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Mr. P's Bistro

309 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3419
910-457-0801
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Ranked #3 of 72 restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A longtime Southport institution, one of the top dining spots in town. Low Country-leaning menu. Good wine list
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Cary, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

It is hard to give beach restaurants a top rating but this one is very close! The blackened Grouper was excellent and my wife said the filet was the best she has had anywhere, prepared perfectly. A very good range on the menu and they customized to address my wife's allergies. The list off menu, read that as specials, was... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Delightful in every way! Attentive, professional service, delicious food- the only problem is deciding what to order! Make a reservation during season- it fills up fast.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Southport does not lack for good places to eat. Mr. P's is one of the best. We went on a Monday evening about 6:45 pm. By 7:00 the place was almost full. I strongly recommend reservations. Our server seemed a bit distracted during the evening. It took her a while to ask for our drink order and she appeared to... More

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Conover, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A great little restaurant in downtown Southport NC. Located on Howe Street. Best to make reservations as it is always busy and not that big. The grilled Filet Mignon was tender and had great flavor! The Grouper was also excellent! Save room for dessert as it is all homemade. We love the Pecan Pie.

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Southport, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've been going to Mr. P's for the past 12 years, since before I moved to the Southport area. It remains one of my favorite restaurants in this area. The quality of the food is consistently high and the service can't be beat. Chris, the manager, is friendly, accommodating, and always "around" to see that guests are happy. Their Shrimp... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by locals and was deemed the best food served in town. We were not disappointed. Food was promptly served and the service was good. Our initial drinks were a little delayed in getting to us but that was not that big of a deal. The menu offered many items and they were willing to substitute items,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stayed in Southport for 1 week with my family and fiance, and Mr.P's was the best restaurant we went to all week! From the outside it doesn't look like anything special, but everything inside was semi-formal and classy. Our waitress was very sweet the entire time, and allowed us all to taste the grits before any of us ordered... More

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Durham NC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had reservations for my wife's birthday and were promptly seated. It has been a while since we last dined there and I was wondering if it still would be excellent. Our waitress Reyna was very friendly and went over the specials for the evening that included a variety of fish selections. We ordered the hot crab appetizer ($9.50) and... More

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New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Really enjoyed the atmosphere here, and the food was really yummy too! I ate a fried shrimp hamburger and fried green tomatoes. My husband thoroughly enjoyed their crab cakes.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by several people. The experience did not disappoint. The hostess was very friendly and we were promptly seated. Our waiter, Addison, was a third generation family member. He was so knowledgeable about every item on the menu and made incredible recommendations. The food was fresh, cooked perfectly and was amazing. It was the best... More

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