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Love Joseph's excellent service excellent food worth a visit Melanie is a excellent server !!
Ray D'Alesio via google.com - Jan 26, 2022
The best Italian food in Brunswick County in my humble opinion. Service decor and service are all top notch. Ive been there 4 times and I have never been disappointed. Their duck salmon and steaks are delicious! I dont even like salad, but I will eat theirs ever single time. This is simply the best place to eat in southport!
Chris Mace via google.com - Jan 12, 2022
Excellent!
Al Hausmann via google.com - Jan 4, 2022
Been coming here for years. The food is great and so is the service and atmosphere. The location is also pretty awesome. Our favorite restaurant in Southport.
Bob Rodrigues via google.com - Dec 31, 2021
We had a private room, but slightly over the limit so a bit tight. Drinks, appetizers and salad were great. Main course of Frutti di mare was very mediocre. No dessert as we were in a hurry. Not sure I'd go back or not. Parking was adequate and overall atmosphere was upbeat.
Tom Tlusty via google.com - Dec 15, 2021
great food and views ... read more
And Then Hope LLC via google.com - Dec 11, 2021
Food Is delicious .staff is top shelf. Marcuice is awesome!
Mark Merrifield via google.com - Dec 3, 2021
We have been coming here for 8 years and it’s one of our all-time favorite restaurants. Delicious f
We have been coming here for 8 years and it’s one of our all-time favorite restaurants. Delicious food, great atmosphere and an amazing view overlooking the water. The staff is wonderful...from Marquis, who served us the very first time we were there, to every other server and staff member, you get friendly, professional, awesome ser ... read more
Jane Paquet Carroll via facebook.com - Dec 1, 2021
Sometimes its hard to give up a great secret but some places need to be shared. You will not find a better place on the planet than Joseph's. The food is amazing but the staff is really what makes the place special. Marcuies is hands down the kindest and most professional waiter that my wife and I have ever had the privilege of kno ... read more
Joshua Cumbee via google.com - Nov 24, 2021
We had a fabulous evening at Joseph’s!!! The food was excellent and our server, Marcuiese (sp) was fantastic!!! We will be back next time we are in the area!!! ❤️❤️❤️ ... read more
Jennifer Gammon via google.com - Nov 24, 2021
Staff! Food!!!
Allyson Little via google.com - Nov 19, 2021
Very good food and service. Amanda made me some wonderful cocktails
Very good food and service. Amanda made me some wonderful cocktails ... read more
Steve Sarmuksnis via facebook.com - Nov 18, 2021
Top notch. Food and service were great. Nice portions for the price. Really is popular, with line outside.
Robert Wydra via google.com - Nov 13, 2021
It’s classy and consistently delicious. Our favorite spot when we vacation at Oak Island.
It’s classy and consistently delicious. Our favorite spot when we vacation at Oak Island.
Rebecca Watkins via facebook.com - Nov 11, 2021
We had a great meal here visiting friends. We shared an eggplant rotolini appetizer which was good. I had the duck with demi glace; it was wonderful. I’d like to come back.
John Zeiger via google.com - Nov 8, 2021
Great food, nice setting ... read more
Marty Humphries via google.com - Oct 26, 2021
Great friendly staff and atmosphere along with great food.
brenda sexton via google.com - Oct 26, 2021
Wonderful evening! Food was excellent!
Wonderful evening! Food was excellent!
Beverly Jordan Deal via facebook.com - Oct 24, 2021
Great friendly staff and atmosphere along with great foid.
brenda sexton via google.com - Oct 23, 2021
Beautiful scenery of boats and waterway..friendly staff and great food and atmosphere.
brenda sexton via google.com - Oct 22, 2021
Having lived here many years, I don't know why we haven't tried this place before but now that I have, it will certainly be a top choice in our dining rotation. Or server was Andrew, quite young but he took care of us like he owned the place. Knew his wines, had sampled the entire menu and was extremely personable. The food was exact ... read more
Phil Potter via google.com - Oct 22, 2021
Love this place. Delicious food and fantastic service.
Love this place. Delicious food and fantastic service.
Karen Rose via facebook.com - Oct 21, 2021
Great service, terrific food. Best restaurant I've been to in a long time, Get there early and get in line.
Leslie Morris via google.com - Oct 21, 2021
We've been meaning to try Joseph's for months. So glad we finally did!
Always a line here before they open so get there early. It's beautifully located on the marina and most tables have a water view. Our server Marcuies was fantastic. So knowledgeable and professional. He anticipates what you need before you even do! His knowledge of every item on the menu is amazing. And the food... Mussels in saffron ... read more
389karenr via tripadvisor.com - Oct 21, 2021
Great food and service ... read more
Tom Jordan via google.com - Oct 15, 2021
Just writing this makes my mouth water if ever in Southport and you want a great fine Italian dinner this is the one and only spot the rest in the area can not compare delicious ... read more
Lori Melson via google.com - Oct 12, 2021
We enjoyed our dinner with friends last night beyond description. From the service to the drinks, meal and dessert! Thank you Marquis for being attentive as well as offering great suggestions for my meal as well as dessert … everyone already knew what they wanted. It was perfect. We arrived at about 545pm and had enough time to ... read more
Jean Christian via google.com - Oct 10, 2021
Food and atmosphere were great. Wait staff was top notch.
Food and atmosphere were great. Wait staff was top notch.
Kim Reavis Moore via facebook.com - Oct 9, 2021
Fantastic food and exceptional service. Marcuies was such a delight to have as a server. My kids
Fantastic food and exceptional service. Marcuies was such a delight to have as a server. My kids and I will definitely be back!
Malissa Rose via facebook.com - Oct 9, 2021
I definitely recommend Joseph
I definitely recommend Joseph ... read more
Lori Melson via facebook.com - Oct 7, 2021
Gotta love this place! Excellent mix of great Italian and American. We enjoyed lobster ravioli and osso buco plus eggplant rolotinni app. The desert tray is awesome - don't overlook the tiramisu. Nice choice of wine and great service. We are not locals, but we make a point to return whenever we visit.
Richard Stolz via google.com - Oct 7, 2021
Birthday dinner with 8 friends was wonderful. Great food. Great service!
Linda Wells via google.com - Oct 6, 2021
The best Italian anywhere! Awesome service!!!
Robbie Carleton via google.com - Oct 2, 2021
Delicious and the staff is wonderful ... read more
Kim Armsey via google.com - Oct 1, 2021
Loved it so much we went back. Eat outside if you can. Delicious fish specials. Great staff.
Robbi Walls via google.com - Sep 29, 2021
Great time tonight, we had the back room for 11 of us, Ellen did a great job and the food was fanta
Great time tonight, we had the back room for 11 of us, Ellen did a great job and the food was fantastic!
Scott Colburn via facebook.com - Sep 22, 2021
Everything was awesome.. our server John was the absolute best
Everything was awesome.. our server John was the absolute best ... read more
Kimberly Thomas via facebook.com - Sep 22, 2021
Amazing service and food was outstanding.
Amazing service and food was outstanding.
Beth Hicks Patrick via facebook.com - Sep 22, 2021
It gets 10 stars from me!
Visited with a group of girlfriends and this was the best meal of our trip! I had the filet with risotto both cooked to perfection! At the table we also had Chicken Alfredo, Ribeye and garlic whipped potatoes, oh and the desserts and drinks were excellent as well. I had the sundae cheesecake and a sea breeze again both made perfectly ... read more
P2678IHashleyt via tripadvisor.com - Sep 22, 2021
Terrific food and great service!
Terry Trummer via google.com - Sep 13, 2021
I would have given 5 stars as the food was excellent and our server very adept at her job. But, sitting next to the kitchen door put a damper on our anniversary dinner. Every server yelled, “in!” As they were entering and “out!” as they were exiting. At one point, I counted a dozen yells in less than a minute. The food is not cheap a ... read more
Ann Flaherty via google.com - Sep 12, 2021
Fabulous food, extraordinary service and beautiful location! Can’t ask for anything more!
Fabulous food, extraordinary service and beautiful location! Can’t ask for anything more!
Nancy Burton via facebook.com - Sep 10, 2021
The food was amazing! The wine was amazing! The atmosphere, the service…everything was great! Highl
The food was amazing! The wine was amazing! The atmosphere, the service…everything was great! Highly recommend.
Jennifer Burgess via facebook.com - Sep 5, 2021
It was our first time, but certainly not our last time. The service and food were amazing. We had t
It was our first time, but certainly not our last time. The service and food were amazing. We had the fried calamari as a starter and it was probably hands down the best I’ve ever had. I had the catch of the day - grilled swordfish with lemon butter caper sauce and I am still thinking about how amazing it was. I’ve already recommende ... read more
Pamela Rigsbee Gillis via facebook.com - Sep 4, 2021
This popped up on all restaurant searches. It wasn’t in downtown Southport or in Oak Islands proper.
This popped up on all restaurant searches. It wasn’t in downtown Southport or in Oak Islands proper. What a treat. Tough decisions to make on the menu. Enjoyed shrimp and scallops with cheese ravioli. And saved room for dessert. Good service. Full of locals.
Ellis_NC_IL via tripadvisor.com - Aug 29, 2021
We go here every year on vacation and it has been so delicious every time! Great service too by Marquise this last time! Great apps, specials (lobster and ribeye), entrees, and desserts (pistachio cheesecake).
Jordan Ciarochi via google.com - Aug 27, 2021
Excellent food and excellent service by Marquis. He may be the best thing about the restaurant oth
Excellent food and excellent service by Marquis. He may be the best thing about the restaurant other than the tenderness of the filet!
Laura W Kennedy via facebook.com - Aug 24, 2021
Absolutely Divine! The atmosphere was perfect Italian dinning. Food:5/5 everything we got was amazing quality and fresh. I give only 3:5 star however as I feel better safety measure could be taken from all staff for covid procedures.
Josh Bateman via google.com - Aug 24, 2021
Food good but I would like to see some changes in menu. Same food for 15 years or more.
Susan Forsythe via google.com - Aug 24, 2021
Great food and views ... read more
Justin Davis via google.com - Aug 18, 2021
I've been a regular diner over the last three years, and greatly enjoy everything about Joseph's. Th
I've been a regular diner over the last three years, and greatly enjoy everything about Joseph's. The elegant atmosphere, the beautiful views over the Intracoastal, the fine food, and the great service. On my last visit, my server was Ellen. Very professional, but also friendly and welcoming. A great knowledge of both the food menu a ... read more
Roberto28465 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 17, 2021
Great food, awesome location, Best Waite staff in Brunswick Co.We have been dining there Twenty +
Great food, awesome location, Best Waite staff in Brunswick Co. We have been dining there Twenty + years and have never been disappointed.
Dan Phillips via facebook.com - Aug 16, 2021
We have been going to Joseph's for 15 years. Love the food, and their staff is excellent. Great, intimate setting at the marina. Marquis and Cara are great servers, and are always fun to interact with.
Jim Milam via google.com - Aug 15, 2021
If I lived near here I'd have a regular order in for the saffron cream sauce in their appetizers. It doesn't even need the mussels honestly, bread or a spoon does great. I had the leftover sauce packages up and used it on noodles the next day which was amazing.
Kelsey Willson via google.com - Aug 13, 2021
Excellent food and excellent service ... read more
Kimberly Rosco via google.com - Aug 10, 2021
Came here mid-week during vacation with family. We were a little disappointed that it was so busy th
Came here mid-week during vacation with family. We were a little disappointed that it was so busy that we couldn’t sit outside. We were seated inside within 25 min. The food was good - not bad, not exceptional, just good. Thickly sliced eggplant for the eggplant parm; tasty balsamic vinegar dressing, good linguine with marinara sauce ... read more
hawaii_country7 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 10, 2021
Amazing atmosphere, welcoming staff and awesome food!!
Amazing atmosphere, welcoming staff and awesome food!!
Jennifer VanVerth Thomas via facebook.com - Aug 9, 2021
Best Italian in southport the staff is great ... read more
gerald rama via google.com - Aug 5, 2021
The food and the service are both top notch. This was our first time eating here and I’m glad we heeded the reviews and arrived early. Atmosphere was perfect! The halibut was so fresh that when we ordered it hadn’t even arrived yet! Can’t get fresher than that. Be sure to leave room for dessert. This will definitely be a staple on ou ... read more
Rick J via google.com - Aug 1, 2021
The service and atmosphere was very good but I was disappointed in the food . I expected homemade pasta and sauce for being one of the best Italian restaurants around . The lasagna was disappointing ... read more
Kimberly Dewey via google.com - Jul 31, 2021
First time there . Amazing . The food was unbelievable. The service First class Thank you all ... read more
Joseph Spilotras via google.com - Jul 31, 2021
The service was outstanding and the food was delicious, will be back again!!!
Veronica combopiano via google.com - Jul 31, 2021
The service was great and the food was great!
The service was great and the food was great!
David Anderson via facebook.com - Jul 31, 2021
Ummmm just simply amazing! 👍👍👍
Ummmm just simply amazing! 👍👍👍 ... read more
Renata Peruc Ferrara via facebook.com - Jul 29, 2021
excellent service and food. Our server is the best
excellent service and food. Our server is the best ... read more
Paula Eckard via facebook.com - Jul 27, 2021
Excellent dinner with a wonderful atmosphere.
Excellent dinner with a wonderful atmosphere.
Dee Dee Daniels via facebook.com - Jul 26, 2021
Food was excellent and waitresses were very attentive to our needs.
Young “Bluezuke860” Blue via google.com - Jul 25, 2021
Amazing atmosphere, remarkable service, hands down the most incredible food around!!!
Amazing atmosphere, remarkable service, hands down the most incredible food around!!!
John Melcher via facebook.com - Jul 24, 2021
One of my favorite restaurants in the area. Great staff and great food.
David Dow via google.com - Jul 19, 2021
We ate at Joseph's twice this week and both times our of party of six had excellent food, excellent service, and an excellent time. Our servers added so much to our good times and we really appreciated their sense of fun. Thanks so much!
Tamra Paschal via google.com - Jul 19, 2021
Very good food. Waitress was excellent. Price was a little more than expected after getting to eat the meal. But everywhere is raising their prices also now.
BWC ok via google.com - Jul 18, 2021
Sat in the bar at a high top with my wife. Bartenders were entertaining and the food was CRAZY good. the Italian Margarita was soo good, I had three! Mussels with Saffron for an app, and Frutta de mare for dinner. 10/10, would recommend!
William Cran via google.com - Jul 15, 2021
Marquis has been our waiter every visit and him and the other staff never disappoint!
Alisha Ritter via google.com - Jul 15, 2021
We love eating delicious food at Joseph’s every year, but our most favorite part is visiting with o
We love eating delicious food at Joseph’s every year, but our most favorite part is visiting with our buddy and awesome server, Marquis. Food and service are both top notch! We highly recommend dining at Joseph’s.
Emily Mercer Atwood via facebook.com - Jul 15, 2021
Amazing place with amazing staff. Markese is the best server ever.
Brian Clark via google.com - Jul 14, 2021
Wonderful dinner, excellent service by Marquis- went above and beyond. Just moved to NC will be bac
Wonderful dinner, excellent service by Marquis- went above and beyond. Just moved to NC will be back to this restaurant and Oak Island often.
Cathy Pascoe via facebook.com - Jul 13, 2021
Great food , service was fantastic, don't forget to ask for the best waiter Marquis. Great views from the deck. Price very reasonable.
Jeffrey Pascoe via google.com - Jul 13, 2021
Enjoyed an amazing dinner at Joseph’s. Our first one was last year during COVID when we are outside and almost got eaten alive by the no seeums (no fault of Joseph’s.) Food was still good. This year, we arrived and were told 45+ minute wait, but 20 minutes later we got a call asking if we’d eat at the bar and so we did. I got the gro ... read more
Amy Lenz via google.com - Jul 13, 2021
Everything, the food, the service is excellent as always!!! Love this place❤️
Everything, the food, the service is excellent as always!!! Love this place❤️ ... read more
Cindy Colwell Seney via facebook.com - Jul 11, 2021
Marcuies is the best server ever! Superb! Very professional and knowledgeable. A true asset to Joseph’s!
Brittany McClain via google.com - Jul 9, 2021
Food was amazing and wait staff was terrific ... read more
Jonathan Fleisher via google.com - Jul 8, 2021
We had a great experience at Joseph’s, Ellen was a waitress who gave us the best service and made our night enjoyable.
Anne Marie Keith via google.com - Jul 7, 2021
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