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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 #2 of 72 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Carnesville, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A little hard to find, but just follow signs or use GPS. It is located between Southport and Oak Island. Food, service, view - all were great. I had the shrimp and grits and my husband had lasagna. We didn't have room for dessert. What a surprise to find this great restaurant in a rather new strip shopping center on... More

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Earth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We dined there based on other reviews we had read. They turned out to be accurate. Decor traditional Italian same as the trattorias we have visited in Italy. Food was presented in fine style with flavor equal to the task of making it a pleasant & memorable experience. We will return.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is the best restaurant in the OKI and Southport area. I usually don't take the time to write a review but Joseph's is so good I have to share with others. They have a great but reasonably priced wine list. They have great dinner specials and awesome desserts. Wait staff is very good especially if you get Marquis he... More

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Fayetteville
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We found Joseph's for my mom's 90th birthday party. We reserved a small room that looked out over the water for the 11 of us to get a little privacy. The room was at full capacity with the 11 of us but still very comfortable. My mother has to use a walker so it is very hard for her to... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 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

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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