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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
302-227-1449
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Something different in Dewey Beach

Visited this restaurant based on good tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Unique menu, good service, and high-quality food. I had an excellent hawaiian salad that I've tried to duplicate at home with limited success. Prices are reasonable and they have Kona beer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
2367andy
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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Visited this restaurant based on good tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Unique menu, good service, and high-quality food. I had an excellent hawaiian salad that I've tried to duplicate at home with limited success. Prices are reasonable and they have Kona beer.

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Nalu has very interesting dishes served in an open atmosphere (large patio type opening just above the sidewalk) with friendly and efficient wait staff. Have had several meals there (different fare) and have enjoyed each. Good food, good size portions, and reasonably priced. Try the Hula Pie! Great!

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Decided to go here for dinner with my family because we were tired of bar food. The salads were really good and fresh. Others at the table got sandwiches and seemed very satisfied. Service was quick and the place was packed.

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Timonium, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We got the spicy shrimp with a side of wasabi fried rice and they were delicious! A little pricey but good food, especially for the beach.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Service is good, food is good, but the drinks and a lot of the dishes are WAAAAAY more money than they should be

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My wife and I stopped in here for a quick bite. I don't remember if this is the actual name, but we both ordered the Spamburger. The burger tasted awesome, and we also loved the fries served with it. When we got there, it was pretty empty so we got to meet a lot of the staff. We had one... More 

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Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Yes, the restaurant was noisy, but the music was enjoyable. The place was full and busy, but we got seated quickly. We had good margaritas and our dinners were delicious. Our waitress was very attentive.

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Newark, Delaware
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took our granddaughter here for breakfast and had a wonderful experience! She ordered the chocolate and macadamia nut pancake and when it was delivered to the table the entire restaurant oohed and ahhed - it was enormous!! My wife had the surfers breakfast and a mimosa and enjoyed both - I had the fruit and yogurt bowl and a Bloody... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

right on coastal highway and a block from the beach! excellent beverages and bartender! food is good and was perfect for a respite from the heat

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Bethesda, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Called in take out order. Was asked to speak up because it was noisy there. Was definitely very loud when went to pick up food. Could not have eaten there. Food was ok. Overpriced. Hawaiian snapped was dry. Crab cakes were pretty good. Sweet potato in salad was a little undercooked.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1308 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: 302-227-1449

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?