Southern Prime Steakhouse

4.6
1378 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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JeremyB
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Loved it! I can not wait to go back the atmosphere was amazing

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Alea
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful and romanic restaurant, food was amazing! Our waitress was Phenomenal (I believe her name was McKenzie) everyone that catered to us were so polite. Definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great but our waiter would disappear for 30-40 minutes at a time. The food took about 2 hours to come out but tasted great. So great food, poor service!

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Foodgoddess
Jacksonville
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed several dinners here before and brought our daughter for her 20th birthday last evening. The restaurant is handsomely decorated and has a high end atmosphere while being comfortable. We were immediately welcomed and received professional, friendly service throughout our meal. Our daughter was pleasantly surprised with the birthday confetti and souvenir picture. She also really enjoyed the complimentary lava cake - just wish we had known it would be provided before we ordered other desserts.
We each chose something different for our entrees and were all super pleased; the halibut and salmon were particular favorites. We drive over from Fayetteville and have highly recommended Southern Prime to numerous friends and neighbors.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Reservations for a party of 4 for Thanksgiving dinner at 6:00 PM were made more than a month out. When we arrived at 6:00, we were seated in the bar area of the restaurant. I asked the manager if we could be moved to a different table. He checked the computer and said that no other tables were available even though more than half of the tables in the main dining area were unoccupied. We would have left at that point had it not been late on Thanksgiving and we had no other options available for dinner. The table in the bar was high, the seats were barstools, the table was fairly small, and there was no tablecloth like the tables in the general dining area. Additionally, the table was in a high traffic area; it was the first table outside the kitchen, and adjacent to the rest rooms. There was a television on the near wall that two of had to watch.
The table had been set, all the ice in the water glasses had melted and the water was warm. Drinks and an appetizer was ordered and delivered - this was uneventful. Dinner was ordered. After the salad course, all silverware except one fork each was cleared along with the various plates. When the main course arrived, we had to request additional silverware. The food was good, however the mashed potatoes were dry and could have been saved with some turkey gravy which wasn't offered. The haricot vert were overcooked.
Throughout the evening, there were still open tables in the dining room as people came and went.
All in all a very disappointing evening for a $100 / person meal in a bar.

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KurtA
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience for us at SP. Food fabulous, service from Hailey was great and they made my wife's birthday a special event for her. Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service. Steaks actually come out of the kitchen at the temperature you order them. This is our number 1 steak place.

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jlcd
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Tracey was great
Always a wonderful dinner when we go here

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EleanorR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All were completely satisfied with their food, service & environment

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Pete
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food served was not what was described on the menu. Manager tried to explain that polenta was a spice. Please. Just admit it was wrong. Wine on the wine list not available. Explained as a “supply chain” issue. All of this is just poor management.

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vipRoko
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a very lovely dinner with friends at this awesome restaurant!!

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Kirst
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We went for brunch for my daughters 30th birthday. The drinks we lovely. Place was beautiful and very clean. Prime rib hash was very disappointing. It was stewed pot roast with two small stewed potatoes in broth topped with two perfectly poached eggs and a small dollop of hollandaise. Terribly under seasoned. Definitely not even close to prime rib or hash. Service was good.

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TimB
Pinehurst
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Wonderful staff from reception at the door to friendly professional service. McKenzie was terrific and attentive.

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vipWorldTravler
New York Area
288 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First and foremost the front desk, the servers and literally the entire staff were absolutely fantastic. The lobster bisque was creamy and flavorful the wedge salad was chopped and although split a very small portion. The oysters we’re beautifully prepared but greasy. The rib eye had no rib cap on it? Very odd and no bone. The dry aged ribeye was a better choice. They were flavorful but not hot and although we asked for straw fries got a mixture that were also not hot. The spinach had way too much white pepper and overpowered the vegetable the Mac and cheese was very good. Last and most unimpressive was the apple crisp overcooked snd tasteless. All in all as our first time in Southern Pines looking for fine dining it was not

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MelissaR
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very lovely decor. Seated promptly. Ordered glass of wine and a beer for the table. Almost 20 minutes later, no beverages. Tuna appetizer had good flavors and the fish was very fresh, but it was prepared way earlier in the day or the day before because it came right out of the fridge. The fish was very cold, not just seared. Flavors would have been better if it wasn’t so cold. Finished the appetizer and still no beverages. Server said the bar was backed up. Went to the restroom and the bar wasn’t packed, but did notice only one person attending it. Poor staffing for a Saturday night in my opinion.
Steak was nicely prepared as well as the asparagus. Potatoes were uneventful and tasted somewhat dry as if they had been sitting for a bit. Dessert was a generous portion, but nothing to rave about. Think the chocolate flourless cake could be improved. Overall, would suggest adding more options by the glass on the wine menu. One California Cabernet that is overpriced isn’t much of a selection for a steak house of this caliber. Would attempt another visit sometime.

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StephenP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding
Perfect
Great food
Aged ribeye was delicious

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vipJohnK
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've been to this restaurant several times when visiting the area. The drinks and food are always good. Great value for an upper end steak house. We'll be back soon.

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WilliamC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The complete staff were polite and service was great. Me and my wife both had the filet and it was really good. I will definitely be back!!

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SteveO
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service and quality food. Very enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fast service and friendly wait staff!

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DM123
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was good but felt nickel and dimed for stuff like sauce etc. Chef overdid the lemon on the mushrooms and the bearnaise sauce. Nobody at the table cared for the spin on bearnaise. Steaks and lobster was good but lacked a crust or smoked flavor. Drinks were small.

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ErikH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, excellent service! Would definitely recommend!

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CalH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just got engaged here! Everything was excellent! Food was amazing and our server was phenomenal! Cocktails were the best! Today at work I recommended everyone go there!

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WendyS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was very nice. Great food. They forgot it was my birthday.

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PerF
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Seated in a corridor with waiters running in front of you all the time.
Got the food long before the drinks. Steak was below average.
Disappointing to say the least.

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vipCaseyS
Fort Lauderdale
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. Love the honey butter. Excellent service.

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KathyT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, special acknowledgement of our anniversary, very personable and attentive server.

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DeeB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very welcoming when we came in and made us feel special from the moment we entered.
We had a wonderful dinner. And the dessert was fantastic.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just celebrated an anniversary and Southern Prime really performed! Not only was the table decorated with anniversary paraphernalia, but they took a digital photo and had it printed as a keepsake for us. Even provided a complementary warm lava cake for dessert. Very warm experience overall including service, food quality and professionalism. Always a pleasure to dine here!

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Lite
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were looking for an excellent family meal for our special occasion and this fit the bill. Steaks were cooked to perfection and very tender. One family me member also had the lobster tail add on and it was excellent as well. Pricing is very reasonable as it includes the starch (baked potatoes, mashed or grits. Grits and baked were done very nicely. We had also selected the garlic mashed which had the option of being loaded, which one diner did but they were just okay. Lobster bisque was very good.
Server was charming and attentive but table placement made it impossible for her to have easy access to two of the diners.
Noise level just a little higher than you would think depending on the dinners present at the time. ,

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Dock
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food prepared exactly as ordered in a timely fashion

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT PLACE FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION. TABLE WAS DECORATED FOR US AND THEY EVEN TOOK A GROUP PICTURE FOR US TO BRING HOME. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AS ALWAYS AND SERVICE WAS WONDERFUL. IT WAS A PERFECT EVENING!

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jdiannem
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience3

It was a great experience. Loved the food and the services was great!

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DeenieS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Everything from our service to our food was marginal at best. Very disappointed. Will not be returning or recommending.

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WilliamA
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! And the steak was like butter—pure deliciousness! The table was sprinkled with confetti for the birthday dinner. Dessert was on the house —a decadent lava cake! They even gifted us with a photo to mark the occasion.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere! We are from out of town, so we had our kids with us (9&10). They loved the "fancy" feel... even though it is definitely not a kids restaurant, they were accommodating and didn't make us feel out of place! The filet was amazing, perfectly cooked, but the sides were cold and not that flavorful (cheese grits, vegetable of the day, and lobster mac&cheese). Overall, 4 stars.

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JennieL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately. Service was quick and we got our food in a reasonable amount of time. Food and drinks were great!

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barb
Pinehurst
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our table was at the center of much commotion. We made the reservation to celebrate our anniversary...and expected a better setting...

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious. Steaks were cooked as my group ordered them and the sides were fantastic. I would recommend this place and plan on coming back.

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Southern Prime Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1378 OpenTable diners.

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