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Greg Cunningham via google.com - Jun 14, 2021
I have tried getting a gift certificate for my MIL and I have emailed through their website and a few days go by and nothing so I call and I am told the women who answers emails will be in that night and she'll let her know. they finally call back today which is another few days after I called amd sent another email asking for my cre ... read more
erin brown via google.com - Jun 11, 2021
The food is good overall, but the menu is not all that interesting. Most/all entrees come with a salad, which is refreshing. Service could be a bit more attentive, especially when it comes to refills on drinks. The view onto the water is also nice, but it seems like a but of an excuse to overcharge for the food.
Lydia H via google.com - Jun 10, 2021
Excellent food, and we loved that every entree came with a delicious and fresh salad! You can't go wrong with seafood, pasta, steak, or all of them. Their desserts are also wonderful, and they have quite a variety. Service was helpful and friendly, but it could have been a bit more attentive and consistent. We waited a long time for ... read more
LC Hurlocker via google.com - Jun 10, 2021
Joseph's is phenomenal, but make sure to arrive at 5PM when they open. With no reservations or call-ahead seating, you can find yourself in an hour+ wait quickly. Their food is worth every minute, though. They have the best bread starter in the Oak Island area. Their lobster ravioli is 10/10 if you're looking for an appetizer. We hav ... read more
Charlie Hurlocker via google.com - Jun 10, 2021
Amazing service and amazing food. Highly recommend taking the time to go. Be sure to be there at least 20 minutes before they open if you want to get seated with the first seating.
Natalie Grinsteinner via google.com - Jun 10, 2021
Excellent food, and we loved that every entree came with a delicious and fresh salad! You can't go wrong with seafood, pasta, steak, or all of them! Their desserts are also wonderful, and they have quite a variety. Service was helpful and friendly.
LC Hurlocker via google.com - Jun 9, 2021
Absolutely divine meal and service!!! Delicious Filet and Lobster Ravioli with Vodka Sauce!
Absolutely divine meal and service!!! Delicious Filet and Lobster Ravioli with Vodka Sauce!
Sharon Jones Bass via facebook.com - Jun 9, 2021
My girlfriend and I wanted to find the BEST Italian restaurant in the area while on vacation. We fou
My girlfriend and I wanted to find the BEST Italian restaurant in the area while on vacation. We found Joseph's Italian Bistro tucked away in a lovely area. The decor is classic and we were greeted by smiles. We were seated quickly and waited on in a timely manner. Ashley our waitress was lovely. We ordered lasagne and the carbonara ... read more
randomrobbie via tripadvisor.com - Jun 9, 2021
Incredible restaurant, gourmet food at a reasonable price. Marquis was an incredible waiter, top s
Incredible restaurant, gourmet food at a reasonable price. Marquis was an incredible waiter, top shelf all the way.
Kevin St James via facebook.com - Jun 6, 2021
I absolutely loved the dish I got. I had the penne eggplant with mushrooms in a tomato cream sauce. I also added shrimp. Everything tasted fresh and delicious. There were 2 things I wasn't stoked about and why I didn't give 5 stars. We sat by the door to the deck. I actually thought it was just an exit that's why I said yes to sittin ... read more
Shannon Giegerich via google.com - Jun 5, 2021
Excellent meal!
Gary Gagliostro via google.com - Jun 5, 2021
Delightful!!
Tammy Lamm via google.com - Jun 2, 2021
Wonderful experience! The food was delicious, the wait staff were friendly and attentive, and the views from the outdoor dining area were beautiful.
Rachel McKenzie Wells via google.com - Jun 2, 2021
This place is amazing. Jazz music, the decor is very interesting and the staff will discuss it with
This place is amazing. Jazz music, the decor is very interesting and the staff will discuss it with you. The food is amazing and staff is too!
Karen Johnson via facebook.com - Jun 1, 2021
If you’re looking for the best overall fine dining experience in the Oak Island/Southport area, Joseph’s is the place. Simple Italian/chop house options that are done spectacularly well. You can tell all of the little things are done right. The entire staff is well versed on the menu, have great attitudes, and they truly care about ... read more
Brian Robeson via google.com - May 30, 2021
Great food, great service and a visit from the best server ever. There for a Birthday celebration with great friends, we had a great time. Thank you ... read more
Lucianna Thomas via google.com - May 29, 2021
We go to Joseph's several times a year and are never disappointed!! Fantastic food, romantic atmosphere and exceptional wait staff, especially Marquise. He is the best waiter we have ever had! We ask for him every time we go!
Linda Pennington via google.com - May 27, 2021
Shrimp Scampi and Frutta de mare with marinara were excellent. Ashley and Frank gave us great service with our drinks and meals.
Gale Corley via google.com - May 26, 2021
Marcuies makes Joseph’s amazing!!! Our work party of 9 didn’t have a bad bite among us! We had meatballs, grouper, shrimp and grits, lamb, and duck... all top notch! Ask for Marcuies!
Michael McGrew via google.com - May 26, 2021
THE best service ever!! Dinner was beyond perfect. Will definitely be back soon.
Misty Smith via google.com - May 26, 2021
We had a wonderful waitress., Karen Dinner was fantastic. Our compliments to the chef !
We had a wonderful waitress., Karen Dinner was fantastic. Our compliments to the chef !
Angela Distefano via facebook.com - May 23, 2021
My first time tonight. It was awesome. Service was fabulous. I can’t wait to go again and try so
My first time tonight. It was awesome. Service was fabulous. I can’t wait to go again and try something else. Chicken parm is DELICIOUS❤️ ... read more
Julie Loving Brock via facebook.com - May 22, 2021
We visit Joseph’s every time we come to Oak Island. It’s absolutely delicious, from the appetizers to the entrees to the desserts. Everything is fantastic. We also can’t say enough about Marques, one of the servers. We request him when we go because he’s an absolutely incredible server. Wonderful personality, extremely knowledgeable, ... read more
Lindsay Renouf via google.com - May 18, 2021
Excellent food. Guests at s neighboring table were vaping.
Ted Brockman via google.com - May 17, 2021
Food is Delicious. Staff is Great. Atmosphere is Nice inside or outside. Get there early for outdoor dining.
Wayne Francis via google.com - May 16, 2021
Delicious dinner and great service!
Delicious dinner and great service!
Kathy Solley Bednarz via facebook.com - May 16, 2021
Love this restaurant!! My meal was incredible had the rib eye with angel hair pasta with garlic an
Love this restaurant!! My meal was incredible had the rib eye with angel hair pasta with garlic and olive oil and it was delicious!! Only 2nd time I’ve been here and would go here every night if I could.
Eugenia Jara-Rice via facebook.com - May 15, 2021
JON!!!!!!!!!!!He is absolutely phenomenal!!!!!I HIGHLY Recommend HIM as your server!!!!Jon is su
JON!!!!!!!!!!! He is absolutely phenomenal!!!!! I HIGHLY Recommend HIM as your server!!!! Jon is such a cutiepatootie all the while delivering very professional first class service. Jon's recommendations were his personal choice that proved to be very impressionable!! Based solely on Jon's recommendations, I had a fillet mignon cooke ... read more
Shannon Denise via facebook.com - May 11, 2021
We have been coming to Joseph’s regularly for the past 15 years and really enjoy the food, ambiance
We have been coming to Joseph’s regularly for the past 15 years and really enjoy the food, ambiance and beautiful water views. My neighborhood girlfriends treated me to a birthday dinner tonight and Marquis provided exceptional service. Very enjoyable - highly recommend. Insider tip - get one of the many specials, you can’t go wrong.
StefanieC926 via tripadvisor.com - May 11, 2021
What a great place. Food was outstanding and our server Marquise was top notch. Couldn't have asked for a better place to enjoy a nice dinner.
jay pollack via google.com - May 7, 2021
We choose to dine for the service, atmosphere, food but experience overall as a whole. Joseph’s was recommended to us by a local pastry chef from Shagger Jacks, Amanda Schall (amazing). We were fortunate enough to have Marcuies Sullivan as our Server. He made the experience for us. Absolutely amazing human and a bright light in t ... read more
Heather O'D via google.com - May 7, 2021
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have been the Great Wall of China, I have seen the the Great Pyramids of Eg
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have been the Great Wall of China, I have seen the the Great Pyramids of Egypt, I have even witnessed a grown man satisfy a camel. But in all my years of eating, never have I ever witnessed such an improbable and impossible level of perfect service that Marcuies provided. Food was great also, but service made ... read more
Marcus George via facebook.com - Apr 30, 2021
Great food and marquis was great; best waiter I’ve ever had!
Great food and marquis was great; best waiter I’ve ever had!
Mitch Novotny via facebook.com - Apr 30, 2021
My experience at Joseph’s with Our waiter Marquise was Absolutley out of this world, best place we’
My experience at Joseph’s with Our waiter Marquise was Absolutley out of this world, best place we’ve been too on our golf trip so far, the food and timely upkeep service has been fantastic I’m going to be here every weekend and commute from New York. 5 stars all around. I’m taking him home to meet my mother and family.
Brennan Martin via facebook.com - Apr 30, 2021
Had a great experience at Joseph’s. Great food & great service, our server was Marquise. Thurl dini
Had a great experience at Joseph’s. Great food & great service, our server was Marquise. Thurl dining experience ... read more
Jack Ramirez via facebook.com - Apr 30, 2021
Went here on a lads golf trip and it could not have been a better experience, Marquise was our wait
Went here on a lads golf trip and it could not have been a better experience, Marquise was our waiter and he was unbelievable, incredibly friendly, great with recommendations, and made jokes with us all night. I can not recommend this place enough and if you can make sure you ask for Marquise he will make your night that much better.
Ryan Eschmann via facebook.com - Apr 30, 2021
Marquis is the greatest waiter I’ve ever had. Very friendly and knowledgeable. The friendliest perso
Marquis is the greatest waiter I’ve ever had. Very friendly and knowledgeable. The friendliest person that our friends got so lucky to have. Will come again soon.
F2177QVkyleh via tripadvisor.com - Apr 30, 2021
Great place with awesome food. Marcues went above and beyond to serve our large group of friends on
Great place with awesome food. Marcues went above and beyond to serve our large group of friends on vacation.
V6574ECtylerw via tripadvisor.com - Apr 30, 2021
Phenomenal food and service. Views over the marina are priceless. Top restaurant in the area. Also very gluten free friendly. Martinis perfectly as ordered.
Zach Shelton via google.com - Apr 29, 2021
What a great time there and had a less than 30 minute wait. The wall photos with the Rat Pack photo wall opposite the real "family" members long deceased was quite a interesting decor. The service was excellent and the food was too. I had the grouper and wife had the duck plates. Food was superb as was the Limoncello cake brought ... read more
Craig Gillhaus via google.com - Apr 28, 2021
Great service with absolutely delicious food
Great service with absolutely delicious food ... read more
Debbie Clark via facebook.com - Apr 24, 2021
Amazing food phenomenal service 👌 ... read more
Sunny via google.com - Apr 21, 2021
Real nice view on the harbor, tasteful docoration, very good food, awesome service and Frank Sinatra style music in the background.. I would say currently one of the best restaurants in the area.
Mike H via google.com - Apr 18, 2021
Great food! We had a great waiter Marcuies that made our first time experience very enjoyable!
Great food! We had a great waiter Marcuies that made our first time experience very enjoyable!
TeeTee Steele via facebook.com - Apr 17, 2021
Great place. Super nice staff!!
tj pittman via google.com - Apr 17, 2021
As someone with a Culinary degree, having also been a server, as well as being Italian, and a picky
As someone with a Culinary degree, having also been a server, as well as being Italian, and a picky eater- I can be a pretty hard sell. Marques is by far, one of the best servers I have ever seen- and that includes my time working at a very well known French restaurant with a world renowned wine cellar. He far surpassed even that hig ... read more
Paige Alexis via facebook.com - Apr 14, 2021
Awesome food and service ... read more
Lisa Langdale via google.com - Apr 14, 2021
As someone with a Culinary degree, having also been a server, as well as being Italian, and a picky eater- I can be a pretty hard sell. Marques is by far, one of the best servers I have ever seen- and that includes my time working at a very well known French restaurant with a world renowned wince cellar. He far surpassed even that hi ... read more
Paige Toriello via google.com - Apr 14, 2021
Our family went out for a birthday dinner and we’re pleasantly surprised to say the least. The atmos
Our family went out for a birthday dinner and we’re pleasantly surprised to say the least. The atmosphere was a very relaxed yet elegant environment. Our server, Marques, was the best server we have ever had in a dining experience. He was interactive with all of us and especially the two young children in our party. Marques was incre ... read more
sloannerr via tripadvisor.com - Apr 14, 2021
As frequent diners we are always pleased and delighted with the selections available, the preparatio
As frequent diners we are always pleased and delighted with the selections available, the preparation, and the service...Amanda was super. Shrimp scampi, eggplant parm, shrimp marinara, and chicken Piccata were all elegant.
EndlessSummerCaptain via tripadvisor.com - Apr 13, 2021
Four of us celebrated a friend's birthday and the meal, service, (thanks Marcuice) and the view were
Four of us celebrated a friend's birthday and the meal, service, (thanks Marcuice) and the view were super. Everything we had was delicious and our server was extremely proficient. The calamari appetizer was exceptional and the sopa de mer was the best I have ever eaten. Our friends raved about their meal as well. I wouldn't change a ... read more
jackaG3896HV via tripadvisor.com - Apr 9, 2021
Great food! Staff very kind!
Tanya Gibson via google.com - Apr 6, 2021
Excellent service. The dishes were delicious - especially the sauces :) ... read more
Edward Pok via google.com - Apr 4, 2021
Had a great time with family and friends! Food was excellent! And, Amanda was the best. Thank you t
Had a great time with family and friends! Food was excellent! And, Amanda was the best. Thank you to all the staff!
Cathy Curtin Moeller via facebook.com - Mar 28, 2021
Amanda, our waitress was great.👍 ... read more
Tony Codispoti via google.com - Mar 27, 2021
Delicious dinner with exemplary staff not too mention the fantastic view
Delicious dinner with exemplary staff not too mention the fantastic view ... read more
Karen Griffin Manus via facebook.com - Mar 24, 2021
Being new to Southport, NC, we were looking for a special restaurant to celebrate our 40th Wedding A
Being new to Southport, NC, we were looking for a special restaurant to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. After many recommendations, we chose Joseph's. We signed in with the very pleasant hostess who indicated the wait could be 30-45 minutes, took our phone number and asked us to wait in our car as they could not provide waiti ... read more
Jackstraw1_12 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 21, 2021
Awesome experience! Great Food! Loved everything! Definitely Recommend! If you want a romantic meal this is the place!
Richard Hokemeir via google.com - Mar 19, 2021
Our server, Ellen, was wonderful. She was very genuine and attentive. We ordered from the special
Our server, Ellen, was wonderful. She was very genuine and attentive. We ordered from the specials menu, everything was excellent, as well as dessert which is also made locally.
Amanda Schall via facebook.com - Mar 18, 2021
Very good food and great atmosphere!! The shrimp and grits were to die for !!
Very good food and great atmosphere!! The shrimp and grits were to die for !!
Pam Boswell via facebook.com - Mar 17, 2021
Great service great food. Really enjoyed ... read more
Amber Phillips via google.com - Mar 5, 2021
Awesome waitstaff and great food. Had a wonderful birthday celebration dinner.
Awesome waitstaff and great food. Had a wonderful birthday celebration dinner.
Wendy Robinson O'Connor via facebook.com - Mar 4, 2021
Great dining experience. Just me @ the bar, I'm in town for work and wanted a home cooked meal. Excellent all around. Ribeye and risotto were superb. Will go back.
Captain Rahn via google.com - Mar 3, 2021
Great meal!
Jonathan Surgenor via google.com - Feb 27, 2021
You can't beat great fresh seafood at the beach ... read more
al vilcheck via google.com - Feb 19, 2021
Joseph's has been our "go to" Italian Restaurant for over 15 years. It is, for us, the best Italian restaurant we have ever visited. The staff is excellent, friendly, professional and always attentive. The food is tremendous. The decor is very nice and the views are exceptional. We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and New Yea ... read more
Jim Miller via google.com - Feb 18, 2021
Great meal ... read more
Stephen Richards via google.com - Feb 14, 2021
We had a date night while visiting from out of town, and our server Marcuies was EXCEPTIONAL!! He w
We had a date night while visiting from out of town, and our server Marcuies was EXCEPTIONAL!! He was funny and very knowledgeable on the menu and wines. He even went as far as to ask if the timing was good (bringing our orders slowly to enjoy our date night). We will definitely be visiting again when we’re in the area, and can’t rec ... read more
Heather Van Sloten via facebook.com - Feb 7, 2021
Absolutely stunning. Service was fantastic. Atmosphere was great (golly do I love jazz). Such good food, great cocktails. Everything we had was wonderful and the staff made it just the best time. Thank you!
Stephanie Piink via google.com - Jan 29, 2021
Extremely delicious, top notch environment and service.
Julia Jordan via google.com - Jan 28, 2021
This place is - hands down - the best Italian restaurant in which I have ever eaten.
Kevin Duffy via google.com - Jan 16, 2021
Food, Atmosphere and service were impeccable. Highly recommend for a night out.
Food, Atmosphere and service were impeccable. Highly recommend for a night out.
Chad Anders via facebook.com - Jan 6, 2021
Marquis is the man. Would love to trade my boyfriend for him... Aaaand - The food is beyond amazing & the service is out of this world. Best restaurant experience I’ve had in years.
Brittany Tranchon via google.com - Dec 26, 2020
Grest food and exceptional service. Onevof the best restaurants in the greater wilmington ares ... read more
Anthony Gaudet via google.com - Dec 21, 2020
My husband and I ate at Joseph’s tonight and it was the highlight of our trip. We have not had such
My husband and I ate at Joseph’s tonight and it was the highlight of our trip. We have not had such excellent service at any restaurant in YEARS (if ever). Excellent training has clearly taken place with all the staff members here. Marcuies was our server and incredibly professional and accommodating. Food was delicious, hot, and ver ... read more
Sarah K Morgan via facebook.com - Dec 11, 2020
Everything! From the moment you enter the door until you exit door. Great food ands service ! This
Everything! From the moment you enter the door until you exit door. Great food ands service ! This is definitely our date night choice .
Tamera Peterson via facebook.com - Dec 10, 2020
Love Joseph’s for their food and location next to a marina.
Love Joseph’s for their food and location next to a marina.
Rachel Thayer via facebook.com - Dec 6, 2020
This is my favorite restaurant of any I have ever been to. It’s a combination of wonderful and flav
This is my favorite restaurant of any I have ever been to. It’s a combination of wonderful and flavorful food, outstanding service and lovely atmosphere!! I’ll be back soon! Save me some grouper! :) ... read more
CJ Burke via facebook.com - Nov 26, 2020
Wow!! What amazing food! The staff was so kind and no matter who was walking by they checked in on you! The food was incredible. The lasagna and blackened chicken Alfredo was to die for!! Highly recommend!
Christopher mitchell via google.com - Nov 20, 2020
Great dinner and service!👍😎 ... read more
Robert Roche via google.com - Nov 17, 2020
Overall..Fantastic.. Food Fabulous.. Bartender Ashley ....Service.. Wonderful. First time there...not our last.. Went in as strangers left as friends.
Karen Graham via google.com - Nov 13, 2020
Loved it! Great service, atmosphere, and food. Definitely will be back.
Bradley Isaac via google.com - Nov 12, 2020
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