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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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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese bread” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5003 Oquinn Blvd SE, Apt O, Southport, NC 28461-7515
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about Joseph's Italian Bistro is first rate. The ambiance is amazing. It just feels good to be there. Jalen was our waiter and could not have been more professional and caring. We were a party of four. Everyone ordered something different. Everyone raved about...More

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Food is always great here. The cheese bread they give you before your meal is excellent also. Weather permitting, sit on the deck if possible.

Thank DB605
Reviewed 1 November 2017

It's been a busy summer and have been able to get to Joseph's a couple of times. Went last night after a wonderful day of sailing. The food was doubly enjoyable since we had a lousy experience a another Italian restaurant (reviewed else where in...More

Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Was at Joseph's last night to celebrate a friend's birthday. As a local, I've eaten at Joseph's many times, and it is always excellent. The food is great and the service is top notch, always. And a view of South Harbor Marina right outside the...More

Thank BruceBland
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a cozy, quaint restaurant on the marina. Everyone was friendly, though things moved slowly. The bread was amazing. I enjoyed the seafood pasta and it was a very large portion. However, my husband ordered chicken parm and it was flavorless and dry. It...More

Thank Kmata99
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This one is a little tucked away in a harbor. The server Marquise? was the best I have ever had the pleasure to sit with. Saphron Clams were the food highlight. We would go back.

Thank rockymarkeltn
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We seem to find several excellent restaurants a year in our travels. This one was a most magnificent experience. We were seated, after a short wait, at an outside table overlooking the harbor. Our waitress Kara (I think I remember that was her name) was...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Overloking intercoastal waterway Excellent service very attentive excellent food, stay with the pasta & seafood, can't go wrong

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoy a sunset watching the boats crusing on the ICW while you done on great Italian fare. Friendly staff, great food .... and did I mention the location? Tucked away between Southport and Oak Island this is a local gem for Italian lovers.

Thank James P
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This place has such good food and an excellent wine selection. The service is attentive and never rushed like some area places--nice to relax in a quite atmosphere and eat tasty food.

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Nearby Attractions
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1.98 km away
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Susan C
29 September 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
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 😍
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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