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Loco Jo's Bar and Grill

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602 North Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461
910-457-9009
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Locals love it and tourists hope to find it.

If you haven't eaten a fish taco here, you haven't eaten the best! The soft-shell crab sandwich is just as good. Just the right amount of crunch with amazingly fresh flavor. Nice selection of brews and great, friendly service!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Arthurgray
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Upperville, VA USA
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Upperville, VA USA
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you haven't eaten a fish taco here, you haven't eaten the best! The soft-shell crab sandwich is just as good. Just the right amount of crunch with amazingly fresh flavor. Nice selection of brews and great, friendly service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loco Jo's is a great place to grab a beer and each some Asian inspired dishes. They do have the normal American style flair but the egg rolls are awesome and made by hand each day. Check it out if you get the chance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My in-laws are now locals to the Southport area and on our last visit they said we had to meet Jo and eat at her restaurant. As luck would have it, Jo ended up being our server the night we went and we had an amazing meal. I ordered the soft shell crab sandwich as I was on a mission... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a pleasant surprise Loco Jo's is. I had read the reviews before we visited Southport and decided to give Loco Jo's a try. It was fantastic. We had the fresh catch blackened tuna tacos. Service couldn't be beat. Will definitely return if we revisit Southport. Loved the tacos....just remember, once the fresh catch is gone, that is it. We... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I was told the fried rice is good depending on who makes it. Apparently I picked the wrong day. I'm Italian and I like garlic but when garlic is all you can taste then something is terribly wrong. I can probably be wrong for ordering a burger in a seafood joint but that was what I was in the mood... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a small, bright, clean, and friendly bar with excellent food. The burger, fries, and onion rings were exceptional. My kids enjoyed the chicken tenders and my wife was impressed with her barbecue sandwich. We were seated immediately and served promptly even though it was during the peak lunch time. I noticed they had lots of good craft brews... More 

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Southport, NC, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've been to this restaurant on several occasions. I have never had a bad meal. The restaurant has a great selection of beers - one of the best in Southport. The restaurant is fairly small and has limited outdoor seating. On my last visit I had the black and blue burger and fries. I was pleased with the quality of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Tucked away at the end of a small group of shops is this little bar & grill that is wonderful! On vacation from MD, we stopped in for a casual dinner on a week night around 6pm after reading many positive reviews on Trip Advisor. The restaurant is small with only a few tables and seating at the bar. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are locals here and have never eaten here up until a few weeks ago. We have been twice now and haven't had a bad experience. The girls that work there are all so helpful. The food is out of this world.. We will definitely be back..

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A great hole-in-the-wall (but super clean and nice) kinda place. We were looking for a place that had more than just seafood and per the recommendation of a friend that lives in OKI we went here and it was great and affordable. The location is small so during peak times there could be a wait, but we didn't have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 602 North Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: 910-457-9009

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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