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Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille

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Seafood, Hawaiian
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1308 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
13022271449
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Loved our meal!

I had heard about this place and we decided to go check it out. They have a great bar with some nice drinks and a good happy hour. We tried the ahi appetizer and then on our servers' recommendation we got the grilled tuna, kahlua pork and the short ribs. All of them were really good but the short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
betsykk2
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Mathews, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Newark, DE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Here's the thing. Nalu has a good vibe, good location, small excellent menu. Their fish tacos (2 for 12) are so so good. It's why we keep going back. Here's why we may not return so quickly - abrupt wait staff, lacking in friendliness (even a smile). It's like they don't want to be at work and it shows. Our... More 

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silver spring, md
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

First the ambiance: sufin' USA. Think fake palm trees and films of surfers on the giant waves in Hawaii. The noise level is very high so it's difficult too have a conversation over dinner without shouting. Second: The service was efficient without being intrusive. Third: Thee food was just mediocre. My shredded pork dinner was served with fries but the... More 

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laidback3780, Owner at Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille, responded to this review

First, thank you for your review. We encourage everyone to review good or bad so we can constantly make the appropriate changes to keep our standards high. As you can see from other reviewers our food does get high marks so we are very disappointed that your meal did not meet your expectations. It's obvious that you read all the... More 

Mathews, Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I had heard about this place and we decided to go check it out. They have a great bar with some nice drinks and a good happy hour. We tried the ahi appetizer and then on our servers' recommendation we got the grilled tuna, kahlua pork and the short ribs. All of them were really good but the short ribs... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food and service was great. I was impressed with the variety of food choices. The staff were friendly and the food delivery was quick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped here on a whim. Had no idea what kind of place this would be. It was easily one of the top ten dining experiences of my life. 6 people at the table, we all got something different and everyone loved their meal. The tuna entre comes highly recommended from me. Service was top notch! Music was pumping but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The title sums it up. Good food Good Prices Good Service. We were not real adventurous but the menu looked inviting and good!

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Chesapeake
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The crab nachos were delicious and their phillyscheesteak was superb! Best part was they were across the street from the Hyatt we stayed at which was a gem in itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I didn't try anything really Hawaiian but NY daughters had fish tacos and the Mango Habanero wings and love them. I had a cheese steak and it was pretty good! Can't argue with the prices!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Love this place! We've been on the pirates party, it was really fun! People was in costumes, I didn't see who wins but it was awesome! The food was delicious! Cannot wait to come back.

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Adams, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great crab cake sandwich & chicken sandwich with pepperjack cheese. Love the roll they come on. A cross between a crosant & roll. Nice & light. Clam strips good, when they have them. A little pricey for a quick family meal.

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Additional Information about Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille

Address: 1308 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Phone Number: 13022271449
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood, Hawaiian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1308 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: 13022271449

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?