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Joseph's Italian Bistro

5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
+1 910-454-4440
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fine dining and great view. Great place for a little more upscale eating. Servings are huge and delicious.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant at the request of another couple. We had all been hearing great things about it in our community. We live about 30 - 40 mins from this restaurant, but the travel was well worth it. The restaurant is generally closed on...More

Thank Niecie718
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have eaten here multiple timed and have never been disappointed. The menu is filled with delicious food. My favorites are the shrimp scampi and the linguine and clams. My husband loves their bone in veal chop. Deserts are also amazing!

Thank Eileen S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a family dinner at Joseph's last night. We dined outdoors overlooking the water and the many boats docked nearby. In itself, that was lovely. But the food was delicious. I found nothing but pleasure in every bite of everything. My after dinner coffee...More

Thank Joseph E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying on Oak Island for a beach vacation and friends in the area recommended Josephs. From the outside this looks rather unassuming but once you step in you realize Josephs has a "beach casual" elegance. We were warmly greeted and fortunate to be...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had visited this restaurant on a previous business trip and wanted me to experience how great he thought this restaurant was. We got to the restaurant right when they opened at 5:00 pm and asked to be seated outside. Beautiful view and not...More

Thank dewhite1
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

My second visit but the first after the fire. I honestly can’t tell any difference. We had the grouper and the snapper fish specials both which were excellent. One accompanied by risotto and the other polenta. Salad starters nothing out of the ordinary. Limoncello tiramisu...More

Thank ZiggyRey
Reviewed May 5, 2018

We had dinner at Joseph's Italian Bistro and found the experience to be delightful. Everything was delicious. My husband had mussels for an appetizer, which he thought was great. We enjoyed our salads that accompanied our perfect entrees. All staff members were very pleasant and...More

Thank Elizabeth30039
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I was visiting friends and we went to their favorite restaurant, Joseph's. Wow, I know why! The staff greeted us like family, were attentive without being annoying and everything was great! Our waitress, Ashley, was well informed and helpful. I began with the escargot. Melted...More

Thank meowgal
Reviewed April 27, 2018

We go to Joseph's as a special treat. We hadn't been for a while as it was closed for renovations. As it recently reopened, we went to see if it was still great. It is still a lovely space, with wonderful servers. We always have...More

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Susan C
September 29, 2017|
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Response from Debra B | Property representative |
We do take reservations for parties of 8-12 in our two private dining rooms. The main dining area is on a first come first served venue. We hope to see you soon!
Eileen D
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Debra B | Property representative |
Yes we do👍 Gluten free pasta as well as other options from our regular menu and specials. We look forward to seeing you 😍
March 9, 2017|
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Response from Debra B | Property representative |
Mon-Thursday 5-9 Fri/Saturday 5-9:30 Open Sunday Memorial Day - Labor Day 5-9 We look forward to seeing you!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 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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