For a cool cocktail to top off a long downtown exploration, or an easy-going and sunny meal to complement the waterfront surroundings, head to Southport’s Provision Company. Located on the edge of the Intracoastal Waterway, and recently named by a national news source as home to the “best sandwiches in America,” this no-frills restaurant features an abundance of seasonal eats that will make any newcomer an instant fan.
The waterfront locale almost steals the scene, thanks to open-air and seasonal outdoor and shaded seating that hovers over the adjacent waterway. Patrons can simply admire a local sunset with a cocktail in hand, or order one of the famed sandwiches, which include a crab cake sandwich, (a renowned favorite), a grouper salad sandwich, a cucumber salad sandwich, and a classic burger. For something more substantial, peruse the seafood portion of the menu, which features steamed selections as well as easy bites like conch fritters, or check out the Specials which can include full crab cake and / or shrimp dinners, or grilled Yellowfin Tuna plates. With a lot of coastal influence both on the menu and in the setting, the Provision Company is an ideal spot for Downtown Southport vacationers to toast the coast.