Our real estate agents sometimes get asked, "what's your favorite thing about life in Southport?" There are some obvious answers: the beach, the weather, the scenery. But one that often flies under the radar is the food. Here in the Southport area, we have some truly amazing eateries serving cuisine from all around the world. These are some of our favorites!
- San Felipe Mexican Restaurant - 1673 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461
A beloved local chain, San Felipe Mexican Restaurant offers some of the best south-of-the-border fare in North Carolina. From appetizers like fiesta nachos and Mexican street corn to main courses like carne asada and pollo con crema, their menu is packed with authentic Mexican specialties. The restaurant is located just minutes from these Southport homes for sale, and they also have a great drink menu that includes top-shelf margaritas and an excellent selection of Mexican beers.
- Thai Peppers Restaurant - 115 E Moore St, Southport, NC 28461
Thai Peppers Restaurant opened its doors in downtown Southport in 1992, and they've remained a local favorite for Thai cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner, Thai Peppers Restaurant serves up some killer Thai barbecue, pineapple fried rice, and pad Thai noodles. Their menu is also packed with delicious healthy options, including soups like Tom Yum (hot & sour soup) and Tom Kha Ta-Leh (seafood & coconut milk soup).
- Taste of China Southport - 4956 Long Beach Rd SE #17, Southport, NC 28461
There's something about the classic comfort food at Taste of China Southport that simply can't be beaten. They offer all your favorite Chinese dishes — lo mein, chop suey, sweet and sour chicken — made with the freshest ingredients available. Taste of China is open for dine-in as well as takeout. Be sure to check out the "Chef Recommends" section of their menu for some unique specialties!
- Loco Joe's Bar & Grill - 602 N Howe St # E, Southport, NC 28461
A beloved local bar and grill serving cold drinks and internationally-inspired pub grub, Loco Joe's is one of Southport's great after-work watering holes. Whether you're in the mood for dinner, drinks, or both, you'll find a lot of fun options. It's not often that you see a menu with Bánh mìs and cheeseburgers side by side, but the wide-ranging offerings here include something for everyone. The folks at Loco Joe's serve up some killer cocktails as well!
- Southport Gourmet & Sushi Bar - 1643 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461
You simply have to try the food at Southport Gourmet & Sushi Bar. Consistently fresh and bursting with flavor, their creative sushi rolls and sashimi are the best in town. Their laid-back space also has a fun, welcoming atmosphere that the entire family will enjoy. And if you're not in the mood for sushi, don't neglect to look over the rest of their menu, which includes some amazing Japanese steak and seafood dishes.
- Kai-Joe's - 4722 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465
Let's talk tacos. You could debate all day about who makes the best in the area, but our go-to taco spot is Kai-Joe's. This funky Oak Island joint specializes in tasty tacos with a Hawaiian twist. Their surf and turf tacos are some of our absolute favorites, and their shrimp nachos are out of this world. Kai-Joe's is located a short drive from Southport near these beautiful Oak Island homes for sale. Look for their takeout window and breezy outdoor seating area.
Contact us today to learn more about life on the North Carolina coast, and be sure to ask our real estate agents about how we can help you find your dream home in the Southport area!