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Featured Dining Options

Here are some top recommendations for dining in the region. We also have a more complete list of restaurant options available here.

At the DogDen

Chef Wallace Beeson

Chef Wallace Beeson

Request a home cooked meal at “The DogDen” by “The Executive Chef of the Stars”, Wallace Beeson. Wallace has cooked for numerous Entertainment & Sports celebrities including Michael Jordan, Luke Donald, Olivia Newton John, Marie Osmond, Jerome Bettis, Peyton Manning, Fred Couples, Kordell Stewart and Coach Mike Krzyzewski and numerous others.

In Pinehurst

Elliott’s On Linden

Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Cuisine: American, Fusion/Eclectic, Southern
Location: Highway 5
Price: $31 to $50
Web site: www.elliottsonlinden.com
E-mail: mark@elliottsonlinden.com
Phone: (910) 215-0775

Chef Mark Elliott & his talented team bring flavors from all over the world together in a fashion that can only be described as art. Unconventional combinations fused with classic cuisine are the standard at Pinehurst’s favorite restaurant. Local art, bright hardwood floors and the multi-colored decor lend themselves perfectly to an unforgettable dining experience. Freshness and quality are key components in every dish. Guests are treated to an eclectic menu with ingredients sourced from the four corners of the earth. The menu continuously evolves offering the best of the season’s bounty. The Calamari is regularly described as “the best I have ever eaten.” Teeming with a life of its own, the progressive wine list features everything from the anticipated to the esoteric. An abundance of wines available by the glass provides ample opportunities to discover a new favorite every time. Mark and his extraordinary team invite you to discover what makes them Elliott’s.

Dugan’s Pub

Location: Market Square
Phone: (910) 295-3400

If you are staying and playing in the Village of Pinehurst, Dugan’s Pub is a convenient place to grub up. Just like some of the area golf courses, Dugan’s Pub has two totally different sides. Upstairs is the restaurant where formal dining reigns supreme. Downstairs is a good old-fashioned dive bar of sorts, one where you might expect a donnybrook to break out at any minute. Dugan’s Pub sets up nice for the man trying to please himself and his better half. After an early morning round, you can head downstairs, quaff a pint of ale, and try one of the best burgers in the Sandhills. Slide back into your golf villa and ask the wife out for a nice dinner upstairs. Hoodwink the barkeep as you walk by and join the motley crew downstairs later that night for darts.

The Pinecrest Inn

Located: Dogwood Road
Phone: (910) 295-6121

Simply put, you must eat here. Lots of golfers stay here, but more of them eat here. Breakfast is the specialty, with eggs, fruit, waffles, pancakes and the like. For dinner, the Pinecrest breaks out a couple of formal dinning rooms that can hang with the best in the area. The supper fare is upscale, including button mushroom appetizers, rack of lamb, prime rib and filet mignon. If you are in town alone, the bar is an excellent place to meet like souls and enjoy a pint or two.


Located: 2176 Midland Road, Southern Pines, N.C.
Phone: (910) 255-0000

From the owner: I simply describe our restaurant as casual fine dining. Casual attire is fine. For your special occasions our menu has creative dishes and great steaks or for just a casual meal we offer light bites that are quick and easy. The Ironwood is also children friendly featuring a 5 item kids menu.

Our “welcome to our home” attitude is our benchmark. Friendly, courteous, not pretentious service will make our guests feel at home. The only difference at the end of the meal is you will receive a bill. The Ironwood now has 10 entrees priced under $20 so the bill could be very affordable.

All of our food is house-made and very tasty. We serve aged Certified Angus Beef, Chops, Fresh Fish, Chicken, Pizzas and Sandwiches. We have received many compliments on all of our dishes during the short time we have owned the Ironwood.

Our signature Steaks are corn-fed for flavor, aged a minimum of six weeks for tenderness, hand cut by myself then cooked to your liking by our experienced chefs. Stop in and try our Potato Crusted Sea Bass, Stuffed Pork Chop, Lump Crab Cakes or our Cafe Burger made from ground top sirloin.

Bottom Line: The Ironwood is a great place to dine for all occasions. Sit on the patio under the Magnolia tree and enjoy the water fountain with flames. Or dine inside and be a part of the synergy created by our open kitchen and energetic staff.

The Magnolia Inn

Location: 65 Magnolia Ave.
Phone: (910) 295-6900
Web site: www.themagnoliainn.com

Enjoy award winning food in either our dining room or pub. Menu specialties include Certified Angus Beef center cut steaks, fresh seafood and other delicious selections sure to satisfy any appetite. If casual fare is more to your liking our burgers and fish & chips are fabulous. Check out our menu below, we are sure you will find an entree to please your pallet. During winter months you can dine by a cozy fireplace, or in more seasonal weather meals can be enjoyed either on our front porch overlooking the village or our patio.

The Darling House Pub & Grill

Location: 40 Chinquapin Rd
Phone: (910) 295-3193
Web site: www.darlinghousepub.com

Liz and Steve Pattison (Owners) have a passion for wanting to find ways to put a “Little Celtic Charm in your day”. Thus the birth of the Darling House Pub and Grill, where they hope neighbors will eat, meet and greet. As you can see in the details of the atmosphere Steve and Liz have put thought in every detail in hopes for others to join them in their appreciation for Scotland and Ireland. The Darling House Pub & Grill is Steve and Liz’s labor of love. They invite you to enjoy genuine comfort, outstanding Pub cuisine & the Celtic charm of the Darling House Pub & Grill. It is the mission and warmest wish of all of us, that unfamiliar faces will become familiar and strangers will become friends. Steve & Liz look forward to seeing you soon!

In Southern Pines

Restaurant 195

Location: Bell Avenue
Phone: (910) 692-7110

A surprising and eclectic array of delicious dishes are on the menu of this elegant, fine dining restaurant that also offers an extensive wine list to complement your meal.

Bonefish Grill

Location: 190 Partner Circle
Phone: (910) 692-1131


Location: 290 W Pennsylvania Ave. Southern Pines NC 28387
Phone: 910.692.7992
Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Th 11am – 9pm | Fri, Sat 11am – 10pm | Sun Brunch 12am – 3pm | Sun Dinner 3pm – 8pm
Website: http://etaliapizza.com/
Authentic Wood Fired Pizza in Southern Pines NC

Chef Warren’s

Location: 215 Northeast Broad St.
Phone: (910) 692-5240

A cozy French style bistro that offers an eclectic, mouthwatering menu that includes dishes such as grilled flat iron steak, basil braised Mahi Mahi crab, Cajun dusted medallions and stir fried breast of Long Island duckling.


Location: 1550 US Highway 1 South
Phone: (910) 692-1952

Enjoy great Southern Italian cooking at this restaurant that features appetizers and traditional entrees on the menu such as stuffed mushrooms and spaghetti with Italian sausage or meatballs. An extensive wine list is available to complement your meal.

Squire’s Pub

Location: 1720 US Highway 1 South
Phone: (910) 695-1161

Popular with locals, tourists and touring golf players, this English style pub features over 40 taps hanging from the walls, most from England, and serves a traditional pub style menu complemented by a large selection of beer, ales and wines.

The Jefferson Inn

Location: 150 W New Hampshire Ave.
Phone: (910) 692-9911

The Jefferson Inn is a 100+ year-old landmark, located in the heart of the Downtown Southern Pines Historic District. This Southern Pines hotel has recently been the subject of a year-long multi-million dollar restoration, transforming it into the area’s only boutique hotel. One Fifty West, the upscale restaurant located off the lobby of The Jefferson Inn, has been fully renovated and our executive chef and his team now serve upscale American cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Our Tavern and Courtyard are popular destinations for relaxing and mingling with locals and other hotel guests. The Courtyard is renowned for offering live entertainment seasonally, featuring local and regional musicians.

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