We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Mr. P's Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
309 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3419
+1 910-457-0801
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

426 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 426: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled into this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. The blackened sea scallops were the best I've ever had with an unusual number of scallops (10!). The tuna was also delicious and both mains could be had halved for appetizer. Unfortunately we were too full from the large portions... More 

Thank 2xcrunners
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time at Mr. P's and it won't be our last! We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and everything was absolutely delicious! I ordered the salmon with crabmeat, fried green tomatoes, and collards. My husband ordered the seafood platter. The portions were generous and the taste was delectable!! We'll definitely be back and we'll be telling... More 

Thank GrubbyInwood
Leland, North Carolina
Level Contributor
511 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here it's a group of friends. For most of us, it was our first time here. All of us were very happy with this restaurant. The service was terrific. The food was outstanding, except for a couple small exceptions. My prime rib was cooked perfectly, and was delicious. The vegetables were for the most part excellent. The Lima... More 

Thank LoisNCNY
Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this Bistro twice. Each time, the service and food was excellent. A little on the pricey side, but well worth the money.

Thank rlaundervil
Espyville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with friends for my birthday. My entre of tile fish, covered with crab meat, Hollandaise sauce and asparagus, with sides of sausage Lima beans and red potatoes were excellent. My wife had scallops that we're larger than most and very tender. The other reviews on this site are accurate regarding friendly staff, and large portions. We took 'to... More 

Thank Kenneth W
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the area for my daughter swim meet. We asked the front desk of our hotel for suggestions for dinner. She suggested here- upon our arrival other guests were dressed a little more fancier than us ( slacks and blazer for men and casual but neat for women) we had just traveled for 2:30 hrs and was not... More 

Thank tot122370
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on a recent weeknight while visiting the area. I would recommend making reservations, but we didn't wait too long. Our corner table by the window was cozy and quiet despite the full clientele. I ordered the mixed seafood platter which was fresh, light and delicious. It was also too much food for one person, so we had leftovers... More 

Thank Kathy W
Southport, North Carolina
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only food I have ever ordered there is the Underground Tuna. I have been there 3 times and always order it. It is my favorite! Others in my party order other items they thought was very good. I think it is consistently the best in Southport.

Thank William J. F
Southport, North Carolina
Level Contributor
32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mr. P's has been operating in Southport for over 20 years...The food is good and the fish is always fresh....Oysters are my favorite at Mr. P's and they make them 3 different ways.....I favorite on the menu is the ahi tuna either as an appetizer or a main course....You can't go wrong at this restaurant...At bit pricey.....

Thank paul s
Buffalo Junction, Virginia
Level Contributor
154 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank John_A_NC

Travellers who viewed Mr. P's Bistro also viewed

Southport, North Carolina Coast
Southport, North Carolina Coast
Southport, North Carolina Coast
Southport, North Carolina Coast

Been to Mr. P's Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mr. P's Bistro and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mr. P's Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?