Southern Prime Steakhouse

4.6
1389 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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skypilot
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very excellent experience as always!
Love the booths, very special place to dine.

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BillieP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food and drinks! My husband and I enjoyed everything about our visit. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary!

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for a date night or special occasion. We went for my fiancé’s birthday and had a great time dressing up and going somewhere new. I wanted to try almost everything on the menu. The lobster bisque and filet mignon was wonderful.
Our server, Van, was amazing! His cordiality, promptness, and overall demeanor made the night even better.

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HughM
Pinehurst
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining room is elegant. At our table of four, we had an appetizer, 3 different meal choices and 3 different desserts. We enjoyed every dish. The service was impeccable and masks were worn by the entire staff. Nits to pick? The bread was unremarkable and the large group next to us got a little boisterous, even so it was a great night out.

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JoeyD
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan was our server and he was outstanding! An incredible server with many different suggestions from the menu that were great. My first time trying the crag Rangoon and it was perfect. The steaks were delicious and the drinks were cold! We also had their delicious bread with the honey butter. It’s worth every dime for a date night, quiet family dinner, or to just relax and enjoy a cocktail! Thank you Dan for making me and my husband feel like we were the only table in the house!

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vipLunch123
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were very good. Felt safe because servers were all wearing masks. In a county that’s only 50% vaccinated yet 80-90 percent of people are not wearing masks indoors it can be risky eating indoors. We will definitely be back.

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mikew
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bartender was very insulting. Waitress was good and food fair. Had better within the locality. Overall the evening was fair for a New Year’s Eve.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Two people ordered the lamb and had to send it back after one bite. It was dry and very overcooked. We ordered the filet instead but by the time it came out everyone else had finished eating and waitress was removing their plates. I will say they comped 50% for the filets which was appreciated.

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CarmineF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting. Great food. Great service. We LOVE this place for those special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday! Wonderful dinner, love this restaurant !

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AmeliaK
Pinehurst
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience at Southern Prime. Hailey, our waitress provided the perfect amount of ‘checking in’ with thoughtful absence to allow 2 friends time to chat.
The ahi tuna is my favorite thing on the menu! It is consistently delicious. I also got the braised Brussels sprouts. They were cooked to perfection, not to soft. My friend ordered the lobster Mac & cheese and oh what a treat that was!
The ambiance is beyond compare at Southern Prime. From the lighting to the rich blue walls to the crooners soundtrack, this place is perfect for date night, a business dinner or for 2 friends catching up after several months.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took the family out for birthday celebration- service was a little slow, but due to the nationwide labor shortage it is understandable. Food came out hot and was prepared perfectly. Cocktails were very well done and the Caymus Cabernet was a great match with the rib eye

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SandyG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Table was ready for our reservation. Ambiance was perfect for a special family Christmas Eve dinner. Waitress was experienced and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Steaks were consistently one level more cooked that what was expected. All in my party were still pleased. Our check out process was slower that we would have liked. We had a great dinner and dining experience. Thank you!

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EmmaEl
Wilmington
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SPS is one of our favorite places to eat in the Pinehurst area. This is a fine (even gracious) dining establishment. Yes, it is expensive; but not out of line with the quality of the venue, service, and food. We dined at 5:30 PM on Xmas eve, and it was already very busy. There were (remarkably) plenty of staff and service was very professional. Van was our server this evening and was attentive and efficient. The staff here show a great deal of pride in what they do. It was a pleasure to see diners out and about and dressed up for a festive evening.

We had scallops, halibut, and lamb chops and the food was excellent with generous portions. I personally wish there had been a meatless option (as there usually is) but understand that holidays may make it necessary to limit the menu.

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StephanieH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent place for special occasions. Best steaks!

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PattyR
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal atmosphere as soon as we walked in. Was seated immediately as we had reservations for 6 at 6. Food arrived promptly and was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas eve’s eve. New to the area and was very happy with entire dining experience. My scallops and sea bass with a delicious caper sauce was delicious.

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vipJoshuaB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great! We did a birthday dinner and all that!

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GarryR
Pinehurst
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent beef properly prepared. Shannon, our server, was perfect.

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TashinaJ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always wanted to go here. My birthday was amazing because of the experience at Southern Prime. The staff, the good food, the ambience and the pictures with the cake for our surprise was absolutely beautiful. We will be going back. Kudos it was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good was excellent. Atmosphere was great. I would come again when back in town.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A Great Romantic Place To Eat. The Staff Was Very Professional And The Service Was Outstanding. The Food Was Excellent.

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JeremyB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Alea
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
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 on November 26, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
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
14 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
31 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
294 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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Southern Prime Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1389 OpenTable diners.

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