Southern Prime Steakhouse

4.6
1363 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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CalH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. It’s a little pricey but perfect for a special occasion.

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MarvJ
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was very good and our server was awesome. My wife and I always enjoy going there for a date night

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Cegemoore
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. You can tell they really put time and thought in to the design. Our server was incredible, making excellent recommendations. Our steaks were cooked perfectly, medium rare. The mashed potatoes were divine. We got the Berries and Cream dessert and it was pure magic. We will definitely go back.

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WilliamH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service was horrible, very disappointed. I highly doubt I’ll give it another try

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JamesA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; great service; great hostess stand greeting.
A terrific experience.

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couz
Pinehurst
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Thank you to all servers who wore masks. That will make me return.

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ThomasL
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not a very large menu, but what they offer is outstanding. Our server, McKenzie, was the best. Attentive, personable and polite. The Chilean Sea Bass special was excellent, as well as the filets and the Tomahawk Pork Chop with the Kirsch sauce. Outstanding. Way to go Southern Prime.

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Denise
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the steak was delicious. Great ambiance!

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KarlaP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve enjoyed many dinners here and the food, service, atmosphere are always exceptional. This particular evening was very quiet and calm, seated quickly for our 7pm reservations and greeting with warm bread (my favorite part). The food and drinks were delivered promptly as well. As always the manager stopped by to ask how dinner was which we always appreciate. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was our first brunch at SPS. You can not beat the elegance and enjoyable atmosphere. The service was good. I ordered the lemonade mimosa with the sugared rim. It was a disappointing $10 drink for me, no sugar on the edge, nothing special or garnishments, and the lemonade was not fresh and or bottled.

The steak with the eggs was very lovely and cooked correctly. The portions of the sides were small; two eggs over easy next to a steak looks skimpy, I guess. The potatoes were extra crispy, too crispy. They were chopped potatoes roasted with a tiny portion, my plate had ten small little chunks of potato. I am not a big person or big eater but would have certainly enjoyed a nicer serving size.

I share all of that as general feedback, not to say we were not pleased with our meal. It was good, and again the white tablecloths make everything taste better.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet was cooked perfectly for what was requested. Birthday celebration so the extra birthday touch was much appreciated!

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EmmaEl
Wilmington
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As a new vacation-home owner in Pinehurst, this was my first visit to SPS but will not be my last!
Caveat: Only one member of our party is a meat-eater, but this restaurant is somewhat legendary for accommodating patrons.

The Hits: Classic, peaceful interior. We dined at 5:30, and shortly after being promptly seated, were greeted by the owner. Kelley provided excellent service and was assisted by several other staff. The menu has many options and the portions were...well, generous is an understatement. Great wine list. Our meat-eater cannot wait to go back and sample the pork chop. She had chicken that was moist and tasty. Six HUGE grilled shrimp were an add-on to mom's salad. Desserts included excellent creme brulee, berries with creme anglais, and sorbet too ample to finish.

Near-Misses: I never met a green veg I didn't love. The asparagus was fresh and tender, and the spinach only a trifle over-cooked. This "creamed spinach" was in what appeared to be butter with a bit of cream cheese instead of bechamel. The "hollandaise for your asparagus" turned out to be some kind of white sauce with cayenne. I don't know whether these represent preferences by the chef or an error in what came to me, but you might want to ask about the sauces if it is important to you.

It was not important enough to me to complain, but I want my review to be honest. If I HAD complained, I think they would have replaced the dish or sauce with something else.

All in all, looking forward to our next visit. I will be trying the daily Plate of Earth (vegetarian special) but I will need to bring a bigger appetite. :-)

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AaronW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. It has a nice feel to it. Table was ready on time and the waitress was awesome! The food was just ok in my opinion. My wife ordered a medium well sirloin. It came as medium rare, witch she ate and loved it! Works out that way sometimes. I order the ribeye medium. It was well done and tough. It had great flavor though. So she loved it witch was great but for me I could have ate Outback and save a hot $100. They did bring out a desert for us free of charge! She loved it. I don’t eat dark chocolate so I passed. The thought was awesome!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Salad took 25 minutes. Steak took 27 minutes. Really?

Steak had to be sent back anyway.

No “I am sorry “.

Just really had no idea how a nice restaurant should be run.

Then issue with bill. Over charges for drinks we did not get.

Bad experience here.

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gmoore
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect thanks to our waitress, made my birthday special..

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Ashley
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Southern Prime for dinner a few times over the years, but our first for brunch. We were not disappointed!

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ChristyW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with their attentiveness in helping us celebrate our milestone anniversary. Great service, great food, great dessert and an exceptional margarita.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday breakfast

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slaves
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the welcoming at the front door to the tasty dessert, our experience was top of the line. The meal was expertly prepared and tastefully presented. The bar and wait staff took great care to ensure our every need and desire were met. This venue is a great value in a wonderful environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and attention to detail. The food was delicious and the staff was kind, courteous and attentive. We will definitely be back for another date night!

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ViktorP
Lincolnshire
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice looking place with lackluster food. There is really nothing more to say about this place.
Almost forgot before putting napkins on the table please check if they are actually clean.

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MikeK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Everything exceeded our expectations!

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Klaus
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening with friends was made even nicer by the great staff. Our waitress and the manager could not have been nicer. Food was great as usual, but the staff was the key this time.

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Southern Prime Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1363 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.