nice restaurant. Service too slow between courses. Some snafus but otherwise good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Steak and salad were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/15/2011
    Steak and salad were very good. Other sides were just ok. Service good and martini's were good. I will return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2011
    I took my son-in-law for his 30th birthday! There were six of us total. The food was very good and we had a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice, service is outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/11/2011
    Very nice, service is outstanding. Steaks are great and you have a wonderful place. Regards, maury
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Atmosphere was very good.
    canuckinph
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    Atmosphere was very good. We split a lobster rangoon appetizer which was very good. I had the baby spinach salad and NY strip and everything was excellent. My wife had the heirloom tomato salad and 8 oz sirloin. The salad was good but the steak was tough. The steak came as a big round piece and almost looked like a filet. Owner came by and when we told him about the tough steak he said he would take it off the bill. That never happened. Overall mixed feelings.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A terrific steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    This was our first meal at Southern Prime Steakhouse. I now have a favorite dining destination.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a delightful experience
    couz
    Dined on 4/7/2011
    We had a delightful experience with the sophistication and menu choices of big city steak houses but the intimacy of our Southern Pines. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and accomodating. When we walked in, we felt the hostess could have been more welcoming. A smile to greet, a thank you for choosing to share our dining experience with Southern Prime, etc. She was efficient, but almost too business-like. Since the hostess makes the first impression, and "you never get another chance to make a first impression" that could have been a bit more positive. But it did not dim our impression or our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to Pinehurst area!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    Outstanding steaks. Building very well done. A bit bright for a 9p dinner. Seemed like someone just turned on the lights after a movie, but beauty of physical structure more than made up for it. Great addition to the Pinehurst fine Dining scene. Afterall, how many times can you go to Elliots? May still want to hit some of the other spots for variety, but for steaks in Pinehurst, this has now become "The Place."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience. Nice date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    Great experience. Nice date night, a little pricey though. Special ocassion only.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I wasn't blown away but it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/31/2011
    I wasn't blown away but it was good. Waiting to to see if quality of food will match the quality of ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The setting is beautiful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/30/2011
    The setting is beautiful. the food was well prepared. The wine list was disappointing. Putting both prime beef and choice on the menue will lead to customers comp;aining that they ordered prime and received choice. If your name is Southern Prime keep it prime. desert menue was lacking. Did not measure up to the rest of the meal. More variety needed on the wine list, eg. French, Italian, Argentina, etc. Mark up and corkage fee seemed high for the area.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place to go!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2011
    My wife and I had a really good time! Service and food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    Great addition to the fine dining of downtown Southern Pines.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the Southern Prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    We enjoyed the Southern Prime Steakhouse very much. We will definitely go back. As a brand new restaurant, we believe it will only get better. The atmosphere is great, all the servers were very friendly. Loved all the wine racks! Service was excellent. very good menu selections. We ordered the steaks and they were absolutely mouth watering delicious. Combined with a nice bottle of red wine (good selections-we had a Meritage) it was a great evening.
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  • Solid fare for a steak house;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    Solid fare for a steak house; haven't been open that long and still seem to be working out a few kinks; interesting wine list - I will go back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally, An upscale steakhouse!
    FredZVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    Arrived with skepticism due to it taking years for something to open in this spot. They have done an excellent job with the decor and layout. We were greeted and shown to a great table immediately. Our server, Erin, then greeted us within a minute. Now I understand that this is something that should be expected; however, if you live in this area, you will know that service is sorely lacking. The staff and management at most places do not know, understand, or even attempt the basics of proper service. Ok, enough, back to this wonderful restaurant. Erin was attentive without being intrusive throughout our dining experience. The food was what you would expect from an upscale steakhouse. We started with Lobster Rangoon. While tasty, they were
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Restaurant open only a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    New Restaurant open only a couple of weeks. Dining experience far exceeded expectations. Confortable main dining room, however the evening we were there a lighting failure made menu reading difficult but did not distract from the overall experience. Difinitely a great addition to the Sothern Pines/Pinehurst,NC restaurant lineup.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great addition to the community.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    Our food was wonderful. Desserts were so-so (specifically pineapple upside-down cake)...it really wasn't bad, just not exceptional. I will dine here regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant is quite attractive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    The restaurant is quite attractive and upscale. The wine list is extensive and the menu had good variety, beyond the signature steaks. The appetizers were quite varied and sharing was encouraged. We had the Lobster Rangoon, which was excellent. The entrees came with a starch and vegetable of the day. My wife had the Filet Mignon, and I ordered the Cowboy Ribeye. Both were wonderfully flavorful and perfectly prepared. I finished my meal with the Peach Cobbler, that was warm and served with a small scoop of rich vanilla ice cream. Delicious! Our service throughout the meal was pleasant, efficient and unobtrusive. Our bill was $104, before the tip, which also included several glasses of wine. We left happy with plans to return soon!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steaks in the Area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/24/2011
    Excellent steaks; fillet and sirloin The service was good but not constantly checking. Highly recommend n
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    special occasion
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  • Steak was not as good as expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2011
    Steak was not as good as expected (just average), but everything else was excellent! Will definitely go back and try another entree choice! Ambiance is wonderful - they did an excellent job; wine room is awesome. Want to go back and sit in the bar, which looks fun
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service after being open
    Tess
    Dined on 3/22/2011
    The service after being open such a short time was between fair and good. Hopefully the servers will gain more confidence and get the service level to match the food, which was terrific. Lovely decor, nice wine list and good variety on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEST STEAK EVER!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    Southern Prime did not disappoint! It was perfect- from the food to the service. we can't wait to go back there again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a work in progress. not yet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    a work in progress. not yet there but very promising. service was surprisingly good.New york strip had a little too much seasoning but still quite good.Solid wine list at moderate prices. Spirits pricing seemed high for the area. A very nice atmosphere which may require a modest dess code . shorts, tee shirts and flip flops kind of defeat the atmosphere.
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  • Overall a good experience
    Cheri
    Dined on 3/16/2011
    I went with a party of six. While my order of the 6 oz. filet mignon seemed smaller and was cooked to medium vs my requested medium rare, others in my party ordered the larger sirloin steaks and their steaks were juicy and actually prepared to medium rare. One in our party ordered a pasta dish and was happy with it. The fact that with all the steak orders you can choose a starch and vegetable included with your order is a plus. Presentation was pretty basic. Our server was good and we all agreed the interior design was nice and made the setting a good location for a special occasion dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Restaurant inside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2011
    Beautiful Restaurant inside and out, enormous wine selection. Food was good, Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet