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Mr. P's Bistro

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309 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3419
910-457-0801
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A longtime Southport institution, one of the top dining spots in town...
A longtime Southport institution, one of the top dining spots in town. Low Country-leaning menu. Good wine list
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 132
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best tuna we have ever had!

Well established bistro with very knowledgable and friendly staff. We immediately felt welcome. Ordered the undergo proud Tuna which was prepared to perfection. We also had 3x3 oysters that were great. Loved it so much we tried to go back the next day but it was closed due to the weather.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Sandi E
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Nebo, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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Nebo, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Well established bistro with very knowledgable and friendly staff. We immediately felt welcome. Ordered the undergo proud Tuna which was prepared to perfection. We also had 3x3 oysters that were great. Loved it so much we tried to go back the next day but it was closed due to the weather.

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Southport North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Mr. P's is locally owned and has many menu items that reflect Southport's link to the sea. It provides upscale offerings as well as traditional seafood dishes. Atmosphere can be a bit loud. It is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Stuffed flounder is one of my favorites.

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Southport, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Memorable Valentine's Day dinner up to Mr. P's high standards. Delicious lobster and grilled beef medallions AND blueberry vanilla cheesecake!

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Southport, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I usually for a variation on a theme of steak for dinner and have yet to be disappointed. I like a nice piece of filet or sirloin, medium on a salad with goat cheese. It is not on the menu and they always make it for me. Love this accommodation.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I saw tripadvisor had this place as the number one restaurant in Southport and they were not wrong at all. We were treated like old friends from Chris as soon as we walked through the door. The food is spectacular and service exemplary as one would expect from such a fine establishment. I have reviewed a lot of restaurants and... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Perhaps we were expecting more from the restaurant ranked #2 in Southport. It's a stretch to call the atmosphere quaint and the acoustics leave much to be desired. Case in point, during our time there we were subjected to the boisterous waitstaff describing in detail to tables seated after us the array of side dishes, specials menu items etc. etc.... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We usually do not go to restaurants on holidays as the service is usually bad and the food mediocre. But what a surprise to share a fabulous dinner on Valentine's Day with another couple! Our server was Addison who is the grandson of the original owner and his father is now the owner/chef. Addison was extremely knowledgable about the menu... More 

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Harrisburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Coming in out of the rain on a January evening, we were warmly greeted and seated. The restaurant is quaint and cozy and we enjoyed it's rustic,relaxing decor. Our waitress was excellent and familiar with all the entree's and specials. I decided to try the Golden Tile fish special, as I had never had Golden Tile before. It was the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have dined at Mr. P's on our last three anniversaries and the restaurant has delivered excellent meals with great service each time.

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Cary, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We were a group of 8 and we had an amazing time at Mr. P's. It is a small place and outdated but that makes it awesome. The place was very busy but we had reservations so we were seated right away. The waitress was awesome, she was so much fun. The food was outstanding. The drinks were terrific! We... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 910-457-0801

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

Description

A longtime Southport institution, one of the top dining spots in town. Low Country-leaning menu. Good wine list
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?