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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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delicious Italian food cooked by Joseph with wife Debbie managing the front. Have been going there for years and have never had a bad meal.

Thank John B
Southport, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where can you have a delicious Italian gourmet meal, superb cocktails and overlooking the beautiful southern part of the inter-coastal on a sunny evening. While you sip your cocktail or wine to accommodate your dinner is the beautiful outdoor views of the various green water grasses hovering over the blue waters with boats sailing bye. It certainly beats a 4... More 

Thank worldtraveler3652015
Southport, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Joseph's is rated a top restaurant in Southport. Perhaps that is because most of the restaurants in the area are seafood oriented, with an emphasis of frying, or perhaps the location and relatively cozy atmosphere. Whatever the reason, do not expect an over the top meal. On a recent visit there, I had the veal saltimbocca. It was advertised as... More 

Thank PaulSuzanneTravel
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family went to Joseph's on a Saturday night in May and received wonderful service. We couldn't make a reservation, but only had to wait 30 minutes, which we spent enjoying a drink and overlooking the marina. If you like northern Italian food then you will enjoy Joseph's. We mentioned that it was my birthday and I received a nice... More 

Thank Peter G
Southport, North Carolina
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner at Joseph's with another couple on a very busy Saturday night. This was NOT a problem as service, food, and presentation were at their usual superb quality. We have been going to Joseph's ever since it opened and have NEVER been disappointed. All dinners were delicious and voluptuous. Very generous and tasty!

Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were heading out for dinner and wanted to go to Turtle Island but, to our surprise, it was closed! In a pinch, we remembered the Joseph's billboard and drove down that way. We lucked out in a table available in the bar area. Weston, our waiter, came over pretty quickly and took our drink and appetizer order. It was... More 

Thank AChampagne37
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant rivals any place I've been in a larger city. The food was very well prepared and presented. The staff well informed and very professional. The atmosphere was great with a view that cannot be beat. Try the seafood specials. All were very tasty.

Thank Jim H
Southport, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Joseph's has always been regarded locally as one of the best when you want to splurge a bit. It is set on dockside, so you can wait for your table with a drink watching the boats in slips. Once inside, the setting is cozy and intimate. The service was excellent and Donna, our waitress, had a great sense of humor... More 

Thank Rich M
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I throughly enjoyed the food here. We ordered the chicken Marsala, tuna, and eggplant rollatine. The tuna coated with sesame seeds was delicious, but was a special of the day. My niece loved the chicken dish, and didn't leave anything on her dish. The prices are reasonable and the service was good. I recommend dining on the patio if the... More 

Thank Klynnb53
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was fair and food was just ok. Hostess was very confused on who she should sear first. Waiter said hello and left without taking drink order.

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings
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 - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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

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