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Southern Prime Steakhouse
Southern Prime Steakhouse

Southern Prime Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.southernprimesteakhouse.net/
  • Email: Southernprimesteakhouse@centurylink.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 met friends at Southern Prime for my birthday and had an amazing time. We also celebrate our wedding anniversary there every year. I highly recommend this restaurant. Great food, awesome service and a comfortable yet refined atmosphere. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have been to the Southern Prime during our golf adventures to Pine Needles and have always had a grand experience. From the first step towards the entrance when the door opens as though there was s an electric eye, however an enthusiastic young lady. The entire dining experience was a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Not for romantic night out.noise way too loud. Ambience so so. Food amazing."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Wonderful meal, service and atmosphere. We celebrated a special birthday for the dinner and received a free desert with a noce real-time photo of us! Great touch !"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Excellent steak seared at 1400 degrees. Excellent waiter. Prompt and accommodating.Warm surroundings and impressive wine selection. we will be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I went there recently and the food and service were amazing! We will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our first experience at Southern Prime was perfect. The evening was cold and wet; the restaurant, staff, ambiance and food were welcoming and warm. Service was exceptional; food was as promised - perfect. A bottle of restaurant special wine made the overall experience complete. Yes, one can get a steak dinner elsewhere for less than what we paid, but we have no regrets about the expense of the evening based on the overall experience. Thank you Southern Prime for a special anniversary dinner with friends."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's 16th Birthday here. She selected the restaurant last year and returned because it was so nice. The service was excellent and the food and drinks wonderful. The table was decorated and she was given a lovely cake with the plated decorated. The only minor problem was manager giving instructions regarding wine in a loud voice right behind our table. Otherwise it was a perfect evening."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant in the heart of the Southern Pines historic district. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Service was great. The food was even better."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was the second Valentine's Day we'd spent at Southern Prime. We both got the lamb dish, medium, and it was FABULOUS! Cooked to the temperature we'd ordered, tender, juicy, and flavorful. This was one of the best lamb dishes I have eaten. Our waitress was fabulous, went the extra mile to take our picture, and brought me two different wines to taste. We had the berries and cream for dessert. This dinner was better than the year before. Would have been nice if they had offered a small treat like they did last year, which was a rose and some chocolate. But maybe they didn't do that this year because V-day fell on a Friday instead of Sunday. Their bread was delicious as always too. DEFINITELY go here for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great. Our waitress took our drink order very quickly but then a log time passed before she took our food order. It was a Friday night which can be busy but it wasn't that busy at 8pm. Other than that she was great, the food was really good, and we'll be back again!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We've been there before but never had their Prime Rib. I had it and it was marvelous. Best I have ever had anywhere. Thick, firm and flavorful and cooked medium just like I asked for it. Clearly a superior cut of meat. My wife had the chicken and found it delicious as well. We'll be back . . . often."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "In town for a conference and had the most wonderful dining experience here. The service was so gracious--friendly and attentive but not hovering. An unexpected treat was that they decanted our relatively inexpensive bottle of wine. My colleague had steak and I had a quinoa creation, both of which were delicious in their very different ways. The ambiance was wonderful. We ate in a room that has approx 25-ft ceilings and was floor to ceiling wine cabinets. Will definitely return anytime we are back in the area!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I cannot say enough about the efficient service and professional staff. My wife and I were impressed and the meal was succulent and very well prepared from the appetizer all the way through the main course. The New York Cheesecake topped it all off. We will be back again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We delayed our Valentine's day celebration for a few days due to the snow and realy enjoyed Sunday Brunch at Southern Prime. Excellent Southern Prime Benedict and great scallops. Atmosphere reminds of am upscale New York restaurant and staff was great."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We have been to Sourhern Prime numerous times but were disappointed in this experience! Our table was essentially in the doirway where we got blasted with cold air everytime the door opened. We had to ask for a waiter after waiting a long time. My filet was dried out around the edges and the bread pudding was horrible! Ni service recovery was ever attempted."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My reservation said I wanted a corner quiet table because it was our anniversary. Our anniversary was not even brought up and we sat in the middle of a room - not quiet at all.... Will not do that again!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love coming to Southern Prime! This time we came for Valentines Day and enjoyed the special menu. Our server was awkward. We have had amazing servers here before, and this girl was under par. She didn't try to engage us in conversation, never questioned if we had been there before, did not try to sell the food from the menu, and did not explain the special menu to us. She was silent most of the time, did not make us feel comfortable or welcome. At one point she tried to take our plates while we were still eating, even though one plate had half a steak left and the other had half the fish left. The food is always amazing at Southern Prime, but unfortunately the service left much to be desired."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My Spouse and I are foodies and love to experience local restaurants. We came here for Valentines Day prepared to spend $$$$ with the expectation that this place would out shine a Ruth's Chis. The menu was limited, the food came out really fast, and the server did not suggestively sell. We were in and out in an hour. While the inside is great, I don't know that I'd go back again. I appreciate a fine dining experience with knowledgable wait staff and this place was definitely lacking."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Southern Prime after a disappointing first try...in fairness, the first poor experience was based on personal reasons, not the restaurant...but it failed to live up to expectations. Service was friendly and professional but they couldn't get the steak right on a second attempt (was cooked medium well when rare was ordered). Mistakes happen, but after 30 min they still had not corrected the problem. They did comp dessert, and were extremely apologetic about the steak, but even the orders they did get right were just okay. I think I'll stick with my maxim that if you want a good steak, done right, do it yourself."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food and service were good. Food took a little longer to get to the table than usual but was OK. Celebrated an 18th b'day and was impressed by the table decorations and the dessert."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We have gone to Southern Prime Steakhouse a few times and have been pleased every time. The food and the service are excellent. The only drawback is that the food comes a bit too quickly. The restaurant is not inexpensive but you do get what you pay for. I would classify this as a more special occasion place."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The mussels on Thursdays are extremely good. Love the bread that comes with them. Best in the southern Pines area!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My husband is going to be gone during Valentines day. I decided to take him out to dinner and make it a Valentines Day surprise. The restaurant knew why I was coming and took the extra time to put little hearts on the table to really make it special. Thank you, it was a great surprise and a great date night. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. Thanks."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Fantastic restaurant in Southern Pines. Formal without the formality. Delicious food and great service."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable time. The Service was spot on, and the Food was cooked perfectly. Made our reservations online and everything was on time. This was our second visit to Southern Prime and we will definitely be back. Make no mistake, The experience is about you as soon as you walk in. Great Restaurant."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "It was a special occasion for the eight of us, and the food and staff made it the best. Top quality steaks perfectly prepared and served. Quiet, elegant setting. Attentive and professional waiter. It was everything I had hoped for an evening all in attendance will fondly remember."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "This was my third time..should stick to the bar and small plates. The ribeye is not very good...the cut I get at Costco has more flavor and is less stringy. Expensive evening not worth it."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "My husband and I were dining out for our 18th Anniversary. We have dined at several nice steak restaurants across the US. I only found this meal to be ok and my special drink from the bar was absolutely horrible. We were hoping for an outstanding meal. Wasn't worth the money we paid."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We were celebrating my husband's birthday and I was pleasantly surprised to find they had decorated his table with little "Happy Birthday" graffiti! The atmosphere was wonderful as always and we love this place. My only disappointment was the dinner I ordered. I asked for the "smallest" ribeye they had, cooked Medium. What I got was at least a 16oz slab that looked like a roast, not a ribeye. It had no marbling, was tough and tasteless. I took three bits and asked the waitress if it was really a ribeye since my husband had a beautiful small recognizable ribeye that he said was wonderful. So I just brought it home and threw it away instead of sending it back, since we were with several other couples."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "At the price point, the food did not live up to my expectations - my steak was over done and our friends was under done - two different cuts. We found food that met our expectations the next night at a chain resturant - disappointing as we usally really enjoy local speciality resturants the best option. Hopefully this was just an off day."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My husband and I have been to Southern Prime on several special occasions and have never been disappointed. The service is excellent and the food is well prepared. The staff treats you like you are special and makes every effort to add a touch of class to the evening. The food choices are good and the wine list excellent. I would highly recommend Southern Prime!!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Service was very good and the restaurant is upscale ambiance. It was outstanding."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Wonderful Steaks. Great Service. We went back 2 nights later."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "I've lived in Southern Pines for just over two years, and this restaurant has proven to be the best food and service every time I come here. I enjoyed one of the finest ribeye steaks our last visit and cannot wait to return for another delicious meal. No better restaurant can be visited in this city and I would venture to say in any city you choose to compare."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great atmosphere and food, little pricey so would be great for that special occasion"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "For a high priced meal, not the value expected due to the quality and lack of attention to detail....undercooked steak, cold sauces and meat quality. Server was pleasant, company at the table was great, but cost-benefit value made other choices more attractive for future meals."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "We went to Southern Prime Steakhouse for Thanksgiving dinner. What a treat. The dining room was lovely, the service great and the food outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely recommend."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Overall, my family and I very much enjoyed our dining experience. We chose Southern Prime as the venue to host a celebratory dinner and it delivered an atmosphere that was elegant and classy without being ostentatious. The restaurant was not extremely crowded and it was easy to maintain a conversation without raised voices at our table. Our waiter was attentive and professional. The only bobble of the evening was an incorrectly prepared cocktail - that was quickly rectified with no fuss and an apology. The shared plates are not quite as large as the name implies, but the portions for the main course are ample without being excessive. The steaks are very, very good - and they are well prepared, ours were all cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Southern prime was delicious and excellent as usual!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013