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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here numerous times with family and friends. Great service and food. All of the servers are friendly and accommodating.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prime rib dinner, crab dip, shrimp & grits, with Caesar Salad. Seemed like excellent wine & liquor list but I'm a beer guy and not much there, tho did end up with decent local IPA. Very pleasant and attentive staff. Delicious complimentary rolls & butter....Prime rib a little tough & overcooked (we did not complain) but everything else nicely done. Dip could have been a little crabbier but isn't that always the case? Took home two deserts for later that evening nd breakfast; not nearly as good as the rest of the meal.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 9, 2021

Our first month living in Southport. Moved from Buffalo, NY which is a great food town btw. Late afternoon I was waiting for my wife who was in a fabric store next to Mister P's, looking at the menu in the window. Around the corner...came Mr. P himself, Stephen Phipps, introduced himself and proceeded to describe his restaurant and the food and drinks available. He was very enthusiastic and welcoming. Needless to say we made a reservation for that evening and had great wine, cocktails and I had one of the best cuts of beef I have ever had. Blackened prime rib and shrimp. My wife had shrimp and grits, loved them. The martini was excellent, the service great and we will be back soon. Thank you Chef.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed October 10, 2020

My wife and I moved here 2 years ago from Charlotte and decided to visit this place after seeing the reviews. To be Frank we were very unimpressed. We arrived at the restaurant roughly 5pm as to avoid a dinner rush and requested a quiet...table away from all the hustle and bustle preferably a window seat and were denied that. We were seated in the middle of the room, the opposite of what we asked for and were told window seats were reserved for other parties. Meanwhile almost our entire meal those seats remained vacant. Not to mention being from the city I am a firm believer in setting reservations before arriving at any restaurant. Earlier in the day I tried to place a reservation and apparently this restaurant is first come first serve. If it’s first come first serve how come those tables were reserved??? So much for that romantic dinner we were so hoping for....long story short we won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful dinner, excellent drinks and attentive staff! HIGHLY recommend and suggest their entree Shrimp and grits!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 9, 2020 via mobile

Had an excellent farewell dinner in a welcoming environ. All meals weregood scrumptious. Try the Cajun cabbage for a unique side. Our server, 16, was excellent AND it was HIS birthday. be.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 9, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I went here. People raced about the food and experience. This place was solid. The food was good. It was a little over priced for our taste. The underground tuna is an excellent option. We also had the beef medallions and the...chicken Marsala. Everything was good, well cooked, and had great taste.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed April 25, 2020

During this difficult time, Mr.P’s is one of our favorite restaurants. We have gotten both of their tuna dishes and they were terrific. Two nights ago I got the blackened salmon and it was perfect. I’m not big on blackened but it was just right,...it added to the flavor of a great piece of salmon, and did not distract. Hubby got the blackened tuna again because it is so good. I also highly recommend their fried goat cheese salad. So refreshing and flavorful. Be sure and call ahead. You usually start calling at 2 pm. Sometimes it takes 10 minutes or more to get through because they are so popular. But keep trying it is worth it! Thank you for being open!More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed April 11, 2020 via mobile

Mr. P’s is our go-to for a great night out for fresh seafood and awesome prime rib. They also have great sides and desserts. Service is always on point. We love to take visiting family there as well as meeting friends for dinner. A real...gem in downtown Southport, NC.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

Went to this fine restaurant with my husband Saturday evening. We were seated right away. Our server was right there getting drink order and discussing specials. I had cod oscar with fresh crab meat covering it. My husband had Tuna special, both were sensational. Bourbon...Pecan pie was worth the calories.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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December 10, 2018|
Response from G C | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you call the restaurant directly at: 910-457-0801
December 10, 2018|
Response from dham109 | Reviewed this property |
You can check their hours of operation by Googling Mr. P’s. I am guessing they will be open.
April 26, 2018|
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Response from 673kathleenb | Reviewed this property |
No, there is a bar and the wine selection was very nice.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mr. P's Bistro

  • Yes, Mr. P's Bistro offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Mr. P's Bistro offers delivery services.

  • Mr. P's Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4