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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 good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 6 min
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average food with above average prices. Food was salty and took its time getting to the table. Service was fine. If you like good Italian food, this isin't it.

Thank John V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a surprise to find wonderfully prepared Italian cuisine right off your boat. This special little find can be reached by boat or car...with background music from the greats, (Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett to name a few)..the service is good, the atmosphere cozy and refined...More

Thank Peg I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last dinner after a week in Oak Island and by far the best. That's saying a lot considering the number of meals we've eaten out and the variety of places we sampled. We got there relatively early so we had a small...More

Thank BillBfromNC
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This is where the locals in Southport, St. James and Oak Island go. It is just a short drive off the main highway, but well worth it. If you are looking for seafood and Italian, you have to visit Joseph's Bistro. I had the best...More

1  Thank Frank B
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Well prepared Grouper with Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce was delicious but I was hoping for a little large filet of Grouper for 31.95. Polenta was creamy and a good side. My husband had Pasta with seafood in a white wine garlic sauce- again it would...More

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

It's always great to find a very special restaurant nearby, especially when you are fairly new to the area. My wife and I had heard good things about Joseph's and tonight was the perfect night to sit outside, overlook the marina, and discover a superb...More

Thank traveler7traveler
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We were 2 couples for dinner... I ordered one of the specials that evening, a Shrimp / Scallop combo over pasta with a cream sauce, It looked delicious and the aroma from the sauce and garlic was incredible. As I was eating I noticed there...More

Thank 225winstonh
Debra B, Owner at Joseph's Italian Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

We apologize that your experience was such a negative one. We can assure you all of our dishes, including any specials, are created using the finest and freshest ingredients and that our prices reflect that. We do have a manager on duty at all times...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Incredible meal! Don't judge it by the front of it... the view in the back is gorgeous! You think of Italian food... it is everywhere.... but wait until you get a taste of their Italian food!!! OMG it was incredible!!!

Thank msbrazil
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Joseph's has a long history or offering an extraordinary dining experience and it never fails to do so. I've eaten here for many years and never been disappointed. Their Veal dishes are delicious as may of their pasta entrees. No reservations so come early or...More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times; most recently this past April. My friend had ravioli with seafood and sauce. I had grouper with risotto. Both were delicious. We also had our usual appetizer of eggplant rollatini. Oh in the bread with dipping olive oil that...More

Thank Gary k
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Eileen D
Do you have gluten free options?
12 March 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 😍
Days open??
10 March 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

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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
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Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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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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