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Southern Prime Steakhouse

4.3
814 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 814 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service,food and atmosphere. Awesome to take friends from out of town and show off Southern Pines!!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Always a wonderful experience, and a romantic gem in Southern Pines.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

We are locals who went to this restaurant for a special occasion. Food was meh. Service was terrible. Behind us was a table of out of town golfers, they got fantastic service but our water was never refilled and the empty plates never taken away. This restaurant definitely caters to tourists but doesn’t care for the local community

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Unfortunately my filet was cooked too much, it was med to med well and I ordered med rare. They took it back but it came after my husband had finished his dinner. The steak was done correctly the second time but by then I wasn’t hungry and had it boxed up. The service however was very good

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Excellent food and service and has always been consistent. Broad street cocktail and strawberry mojito are excellent as well. Never had a bad experience here.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Beautiful interior. The special menu for Mother's Day was EXPENSIVE compared to other local restaurants. When I made the reservation I didn't see any notice of the special menu. The menu on Open Table was much different and more reasonably priced. That said our table for 4 was too small for the fancy setting. Our waiter was snooty when we asked about the menu options. He seemed to think ordering 2 appetizers and a salad was beyond the pale. I finally removed some of the extra China and glassware to a convenient shelf behind me to make more space on the tabletop. The food was excellent.

By the end of the meal we had the waiter laughing and it all ended well. We were not planning to spend $60/person for a meal. Fortunately for us it wasn't a big deal, but for many folks it would have been the reason for a walkout.

Again, the food was delicious.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went on Mother’s Day expecting brunch like everywhere else in town serves on Mother’s Day. Southern Prime typically serves brunch on Sunday’s so I was excited to try it out. For some reason they had a truncated Mother’s Day menu that had a limited # of options and none were brunch. This is the first time I’ve been disappointed at Southern Prime but I won’t be headed back anytime soon. Made me realize how overpriced everything is. Over $100 for 2 people and no alcohol is ridiculous.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great experience! Filet was cooked perfectly and my wife’s halibut special was good as well. Waiter seemed rushed and not very personable. Would’ve liked more explanation, especially on the special.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very nice spot in the quaint metropolis of downtown Southern Pines NC. Food was very good, patrons were engaged in their own table eatery and the staff was pleasant and mindful of the customer's desires.
Initially the service was a bit slow, but it picked up once the appetizers were served. Not too bad of an experience.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Everything was very good especially the service! The ambiance was classic upscale steak house. The wine list is quite extensive.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great service, they decorated the table for my dad’s birthday, wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Food and service were both excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great service and excellent food!

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

OUr waiter was very good and efficient. The cocktails were excellent and the food was very good. We plan on returning to enjoy again on our next trip to Pinehurst.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We have eaten at this restaurant many times and always enjoy the food and service. This past time we decided to eat dinner at the bar and were quite surprised by the poor service level compared to the main dining area. The bar tender totally forgot the appetizer and drinks we ordered. It wasn't until the main meal arrived that she realized that she had forgotten we were sitting there. Next time it will be back to the main dining areal.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

perfect birthday celebration for my Mothers birthday - the dessert and card were so nice - complimentary. Many thanks

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

We enjoyed the ambiance as the restaurant presents beautifully and our service was very good. The only draw back was that our steaks were not as tender as we expected them to be.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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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