Southport / Oak Island Restaurant Round-Up (Fall 2014)

Welcome to the Fall 2014 Restaurant Round-Up for the Southport / Oak Island area! This is the best place to check-in if you want to find out about new places to eat (or drink).

The BBQ Craze

First on our list of restaurant trends in the area is the BBQ craze! You probably can’t help but notice we have several new BBQ joints in town (and one oldie, but really goodie!). We have everything from North Carolina based-BBQ to South Carolina based-BBQ

  1. Terry’s NC BBQ & Ribs – 4866 Long Beach Road, Southport – 910.477.9187 – Terry’s opened in the spring of 2014 and offers ribs, brisket, pulled pork and more with their multiple award-winning NC BBQ sauce. They specialize in catering events of any size throughout the Eastern seaboard.
  2. Southport Smokehouse BBQ – 1102 N. Howe Street, Southport – 910.363.5035 – The Smokehouse specializes in real wood smoked BBQ, brisket, pulled pork, sausage and ribs. They have a variety of specialty sides and a great family atmosphere – there is even a drive through for pick-up!
  3. Big Al’s Slam Dunk BBQ – 607 N. Howe Street, Southport – 910.477.2832 – Big Al’s just opened this week and they are already building a faithful clientele. Their sauces are SC / Lexington mustard-based sauce served on ribs, brisket and pulled pork. They have a great variety of homemade sides too.
  4. The BBQ House – 5002 E. Oak Island Dr, Oak Island – 910.201.1001 – The BBQ House has been around for almost 10 years and they slow-smoke the finest pork with hickory logs at their on-site facility each day. They have a huge menu of other items and sides as well.

Some Other New Favorites

  1. Flights – 1513-9 N. Howe Street, Southport – 910.363.1202 – Flights is a fun new concept in the Southport area offering unique wines, craft beer and tapas. The menu is fresh and different and changes every few weeks giving you the opportunity to try something new every time you go there.
  2. Dry Street (New First Sunday Brunch) – 101 E. Brown St., Southport – 910-457-5994 – You’re probably familiar with Dry Street’s pizza and delicious homemade desserts, but they have recently started doing a Sunday brunch the first Sunday of every month! Breakfast pizza, crab cakes benedict…need I say more?

Saying Goodbye

  1. Blue Marlin – 4419 Long Beach Rd., Southport – It appears as though the Blue Marlin is no longer open and the building is currently for sale. Hopefully, another restaurant will land there soon and bring area residents and visitors something new and exciting. We wish the Blue Marlin family well on their future endeavors!

Check back with us in early 2015 for the next restaurant round-up. We already know there are a few new places working hard to open soon and we can’t wait to try them! In the meantime, if you hear of something new, let us know!

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