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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
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
I've had Pasta Carbonara in Las Vegas, NYC, Miami, Geneva, Switzerland and Montreal, Switzerland but
I've had Pasta Carbonara in Las Vegas, NYC, Miami, Geneva, Switzerland and Montreal, Switzerland but never had it like at Joseph's. Unrecognizable and didn't taste anything like what I've had before. We were celebrating our anniversary and my wife had the Grouper and said it was awesome. Found out later that Joseph was not on the pre ... read more
Scottybob45 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 28, 2021
We really enjoyed our visit . The food was great . I had the shrimp scampi and my husband had the fr
We really enjoyed our visit . The food was great . I had the shrimp scampi and my husband had the frutta De mare . It was so fresh and delicious . Restaurant is right on the water. Would definitely return.
Rose A via tripadvisor.com - Jun 22, 2021
Best birthday dinner ever!
Sherry Chappell via google.com - Jun 21, 2021
Great good, great atmosphere, amazing staff! John was fantastic. Not a crumb was left. Can’t wait to
Great good, great atmosphere, amazing staff! John was fantastic. Not a crumb was left. Can’t wait to go back.
nenedaf via tripadvisor.com - Jun 21, 2021
Good it!lian food ... read more
Thomas Lauther via google.com - Jun 19, 2021
Although everyone else in our party of four enjoyed their dinners I was disappointed with frute di mare. My app of escargot was excellent the wine very nice but entree was lacking flavor. Just seemed pretty bland. Maybe because app was very garlicky/ buttery but just left me wanting flavor.
Richard Zych via google.com - Jun 19, 2021
Food was delicious. Waiters were very kind and polite. Our waiter Jon was so sweet. Wanted to wrap him up and take him home. Such a sweet boy.
Jinnie XX via google.com - Jun 17, 2021
Took my wife here for date night and food was amazing. Service was awesome ... read more
Rechard Galloway via google.com - Jun 17, 2021
Great food and service, generous portions and a nice location. Best Italian in the area. A special occasion place.
Kathy Robson via google.com - Jun 15, 2021
Delicious...period ... read more
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
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