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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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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: A longtime Southport institution, one of the top dining spots in town. Low...
A longtime Southport institution, one of the top dining spots in town. Low Country-leaning menu. Good wine list
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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
Best Restauant in Southport.

Small establishment with terrific food, my wife and I went there for dinner. We both had the prime rib and it was wonderful. I recommend this restaurant to all visitors and locals visiting Southport.

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
wayne t
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Southport, North Carolina
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Southport, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Small establishment with terrific food, my wife and I went there for dinner. We both had the prime rib and it was wonderful. I recommend this restaurant to all visitors and locals visiting Southport.

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Southport, NC
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went ot Mr P's last night. We hadn't been there for about a year. The food has always been very good, but we were tired of the menu which had the same specials every night. We were pleased to see that they have streamlined the menu, keeping all of their specialties and have added true specials that were outstanding. The... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old saying is "Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover." This really applies to Mr. P's Bistro. When you see it from the street, you wonder. But take the plunge and go inside. It is fabulous. A well-traveled friend says it is his favorite restaurant in the world. He may be right. Excellent seafood items, famous for their beef,... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another fabulous dinner at Mr. P's. You simply cannot beat the professional service here. Last night, our server, Lisa, made it seem as if we were her only table. Nothing was too much trouble, and our food was served quickly, perfectly prepared as ordered, and piping hot. Mr. P's manager, Chris Smith, visited our table twice during our meal to... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place a few months ago after several not so great dinners in Southport. We thought it was very good, so we decided it was a destination restaurant. On this visit we were not disappointed. We made reservations and were seated in a couples of minutes. Menu was excellent and varied and we were very satisfied with our... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite place to go for dinner in Southport. The Oysters are super. I love having a table in the 'love shack' and Addison is my favorite waiter!!! The whole resturant has such a personal and friendly atmosphere.. Chris goes out of his way to remember your name and to always come by the table.

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy Mr. P's Bistro as the staff is so welcoming and the food is so consistently OUTSTANDING. We started our dinner with a bucket of steamed oysters to share -- more than enough for two. By steaming them, the shucking is easy and the Topsail Island oysters were nice and salty. I had grilled scallops (you can also... More 

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Coastal North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The food at Mr. P's is always consistently fantastic! Almost all of our family and friends go there for their wonderful seafood dishes. But, I always order their steaks and they are always so very GOOD! Love the filet , roasted red potatoes, and , of course, fried green tomatoes. My favorite restaurant in Southport. Great attentive staff. Always make... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've eaten here a few times and always, the food has been impeccably good. This time I ordered the clam chowder. I compare all clam chowders by what I get in Maine. Maybe that's not fair, but Mr. P's compared favorably well. It was creamy, full of clams and large bacon bits. We also ordered the shrimp gumbo over the... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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308 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting my sister before Christmas and were exploring the shops downtown and wanted a bite to eat before the Flotilla. My sister had eaten at Mr P's and recommended it, so we walked in. They were booked, but we were able to eat at the bar. The menu had a nice variety. We had the 3+3 Oyster appetizer.... 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, Families with children

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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