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Southern Prime Steakhouse

771 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (25)
  • Good for a Date (24)
  • Romantic (24)
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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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 771 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great night thanks to staff.

5.0  Dined 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.

5.0  Dined 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.

AdamP (Pinehurst)
4.0  Dined 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.

BigDaddyG (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 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.

Josb (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

JJRR (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

Jenna (Pinehurst)
4.0  Dined 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!

vipIvymom (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 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!

Grambo (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 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.

Disappointed (Pinehurst)
2.0  Dined 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).

vipCheri (Pinehurst)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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!!

Jill (Pinehurst)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Patti (Pinehurst)
5.0  Dined 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.

NewYearsRevelers (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Had high expectations after finding this restaurant online. An out-of-town guest who was joining me and my wife for dinner said he'd even heard it was supposed to be "one of the best in the region".
Facility, ambience, and service all got high marks (though perhaps even a few too many inquiries about food quality or simply timely clearing used dishes were a bit intrusive or awkward).
Our food experience however left us disappointed. One order of salmon was dry, completely over cooked, my personal choice of the "land and surf" offering was fair to poor. The steak tenderloin had little flavor and the risotto rice and gravey bed it sat upon was just so-so. Lastly, the lobster tail was overcooked, cool, and tough.
I didn't ask my guest about his prime rib and baked potato selection, but his meal looked better than the other two. Desserts were fine, priced perhaps a bit high for the portions and quality.
Better food preparation would make this an outstanding restaurant that I'd again willingly drive an hour or so to eat in.

EricD (Pinehurst)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

My wife and I ate here for our first anniversary, and it was the perfect experience! We were seated amongst walls of wine bottles, all to ourselves. The ambiance, food, and service were perfect.

sjdthom (Wilmington)
2.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Usually love this place, however the last two times we have been there we have been disappointed. Service has been slow and subpar, maybe they have a lot of new employees and we keep getting the newbies? The pasta dish was overcooked with too much of a very bland, cloying sauce. Burgers were good, but always are. We ate two bites of the pasta, should have sent it back, and the waiter didn't even seem to notice it was almost untouched. Again, maybe a novice mistake, but should have been picked up on and at least he should have given an apology.
When we make reservations we add comment if it is a special occasion. The restaurant used to make note of it and acknowledge. The last two times--nothing. The attention to detail was one of the things we likes about Southern Prime. We will not be going back for a while, hoping that something will change. Too expensive to be that mediocre

PattyJ (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Beautiful restaurant , great service, wonderful wine list!