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Mr. P's Bistro

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309 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3419
+1 910-457-0801
17:00 - 21:00
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Leland, North Carolina
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510 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were here it's a group of friends. For most of us, it was our first time here. All of us were very happy with this restaurant. The service was terrific. The food was outstanding, except for a couple small exceptions. My prime rib was cooked perfectly, and was delicious. The vegetables were for the most part excellent. The Lima... More 

Thank LoisNCNY
Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have visited this Bistro twice. Each time, the service and food was excellent. A little on the pricey side, but well worth the money.

Thank rlaundervil
Espyville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went there with friends for my birthday. My entre of tile fish, covered with crab meat, Hollandaise sauce and asparagus, with sides of sausage Lima beans and red potatoes were excellent. My wife had scallops that we're larger than most and very tender. The other reviews on this site are accurate regarding friendly staff, and large portions. We took 'to... More 

Thank Kenneth W
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We were visiting the area for my daughter swim meet. We asked the front desk of our hotel for suggestions for dinner. She suggested here- upon our arrival other guests were dressed a little more fancier than us ( slacks and blazer for men and casual but neat for women) we had just traveled for 2:30 hrs and was not... More 

Thank tot122370
Austin, Texas
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We arrived on a recent weeknight while visiting the area. I would recommend making reservations, but we didn't wait too long. Our corner table by the window was cozy and quiet despite the full clientele. I ordered the mixed seafood platter which was fresh, light and delicious. It was also too much food for one person, so we had leftovers... More 

Thank Kathy W
Southport, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The only food I have ever ordered there is the Underground Tuna. I have been there 3 times and always order it. It is my favorite! Others in my party order other items they thought was very good. I think it is consistently the best in Southport.

Thank William J. F
Southport, North Carolina
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Mr. P's has been operating in Southport for over 20 years...The food is good and the fish is always fresh....Oysters are my favorite at Mr. P's and they make them 3 different ways.....I favorite on the menu is the ahi tuna either as an appetizer or a main course....You can't go wrong at this restaurant...At bit pricey.....

Thank paul s
Buffalo Junction, Virginia
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154 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

My wife and I were just going to do a tapas style dinner with a couple of appetizers, but even their appetizers can be served entree size. I ordered their sesame crusted Tuns in an entree size. However, by the time we had eaten two appetizers I had the waitress cut that Tuna down to appetizer size also. Am I... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Always fresh seafood very consistent. The service is professional and efficient, bar service the same. Always enjoy going there.

Thank kjm0724
Southport, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have eaten there on quite a few ocassions, and havent been disappointed yet! Had lobster, and prime rib last time, and it was fineeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Thank JimandBecky2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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: +1 910-457-0801
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?