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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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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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  • 142
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner

Loved the service & the seafood. Would pass on their fried green tomatoes & the chefs potatoes but otherwise we really enjoyed our meals. The veggies were great as well! Wine selection good. Key Lime pie fantastic!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
jilld45387
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Springfield, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Springfield, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Loved the service & the seafood. Would pass on their fried green tomatoes & the chefs potatoes but otherwise we really enjoyed our meals. The veggies were great as well! Wine selection good. Key Lime pie fantastic!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best restaurants in Southport! They have a wide variety of selections on the menu...my favorite is the Underground Tuna ... and the salads are nicely sized w/really fresh ingredients. I do recommend reservations for the table set aside (by a 'picket fence') right at the windows.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Popped into Mr. P' s on a Tuesday night. It was a pretty busy spot in the off season, full of locals, who were welcomed and greeted by name by the friendly staff. Fresh flounder, oysters, crabs, salmon, lobster, and a few chicken dishes and prime rib to boot. Our party of eight Yankees thoroughly enjoyed our dinners, and particularly... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I were in Southport Easter Monday, for the first time. We wanted to eat delicious seafood and wanted oysters. We arrived at Mr. P's about 8:40 and they graciously seated us, even though their closing time is 9PM. The Oysters Bienville were out of this world. I had the fresh catch served a la Oscar, which was... More 

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Hurricane, WV
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144 reviews 144 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food was ok which means it was wayyy to expensive. The people at the next table were there to complain loudly. It put a damper on our evening. The portions were good but the sides really didn't thrill us.

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Surfside Beach, SC
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had the mixed seafood platters, it was flavorless. We were very thankful that we had a gift certificate to cover our $100 meal and did not have to pay out of our pockets. This was my 3rd visit to Mr. P's and the first 2 were much better. Seems to be going "down hill" and I am not just... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Doesn't look much from the outside, but fantastic inside. Place was full on a Thursday evening - with locals, which is always a good sign - so we sat at the bar. Warm, warm welcome. Great cocktails. Four of us so we tried a good slice of the menu. Recommend the oysters and the shad roe. Mesmerizing, and worth the... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Excellent food, obviously very popular with locals. Atmosphere was friendly, informal, but serious about food. Prime rib was terrific, cooked to perfection, Crab cakes were good, but not perfect. We will return.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

First time here after hearing many good things, Was not disappointed. Our server was Addison (son of the chef and part of the family ownership) and he was outstanding in every way.....knowledgeable and attentive. We had the mixed grill, beef medallions and grouper stuffed with crab. All were very good. Blueberry cheese cake was terrific as was a tart key... More 

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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203 reviews 203 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Having read reviews on Trip Advisor and talking to a local we gave it a try. We didn't have a reservation and thought we would see if they could take a two top. They did! Addison our waiter was attentive and hospitable, also a young family member working there. He knew the specials very well and had a excellent demeanor!... 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: Romantic, 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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