ABOUT Moore SOB
Historic Pharmacy Now
World Class Oyster Bar
Moore Street has seen many changes since this building was erected in the late 1887 as DR D.I. Watson’s Pharmacy. Since Watsons Pharmacy closed in 1960, the building has been one restaurant or another over the next 58 years of its existence.
Moore SOB has been the location of an ice cream sundry, several restaurants and now Moore Street Oyster Bar.
Oliver and Suzanne Landis saw a diamond in the rough. Oliver passed away before completing his dream of opening an oyster bar in Southport, however, that didn't stop Suzanne's passion to bring his dream to fruition.
Now, you have the improved layout and beautifully exposed historic brick displayed in a way that has never been done before. A magnificent tribute honoring her late husband that he would be proud of! Moore Street Oyster Bar aims to serve elevated bar food consisting of oysters and steamer pots at its heart. We hope to bring the feeling of a family experience over a steamer pot, cracking crabs, and eating oysters.
Chef Dustin Garrett is doing what he loves; creating and cooking amazing food for you
Chef Dustin Garrett's experience and passion derives from a deep appreciation for all cuisine developed by working in individually-owned fine dining restaurants, hotels, and resorts at a young age in Lake Ozarks, Missouri. He began his culinary career at the age of sixteen as a prep cook under the wing of a French-trained Executive Chef. Nearly ten years of honing his skills and techniques have allowed him to excel at his craft.
Throughout the years, Dustin captivates his audience with modern cooking using French influences. He enjoys competing in cooking competitions and giving demonstrations of his skills by hosting wine dinners, catering, and private events.
Dustin also likes to give back to his community by cooking for March of Dimes events, numerous galas, and other community outreach programs. Recently Chef Dustin has been teaching cooking classes with the Dosher Hospital here in Southport.
In 2014, Dustin moved his family to Wilmington, North Carolina. His passion, creativity, and his drive to work with amazing food lead him first to Oliver’s On the Cape Fear and now Moore Street Oyster Bar here in Southport. Surrounded by great owners, chefs, and management, he is doing what he loves; creating and cooking amazing food for you.
Outside the restaurant he enjoys spending time with his wife, two older daughters, and a newborn son. He and his family love traveling, sightseeing, fishing, and from time-to-time dreaming up the next big adventure.