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Southern Prime Steakhouse

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796 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday Open at 5:00pm
Sunday Brunch 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner Open at 5:00pm

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Phone number
(910) 693-0123
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jon Kowal
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 796 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was good but the service was poor. We had a group of 8 golfers and we reserved the wine room a month ago. When we got there the room was being used by another party and the manager said he couldn’t ask them to leave. They should spread out the reservations more and let the groups know that the have the room for a fixed time period. The staff didn’t handle it well. We won’t go back.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner after a round of golf celebrating two birthdays ... the food was outstanding as was the ambiance!!! The decor is over the top with a beautiful bar and a fabulous private wine room. Our server, Ben, was knowledgeable and professional with just the right touch of friendliness making our evening an outstanding time.
My husband and I each enjoyed the filet mignon which was amazing and our friends enjoyed sea scallops and the tomahawk pork chop with cherries which got rave reviews (and a clean plate!)
The restaurant brought the birthday boys chocolate lava cake with a candle to celebrate (without being asked) and offered to take pictures of the couples to remember the occasion which they presented mounted in a keepsake folder ... very classy!!!
I highly recommend this beautiful spot for a truly memorable dinner!!!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service was great! Food was good but not as exceptional as our visit last year.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

As usual, Southern Prime made our evening a memorable one! Wonderful meal, great service and good friends!!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Calvin our server was top notch..the filet was prepared perfectly and the rest of the staff were also professional and courteous. We had a very enjoyable evening. If in the area again would definitely come here again.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

My friend from PA was in for the week, took her to many places around Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Southern Prime was her favorite. Food and drinks were great and the service was the best. Sarah, a sweet young lady with beautiful strawberry blonde hair, was great. The service and the food and drinks made for a very enjoyable evening! Thanks!! May be back next Wednesday for a birthday!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were celebrating my sister-in-laws birthday. With only 30 minutes lead time, they set up the table with Birthday Theme table art. They provided a beautiful birthday dessert plate with Happy Birthday written in frosting and a wonderful molten cake in the middle as a gift from the restaurant. They recognized not only my sister-in-laws birthday but my nephew who recently returned from Afghanistan. There was one minor issue (my brothers pork chop came out less cooked than he preferred) but the manager quickly remedied the issue. All our meals were absolutely delicious. I'd recommend this to others!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Just OK, but it may well be the best option for that small town. Not what you'd expect from a capital grille or del Frisco's in a bigger city. Service was fine and the prices are in line.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

great service

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great place

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It’s was so good I had to many Margaritas!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent steak house in Southern Pines. This easily competes with Morton’s and Ruth’s Chris. Traditional steakhouse menu with a few little twists. The dining rooms are very nice, the service is excellent and our steaks were cooked perfectly and were delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Dined here for my husband's birthday. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was dark, quiet, and lovely. The wine list was extensive. The food was pretty good for the price, I had expected it to be a little more pricey than it was. My risotto was a little undercooked but the rest of the food was very good, especially the steak. Overall, it was very enjoyable and I would recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The waiter and staff were excellent. The food was not good. The potatoes and butternut squash were not cooked and my salmon just lacked flavor and had a soft/mushy texture vs a flaky one. My husband said his steak was cooked to order, however also lacked on taste. His mashed potatoes were bland and dry.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My husband’s steak wasn’t cooked properly but they were able to correct the issue quickly and we received complimentary dessert for our inconvenience.

We would recommend this restaurant and would visit again.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

professional service. Excellent food.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Steaks were not cooked properly and ran out of cooked baked potatoes. My 4th visit and this was only bad experience. I would go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Wonderful experience! They had birthday confetti and brought out a special dessert for my boyfriend's birthday :) The night couldn't have been any better.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Celebrated birthday with family. Excellent steak and prime rib. Food was cooked to perfection and service was great.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Went there for my birthday & had a great time with great food.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

It was great as always!

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Even though I have confirmation of reserving a table a week in advance, Southern Prime did not receive my reservation request from Open Table. So they put us in this weird corner in the back of the dining room practically in the kitchen. Food was super mediocre and not worth the price. Overall weird evening having our reservation "lost" and eating in a dark corner in the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Service was outstanding. During our last 2 visits steaks not cooked correct, no flavor. Love the location and service, not sure food is worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My husband and I reserved seating at the bar. Mark and Meghan were fantastic. They took care of us and their professionalism is a credit to them and management. The staff was very friendly and accommodating! We always enjoy Southern Prime, the atmosphere and the good eats! However, the best thing is the authentic Margaritas on the Rocks! That is fabulous!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great night thanks to staff.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Pleasant staff, excellent service (Gregory), oustanding food from appetizers to desserts, good drinks and very clean facilities (including rest rooms). This was the first time here for my wife and I, but will not be our last.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

app the food was spectacular no complaints at all. From the main course meal to the drinks to the dessert all of it was amazing.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our Valentines dinner at Southern Prime. The service and food were both great. The only dissapointment was that they did not offer the full regular menu. It was a shortened menu for that particular night. I was really looking forward to the short ribs appetizer and the French onion soup as I have had in the past.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I always procrastinate when it comes to Valentine's Day so when I saw this place still had openings a week before the 14th I was skeptical it could be any good, so started researching it. Aside from a couple of negative reviews (which all places get) everyone had great things to say. So I made the reservation and I am glad I did. The wife and I had wonderful meals. There was a slight mix up on mine - I wanted prime rib and got rib eye - and Shane immediately apologized and offered to replace it. However, the rib eye was so delicious I opted to keep it - plus he informed me they have prime rib on special every Friday and Saturday, so that gives us a reason to return. Shane was also very helpful in selecting a wine that would match both my rib eye and the diver sea scallops my wife ordered (which were perfectly cooked and beautifully presented). The berries and cream dessert tasted so fresh I thought the berries were locally sourced - several of the menu items are, but not the berries. The meal was reasonably priced for the venue and the amount and quality of the food we got, and the bottle of wine we had was marked up a lot less over market price than I would have expected - which was a very pleasant surprise. We didn't finish the bottle (the perfectly prepared pre-dinner house martini's were to blame) so Shane corked and wrapped up the bottle for us to take with us. We will definitely be going back to Southern Prime Steakhouse.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The only complaint was over-baked bread, but the bread is complimentary so it’s hard to complain about that.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great! Food was delicious. Server was knowledgeable and personable. Great for Valentine’s Day!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was absolutely divine although the menu was limited. The food was very pricey, but definitely worth it. The service was outstanding, and the waiter was very thorough and polite. Though it was Valentine's Day and fairly busy, the noise level wasn't bothersome. Excellent experience, and I would definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

A lovely experience at Southern Prime for Valentine’s Day. A special menu was presented for the holiday. The food and service was superb. We dined in the wine room which was quiet and pretty. As a special touch, they presented a red rose. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Rami was our server and he did an excellent job. Good conversation and always there to fill our drinks and make certain we were fully pleased.

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2.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Food took a long time to make it to our table, and 4 out of 5 of the meals arrived cold. Mashed potatoes and baked potatoes were cold, dried out and flavorless. Steaks (except for one) cold upon arrival (but cooked as requested, i.e. rare, med. rare, etc.). Disappointed that - despite booking the table a month in advance and requesting a table in the wine room upon booking since this meal was to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday with his out of town brothers - we weren't told until the day before (when I called to confirm the reservation) that we would not be sitting there. On the upside, Megan (our server) was great, and the manager on duty (forgot his name but wasn't Mike) was sympathetic to our concerns. However, for a $600 cost for 5, one would expect a lot more. Perhaps try dining at Beefeaters (just down the road, not as much ambiance, but great steaks) or even LongHorn (also not far away, and much less expensive).

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Had not eaten here in quite a while, as the food was not very good...too salty. But this was a much better experience. Glad to have it back in the go to list.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great meal every time! This is one of our go-to spots for sure - have brought our kids, too, but tend to prefer this as an adult hang out instead. Had the salmon last night and it was wonderful - prepared just as I requested and they were spot on! The bar has a great ambiance and its fun to head there either before or after dinner for one of their craft cocktails! We'll definitely be back!!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food, service, atmosphere was great. Our waitress( Konor) was fantastic. Will be back.

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Horrible experience. Tried to contact and they would not respond.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

None of us had ever been to Southern Prime before. We were impressed from the moment we were greeted at the entrance. It will be our go-to place for all our future special occasions.

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