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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Seafood Restaurant
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“When you tell people you came to Southport, they will ask if you went to Provisions. This place is unique. You order of a blackboard menu, grab your own beer out of the cooler (on the honor system) and find a seat on the deck overlooking the Yacht Basin. They bring your food out yelling your name. Plan to wait during summer months and it is closed in the winter.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Good food, fun atmosphere, overlooks the water, live bands play on weekends. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is your dinner spot after a long day of shopping. Everything here is amazing ! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Small but lots of interesting artifacts to see. Good for children and adults as well. Free admission but donations are appreciated, as well!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Sunset is gorgeous time to go to this bar and hang out. No food available but usually a band on nice nights. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Oh my! You have to try the fresh and warm croissants! Plan on getting more than one or two! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Nice cozy place to get a cup of coffee while shopping in downtown Southport.”
  • 6 locals recommend
City
“A wonderful little historic coastal town filled with the charm of years gone by.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
“Great little Irish pub with awesome food as well. Live music most Friday nights.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“It's all about the specials on the chalk board. Super tiny place, go early-ish.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Excellent sushi and chinese food, super fresh. The place is large, so shouldn't have to wait.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great breakfast spot that is an easy walk from The Inn. Located at the corner of Howe and 9th St. If you dont get there early during the summer, plan to wait a bit to be seated.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best view in Southport. Eat dinner on the Cape Fear and watch cargo ships come into port. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“This museum also has A visitor center connected. Here you can get the scoop on some other interesting places and things to see in Southport. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Silver Coast makes their European Style Wines in Ocean Isle Beach, NC - about 45 minutes South of Southport. In addition to their own wines, they have a selection of "guest wines" and 8 rotating craft beers on tap.”
  • 3 locals recommend