Dining Guide


Atlantic Seafood and Steaks
5059 Southport-Supply Rd. SE, Southport
457-4477 • www.atlanticsouthport.com
Casual dining with variety from seafood, steak, chicken and pasta. Known for its Calabash-style cuisine and low-country classics.

Bald Head Island Club
1 Salt Meadow Trail, Bald Head Island
457-7300 • www.bhiclub.net
Offers options, from the Delicatessen located poolside, to the pub-style Palms dining room or al fresco Palms Terrace to the Grille, the club’s primary dining venue. Full or temporary membership in the BHI Club is required to dine.

101 W. Bay St., Southport

Dead End Saloon & Fish Factory Grille
4907 Fish Factory Rd., Southport
454-4002 • www.thedeadendsaloon.com
Known for real Maryland crab cakes and She-crab soup and offering fresh, local seafood specials along with great entrees and nachos, cheddar fries, and more. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway with slips for docking and a beautiful view, including sunsets. We belong to the NC 10% Campaign.

Fish House Restaurant
5710 57th Place W., Oak Island
278-6012 • www.bwpresort.com
Offering items such as award-winning chowder and signature crab dip to home-made desserts and chef specials.

Fishy Fishy Cafe
106 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport
457-1881 • www.fishyfishycafe.com
A sophisticated take on the dockside seafood café, Fishy Fishy serves up plates like Buffalo shrimp, Cajun grouper bites, and bourbon salmon.

Frying Pan
319 West Bay St., Southport • 363-4382
Featuring homemade sweet potato biscuits and fried seafood, as well as other delicacies such as crab salad.

Island Way Restaurant
1407 E. Beach Dr., Oak Island
278-7770 • www.islandwayres.com
Offering fine steaks, from filet mignon to flat iron, and fresh seafood, from lobster to crab cakes, with attentive service.

Jolly Rogers
5515 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, 278-7060
The menu features seafood, from shrimp to oysters and more, broiled or fried.

Jones Seafood House
6404 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, 278-5231
Family owned and operated since 1964, this eatery offers seafood fried, broiled or grilled, plus charbroiled steaks.

MoJo’s on the Harbor
16 Marina Way, Bald Head Island
457-7217 • www.mojoontheharbor.com
Featuring Southern classics like fried pickles and shellfish steam pots to global dishes such as Italian meat antipasto and Mediterranean-style shrimp and grits.

Provision Company
130 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport
457-0654 • www.provisioncompany.com
Established in 1933, Provision Company offers a la carte seafood sandwiches, conch fritters, steamed shrimp and more.

Shoals Club
100 Station House Way, Bald Head Island
454-4850 • www.shoalsclub.com
A private membership club, Shoals Club emphasizes fresh ingredients and a twist on American dishes. This is especially true in its local grilled tuna, grouper and other seafood items, as well as its excellent steak.

Yacht Basin Eatery
122 Yacht Basin Dr., Southport
363-4108 • www.yachtbasineatery.com
Dishing up goods from both the North and South, Yacht Basin Eatery offers everything from hand-rolled pizza, Jersey-style breads and authentic Italian, to Southern comfort foods and fresh seafood.


Live Oak Cafe
614 N. Howe St., Southport
454-4360 • www.liveoakcafenc.com
Serving creative cuisine in a cozy atmosphere, Live Oak Cafe offers dishes such as duck crepes, low-country gumbo, and baked scallops au gratin.

Mr. P’s Bistro
309 N. Howe St., Southport
457-0801 • www.mrpsbistro.com
Fine low-country cuisine, from crab-stuffed fish du jour to crab cakes and prime rib.

Shagger Jacks
8004 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island
933-4103 • www.shaggerjacksoki.com
With over 50 beer selections, Shagger Jacks offers an assortment of dishes from steamers to ribs and sweet curry chicken to tacos.

Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering
6220 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, 278-4944
Casual dining in a tropical setting, with caribbean-inspired seafood as well as steaks, chicken, pork and salads.


Baked with Love
302 N. Howe St., Southport • 454-0044
Offering sandwiches, salads, soups and quiche. A gem of a café located on Southport’s main drag.

Beana’s Kitchen
106 SE 58th St., Oak Island • 278-7209
Open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beana’s serves breakfast and lunch.

Bob’s Dogs
8903 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island
278-3456 • www.bobsdogsoki.com
With custom hot dogs featuring an array of ingredients to home-style sandwiches like chicken salad and burgers.

Chaser’s Sports Bar and Grill
8520 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island • 278-1500
Enjoy BBQ sandwiches, wings, fish ‘n’ chips and more at this sports grill.

Duffer’s Pub and Grill
928 Caswell Beach Rd., Oak Island
278-9299 • www.oakislandgolf.com
Located at the scenic Oak Island Golf Club, the grill serves up premier burgers and wraps, as well as entrees from prime rib to salmon.

Eric’s Grille
1671 N. Howe St., Southport • 457-9024
Offers old-fashioned, hand-patted hamburgers, plus bbq, hot dogs, chili cheese fries and breakfast sandwiches and platters.

Fat Andy’s Burgers
4655 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport • 269-7008
Handmade burgers using 100% ground chuck, plus freshly cut French fries.

Greenlands Farm Store
668 Midway Rd. SE, Bolivia
253-9515 • www.greenlandsfarmstore.info
Farm-fresh, organic and natural ingredients—grown here, made here! Gluten-free and vegan options offered. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, unique sides and desserts.

Little Bit’s Grill
5902 E. Oak Island Dr. , Oak Island • 278-6430
A classic burger joint, with onion rings and other sides. Plus, breakfast is served, including pancakes and bacon.

Kopp’s Kwik Stop II
3196 George II Hwy., Southport, 845-7700
Kopp’s grill serves up a full breakfast (available for school kids before class starts, too), plus homemade lunches throughout the day.

Local’s Family Diner
832 N. Howe St., Southport
457-0444 • www.localsfamilydiner.com
Within a warm and friendly atmosphere, Local’s Family Diner serves breakfast all day long and a seafood and entrée menu to rival higher-priced eateries.

Loco Jo’s
602 N. Howe St., Suite E, Southport • 457-9009
A burger joint with fish sandwiches, pulled pork and shrimp wraps. Offers select Vietnamese dishes, too, with over 60 beer selections.

Maritime Market Cafe
8 Maritime Way, Bald Head Island
457-7450 • www.maritimemarketbhi.com
Serving breakfast classics as well as imaginative daily specials like seafood omelets or banana crepes. As well, lunch includes fresh sandwiches, salads and wraps.

Moore Street Market
130 E. Moore St., Southport • 363-4203
Open for breakfast and lunch, this market specializes in organic and fair-trade coffee as well as gourmet sandwiches crafted with Boar’s Head deli meats

Oak Island Deli and Pub
5422 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island • 278-40005
Offering hamburgers, sub sandwiches, salads, wraps, seafood and daily drink specials.

Oak Island Restaurant
6302 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island • 201-9925
Here, flounder is prepared the old-fashioned way. Enjoy breakfast, too.

Oak Island Subs and Salads
5705 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island• 278-9040
From BLT’s with avocado to Cajun and Reuben sandwiches, this deli serves up quality sandwiches.

Oasis Bar and Grill
8039 River Rd. SE, Southport, 454-4004
Shrimp in every style desirable, plus sandwiches; try entrées such as scampi and filet mignon.

Olde Brunswick General Store
1450 50 Lakes Dr., Southport • 845-2707
Made-to-order breakfast and lunch grill.

Russell’s Place
5700 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island • 278-3070
Serving breakfast and lunch until 2 p.m., Russell’s place is a little restaurant with a lot of home cooking.

Side Street Café
5827 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, 933-4615
Offering hand-pattied burgers, subs, shrimp, wings, hot dogs and more.

Southport Tea House
611 Howe St., Southport
833-0227 • www.southportteahouse.com
Offering a full lunch menu with quiche, salads, sandwiches and afternoon tea anytime. Full beverage option including over 60 loose teas iced or hot and sold by the ounce. Gluten-free options, too. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Taylor Cuisine Café
731 N. Howe St., Southport • 454-0088
Bald Head Marina at Deep Point • 457-7830
Putting its Southern style where guests’ mouths are, this eatery offers “Taylor-made” fried string beans, fried green tomatoes, country fried steak and more in two locations.

Trolly Stop
111 S. Howe St., Southport
457-7017 • www.trollystophotdogs.com
A staple in North Carolina, Trolly Stop is renowned across the nation for its one-of-a-kind hot dogs.

Tropical Smoothie Café
1671 N. Howe St. #1A, Southport
363-4908 • www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com
The menu boasts bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal. Our items are made-to-order with fresh, simple, superior ingredients.

Quizno’s Subs
5130 Southport-Supply Rd., Southport
457-4636 • www.quiznos.com
Serving subs, salads, wraps, soups and pasta. Chicken, prime rib, black angus, deli subs. Meat and cheeses cut fresh in store daily. Open every day.

Wildlife Restaurant and Grill
4381 Fish Factory Rd., Southport
457-9953 • www.wildlifegrill.webs.com
Serving a full range of items on our menu from breakfast to home-cooked meals.


Flying Fish Cafe
705 Ocean Dr., Oak Island (at the pier)
278-5504 • www.theflyingfishcafeoki.com
Nestled beside the Oak Island Pier, Flying Fish Cafe offers a panoramic view of the ocean and excellent West-Coast cuisine.


Big Al’s Slam Dunk BBQ
607 North Howe St., Southport (910) 477-2832
Pulled pork, baby back ribs, smoked wings, smoked pork tenderloin and beef brisket. All ABC permits. Brunswick Stew, mac and cheese, sliders, and homemade salsa and chips. Dine in or take out!

Southport Smoke House
1102 N. Howe St., Southport • 363-5035
Real wood-smoked BBQ and brisket, great side items, and a great family environment.

Terry’s North Carolina Bar-B-Que & Ribs
4688 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport • 477-9187
Serving up pork and beef brisket sandwiches and plates, and Memphis dry-rub ribs, along with baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, and mac ‘n’ cheese.

The BBQ House
5002 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island
201-1001 • www.bestbbqonthebeach.com
Hormel ribs are slow-smoked in-house and meats are offered with a variety of sauces, from Eastern NC vinegar to Lexington-style red.


Asian Taste
1671 N. Howe St., Ste. 3, Southport
457-0988 • www.asiantastesouthportnc.com
Take-out traditional Chinese food, with staples such as lo mein, sesame chicken, General Tso’s and more.

Taste of China
4956 Long Beach Rd., Southport, 457-1838
Serving Cantonese, Szechuan and Hunan-style Chinese food.


Ports of Call
116 N. Howe St., Southport
457-4544 • www.portsofcallbistro.com
The eclectic menu offers choices that are largely influenced by dishes from across the globe. Menu items and specials can whisk your palette from Casablanca to Barcelona, Santorini to Mumbai, and from Marseilles to Munich or Charleston. Finish with a fresh-baked dessert in the romantic atmosphere.


Bella Cucina
5177 Southport-Supply Rd., Southport
454-4540 • www.belladiningnc.com
Focusing on family Italian recipes, Bella Cucina serves up everything from fine and fresh local seafood to hand-tossed, New York-style pizzas. Aside from a decadent wine list, Bella Cucina also offers specialty martinis.

Joseph’s Italian Bistro
5003 O’Quinn Blvd., Southport
454-4440 • www.josephsitalianbistro.com
Armed with decades of experience and “secret” family recipes, Joseph’s Italian Bistro appeals with candle-lit dining and fresh Italian continental cuisine.

1513 N. Howe St., Unit 10, Southport • 457-6554
Offering traditional pub fare with Irish flair, like Guinness chicken wings and mussels cooked in a Smithwicks bouillon. Don’t forget the reuben or corned beef and cabbage!


Tengu Japanese Steak House

4956 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport, 457-9398
Sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, hibachi, tempura and udon noodles all available.


Delphina Cantina
10 Marina Wynd, Bald Head Island
457-1222 • delphinacantina.webs.com
Mexican cuisine with Spanish and Cuban flare, such as Churrasco Cubano and Pescado Especial—both with plantains.

Plaza Mariachi
1671 N. Howe St., Ste. 1, Southport
Serving authentic dishes, such as fajitas, enchiladas and chalupas.

San Felipe
4961 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport
Known for fresh salsa and margaritas; serves traditional Mexican dishes.


Dry Street Pub and Pizza
101 E. Brown St., Southport
457-5994 • www.drystreetpubandpizza.com
Known for hand-made, original pizzas—including Margherita, “very veggie,” and Greek. Also offers salads, soups and gourmet sandwiches.

Famous Subs and Pizza
1541 N. Howe St., Southport • 457-5143
Recognized regionally for outstanding gyros, calzones and pizzas.

Pizza Shack
6212 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island • 278-6781
Offering a variety of pies from classic favorites to Greek white and Hawaiian.

The Pepperoni Grill
3156 George II Hwy, Boiling Spring Lakes
845-5151 • www.pepperonigrillnc.com
Offering eat in, take out and delivery. As well, offering oven-toasted subs and calzones.


8017-A E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, 368-8098
Specializing in the Polish delicacy for which they’re named, this restaurant is set up for take-away order and also features ‘Super Dogs,’ kielbasa hoagies, and kolache. Offers a grab and go frozen menu of stuffed cabbage, green bell peppers, hot sausage, kielbasa ‘n’ kraut, pizza shells, and more.


1513-9 N. Howe St., Southport • 540-1665
Wine, craft beer, and a tapas menu.


Thai by the Sea
8300 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, 278-6420
Brightly decorated, Thai by the Sea offers traditional Thai including dumplings, with a large selections of dishes and spice levels. Tofu also available.

Thai Peppers
115 E. Moore St., Southport
457-0095 • www.thaipeppersnc.us
Serving decadent and creative Oriental food of the finest quality, prepared with care. A broad range of traditional Thai dishes and sushi are available.


Ahoy Doughnuts
4922 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island
Fresh yeast-raised, filled and cake doughnuts, apple fritters, cinnamon rolls, monkey muffins, twists and more. Handmade daily on site in this family-owned doughnut shop.

Blue Sea Coffee Shop
7916 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island
620-7073 • www.facebook.com/Blue.Sea.Cafe.NC
All organic coffee. All our beverages made with purified H2O. Mom’s homemade baked goods. Four house coffee blends, cold brewed ice coffee, tea & espresso bars, fruit smoothies, Chai tea, & more.

Burney’s Bakery
808 N. Howe St., Southport • 454-4222
Known for their light and flaky filled croissants with a sweet sugar glaze, plus more.

Crazy Cake Chicks
5119 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island
933-4253 • www.crazycakechicks.com
We have a variety of cakes on our standard menu. We also prepare a full line of special order desserts including low-sugar, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and seasonal items by special order.

The Confectionary
4346 Long Beach Rd. SE, Southport • 457-9310
Featuring jelly doughnuts, apple fritters, cupcakes, muffins, peach cobbler, bagels and more.

Flying Pig Coffeehouse
6006 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island
278-5929 • www.flyingpig.us
Home of the Flying Pig, Green Swamp and Pig Bun; specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, chai, beans, bagels, desserts and conversation. Open year round, wi-fi, indoor and outdoor seating.

Jumpin’ Java – Oak Island
4022 Old Bridge Rd., Southport • 363-4841
We carry a large variety of gluten-free/vegan baked goods, as well as homemade coffee cakes and muffins. Delicious and decadent specialty drinks: lattes, mochas, frapps, hot chocolate, Chai teas and more.

Port City Java
113 N. Howe Street, Southport
454-0321 • www.portcityjava.com
We serve coffees, espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, milkshakes, fresh juices, breakfast and lunch sandwiches and wraps all day. Open year-round. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Comfortable inside and outside seating. Coffee catering available.

Side Street Bakery
105 West Saint George St., Southport • 363-4629
Locals suggest the cupcakes, lemon bars, key lime pie, and carrot cake.

Staarr Cakes Bakery
200 Country Club Dr., Suite E, Oak Island
512-8881 • www.staarrcakes.com
Made from scratch cupcakes, biscuits, and pies using the finest ingredients available. Coffee supplied by an NC roaster.


Dairy Queen
5701 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island • 278-5371*
Featuring the iconic Blizzards, waffle bowl sundaes, and more frozen treats. *Call for other nearby locations.

Flava’s Coffee and Ice Cream
310 W. Bay St., Southport • 457-5150
Flava’s allows guests the choice between many flavors, including death by chocolate, birthday cake, cookies and cream, and more.

Fuzzy Peach
5130 Southport-Supply Rd., Unit 108
Southport • 363-4180
A frozen yogurt bar where you can select your own flavors and toppings.

Leaky Tiki
6324 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island
933-4503 • www.leakytikiinc.com
Homemade ice cream and fudge since 2009.

Spike’s Dairy Bar
201 N. Howe St., Southport • 457-7611
More than just ice cream, Spike’s offers hot dogs as well.

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