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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
17:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

From the service to the meal to include the view everything was perfect. Prices were reasonable and wine selection was very good. They do not take reservations except for parties of 8 or more so it may be busy during the Season but there is outdoor seating and a Bar.

Thank Mike B
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Finally had the chance to have a business dinner at this place. Very surprised when I walked in the door. From the outside it looks like a condo, but very cozy multiple room dining inside. Service was great. The specials were fantastic.

Thank Timothy H
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448 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

First time visit while on vacation nice restaurant and service wife had the lasagna and was good I had the eggplant Parmesan and did not care for it (too thick of slices and too much breading) over all a good meal but would try something different

Thank billreedred
Southport, North Carolina
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Italian Bistro at its best......good Italian food always...Joe and Deb will welcome you like family and see that your evening goes well......good wine list...Great location of the marina....view the ICW and the boats.......Large rooms for 10 or more.....Joe always has great specials offering local catch and beefeaters!

Thank paul s
Southport, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Food is good, but having to wait for so long makes it not worthwhile. They refuse to take reservations and are a bit testy when asking for various table locations.

1 Thank george t
Solomons, Maryland
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you desire great food and the best service around then Joseph's Italian Bistro is your place. We schedule our trip around stopping in South Harbour Village Marina on our way south then on our return trip north just to eat a fantastic meal at Joseph's. My wife had the salmon special with polenta while I had a New York... More 

Thank Billy E
West Sussex, UK
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189 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Six of us had dinner here one Saturday night. It was quite atmospheric within the restaurant as there are not too many tables which means that diners are not crowded together. Sinatra playing in the background added to the ambiance. Service was efficient and nothing was too much trouble. There was an extensive choice of dishes in the menu. I... More 

Thank DWT123
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

It is hard to embellish on Excellent, but we both ordered shrimp dishes, one Scampi, and one Alfredo with penne pasta. We loved them both. However we had eaten salads first which were superb, and couldn't finish our entrees. So we heated it up the next night and it was still wonderful, even leftover. Would not want to omit our... More 

Thank Alice C
Wilsonville, Alabama
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The lasagna was excellent. Others had the meatballs with spaghetti. Both dishes were great. The restaurant has a view of the marina with indoor and outdoor dining. The staff was friendly, accommodating, and professional. Highly recommended.

Thank Joan W
Greensboro, NC, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Excellent food and restful atmosphere. Outside dining available with water view of active marina. We have dined here often and have never been disappointed.

Thank James H

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, 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 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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?