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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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Saint Charles, Illinois
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We have been vacationing in Southport for 15 years and we eat at Joseph's at least twice each time we come to Southport. Marquise (SP?) is our favorite server and we enjoy the heck out of the place each time. In fact with the expectations so high, it's hard to believe we are extremely pleased EVERY time. Don't miss this... More 

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Thank Richard H
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The servers make this restaurant! They are all welcoming, knowledgable, and attentive/considerate of your needs! They SMILE which is SO important to me! The food is good, not great, but the chick parm and lasagna don't ever disappoint! The eggplant rolatini is worth trying and quite tasty. Best italian in this area!

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Thank blueskylancero
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten at Joseph's numerous times. Whenever we have out-of-town visitors, this is one place we love to take them. Varied menu, very good food, and excellent service. If it weren't for the large outdoor sign along Long Beach Road you'd likely miss it. But don't!

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Thank Lorin A
Round Hill, Virginia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

A trip to Southport and Oak Island is not complete without a visit to Joseph's. From the staff to the food it is always a wonderful dining experience. I think they have now been open almost 14 yrs and some of the staff has been with them since the beginning! That in itself should tell you something right there. I... More 

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Thank KimH20141
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner and wonderful service last night ( the Parmesan crusted grouper was perfectly cooked and pleasingly presented). For desert we decided on Grand Marnier for a finish. They didn't tell us, but didn't have enough for three servings so literally (!!) watered it down! We noted that the drink was cloudy and weak and when my... More 

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Thank Judy A
High Point, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday night, a little late, but we were able to be seated ,after a short wait, outside overlooking the harbor. This is in the south Harbor and is beautiful at night. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. My new favorite Resturant in southport. Loved it !

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Thank Aleas01
greensboro, nc
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184 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Shrimp Alfredo with penne pasta. Absolutely wonderful! Outside seating available at the waterway. Bread w/ oil and cheese brought to your table. Good salad, too. Waiter very attentive. Definately a 5 star! Not our first visit...will be back. Good portion sizes.

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Thank warfster
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I live here in the area and this is my favorite place to eat! The décor is lacking but the food and service make up for it. When I want to go somewhere and get some great Seafood or Italian, this is my go to place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I'm super picky and this food was amazing had the carbonara and reeses chocolate cake. 2 of us and didn't have to wait but 10 minutes and they brought us bread and water immediately. Really enjoyed the whole experience

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Thank Lindsey S
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks Lindsey! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Advance, North Carolina
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150 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

You may never have any better veal dishes than what we had at Joseph's and at a gorgeous venue right at the marina.

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Thank JohnReff
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review JohnReff! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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