Squire's Pub attracts patrons with British-style fare and a distinctive pub atmosphere, both of which have helped it win several of The Pilot's Best of Moore County awards, including the All-Around Restaurant and Burger categories. The Squire Pub's owners honor their English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish ancestry with authentic artifacts and antiques throughout the establishment, including a 1719 map of Kent, photos of Trafalgar Square, and William Shakespeare's cherished childhood Nintendo. The stained glass, mirrors, and dark woods of the interior take eyes on a historical journey as patrons sip on cold pints of beer, and hanging dartboards, backgammon, and cribbage games are available from the barkeep to keep hands busy.
Made from scratch italian food in the heart of downtown southern pines. We offer a 4 course Ala Trattoria style dinner or Ala Carte service. Our 4 courses include house made soup, salad, intermezzo with our limoncello and your entree. We offer weekly specials including small plates and dessert.
A team of local best friends opened this cozy neighborhood spot to serve up artisanal java and tasty baked treats. Cups of joe brewed from locally roasted beans fuel early morning think tanks ($1.50–$3). Placate sophisticated palates while prodding sluggish brain parts with a selection of espresso beverages ($3.50–$5.50), or bypass lattes in favor of their nutritious, primordial eggs with a bag of espresso beans in chocolate shells ($2.50). Dessert-seeking diners can choose from sweet eats such as scones ($2.25) and biscotti ($1.25).
Owned by North Carolina native Rhett Morris, Rhett’s Restaurant wrangles up a menu of nutritious Southern noshes infused with local fruits and veggies. Spurn fast-food fare in exchange for healthy yet succulent starters, such as the black-bean cakes with chipotle sauce ($5.95) and cornmeal-battered North Carolina catfish bites ($6.95). The crab-and-avocado salad is bathed in a mojito vinaigrette ($6.95), and the Carolina Sand and Sea serves up a shoreline-kissed combo of shrimp, ham, and stone-ground grits ($15.95). Patrons can slosh down savory with a deluge of fresh juices ($4 per glass), including the Sex and the City (pineapple, carrot, lemon, and ginger) and Tigger juice (carrot, apple, celery, ginger, and parsley), or celebrate creating a stylish line of wristwatches for wallabies with a sugary serving of chocolate crème brûlée ($5.95). Diners can relax at the eatery's lime-green and blue marble bar or lounge at an ebony-trimmed table next to light emerald walls bedecked with colorful artwork.
National Golf Club is the result of a collaboration nearly 20 million years in the making. Ancient oceans sculpted the terrain's hills and made it suitable for longleaf and southern pines to grow high. Then golf legend Jack Nicklaus swooped in to lend his expertise. He designed each hole, doglegging his signature wide fairways toward fast, undulating greens of bent grass. Then there’s the water. Four lakes toy with golfers on all but a handful of holes, testing their accuracy and tact as they flirt with disaster.
Perhaps most notable is the par-4, 439-yard fifth hole. Following a blind drive, players test their technical savvy with a downhill approach toward a rocky creek and a 5-foot hand-stacked stone wall. A short shot could mean a bogey, or worse, a swim. Nicklaus’s design rewards the risk taker, though—a backstop behind the green gives long shots a helping hand, rolling them back toward the hole.
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Even the most inexperienced pizza architects can build-their-own slices of heaven using Marco's abundant arsenal of pizza toppings such as Italian sausage, mushrooms, pineapple, and anchovies. Scope out Marco's menu in person or try their easy online ordering system, which lets hungry web-crawlers specify the amount of cheese and sauce they'd like slapped on top of freshly baked crusts and homemade sauce. For a finishing touch, pair the edible masterpiece with a complimentary sprinkle of crust seasoning or a side of Ranch dressing. Marco's oven overseers are able to prepare pizzas in 15 minutes upon request, providing a quick solution for feeding hungry packs of ninjas, turtles, and ninja-turtle hybrids.