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Joseph's Italian Bistro

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5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
+1 910-454-4440
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
Wonderful dinner!

We have been visiting various towns in North Carolina for the last week and this was the best meal we have had all week! The food and ambience were perfect. There was a nice selection of entrees, drinks, and desserts. Our server, Ashley, was patient and attentive. We definitely recommend Joseph's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting various towns in North Carolina for the last week and this was the best meal we have had all week! The food and ambience were perfect. There was a nice selection of entrees, drinks, and desserts. Our server, Ashley, was patient and attentive. We definitely recommend Joseph's Italian bistro if you are visiting the Southport area.

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Southport, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This quaint restaurant on the Southport Marina has a lot going for it. The Italian food is first rate, and the daily specials like fresh grouper are always special. Joseph, the owner is always hands on in the kitchen. And the wait staff is top notch. Never a disappointment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My favorite restaurant in Southport. Great ambience, especially in spring and fall when you can eat outside at around 7 and get the sunset. Very friendly and professional staff. My husband and I both had the fish special which was fantastic. The calamari is also very good. Just so you are not surprised be be sure to ask the cost... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This wan't our first trip to Joseph's, and definitely won't be our last! I ordered Mussels for an appetizer, and the Grilled Salmon special for the main course. Both were among the best I have ever had! Our waiter was fantastic - very attentive, interactive, respectful and funny. We sat outside and overlooked the water; a special experience that I... More 

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Tallmadge, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We visited this restaurant for the first time last week. It had won some awards recently and we thought we would try it! We were so glad that we did! Brook, our waitress, was one of the best waitresses that I have ever had. The food was excellent and all of us enjoyed our meals. Even though we were full... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This resturant has it all! After a long week of trying many terrible resturants during our vacation stay at Oak Island, this was our last chance to get a good meal before we left! That is EXACTLY what we got! There were 4 of us and we ALL loved our meals! Great food, wonderful atmosphere, EXCELLENT service! The decor and... More 

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

we always eat here when we are in the area ... my wife had duck and risotto ... I had seafood pasta ... very, very good ... Brook waited on us, and she is world class ... thank you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our server disappeared for long periods of time and the staff was not so friendly. Bartender yelled for me to shut the door when I was holding it open for my mother. This is iltalian restaurant and does not offer the traditional seafood dishes you would expect. Our meals were still very good and the view was very nice on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My husband and I are staying in a condo just a few doors down from Joseph's, so last night we decided to get some food to go. It was great! My husband got the lasagna, and I got penne Alfredo. Both of our dishes were prepared well and tasted fantastic. The meals also came with salad- I got the Caesar,... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Stopped there this week for the first time while visiting family. Looking for a good meal and found not only a very good meal but beautiful setting on the coast and great service. Would go there again without hesitation.

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Additional Information about Joseph's Italian Bistro

Address: 5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
Phone Number: +1 910-454-4440
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
Cuisine: Italian

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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: +1 910-454-4440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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