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Joseph's Italian Bistro

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5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
910-454-4440
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice view and place to celebrate anniversary

We celebrated our 13th anniversary here. Food and service were great! View was nice as well! A little pricey but it's a great place to celebrate special occasions!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
LEGrayNorthCarolina
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North Carolina
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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North Carolina
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our 13th anniversary here. Food and service were great! View was nice as well! A little pricey but it's a great place to celebrate special occasions!

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Southport, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great Italian food, great service and quaint/cozy atmosphere. Prices are somewhat high, but you definite get what you pay for.

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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 5, 2015

This meal was quite simply incredible! The staff were very friendly & the overall service was excellent! Two of us had the specials the first was a grouper lightly pan seared then baked with a lemon cream wine sauce and the second fish choice was a parmesan crusted Chilean sea bass with the same sauce. Both came with polenta which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The best food ever along with ambience as we were seated on the marina in the special Salsa room suited to seat 10 people comfortably. "Marquis" was our server and customer service extroidinaire! Excellent from beginning to end! Everyone in our party of 10 were completely satisfied. Thank you!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Been to Joseph's several times now, and each visit is better than the last. The food is always fresh and well prepared, the staff always friendly and the atmosphere always beautiful. For the price, it's a great option for anyone wanting a quality Italian meal.

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Conway, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Joseph's was like walking from the beach at Southport, NC through a door to the best restaurant in New York. Service, impeccable. Food Amazing! We have found a true Gem and planning our next trip back and bringing friends with us, lots of them...

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Crisfield, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you only visit one restaurant while in Southport, let it be Joseph's! The service was perfect - not rushed but you never had to wait when you needed something. And the food, was spectacular. We started with most delicious crusty bread for dipping. the dipping oil left you wanting to keep eating bread. Our appetizer was fried calamari. We... 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

First, a disclaimer. We did not order Italian food at Joseph's, so this review is not about Joseph's Italian cuisine. It is about two of the most spectacular fish dishes my wife and I have ever eaten: grouper with a beurre blanc sauce and swordfish with a lemon cream sauce. Without doubt, the freshest, best prepared fish we have ever... More 

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New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I love this restaurant!!! The ambiance is perfect! The food is delicious from salad to dessert and everything in between. One of my favorites is the parmesean encrusted grouper. The service is always wonderful and the staff is friendly and informative. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a satisfying and delicious meal.

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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Some times you want more than hush puppies and sand on the floor - Joseph's will deliver. Don't worry that you are bound by Italian food either, this menu has plenty of choices. We enjoyed escargot and duck, paired with delicious wine. We intend to return for the Italian experience and enjoy the award-winning meatballs. The service is great, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: 910-454-4440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?