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Mr. P's Bistro

309 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3419
+1 910-457-0801
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (55 reviews)
“oysters” (49 reviews)
“tuna” (40 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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309 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3419
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a treat! 4 of us were treated to some awesome culinary talent. Shrimp gumbo with toasted grits, grilled ahi tuna, roast duck, special stump oysters on the half shell, zucchini strips with goat cheese crumbles, fried green tomatoes, collards, Creme brûlée , etc. fabulous....More

Thank buvezvin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scott on the front desk at the Hampton Inn in Southport, suggested that we try Mr P’s Bistro. We were served by Kelsey who looked after us well. All the staff worked like Trojans but with smiles. The food was as good as the service...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a very pleasant Saturday night dining at Ports of Call. Our server, Tish, was excellent. Everyone’s meal was delicious and the restaurant has great ambience.

Thank VickiLInc
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We had a short wait even with reservations, but the co-owner and staff worked hard to accommodate us. Our portions were generous and the food was delicious. We hope Mr. P’s keeps the menu just like it is, because it is always perfect.

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Big crowd and wait for a table and they closed at 9. Shrimp cocktail delicious, oysters Rockefeller and Burnsville outstanding. Crab stuffed fish delicious. Gumbo delicious with fried grits instead of rice. Green beans with garlic and basil delicious. Very friendly service.

Thank chinoduke
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Driven by many times and heard great reviews of Mr. P’s. We went with friends who have been here many times and mentioned we would not be disappointed. We weren’t! Blacken Tuna with sauce and capers was perfect in preparation and taste. The vegetables the...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Been in the same family for generations. Fresh local seafood & excellent beef. Extensive bar selections. All home made deserts. Very courteous staff friendly and fast service.

Thank JFR502S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Little needs to be said. Fresh, creative cooking with great service. Small wine list but well thought out and fairly priced. No reason to go anywhere else in town.

Thank Holeinone53
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Small though it is, Mr. P's is every bit as good as the best "white tablecloth" restaurants along our southeast coast. I ate my fill of oysters on the half shell and low country shrimp and grits while my partner filled up with oysters rockefeller...More

Thank OBXhawkeye
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This restaurant was a nice surprise. Service was great, the short ribs were wonderful, and live music!! Although it is a small restaurant and reservations are a must, we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The live music was a pleasant guitar and a lovely singer,...More

Thank KittyO897
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9 September 2017|
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Response from Cheryl R | Reviewed this property |
Yes you,can!
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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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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