The Provision Company™ Story

“Ten Seafood Shacks you must visit this summer” ~ USA TODAY

Located in the old yacht basin in Southport, North Carolina. Provision company has always had a connection to the sea.

The building was first used in the 70’s as a wholesale fish house for the local fishing industry. In the 80’s it morphed into a boat and motor repair shop. During the early 90’s the Yacht Basin Provision Company store and fish charters occupied the site. Catering to transit boaters plying the intracoastal waterway and those wanting a day out bottom fishing.

In 1993 the building was converted into a restaurant with the original provision company sign still mounted on the roof.

Owned and operated by the same family for over 30 years the restaurant still offers dockage to boaters traveling the waterway along with great food and cold beverage which is to all those who pass through its screen doors.

Earning the title of one of the “the best seafood dives” throughout the United states from coastal living, southern living and USA TODAY, provision company proudly embraces the label.

“It is our pleasure to serve you and your family for years to come”

“People come back for the great food, be especially because we treat them like family”
~ Paul Tilling / Our State Magazine

Made Fresh Daily…
Our Own Sauces & Salads.

We make our potato and cucumber salads from scratch every day and our sauces; tartar, cocktail, and remoulade, are all made from family recipes and mixed fresh daily.

Provision Company™ Gets Delicious Press

“There aren’t enough good things to say about Provision Company!  This has been a Southport staple for us over the years.  I love the casual dining experience by the water.”

Lindsay B.

“An annual tradition for our family. A beautiful setting on the water and great scenery. The staff are always friendly. We love the Crab Cakes, Peel and Eat Shrimp and my personal favorite, the yellow fin tuna sandwich.”

Jason D.

“My favorite restaurant………. Period! Southport has been part of our Journey since 1996! We visit Pro Co whenever we are in town!”

Michael F.

“Very friendly staff, affordable great tasting seafood. The crab cakes are most definitely the best in South Port. Excellent margarita!! We will return.”

Ruth M.

“Great people and really good food! Well worth waiting in line. It’s a must if you are in Southport.”

Mark L.