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Loco Jo's Bar and Grill

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American, Bar
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602 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3479
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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got off the ferry and needed a place to have a late lunch. Looking at Trip Advisor and the previous ratings, we thought we'd give Loco Jo's a try; and we were glad we did! We started with the crab dip and fried mac and cheese. Both were tasty, cheesy, hot and flavorful. We then had two versions of... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great time at the bar with my hubby, spoke to the owner chef for a bit. Nice guy. My husband always wants to come here on our visits. The special is what he seems to order without even looking to see what it is. Definitely a visit for adults at the bar. Kids are welcome too but it... More 

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Cary NC
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a suggestion from the manager where I was staying as a 'locals' place. Service was excellent. Beer was cold and food was great. Fish tacos are the best.

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Southport, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar-rerataurant is always busy for a good reason. From its funky decor to its tasty food, and good prices its a good choice for lunch or dinner

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Thank Ray C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight was my first time at loco Joe's and I am very pleased. There was four of us and we each got a different style of fish tacos. I ordered the blackened tuna taco and it was fantastic. Huge chunks of fresh tuna cooked to your preference. I will order mine a little more rare next time but the flavor... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere was casual, but friendly. Small bar-type restaurant with a few tables. We ate at one of the two tables outside as the weather got cooler. The food was delicious. I had their Saigon meal and my husband had the tuna tacos which he said were very good.

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Currituck, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Loco Jo's twice in my limited travels to Southport & it is an incredible experience! Locals flock here for the attention and consistently amazing food. As a tourist I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone lucky enough to be in Southport!

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Newton, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, all those water-side restaurants have nice views, but are tourist traps, with high prices and iffy food quality (for the most part) . You want real local feel, great service, creative food and plenty of beer choices? Loco Jo's is the best place in town. Don't tell Guy Fieri about this one, it will ruin it. Everything is recommended,... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

When I go its on the insistence of my husband. How he found this place was by word of mouth because you can not see it from the road. It is a local hang out and has a good beer selection for him. The food specials are usually good to great. We both recomend this joint

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Great craft beer!! Food is so good...service was attentive and helpful..give it a try...you won't be disappointed!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3479
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: 910-457-9009

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?