Mr. P’s Bistro is a fine representation of Low Country cuisine, thanks to a long family history in the local Cape Fear seafood industry. Overseen by Executive Chef and the original Mr. P’s son, Stephen Phipps, (who trained at the Johnson and Wales culinary school in Charleston, South Carolina), patrons will enjoy a wonderfully fresh taste of down-home Southport that’s been enticing visitors and locals alike for more than 20 years.
The restaurant is easy to spot and is located in a classic brick-red structure with a historic ambiance along central downtown Howe Street. The menu perfectly complements this old southern feel, with lots of tasty Cape Fear specialties that are enhanced with just a touch of creative license. Hungry patrons who want a full Low Country experience can start with the Smith Island Seafood Okra Gumbo, Pan Roasted Local Clams, or Parmesan Fried Green Tomatoes, and then move on to a seafood platter, the slow roasted prime rib, or one of the popular Chef Specialties. With tempting southern entrees like Low Country Crab Cakes, Shrimp Gumbo, and Yellowfin Tuna Steak with sweet red onion and fresh tomatoes, Southport visitors can enjoy a truly local and yet wonderfully elevated Cape Fear dining experience.