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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 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting the Southport area for twelve years now and for several years we have enjoyed this restaurant. Food is always spectacular, as are drinks from the bar. If something is askew, they make good. Recently we discovered that they do take out as well... their food is so good it is worth every penny! The bar and... More 

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Welcome, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My husband and I had our very first visit to Southport this past weekend and we asked about local places to eat. She mentioned Joseph's. We choose to go there a day early for our anniversary. The place was close to the water and very romantic. We were waited on by the best waiter I have ever had in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

A nice atmosphere with great food and service. The staff is very friendly and our server Ben was fantastic. The menu features some traditional Italian favorites as well as unique chef creations. The veal saltimbocca was really good and our pumpkin cheesecake dessert was absolutely delicious! No doubt a place we'll return to.

Thank MTravelerI
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

From the service to the meal to include the view everything was perfect. Prices were reasonable and wine selection was very good. They do not take reservations except for parties of 8 or more so it may be busy during the Season but there is outdoor seating and a Bar.

Thank Mike B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Finally had the chance to have a business dinner at this place. Very surprised when I walked in the door. From the outside it looks like a condo, but very cozy multiple room dining inside. Service was great. The specials were fantastic.

Thank Timothy H
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401 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

First time visit while on vacation nice restaurant and service wife had the lasagna and was good I had the eggplant Parmesan and did not care for it (too thick of slices and too much breading) over all a good meal but would try something different

Thank billreedred
Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Italian Bistro at its best......good Italian food always...Joe and Deb will welcome you like family and see that your evening goes well......good wine list...Great location of the marina....view the ICW and the boats.......Large rooms for 10 or more.....Joe always has great specials offering local catch and beefeaters!

Thank paul s
Southport, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Food is good, but having to wait for so long makes it not worthwhile. They refuse to take reservations and are a bit testy when asking for various table locations.

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Solomons, Maryland
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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 

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West Sussex, UK
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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 

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