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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: 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Birthday

Great atmosphere, the service was fantastic (ask for Michael!) Prime rib was cooked to perfection, and the pecan pie was to die for. Chris, the owner checked on us to make sure our experience was perfect. Will be back again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Trey A
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, the service was fantastic (ask for Michael!) Prime rib was cooked to perfection, and the pecan pie was to die for. Chris, the owner checked on us to make sure our experience was perfect. Will be back again!

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Upperville, VA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We vacation 30 miles from Southport but this is the place to go for great seafood. The summer vacation season was slowing down but this place was packed. Gumbo was very good and not too spicy. Tuna was perfectly cooked to order. Shrimp and grits very good. Surf and turf was excellent and the beef was cooked perfectly like the... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The seafood is always prepared to perfection. I mostly order the seafood platter, have the fish and and shrimp blackened, the oysters and crab cake are fried. The sides are always good. The service is attentive. The atmosphere is comfortable.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Excellent, excellent seafood. I would suggest getting a reservation as this restaurant has quite the following. Quantity more than ample. Service superb. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had the gumbo, absolutely delicious, we also had fried shrip, lightly fried and very good. Crab an shrimp wonton appy was also a favorite. Nice bar with fresh cold beer. Absolutely recommend.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

The best place to eat in Southport. They are open at 5 in the evening. Best to make a reservation do you don't have to wait. All the dishes I tried were wonderful. The prime rib is to die for!

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WIlmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The locals favorite. If someone visiting wants local seafood, we bring them here. It truly is upscale fresh southern fair with excellent service and a warm inviting yet lively atmosphere.

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Southport
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Party of 9 gathered for a birthday dinner. We had reservations and were seated promptly, served our drinks and given a reasonable time to order. The restaurant was crowded but no overly packed. The food, on a prior visit was very good but lacked sufficient quantity to justify the price. The waiter took our orders and salads were brought rather... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had dinner on a Saturday night. It was pretty full with all different kinds of patrons...older, young families, couples, older families, groups. Nice atmosphere, very friendly and knowledgable wait staff and proprietor. Delicious food, the fried green tomatoes appetizer was really good, and our entrees were delicious. I had the chicken penne and it was huge...too much to eat!... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Mr. P's is my first choice for a delicious dinner in Southport. Although their prime rib is very good, we always order seafood. Why? Steve uses fresh, local catch in simple, perfect presentations. Anything "Oscar" is a sure thing. If you're here in summer, don't miss the lemon/blueberry cheesecake. Little known fact: their sandwich menu is great...prime rib, burgers, crab... 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: Local cuisine, Romantic

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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