Since catfish began questioning their ambiguous origins, their population has declined significantly due to ill-fated attempts to reconnect with their feline relatives. Feast on the few stream-dwellers that remain with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Southern gourmet fare and drinks at Rhett's Restaurant, located in Southern Pines.
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.
127 W Pennsylvania Ave.
Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387Get Directions