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Joseph's Italian Bistro

5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
910-454-4440
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Ranked #3 of 72 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 25, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Went here last Sat nite after finding Shagger Jacks closed at 8:30pm. By far a better choice all around. Two of us had shrimp scampi and frutti de mara. The scampi was very different than most--not so heavy on oil and garlic--instead a light touch and a little cream. Lots of big shrimp. The frutti was chock full of fish,... More

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We met friends, as having been here before it is a nice location with the marina. We ordered the grouper special, it was excellent. One ordered lasagna and found that to their liking. Check out their own house labeled wine, it is a good value and taste. Reservations are not accepted, so plan on a cocktail as you wait for... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Probably the best lasagna we've ever eaten, with a delicious combination of cheeses and sauce. Wonderful outdoor ambience watching the sunset over the marina while we waited for late dinner seating on the back deck. Definitely worth the short wait on a busy Friday evening.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Don't miss this one! Beautiful setting, great food and awesome, professional service. Can't wait to go back!

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Carthage, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere! Will visit Joseph's again. The calamari was excellent! The view was amazing!

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If I could give them ten stars I would. Great place for casual dining with excellent menu and perfect wine list. Service is outstanding.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Well there were 4 of us and we were only in Southport for four days so we had to pick and choose our restaurants. I read great reviews about Joseph's and since Italian is my favorite we had to try it. Out of the four of us, only one thoroughly enjoyed his main entree. He had the soft shell crab... More

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Cary, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Not sure what everyone liked about this place but if it was located in a town with great restaurants it would be out of business in months. The food is average at best, and the service while not rude is just not good. Go the the Fish House restaurant at blue point marina for a better meal.

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Wilson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Although a bit on the pricey side, I enjoyed a meal of the most delicious lasagna I've ever had. Also, the service was excellent. The others at my table had nothing but good things to say, and we ended up staying and visiting (old friends) for a bit beyond closing time, and no one even asked us to leave. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Totally found this place NY accident. Wow. The best Italian seafood ever. Will make a special day trip to eat again n again

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