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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous experience

Well worth it. Great food, coupled with professional & friendly staff. Don't go if you want fast food. This is a place for an enjoyable dining experience. Take your time and soak it up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
CapeCod2010
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Torrington, Connecticut
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Torrington, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well worth it. Great food, coupled with professional & friendly staff. Don't go if you want fast food. This is a place for an enjoyable dining experience. Take your time and soak it up.

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Southport, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This is our go to place when we want a consistently good meal. I love the veal marsala and hubby loves the seafood marinara combo. the staff is knowledgeable , friendly, and service good. Shrimp, crab, and seafood are always delicious. It does Not take reservations unless 6 or more so arrive early during tourist season. good wine menu and... More 

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Oak Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is very consistent and have eaten there for several years now and have never had a bad meal. The regular menu is very good and sometimes we just like eating in the bar instead of the dining room. You get a great view of the south harbor marina and the waterway. they also have outside dining which is... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Let me start by saying the waiter we had was amazing. He was friendly, knowledgable, attentive and professional. The bread and olive oil was delicious. I also got the veal Parmesan which was too notch. My wife got the fettecini Alfredo which was also fantastic. This was a perfect place to celebrate our 15 year anniversary.

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Southport, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Consistent good meals...great view...good wine list too...Fresh seafood, however the Italian dishes are a good match too..

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Supply, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a great restaurant. My only gripe is that the server hastily runs down the evening's Specials and conveniently omits the price. Most menu items are reasonably priced between $17-$20. We were surprised to find the grouper on our bill priced at $29. It was impeccably prepared, but there was a bit of "sticker shock." Our server was attentive... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The package deal.I have been here many times with many different groups of people and this place never dissapoints. The service is excellent everytime.We love to sit outside by the marina the view are great. The menu is pretty straight forward they always have dinner specials some seafood and they are all great.My favorite is the shrimp linguine made with... More 

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North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've been to Joseph's several times. Nice location at South Harbour Village Marina so you can get to to this restaurant by boat or by car. It's about as close to fine dining as you can get in the Southport/Oak Island area. Service is always outstanding. Excellent seafood dishes although I had the veal chop last time and it was... More 

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Nc
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The view from the restaurant on the water is beautiful. The food was good, but not exceptional for the price. I think the seafood would have been a better choice.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

While view of harbor is limited, food was fantastic, service was perfect, and atmosphere was warm and elegant. Nice to eat where you can hear without yelling. Was very impressed it was this good. The grouper and shrimp were delicious Lemon sauce one of best I've had.

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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?