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Southern Prime Steakhouse
Southern Prime Steakhouse

Southern Prime Steakhouse Details

  • 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: Steakhouse, American
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "We had visited Southern Prime several times prior to this celebration of our anniversary. Our appetizer never came and when our entree arrived the meat was rare rather than medium as I requested. They offered to provide dessert at no charge for their mistakes which softened the blow, but the service in general was poor. We'd have empty plates just sitting in front of us waiting for someone to come by and remove them from the table. They seemed to be short on staff! We've enjoyed SP other times previously and were very disappointed with this past dining experience. We hope it gets better or it may be our last visit there."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary celebration at Southern Prime Steakhouse. The place is gorgeous. We were seated in the central wine room with floor-to-ceiling cases filled with wine. Our server Conner was attentive and the manager stopped by twice to check on us. We shared an appetizer of heirloom tomatoes on delicate lettuce leaves with fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, and balsamic vinegar. Light and delicious. The house martini and the 5:15 locomotive (Manhattan) were fantastic. Our steaks were perfectly seasoned and cooked exactly as we ordered them. We even had room for desserts: the coconut cream pie was excellent as was the raspberry sorbet. Good wines by the glass. All in all, a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary with dinner at Southern Prime Steakhouse and we were not disappointed. Manager Scott met us at the door with anniversary wishes and saw us to a quiet table with rose petals adorning it. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. Dinner, champagne, ambiance, service, and attention to detail were most excellent! The wait staff left nothing to be desired. It certainly was a most enjoyable dining experience, which we hope to repeat many times again in the future. We would highly recommend Southern Prime to anyone looking for a fine dining experience! Hats off to Southern Prime Steakhouse...the proprietor, the manager, and the entire staff!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our latest visit to Southern Prime Steakhouse was great. The seafood is very good, especially for a steakhouse. My wife had the lobster tail and I had the seafood special for the night, sea bass. The lobstertini is a great appetizer. The cocktails and wine list are top notch. Our wait person, Sara, did a great job, attentive but not fawning."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary and it was one to remember. The atmosphere where we sat along with the food and the service was unbelievable. I would recommend Southern Prime to anyone looking to enjoy a quality meal with an upscale atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our first visit to Pinehurst, we seen the ad in a golf magazine and was wanting to have a nice dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The service was top notch, the food was delicious! We will be back for sure. Thank you for making our last night in town a memorable one."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We're in town for the US Kids World Championship and had to eat at Southern Prime again after having had a good experience there when we were in town last year. Great place for a great steak and sides. Also had the scallops tonight and those were excellent as well. Wait staff was very accommodating. We'll definitely be back for our steak dinner again next year."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Had a wonderful anniversary dinner there. Food was well seasoned and .prepared to order ( mashed potatoes yummy!) and the plates were hot! Great waiter...attentive and well trained. We will return many times and recommend Southrrn Prime to others."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Everything was great except the noise level-just too loud................"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated out 2nd year anniversary at Southern Prime. I made a note on our reservation that it was our anniversary. We were greeted by our hostess and our waitress with a "happy anniversary", and our table was decorated with little heart confetti. It was not over done, but just enough to help make our night a little more special. We had good service from Sara, enjoyed our food, and would happily come again."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband took me there on my 40th birthday. Great food and it was a beautiful restaurant. Never had such a tender steak before. Had a great time, thank you."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We love a great steak dinner and thought this steakhouse from the outside looked like a great choice. We arrived and were seated and some time later a young man came and apologized for the delay and said he was assigned to our table. We ordered cocktails only to be told by this young man that he was not old enough to actually serve the drinks but could take the order. We waited a very long time for our drinks to arrive and ordered our meal. The meal was a huge disappoint except for my ribeye steak and the creamed spinach. My wife's filet was cold and uneventful as were the accompanying sides. We expressed our disappointment in the meal to our server and made it perfectly clear that we did not blame him."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was our first visit to SPS and it sure won't be our last. We decided to go to SPS to celebrate my wife's birthday and our daughter's first visit to our retirement home at Mid South Club here in Southern Pines. Our server, Sara, was awesome....and made us feel very much at home. I had the Prime Rib and my wife/daughter opted for the NY Strip Steak...all of them cooked to perfection. We washed our meal down with a nice Ramey Cabernet...my only suggestion would be for any bottle of wine over $100.00 should automatically be put into a decanter for proper breathing. The restaurant also surprised my wife with a "Happy Birthday" piece of cake with candle that the 3 of us shared at the end our our delicious meal. We will be back with gusto!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful however the waitstaff leaves much to be desired. It was quite obvious that our waitress did not want to be there and acted as such. The food left much to be desired - the appetizers were poorly prepared and the steaks were all cooked incorrectly, we sent one back that was supposed to be medium well and was bloodier than the medium rare! For the money we paid ($200 for three people and only 2 drinks) I would much rather have spent my money at Beefeaters down the road and had a quality meal and a fair price. Sorry, we won't be going back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "An excellent dining experience for 3 couples. Very attractive dining room and bar. Interesting cocktail and wine selections. All were very pleased with the entrees, The sea bass, scallops and filet were hits. Professional service. Fine dining in the Sandhills!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I can recommend Southern Prime to anyone for a special night out. Cocktails are excellent and the food and service even better. Plan to spend some serious money but always worth it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was good but my prime rib was small and relatively tasteless. Nice wine list and servers were all friendly. They are trying to be a high end steak house but in my view fall just short. I think Texas Roadhouse is a better value for good steaks in the area."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was great...everything from the bread to the desert. Must try the Gouda Mac and cheese. A little pricey, but worth it! We sat in the wine room and it was gorgeous! Great service!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A very quality and delightful restaurant. Our service from Switzerland was outstanding. He did an excellent job of making our visit even more special. John Lawrence"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My steak was OK but certainly nothing special for the $$ paid. Same goes for spinach salad--very ordinary. Frankly, the best part of the meal was the bread and the cheesecake we had for dessert. I'd heard a lot about this restaurant and was rather disappointed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and myself are in MidSouth for the US Men's & Ladies Open as well as golf for ourselves. We had dinner on Fri. night, 6/13/2014 at Southern Prime. The dinner was wonderful. My husband had Prime Rib and it melted in your mouth. I had the salmon which was very good. Most restaurants had limited menu's during the US Open golf tournament and we knew that so that didn't bother us. We have been to Southern Prime before when in town and will return on our next trip down. The service was also very good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This place is great...my vote for top restaurant in Moore county"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Group of 6 attending US Open at Pinehurst had dinner here at Southern Prime in Southern Pine just a few minutes from Pinehurst. The dinner experience was outstanding in every way. The food and service were top notch. The ambiance was outstanding albiet loud. The wine list was just incredible, aided by the presentation of wine selections in floor-to-ceiling glass walls all over the restaurant! Really a sight to see. Can't say enough about the quality of the food and the staff. Just go and enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Just had another wonderful dinner at Southern Prime during the U. S. Open. Prompt service, lovely ambience, delicious food worth the price."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was outstanding! The service was average. The atmosphere in the dining room was like a fancy geriatric ward. I would sit in the bar or the wine room next time."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is a very good representation of a "high-end" steakhouse given its small town location. The food quality, service, ambiance, and prices are what you would expect in a good steakhouse in Chicago or any major metro area. Great location with a nice little outdoor area as well. The bar area was bustling. I entertained business clients there and it worked out really well. I would go there again for business or for a special occasion meal."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Dinner was amazing as always!! The waitstaff kept us squared away the entire evening."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The service was fine and the initial appetizers/salads were very good. The steak ( 14 oz ribeye dry aged) was very disappointing for the hefty price paid. More like USDA Choice that hit a 1400 degree oven. I requested medium rare and charred on the outside and rare on the inside is not it. I sent it back and no improvement when it returned. To be fair, could have just been an off night on the beef. But if you have the words " prime steakhouse" in your name, be prepared for significant expectations."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Wish they would have told me they really couldn't accommodate my food allergies when I made the reservation (as I put it in the comments)"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is a great place to go for wonderful service and above average food. Steak aged and cooked to perfection. The mashed potatoes had a little too much sour cream but other than that the food was exemplary (albeit a little lukewarm). The service and ambience of the restaurant were impeccable. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We were seated in the wine room surrounded by dark wood and ceiling high wine racks. It was beautiful! The food was very good and service was fast!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Liked the restaurant but the food quality didn't match the high pricing"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had dinner on Saturday night and 6 people had a great dinner and the service was great. A real gem for our area. I have also eaten in the bar area and the bar menu is great especially the burgers and salmon sandwich. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The service, atmosphere, and wine are excellent. The food is good but not over the top. The lobster is excellent but stay away from the veil porterhouse. The lobster ragoon isn't ground breaking either. But don't miss out on the Creme Brule."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Southern Prime is the best fine dinning restaurant in Southern Pines. The food is excellent. They have a great wine and cocktail list. The service is timely and non-intrusive. This is a great restaurant for a date or a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and treated ourselves to a great dinning experience. The food and service were outstanding. We sat outside on the patio on a perfect weather evening."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I love Davidson's steakhouse in Sanford and Beefeaters just up the road from here, but Southern Prime is better than both, hands down. Southern Prime is quite a bit more expensive than the other two, but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Having lived in NYC, and gone to some of the best steak-houses there, my husband is very picky about his steak. Southern Prime delivered and there was no disappointment at all. First, the decor and ambiance are just lovely...and every server we met was friendly and very efficient. The menu offers many choices and one can have something as simple as a burger or French Dip, to a full "soup to nuts" menu. We started with the charcuterie plate, a nice mixture of meats, cheeses and tastings. One of us had the Strip steak special, aged 35 days, one had the filet mignon, and one the special sea bass. All came with sides included. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, and my husband thought the steak as good as any he has had. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "So pleased with this restaurant, the food, the service and the friendliness! The owner makes us feel very special even though we don't get there as often as we would like. My number one place to go!!!! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Prime Rib was tough Filet Mignon tasted like a Omaha Steak cut "
    Dined on 5/11/2014