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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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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Charming little bistro in Southport. I do recommend reservations. I have now been there twice. I recommend the okra gumbo! it is as good as anything I have had in New Orleans Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurant is very quaint and also has a full bar. You must go here!

Thank Brisco22
Southport, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is always good here and service is excellent. Wait staff is very knowledgeable and specific about preparation of food. Owner seems to always be there and checks in with diners to be sure they are happy with experience. Call for reservations as they are usually busy.

Thank Malia T
Oak Island, North Carolina
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make a reservation. We do special occasions here and usually choose seafood. All of our food was very good: two ate appetizers for main course 1) crab soup & won tons 2) stuffed mushrooms; the other two VERY GOOD entrees 1) salmon Oscar and 2) seafood grill was a good variety with grilled fish, scallops, oysters, shrimp and crab cake.... More 

Thank bobatthebeach999
Southport, North Carolina
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our experience at Mr. P's was very good. The service started out a bit slow, but that was because of a mix up on table assignments which the manager fixed quickly and comped our drinks due to what he felt was his responsibility. Like just about everyplace in Southport, the atmosphere is casual. The dining area and bar share the... More 

Thank PaulSuzanneTravel
Hemingway, South Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told by two locals this was the place to eat. It did not meet up to our expectations. The food was OK. It was very loud and not romantic.

Thank Steve S
Columbia, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Make a reservation because this charming little place is busy all year and really busy in high season. Fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere with well-trained staff and very good, creatively prepared food. The fresh seafood dishes are great and they do a mean prime rib in three different size cuts. Excellent Oysters Rockefeller. Full bar, interesting cocktail menu, good... More 

Thank Kenneth C
Geneva, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hosts at Captain Newton Inn and would come here again. Bartender was very professional and friendly. Entrees were well made, creative and tasty. Small, intimate setting with fresh seafood and wonderful sides.

Thank runitharder
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I was attracted to this establishment because they have a fried goat cheese salad on the menu....I love goat cheese salads. I was not disappointed, this salad was fantastic! I also tried the crab cake sandwich, with fresh crab meat grilled to perfection. If you want perfection eat here!

Thank Doug P
Southport, North Carolina
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was absolutely the nicest semi-formal dining experience we've had in the Southport area. The service was excellent, the food was absolutely outstanding and the prices were reasonable given the quality of the overall experience. While dress is considered "casual," I was glad I exchanged my normal shorts and polo shirt for long pants and sport shirt. The menu has... More 

Thank Tom M
Oak Island, North Carolina
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Charming, superb service, delicious food for the whole family... We have been as a couple and with friends...always consistent. A special oasis in the neighborhood. We try to go once a month.

Thank oldbioprof

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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, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?