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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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really don’t want to talk about the sesame-encrusted rare tuna appetizer or the Oysters Rockefeller or the Oysters Bienville or the outstanding flounder or crab cakes or home-made desserts we sucked down in December. I won’t elaborate on the slabs of Prime Rib I saw at the next table (why go for Turf at the coast?). If I do,... More 

Thank JohnRDU
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing. We had a party of five and all got different entrees. Not a single complaint in the group.

Thank Amanda C
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Southport 2 nights. Mr P's Bistro was recommended to us. We had dinner there the second night because there was a party going on the first night. Very noisy. The second night we did eat at Mr P's. The food was average. The service was good.

Thank Elaine T
Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

My husband and I recently had dinner here with another couple. I had the trout stuffed with crabmeat and it was delicious. My husband had the prime rib, and he devoured it - a beautiful piece of meat cooked to perfection. The service was excellent, and our server was very attentive. I think her name was Shelby. This was not... More 

Thank HKtravelbug
Southport, North Carolina
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Mr. P's is the most popular restaurant in southport, it's crowded every night of the week. Knowing this we made a reservation for a party of five at 6pm. When we arrived a little early they showed us to a table right next to the bar. Although the waiter was very polite and hard working it took about 20 minutes... More 

Thank Ray C
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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 25 November 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?