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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Solomons, Maryland
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you desire great food and the best service around then Joseph's Italian Bistro is your place. We schedule our trip around stopping in South Harbour Village Marina on our way south then on our return trip north just to eat a fantastic meal at Joseph's. My wife had the salmon special with polenta while I had a New York... More 

Thank Billy E
West Sussex, UK
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182 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Six of us had dinner here one Saturday night. It was quite atmospheric within the restaurant as there are not too many tables which means that diners are not crowded together. Sinatra playing in the background added to the ambiance. Service was efficient and nothing was too much trouble. There was an extensive choice of dishes in the menu. I... More 

Thank DWT123
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It is hard to embellish on Excellent, but we both ordered shrimp dishes, one Scampi, and one Alfredo with penne pasta. We loved them both. However we had eaten salads first which were superb, and couldn't finish our entrees. So we heated it up the next night and it was still wonderful, even leftover. Would not want to omit our... More 

Thank Alice C
Wilsonville, Alabama
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The lasagna was excellent. Others had the meatballs with spaghetti. Both dishes were great. The restaurant has a view of the marina with indoor and outdoor dining. The staff was friendly, accommodating, and professional. Highly recommended.

Thank Joan W
Greensboro, NC, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Excellent food and restful atmosphere. Outside dining available with water view of active marina. We have dined here often and have never been disappointed.

Thank James H
New York
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

You need to drive all the way to the end of Fish Factory Road, then it's to the left in a row of buildings. Very nice inside, we chose to eat on the covered deck, even with rain. It looks out over a marina and the bay. Pastas great, nice special cocktails too. Had a nice German dry Riesling. Excellent... More 

3 Thank Mike_vacation_12
Apex, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Favorite place to eat! Live the food, the staff and the views! We go every week on the way to the beach!

Thank dsamor
Southport, North Carolina
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Joseph's is my favorite restaurant in the area. In addition to a wonderful menu, there are always terrific specials including seafood dishes which are great.

Thank Joe C
Westminster, Maryland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

From the time we had walked into the door and smell the sauce to us being taken outside on the patio for dinner. Our service Marquis was wonderful. He knew the menu and the special. He made sure we were happy with our order's. From the cheese bread to cheese on our salad. The food was wonderful for the first... More 

Thank Carolyn H
Durham, North Carolina
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

An evening dining on the veranda overlooking the marina, with very good Italian food and attentive service. Calamari appetizer crispy and delicious, osso bucco special and shrimp scampi (a different twist with a touch of Sherry) very tasty. Don't be afraid to sit out on the veranda when it's warm, there are ceiling fans and when we visited, a nice... More 

Thank Justine S

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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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
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?