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Surf House Cafe & Shop

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604 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4823
+1 910-707-0422
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and I went for appetizers and a drink. We love Carolina Beach's laid back atmosphere but some restaurants leave a little to be desired. This place did not disappoint. We found ourselves reordering over and over again. Each dish was delicious using fresh and local ingredients. Presentation was spot on. The cocktails were no different. Our waiter was... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I have been called food snobs. We travel often and enjoy cooking. I can honestly say this was one of the top 5 meals of my life! The cocktails were also incredible and the service was outstanding. We will be back sooner than later !

Thank Kathrynkyle
Burlington, Vermont
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last time I ate at Surfhouse, the noise level was high making it difficult to enjoy dining with friends. They just renovated and the new decor is lovely. Could still make some modifications to absorb the sound level but the improvements have made a nice difference. The food and service were good, as they should be and the menu is... More 

Thank KrisInstead
Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Ate there on a sat night. Food ,service all awesome. Well worth the price .easy to find ,not a lot of parking in front ,more parking on side street .👍👍👍

Thank grouperman41
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This place never disappoints. Recent menu changes are welcome. They are a few days out from a renovation as well.

Thank CR_Reconteur
asheville, nc
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93 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and I had eaten at Surfhouse in October 2015 and was impressed. So when we decided to spend New Years Eve at Carolina Beach, I made reservations. Great decision. The meal was the best gourmet meal we have had in years.

1 Thank windjay
Kernersville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We had to wait about 30 minutes to get in on the weekend, but the food was worth it. The shrimp and grits were very good. We also had an appetizer with sweet potatoes, lentils, and crab meat on top which was even better. The apple pie dessert was not what I would call a pie at all, but was... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We have gone out to eat quite a bit around here with having just moved here .We stopped at our favorite drinking spot and were telling the bartender about a place that we were going to go to dinner and he said "no no no if you're looking for something delicious you need to go to the Surf House"..., so... More 

1 Thank loroOhio
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a great restaurant which would be great in any town or city. The staff was superb- helpful, informative, pleasant and not "too" attentive-service was timed correctly. The menu was small which is a good thing. Everything was done well. The only things they could improve upon would be a more extensive list of wines by the glass and... More 

Thank Sanford T
Aiken, South Carolina
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263 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a great recommendation from our hosts at the B&B we were staying at. The place is very unassuming but the food is killer. Since we had had a fairly large lunch, we opted for a couple of small plates. The chef surprised us with a sample order of oysters fra diavolo. Never having them before, we did not know... More 

Thank Anthony L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4823
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-707-0422

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