We arrived right at lunch time so our first stop was Fishy Fishy cafe. We had a beverage overlooking the water while we waited for our food. Why is it drinks taste so much better by the water?! I ordered the salmon BLT and he had a bourbon chicken sandwich. Both were fabulous!
The oak trees and old buildings are everywhere is southport. It's a gorgeous town as is and even more charming with all of the red white and blue displayed for the 4th. While walking down the street we ran into a winery that is based here in Ocean Isle. We have visited the winery but had no idea they had a shop in Southport. We of course had to stop by and couldn't say no to a wine tasting on the sailboat shaped bar. It turns out that the lady helping us went to ECU also and is in the same pledge class as my good friend Caroline. Small world!
By then we were getting hot and tired from walking around so we decided to check out the Old American Fish Company. It's an old fish depot turned into a waterfront bar. It's also the location that Julianne Hough waitresses at in the movie Safe Haven. We had a few drinks, met some great people and enjoyed the view.
I started to feel a little sick so we decided to call it a day but not before driving by Alex's house in the movie! I may have been that tourist that made Justin drive past it three times.
All in all it was such a great day! I'm so glad J and I had the chance to spend a day in this southern town. If you ever go make sure you check out some of these places, you wont regret it!