Loco Jo's Bar & Grill

602 N Howe St # E, Southport
(910) 457-9009

Recent Reviews


Such a delicious lunch! Grilled salmon on a house salad with Asian dressing. Plenty to fill me up. Competitive price. Really nice staff. Quick service. I loved being able to sit outside.


Very busy and active place. Great lunches and I have not been there for dinner. Service quick and efficient, the food was very good.


Local Jo's never fails to meet our expectations! The food is outstanding, the prices are very reasonable. If there is a downside, they need a bigger space. By far our favorite place to eat in Southport


Very good food and the menu has something for everyone to enjoy eating. On Tuesday they have .50 wings.


This is our favorite place to eat in Southport. The Vietnamese twist on the menu is fantastic along with good old lightly fried fish. Not a lot of seating but meals are served at the bar.

Gino Sardiello

Awesome little bar/a age in downtown Southport. Definitely will go back. Highly recommend.

Debbie Campbell

I had the Loco Burger with mushrooms, onions, and cheese. Burger was cooked to perfection. Fries were good and crispy. Service was good. Hubby had tacos and he said they were great. We will return!

Ann Hollingsworth

Friendly service and delicious food !

Edward Hughes

A cozy and quaint place with outstanding service and great food. The menu is rather diverse, with amazing daily specials. - We have been coming to Southport for years and had never tried this spot. Glad we finally did. Highly recommend!

Nolend Gonglach

Fish taco are great here.

Grace L.

This has quickly become one of our favorite spots to eat at in Southport! The servers/ bartenders are so hospitable and friendly, and the food is delicious and extremely affordable! I would definitely recommend.

Ron Pickett

Unknown to me, Tuesday is 50 cent wing night. They were GOOD! Girls had chicken quesadillas. I think they are the best in the area.

Kenneth Lewis

Excellent food and service. The Fish and Chips were the best I have ever had. My wife really enjoyed the Cabo Shrimp Tacos. Definitely would recommend.

Wayne Rogers

Consistently always great food and service. Recommend if you visit Southport. Unique blend of Asian and American fare.

Jeff B

Great food and service. The blackened fish Mahi sandwich is just delicious. Good craft beer choices. Just a great casual place to eat in Southport.

Janice Honeycutt

Oh my heavens!!! What an awesome lunch! Baja Taco, fried green beans and summer rolls, everything was fantastic. Highly, HIGHLY recommend this place!

Robin Johnson

Nice place. Would like to see a larger selection of draught beers though.

Todd Bull

This place is a must do. Thanksgiving weekend we went there. Staff was crazy attentive n super friendly. Food was delicious n priced reasonable. PLEASE try this business out. 5 stars

Charla Martin

Boom Boom Cauliflower most excellent! Friendly service & Great Food!

Tommy Simmons

Good fresh food. Lots of original choices. The entire staff was super friendly.

Robert Sburlati

If it wasn't good ,we wouldn't keep going back and trying different things on their great menu..a happy place

Richard Fey

The food and service was great. This place is small but yet feels open, not cramped. I was there during lunch and thought the beachy flavor of this place was relaxing.

Donnie J.

Really enjoyed eating here. My wife really loved the shrimp tacos, and I really loved the fish and chips. One of the best places to get fish and chips. We came here due to the very versatile menu they offer, they have quite a few Vietnamese items on their menu that I'll be trying at a later date. I highly recommend this restaurant, our new favorite place to go.

Bill Kamszik

Great Cheers bar. Friendly staff, good food, daily specials. Good choice for a drink or a casual meal.

Chris G.

Been going to Loco Joes for years. Always delicious. Stopped by today for a light bite. Got spring rolls and twice baked potato salad. Spring rolls and dipping sauce was great but the potato salad was amazing. Will be back again. Try it. You won't be disappointed.

Laurie M.

I'm afraid to write a review because more people will go to Loco Jo's! Truly our all-time favorite in Southport. Best fish tacos ever. Love the ladies who serve, especially Del and Tanna. The food is always FRESH and served on a timely basis. You always know what you're going to get, for a good price, and a great atmosphere.

Jerry Tyson

Always great food and service.

Freda M.

This is an awesome place where the locals eat. The tuna tacos are amazing! Service was excellent and staff made us feel right at home.

Leighann Hooks Haselden

Great food and the staff is amazing!

Benjamin Royall

Great food and great people and great service!!! Highly recommend to anyone!

Ben R.

Top 3 restaurant I Southport. And very underrated. Their "world famous cheeseburger" is one of the best burgers around and very well priced. They also have fresh catch options that rotate. And great service. I'd highly recommend Loco Jo's to anyone! Great food great people, great service.


One of my favorite places for lunch. I love the Thai salad and my husband loves the excellent hamburger with all the mushrooms and onions. A real treat.


It's been a year or more since visiting this Southport icon. Service was super. Chowder was great. Burger with Swiss and mushrooms was both tasty and HUGE. Spring rolls were good but if you don't like cilantro, avoid it.

Ryan C.

A favorite and a must every time I come to Southport. Being from NY the trips to southport are every few months, but when in town you can find me at loco Jo's. The atmosphere is cool, the beer selection is good, the staff is awesome, and the food is excellent. You will find it hard to beat their fish tacos!

Michael Osiadacz

The worst soft shell crab sandwich ever!!! $14.99 for a sandwich & fries. Been there numerous times, but this was the last!!!


Decided to eat here upon a local recommendation. Service was good. We had 6 adults and after all said and done everyone concluded the quality and taste of food was just average. Will not return.

Beverly Delahunty

Food was excellent. Wait staff was very friendly and helpful.

Jean Belmont

The food here is always fresh and delicious! Good beer on tap too!

Rhonda Naylor

Great food! Awesome staff! ❤️

Tania M.

Awesome find! My friend and I wanted to try something new and were thrilled when we found Loco Jo's. All the tables were taken when we arrived so we had to sit at the bar. We ordered the Gouda Mac n cheese bites to start. Wow!! Melt in your mouth deliciousness. Then we both ordered the catch of the day- blackened mahi tacos. They were heavenly! We were a little bummed that we only got two tacos per order and barely a handful of tortilla chips to accompany them. The first server that sat us, was not very welcoming and told us where we needed to sit at the bar - even though she didn't do that for others. She warmed up to us in the end though. We definitely loved the food and the vibe of the place and will be back!