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Husband-and-wife team Stephen and Alley Fore have converted Little River Resort’s restaurant into a place for “feel-good food,” fit for a meeting with your future boss or dinner with your grandma’s bridge team. 

Lighthouse at Little River opened on Veterans Day, months after the Carthage property was purchased by investor Blaine East. There’s new decor, lakeside fire pits and a menu around homemade specialties.

It’s a homecoming of sorts for Stephen, who was the executive chef at Little River in the early 2000s, and has since gone on to open Fore’s Family Restaurant in Laurinburg. Tirrel Gillis, also a former chef at Little River, will serve as Lighthouse’s head chef.

Tirrel Gillis with Alley and Stephen Fore / Photo via Facebook

You’ll find everything from wings and burgers to creole shrimp and grits —and a platter called a “taste of the south,” which is basically a whole barbecue on a $19 plate. Weekly specials “can go above and beyond, but we’re focused on getting the staples right,” Alley says.

Visit Lighthouse at Little River from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. See the whole menu here, follow the restaurant on Facebook or call (910) 688-4005 for more info.

Bonus: Still looking for Thanksgiving Dinner? Peep the buffet.

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