A July 2006 trip
to Southport by gexx
Quote: On a day-trip to the beach, we discovered a fun quiet, section of Cape Fear.
While wandering around, when I stopped at shops and the visitor's bureau, I asked where a good place for an early dinner would be. Everyone said "Provision Company." So - believing that locals either know best (and ignoring that we sometimes want to keep the magnatude of tourists away from our spots), we tried it.Everything, except for the kitchen is outside. So you order your food at a grease board, choosing from the shrimp, crab, fish or even burger choices. Shrimp is sold by the pound. After you order, you get your drink from the beer coolers and soda fountains and then make your way to the back to find a table. "The back" actually means "along the docks," where the shrimper-women and yachters dock. The decor is plastic patio furniture with paper towels. When your order's ready, the server comes back and yells the name you gave, so pay attention!
We each ordered the special, 1/2 pound of shrimp and 2 crab cakes. I also added an order of onion rings because, well, I love onion rings. The crab cakes were delicious and the shrimp were perfect. They were fresh, obviously, and boiled with old bay. The onion rings were good too (it's hard to mess those up). While sitting there, we each had 2 beers (Yuengling, I think).
The patrons seemed to rang from locals (a shirtless guy riding a psychodelic tall bike) to regulars (a huge family just chilling and eating) to other "tourists" who had no idea what was going on (like me). You could go dressed anyway, but I'd reccomend just being comfortable!Our meal: 2 specials (1/2 pound shrimp, 2 crab cakes), 1 order of onion rings, 1 order of fries, 4 beers = about $60 (including tip).It was one of the best meals I had all summer! if I make my way back there, I plan on stopping by again!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 18, 2006
Yacht Basin Provision Co
Yacht Basin Drive
Southport, North Carolina