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Local's Family Diner

832 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3462
+1 910-457-0444
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Diner
832 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3462
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They have really good lunch specials. The lunch special changes everyday. I haven't had anything bad yet and I have ate there several times. I always call in because it is really busy.

Thank loveu2002
Reviewed 6 days ago

Locals is our go-to place for breakfast in Southport. I love their omelettes! Service with a smile, good value, and good food! Haven't been for lunch or dinner, but must do that sometime soon!

Thank cattailcruiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As disappointed I was at my first evenings meal (Fishy-Fish), we BOTH enjoyed our meal at this local diner/restaurant. The Philly cheese steak with peppers was Great, and my wife really enjoyed their old fashion hamburger. Friendly, quick service.

Thank snurb55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local's is great. I've been going here since they opened and previously would go to PJ's before it closed. I have never had a complaint before and I don't now. You always see someone you know when you go there.

Thank Darlene S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just found this gem and will be coming back every vacation! Breakfast was amazing and you get what you pay for here!!!! My dad raved about the corn beef hash and said it was the best he had in a long time. Can't go...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at this diner twice during our stay at Southport. The burgers are big and juicy, the seafood chowder is made there, and the chicken salad is made there, too. All delicious! The atmosphere is low key and simple, but you feel like a...More

Thank Candy M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I would have given five stars but the wait for food was a bit long When it came the eggs were so fresh you would have thought the chickens were outside the kitchen! The grits were delicious and the bacon was Carolina's best but the...More

Thank Arthur M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We dine here on occasion...the food is actually good, the ranch dressing is decent but needs less filler and more flavor...there's always a very long wait time to be seated. If you see a line, plan to eat elsewhere, we have many times. Home style...More

Thank Southportjunkie780
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We opted to skip our complimentary hotel breakfast and try this local diner. We picked it because it always seemed packed when we would drive by. We were immediately seated and greeted. The food was excellent as was the service. We would definitely go back...More

Thank A S
Reviewed 24 March 2017 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
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Many restaurants have a policy that if an order is up in the kitchen, the first available waitress will bring it out to insure the meal is hot and delivered to the customer asap. The waitress whom takes your order is responsible to deliver the bill! There are certain cheap,crass,arrogant persons that will pick at any little thing to justify not leaving a tip, even stooping so low as to intimate offense because they received good service.
17 May 2015|
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Response from sundancer2004 | Reviewed this property |
Endless Summer, my comments were directed at the person who was bad mouthing Locals because it took 45 minutes for her meal, that the person who delivered it wasn't the waitress who took the order, but that waitress... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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