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Mr. P's Bistro

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309 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3419
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Reservations a must; as this local go-to family establishment is very busy! Drinks, meal & dessert ALL excellent. Service was great too! Very attentive!

Thank Kymmi-On_The_Go
Southport, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently had dinner at Mr. P's Bistro, which used to be excellent years ago. The tables were jammed close together, so much that the waitress couldn't get around and all the food at our round table for 6, had to be passed. The noise level was so great that the waitress, who seemed extremely unhappy, had to shout to tell... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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363 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Were seated a bit before our reservation near a 10 top that was very loud... Susan our waitress saw that it was noisy and worked with the manager to move us to a booth... The energy level of the restaurant is high but the booth was perfect to abate it... We had the special stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer with... More 

Thank DocHarrisHHI
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the 2nd time I had dinner here. It was just as I remembered: outstanding. Located on Main Street it's perfect for handicap or older people as you walk in from the street. Reservation recommended as its a smaller restaurant. Friendly staff and they prepare the fish anyway you like it. (I enjoy the Oscar preparation) oysters on the... More 

Thank ma15211
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 3 were curious to try the #1 rated restaurant in Southport and ventured into Mr. P's after a day at the waterpark. The host staff were quick and friendly annd we were seated promptly. We ordered appetizers of clam chowder and gumbo and entrees of the Crab Stuffed Fish of the Day, Blacked Tuna and a kid's... More 

Thank Heather G
Buckhannon, West Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations over a month in advance for our trip in late June after reviewing restaurant options on TripAdvisor. There was a line when we arrived for our 7PM and they quickly seated us in the wonderful corner booth with a street view. I had requested a "quiet" seat and they delivered in spades.....so great for a Non-Local:) We... More 

Thank 38SmithLady
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So ofcourse I had to see why it was rated #1 in Southport...I ordered the clam chowder soup, stuffed mushrooms, and had the strawberry/chocolate cheesecake. Didn't order a formal dinner entree as I wanted to try an array of menu items. The soup was very hood, the stuffed mushrooms and dessert were excellent. Why didn't it get 5stars...it was hot... More 

Thank KimNE
Wilmington, NC
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten the sesame tuna, the blackened salmon, and some salads and apps - all EXCELLENT. The sesame tuna is now my favorite meal anywhere. The service is very good as well, and the staff is very friendly.

Thank SandiCastles
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited on vacation for dinner. The restaurant itself has a very nice atmosphere. The food although good, was not as good as we had expected based on prior reviews. I had the mixed grill seafood which included small portions of grilled mahi, grilled scallops, fried shrimp, fried oysters, and a crab cake. The grilled mahi was... More 

Thank Benjamin H
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oysters Rockefeller were spinach and a small piece of oyster. What a joke. Beinville about the same. A true oysters scam. They charge top dollar. Truly the taco bell of oysters. Cocktails are super xpensivr. Rib roast is good but not prime

Thank Mark V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3419
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: 910-457-0801
A longtime Southport institution, one of the top dining spots in town. Low Country-leaning menu. Good wine list

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?