Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Southeast >
Apr 6, 2011 09:32 AM

Restaurant suggestions in and around Pinehurst

Will be in Pinehurst next week for golf, staying at The Pinehurst Resort. Will dine at the resort two nights. Looking for a restaurant for the 3rd night (Friday) that is not too far from the resort (no more than 20-30 minutes).

Interested in something mid- to upscale, Italian, seafood or steak.

Any suggestions?

Pinehurst Resort
, Pinehurst, NC 28374

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I would walk down to the Pinecrest Inn. They have excellent seafood, steaks, and lamb. It's a lively place w/ many golfers staying there but many others who come for the food and cocktails.

    5 Replies
    1. re: webvanman

      There is a great place for breakfast near the track, inexpensive, great portions and service. Run by a husband and wife. Check it out ... sorry to have forgotten the name but it's the Only place 30 yds. off the Horse track. All the golfers go there for breakfast. Also check out a place in Southern Pines ( 30 minutes tops away ) called Sweet Basil.

      Sweet Basil
      134 NW Broad St Apt 1A, Southern Pines, NC 28387

      Southern Pines
      Highway 253, Donalsonville, GA 39845

      1. re: webvanman

        Thanks for the suggestion! Great that it's within walking distance.

        1. re: Im4Wine

          Visit #SteakandEggs on the #SouthernPines #Aberdeen border for terrific breakfasts, true #BibleBelt atmosphere, and a place that draws all manner of locals and tourists of all socio-economic levels. If you're not kid or teenager friendly, however, you might want to think twice. Finally, & I am v opinionated about food, S&E is the only place I've eaten breakfast since moving to the #BibleBelt that makes high-end quality scrambled eggs.

          1. re: cbjones1943

            Haha, "Sizzling Steak or Eggs"! I had almost forgotten about that place. Back in my younger days (which I hate to admit was 30 years ago) we used to stop in there late night on the way home from the bars. We always laughed at the name--not sure why they used "or" instead of "and", but that's the name. We thought, "So, you can get steak, or eggs, but not steak and eggs?"

            Anyway, as I recall the food was very good in a greasy-spoon diner kind of way. Not sure what qualifies as "high end" scrambled eggs, but it's good to know they're still churning out good food.

            1. re: arbyunc

              Hello. When I say "high-end" scrambled eggs I'm specifically referring to SE that are cooked on relatively low heat, stirred slowly but not continuously, and that are not cooked to the point of stiffness or well-done. Of interest (to me) is that McDonald's scrambled eggs approach this quality when they're served immediately & haven't been sitting under a hot lamp. Off topic--I can't resist McD's home fries--again, the ones hot off the griddle.