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Mr. P's Bistro

309 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3419
+1 910-457-0801
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (55 reviews)
“oysters” (51 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
309 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3419
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On my first trip to Southport in about 2013, a store owner we struck up a conversation with suggested Mr. P's as being one of the best restaurants in the area. We tried it later but it was so busy we didn't wait around. On...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always heard Mr P's was the place to eat and finally went. Staff was very courteous. Portions were generous and ambience was pleasant. We'll definitely go back soon.

Thank Betsy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband had made a reservation at Mr. P’s Bistro for tonight for my 65th Birthday. We hadn’t been there before. Arrived at 6pm to a restaurant which opens at 5pm. Mr. P’s had no lights on and was closed! So much for our reservation!

1  Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this recommended restaurant. Friendly, attentive waitress. We had the Oyster Bienville appetizer that was different and very good. My husband enjoyed his cup of soup and I had the smaller Caesar Salad- crisp, fresh lettuce, served on a chilled plate-nice touch. Good bread,...More

Thank sube
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at Mr. P's the evening before New Year's Eve. Upon arriving in Southport, we found that most of the restaurants were booked for both this night and New Year's Eve. But the gentleman at Mr. P's placed allowed us to make a...More

Thank rhucks2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is AWESOME!!. This was one of the best meals we have had anywhere. For appetizer we had the 3 & 3 oysters, Rockefeller and Bienville and they were fabulous. My wife had the mixed seafood grill, which had grilled flounder, scallops, grilled shrimp...More

Thank cb8855
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought the family here for a celebration dinner - food and service were excellent. A little pricey, but you do get what you pay for.

Thank RexxieRoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I found this place on our first night in Southport. We wanted to eat right away, so took seats at the bar. Service was awesome, as was our dinner. I had one of the best prime rib dinners I ever had. My...More

1  Thank ammom2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delightful time celebrating at this venue. Our group over 20 people occupied two large tables. The arrangements were handled with grace, and the service was spectacular. We all ordered off the menu and the delicious variety of food arrived on time and...More

Thank axehandle102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely the best food, prepared by great chefs. Outstanding menu! A must place to eat if you visit Southport!!

Thank Bandit1729
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16 December 2017|
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Response from Cindy C | Reviewed this property |
You can ask them directly - the owners are always on site if you call - or you can leave a message for them to call you.
9 September 2017|
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Response from Cheryl R | Reviewed this property |
Yes you,can!
25 July 2015|
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Response from Traveler46022 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My wife follows a gluten free diet, and Mr. P's has a number of choices that are just as good as the rest of the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3419
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-457-0801
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A longtime Southport institution, one of the top dining spots in town. Low Country-leaning menu. Good wine list
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