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Loco Jo's Bar and Grill

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602 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3479
+1 910-457-9009
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Loco Jo's with friends as a recommendation. My husband had shrimp tacos, I had the grouper tacos. The fish was excellent but with it came chips and a small dish of sauce, nothing else. The 4 of us had each a beer and tacos, came to $92.00! When we as the host of our group wished to pay... More 

Thank eastshore10
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been to Loco Jo's a number of times and always leave saying we'll go back. My husband loves the beef eggrolls as an appetizer and I'm partial to the mac and cheese bites. Blackend chicken sandwich was very good this trip - and only suggestion for the fried chicken tacos is they were a little skimpy on the chicken.... More 

Thank faf1960
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply one word to describe the Food, service and Ambience. ........AWESOME. This is a perfect small bar with exceptional bar and non-bar food. Only four or five tables inside with additional bar seating Great beer selection.

Thank Dave T
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 of us gals stopped in for lunch and it was without a doubt the best place we had lunch. My two friends ordered Cod Taco's that were delicious and I had the Blackened shrimp Taco and you would not believe the size of the shrimp!!! I can't wait to go back again!!

Thank Suzanne B
Athens, Georgia
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321 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on Halloween and all the servers were in fancy dress which added to the occasion. My wife and I shared a plate of dumplings $9.99 and a plate of summer rolls $4.99. This was very reasonable of very good quality food. We grabbed the last table in a not very large restaurant at just after 12:00 so... More 

Thank Mike L
Southport, North Carolina
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want great food...Want good beer....Want good wine.....Want good service.... Loco Jo's is the place to go.....Great for lunch and dinner.....Friendly staff.. Brian the owner goes the extra mile to make sure you visit is special...... A must place to stop while here in Southport.

Thank paul s
Bolivia, North Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I was with a friend and we were looking to eat somewhere. We happened to stumble upon Loco Jo's Bar and Grill. I had the a hamburger and my friend had a tacos. Absolutely delicious. The service in the restaurant was great. The servers refilled our drinks without even asking. Definitely will go back.

Thank Tonia M
Greensboro, North Carolina
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360 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Our trip to Oak Island/Southport is never complete unless we eat here. We have been doing that for years. I love the fish tacos but so many things will grab your attention. There are some really good Asian dishes in the mix of menu items. We started with the Asian dumplings.................yum! I had fish tacos with grouper and my husband... More 

Thank Linda B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 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 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wilmington, North Carolina
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

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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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, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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: +1 910-457-9009

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