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Joseph's Italian Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
+1 910-454-4440
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Southport, North Carolina
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While they do not take reservations, the ravioli with seafood cream sauce is definitely worth the wait.

Thank SpennyM58
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We look Joseph's. We mostly order from the special menu. Service is great. If you go with only 2-4 people it's easier to get a seat.

Thank Debbie W
North Carolina
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Firstly, the service was excellent. The menu, along with the specials, offered a wide variety of selections. Although the place was full, we were served in a timely fashion. Everyone agreed their meals were excellent--with plenty to take home. The only negative was the noise level. The tables were full and rather close together. Overall, a small inconvenience considering the... More 

Thank LeroyNorthCarolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love Joseph's, the food and the staff are awesome. We go there as often as possible when in town. The restaurant is small and quant but so very worth the wait.

Thank Penny B
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We moved here 2 years ago. The dinner we had was the best best meals we have had. The food and service was superior. Wes or server had great suggestions and made my birthday special. We are from Philadelphia and Italian food is the main stay. The food measured up extremely well! Can't wait to return

Thank donhill30
Oak Island, North Carolina
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary and opted to stay "local" vs driving to Wilmington. I am so glad we did. The food and drinks were incredible! (I had lamb, husband had a filet). We had a great seat on the patio, overlooking the marina. And our server Marquis was OUTSTANDING - he helped make the evening for... More 

Thank Oki2013
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We had a great dinner by the water. The deck was covered in plastic and canvas and was very pleasant inside despite being frigid outside. We enjoyed a great seafood dinner with a pleasant waitress, Katie. The menu specials all sounded delicious and I chose the Grouper. This is definitely a place we will return to on our next trip... More 

Thank jim-janice
Greenville, South Carolina
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

There aren't a whole lot of dining options in Southport but this one was fantastic. The menu has a variety of good options- it was hard to choose. And there are a few daily specials as well. I ordered the shrimp and scallops with cheese ravioli in a tomato cream sauce. It was fresh and delicious and I definitely recommend... More 

Thank emschulte
Knoxville, Tennessee
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We were so pleased with this restaurant being located right at the marina. Very welcoming and decorated for the holidays. Service was excellent and everything we tried was wonderful. We will definitely make this a spot to revisit next trip down the ICW.

Thank Stephanie H
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were traveling south from Virginia and arrived at 5pm when they opened. The decor is very nice and romantic. By 5:30 there were only two tables open. The food was outstanding. Our waiter [Ben] was the quintessential professional. All the employees were cordial and friendly. What a wonderful dining experience. We'll definitely be back when we pass by again!

Thank 4Amora

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-454-4440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?