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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
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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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Sanford
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 cooking, nothing eccentric. Why this place doesn't expand for more seating is beyond me. Nominal... More 

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Corbin, Kentucky
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 here. The prices were minimal and overall cheaper than going to McDonald's. By the time... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Durham, North Carolina
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank NCRogers
New Jersey
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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.

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Thank Kathleen P
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 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.

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Thank Patricia J
Southport, North Carolina
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Mo B
Raleigh, Nc
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Scott P
Southport, North Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Lake George, Colorado
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 14:00
Monday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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?