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Local's Family Diner

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American, Diner
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832 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3462
+1 910-457-0444
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 20:00
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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly atmosphere very popular and great food and reasonably priced. The food is outstanding and the wait staff matches the food. Went solo this time but great with Booth to have a meeting

Thank sandpappier
Durham, North Carolina
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a group of 32 women to have dinner at Local's and they all enjoyed it. The restaurant was open for our party only but we all descended on this small place at one time, were welcomed, and treated to great service. We received our food quickly and it was delicious for all. The fried food some of us... More 

Thank NCRogers
New Jersey
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Local's for lunch on my recent visit to Southport. Nice diner with extensive menu. I had a hamburger that actually tasted like a hamburger! Friendly service, without feeling rushed. They do close from 2-5 in the afternoon.

Thank Kathleen P
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Locals for dinner and had their meatloaf special. Could make a substitution if you wanted on veggies. Meal was great, followed with a piece of homemade cake. Then later this week went back for breakfast, just as good.

Thank Patricia J
Southport, North Carolina
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Good place for breakfast or lunch. Interesting special menu items such as chicken livers. Good service and food. Usually busy on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Thank Mo B
Raleigh, Nc
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Taking the ferry over to Southport on a early Sunday morning. Noticed not a lot of breakfast selections available. Especially in February. Got to restaurant and was very pleasantly surprised. Very nice, clean breakfast spot. Waitress was great, food was very good. Good value for the money. Seemed like the place where all the locals go. Would definitely recommend, we'd... More 

Thank Scott P
Southport, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have been going to Locals since about 2013 and have breakfast, lunch and dinner there and everything was great every time. It's always clean and the waitresses are very attentive.

Thank rmr3878
Lake George, Colorado
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Stopped for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Service was prompt and friendly. I had the daily special, fried flounder. It was great. My wife had a BLT also good. Would definitley go again.

Thank James L
Southport, North Carolina
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This place is locally owned. They are a regular for us locals to eat at. The serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank Dg W
Southport, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We live in Southport, and we eat there quite a bit, when you don't have to wait.. They are quite busy most always. Great breakfasts, lunches, and dinner is veryyyy good!

Thank JimandBecky2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 832 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3462
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-457-0444

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