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Loco Jo's Bar and Grill

602 North Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461
910-457-9009
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Ranked #6 of 67 restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A little Key West right in Southport. A wide variety of beers and good food, including barbeque (served with ground up onion rings on top, now that is different, but good) they also feature some Vietnamese dishes that are very good as well as fish tacos etc,etc. We go there often and they actually stay open til at least nine... More

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Archdale, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My husband and decided to try Loco Jo's from a local recommendation. I ordered a dish I didn't like. I sent it back. The owner came out and asked me what was wrong with my food. I simply explained I didn't like it. He proceeded to tell me "I sell 20 of those a week and I've never had a... More

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Philadelphia PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Every time we go here we are amazed with the energy and friendly vibrations at LoCo Joe's. The owners are above and way beyond friendly and make us feel welcome. We felt this welcome even as total strangers to Southport. We have since moved to Southport. The food at LoCo Joe's is always good - always try the fresh fish... More

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Kingston, New Hampshire
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27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is the second time we have had lunch at Loco Jo's in Southport. Both lunches were great! I am particularly fond of the Conch Chowder...a tomato based sweet and hot blend with plenty of vegetables and conch bits...wish i had the recipe... The beer and wine choices are excellent and the staff is extremely friendly and attentive...

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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were in southport for the day and decided to try loco Jo's bc of the reviews on trip advisor. The place was very clean and the lady running the place was very friendly, our waitress was not as amicable. We did have difficulty with tight parking, but the restaurant is so small it's probably not a big issue. The... More

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

saw this restaurant advertised on trip advisor and decided to try it. We are so glad we did. The seafood wraps were some of the best we have ever had. We also saw a burger with grilled onions going out to another guest and it also looked awesome! Just a tiny little place with mostly bar seating, a few inside... More

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Nitro, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

my husband and I stumbled on this place by accident needing a cool drink on a hot day. WE now make it a stop every time we are in Southport. some of the apps are a little overpriced in my opinion, but I have never had food that wasn't great. The fish tacos are the best I have ever had!... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The only negative here is the very small size - only 5 tables plus bar seating. The food and the service though are both excellent. I heartily recommend something from the specials on the blackboard. If they're making oysters BK for an appetizer, don't miss that.

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Glen Rose, Texas
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50 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Best fish tacos around man this was a great place. Lots of great things on the menu loved the food and beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The handsome proprietor is worth the trip to Southport, but the food at Loco Jo's is seriously the best I've had, especially anything with fish which is fresh. Loco Jo's was started by Brian and Joann Kimball, he the business manager, she the original chef and general overseer while he welcomed the guests, many of them soon friends. It's always... More

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