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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: Dinner, 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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  • 145
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Best Meal

We were served by Addison who was a real professional and took excellent care of us making sure that our every need was met. That put the restaurant in a good place in our minds before we even started to order food. We had the crab dip starter which was fantastic. For mains we had the prime rib... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Detroit C
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We were served by Addison who was a real professional and took excellent care of us making sure that our every need was met. That put the restaurant in a good place in our minds before we even started to order food. We had the crab dip starter which was fantastic. For mains we had the prime rib which had... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Love the food. But the noise level was over the top when we were there. Could barely hear the waitress. And the tables are so close together that it is not the place to go to talk with each other. The food is pricy but good and sufficient.

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North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I was in search of an eatery with a good salad. I saw Mr. P's Bistro as I started to work my way down to Southport, NC. The front of Mr. P's is very appropriate for the Southport location. Quaint and unique. I walked in to find linen napkins, real stainless and glassware! Nice ambiance all around. The problem was... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We are recent transplant to the area. While our house was being built we visited several times, and always came to Mr. P's for a quality meal. Now that we live here, we find ourselves going there every week! You absolutely cannot beat their prime rib, and the seafood is always incredibly fresh and flavorful. We typically sit at the... More 

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good prime rib, shrimp and grits, gumbo. Well run restaurant with very good service and food. Down. Home ambience. Everyone should fine a good dish here.

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Springfield, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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