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Joseph's Italian Bistro

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5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
+1 910-454-4440
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17:00 - 21:30
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Southport, North Carolina
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nine of us celebrated Valentine's Day in a private room thus giving us privacy. The food was great and Chris did very well in keeping us happy. Diners had grouper, lobster tail, shrimp and scallops, and veal parm. I was able to forego my usual lasagna and ordered shrimp and scallops over ravioli in a creamy (but not overwhelming) red... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have known Joe and Deb since before they opened The Bistro and they continually strive to improve the food, the service and the atmosphere. Joe loves Frank Sinatra, so it is always plying. By far the best restaurant around, and the Chilean Sea Bass will melt in your mouth.

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Thank boswellpho2
Southport, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere are always great here. My favorite is the Shrimp and Palenta but you can't go wrong with the Lasagna.

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Thank LanceD49
Southport, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu selection provides a lot of choices and there are always interesting specials. Prices are reasonable, views of the harbor are great, especially from the deck during the summer season. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. Overall, one of the best choices for the Southport area.

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Thank robp28461
Southport, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never had a bad meal at Joseph's. I know some NY Italians are not crazy about it. It's not Little Italy or Manhattan, but it is the best Italian restaurant in Southport and maybe Wilmington. I never order the specials which are usually pricey. However I don't order them because of price. I don't order them because I... More 

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Thank William J. F
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 18 January 2017

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

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Thank SpennyM58
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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.

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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 17 January 2017

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 

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Thank LeroyNorthCarolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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.

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Thank Penny B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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?