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Awesome experience all around. Food was good. Service was beyond excellent!
Ben Hardman via google.com - Jul 3, 2022
The reviews were spot on! We had a great server named, Marcuies. He anticipated our needs before we did. Very friendly, super fast, food was delicious, above and beyond! Would highly recommend, and I would ask for his section because he is that awesome!
Wendy Hardman via google.com - Jul 2, 2022
Found this gem on an little get away with hubby. The food was amazing and all the staff was extremely friendly. Marquis (I hope I spelled that correctly) was our waiter and he is amazing. Will definitely go back when in the area.
Tracy Whitley via google.com - Jul 2, 2022
This place was recommended by a former employee that we met while on vacation at Oak Island. Everything was exceptional. Our waiter Marcuies was very personable and very knowledgeable of the menu and offered us exceptional service. My appetizer was the escargo which was very tender and tasty. I had the lamb chops which were cooked to ... read more
Benjamin Calcagno via google.com - Jun 27, 2022
The BEST customer service.
The BEST customer service.
Nancy Greene Staley via facebook.com - Jun 24, 2022
Food was wonderful - our party had saltimbocca, shrimp scampi Joseph’s style, duck, and shrimp & scallops. What truly made the evening was our server, Marquis. This is a man who enjoys what he’s doing and creates a dining experience for Joseph’s patrons. We’ll definitely be back!
L. RC via google.com - Jun 22, 2022
My experience on a Thursday night: Under cooked frozen breaded calamari appetizer was also under seasoned ( breading was still pale and falling off). Shrimp and scallops ravioli, the ravioli cream sauce was good, the scallops were mushy and some of the shrimp overcooked. My companion's Frutta de Mare was under seasoned and watery wit ... read more
Ray Walsh via google.com - Jun 19, 2022
Our choice for our anniversary dinner. Hd to wait approx. 1/2 hour for a table fir two. Enjoyed a cocktail outside. We were not disappointed in the Shrimp Scampi and Soft Shell Crabs. Plus their sald is always deliciius. Our waitress, Carrie, was very sweet.
Pamela Schenck via google.com - Jun 18, 2022
Delicious food and great service ... read more
MJ's Total Health And Wellness Enrichment via google.com - Jun 13, 2022
Love coming here - always an amazing meal !
Love coming here - always an amazing meal !
Sharon Sutka-Doughty via facebook.com - Jun 10, 2022
We often come for dinner here because we know we can get an awesome meal. Service is amazing as well as the food!
Greg Rowan via google.com - Jun 7, 2022
Our waiter, (please excuse the spelling), Marquis was so knowledgeable about the menu he helped us make the most yummy dinner choices. He was attentive, even though he was also taking care of another large party. The drinks were kept flowing and the food was served hot and delicious. Thanks M 💫 ... read more
Tracy Wells via google.com - May 31, 2022
Excellent service, atmosphere, and food! Best vodka sauce around especially served on their lobster
Excellent service, atmosphere, and food! Best vodka sauce around especially served on their lobster ravioli ... read more
Kim Arnold Ouimet via facebook.com - May 25, 2022
Food and service was amazing. First time, will definitely be back.
Debbie Saucedo via google.com - May 20, 2022
Fabulous Italian seafood near Southport!
Vivian Smith via google.com - May 18, 2022
We always love to visit Joseph's when we visit Southport! Always great food, exceptional service,
We always love to visit Joseph's when we visit Southport! Always great food, exceptional service, and professional staff! Absolutely the best place for the BEST dining experience!
Deborah Spencer via facebook.com - May 16, 2022
The lighting was a little dark. It made it hard to see the menu or people at my table but the food was great. I would go again.
Jamar Turner via google.com - May 14, 2022
The ambience was nice. Our waiter was wonderful! I don't remember his name, but when he talks, he sounds like Denzel Washington (from what he said, he gets that a lot). I ordered the chicken marsala, and it was delicious! I had enough leftover, to make another meal for the next day. It was fresh, and tasty. This was my first visit to ... read more
JoAnne Murray via google.com - May 13, 2022
Very nice. Great people, especially Marquese, amazing food.
D. Josh Arrington via google.com - May 1, 2022
Excellent service, tasty food, and a great view.
Robin Cobb via google.com - Apr 30, 2022
Best Italian restaurant! Food, atmosphere and a great wait staff!!! Definitely worth trying!!
Best Italian restaurant! Food, atmosphere and a great wait staff!!! Definitely worth trying!!
Wendy Turner via facebook.com - Apr 30, 2022
This was our first trip but definitely not our last. I’m not sure which was better, the food or the service. Our waiter was Marquis and he was absolutely amazing. And he knew the menu inside and out and was able to help with any questions we had.
Amy McMillan via google.com - Apr 28, 2022
Very nice ambiance and staffs were courteous.
Rosie Fernando via google.com - Apr 21, 2022
Excellent food a d a wonderful atmosphere.
Excellent food a d a wonderful atmosphere.
Joe Yedlosky via facebook.com - Apr 20, 2022
The food here was amazing, I got the eggplant and it was fried to perfection, the drinks were good too and I wish I got a drink for desert because they sounded amazing. Wish we could have sat on the deck for our dinner but there was no space for us to sit. Loved the salad the balsamic dressing was different in a great way. Hope to ha ... read more
Tara Bourhis via google.com - Apr 18, 2022
Loved the ambiance , food and service!!
Devangi Derasari via google.com - Apr 13, 2022
You can’t make a reservation, so get there early to avoid a wait. Always a popular place to dine.
You can’t make a reservation, so get there early to avoid a wait. Always a popular place to dine.
Eleanor Freeman Edwards via facebook.com - Apr 9, 2022
The bone in veal chop is excellent!,,, so was everything else,, salads, calamari, and the service as well,, we ate at the bar and andrea was very nice and makes a great bloody mary! I highly recommend Joseph's.
William Burkley via google.com - Apr 8, 2022
Excellent! Thanks to our server, Marquis and his perfect recommendations for both my dinner and my wife's. The lamb was superb and the salmon as well. Will definitely be back. The atmosphere was great and price was reasonable. Oh, and the view on the marina was great as well.
James V via google.com - Apr 8, 2022
Best Dinner
Food and atmosphere was great! Marquis was an amazing server. His recommendations for my husband and my dinner was spot on even down to the dessert. We will definitely be back again!
helenvA9377JZ via tripadvisor.com - Apr 8, 2022
The bone in veal chop was excellent! as was the salads and the calamari. staff was very nice, we
The bone in veal chop was excellent! as was the salads and the calamari. staff was very nice, we ate at the bar,,Andrea makes a very tasty bloody mary, definitively going to be a stop for us again while traveling the ICW.
William Burkley via facebook.com - Apr 7, 2022
Amazing food and Marquis is outstanding!
Chris Long via google.com - Apr 3, 2022
We went on a Saturday early eve. The service was spectacular. Friendly and accomodating.we had calamari as a starter,tender and crispy. I had seafood pasta which tasted like homemade pasta. Seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection.my new favorite restaurant.
JA Ferris via google.com - Apr 3, 2022
Very good food.
dean francisco via google.com - Mar 25, 2022
Joseph's Italian Bistro
An excellent dinner was enjoyed by on 3/19/22, at Joseph’s Italian Bistro to celebrate several birthdays. Our party was comprised of 7 people who thoroughly enjoyed their dining experience here and we will definitely be returning. Joseph’s, located at Oak Island, NC, offers a full menu comprised of Italian dishes, steaks and seafood.
Arthur K via tripadvisor.com - Mar 23, 2022
Wow! This restaurant, on the marina just before the causeway to Oak Island, is worth the trip. The ambiance is fantastic - classic American Italian restaurant feel, but not stuffy or dated. The menu is to die for - so many things, what to choose? A fantastic wine list as well. Service is excellent. We were greeted and seated quickl ... read more
Rick Hadsall via google.com - Mar 18, 2022
Good food, quick service and excellent wait staff ... read more
Greg Rowan via google.com - Mar 16, 2022
Enjoyed the Veal Chop. Great service.
Robert Smith via google.com - Mar 10, 2022
I try to visit nearly every time I am down on Oak Island and this place just never disappoints. The food is outstanding and the service equally good. I wish they took reservations but I guess a short wait isn't too bad if you plan ahead. On this visit I had the chicken parmesan and it was superb. I whole heartily recommend this e ... read more
Tim Smith via google.com - Mar 2, 2022
Feb 22nd, 5:30. The waiter was fantastic, a man with long braids, we had a private room the atmosphere was very relaxing, we had a party of 8 . Service. Only complaints were from 2 people who ordered the steak. The other 6 were great.
Phil Manno via google.com - Mar 2, 2022
Great food and has outside seating. I would have given it a 5 star rating but they don't take reservations. The wait can be long.
Trina Molnar via google.com - Feb 28, 2022
Great service awesome food ... read more
Zac V via google.com - Feb 27, 2022
The staff are very friendly and the overall atmosphere is very nice. Portions are very large and priced reasonably. You also get bread and salad which is an added bonus. My reason for the lower rating is that 3 out of the 4 meals ordered the evening I went were watery. We had the carbonara (which is suppose to be “A Joseph’s Favorite ... read more
BigManSteve via google.com - Feb 23, 2022
Delicious...period. and still delicious on the 2nd visit ... read more
Greg Cunningham via google.com - Feb 20, 2022
The service we had was good. The food was cold. Prime rib cold. Lobster tail cold. Waitress didn
The service we had was good. The food was cold. Prime rib cold. Lobster tail cold. Waitress didn’t fill water glass but once.
Mike Ording via facebook.com - Feb 15, 2022
Been here a few times and it's always good. Angus steak was awesome. Husband got the veal chop and it was delicious. Wine was real good. To top it off, Mandy was great server. Checking on us to make sure everything was good. For a laugh, ordered another glass of wine. She put it on the table and picked up my 1st glass of wine ... read more
Judy Harte via google.com - Feb 6, 2022
Great service, great food and reasonable prices.
Sherry Burrows via google.com - Feb 4, 2022
Awesome pesto shrimp. I'll be back ... read more
Brian Kane via google.com - Feb 2, 2022
The meatballs are $5 a piece, but they were some of the best meatballs I’ve ever had. Fancy and a little expensive but definitely worth it! All the food is super delicious.
Jayna via google.com - Jan 29, 2022
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
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