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Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille

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Seafood, Hawaiian, American, Barbecue
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1308 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
13022271449
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 127
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  • 73
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 10
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  • 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
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This restaurant is just a block from the beach and is directly across the street from Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, as well as near a few other hotels. This makes it a great spot for food or drinks if you are staying in the area and don't want to drive. We sat at the tiki-decorate bar and had terrific... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
bradleye07
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is just a block from the beach and is directly across the street from Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, as well as near a few other hotels. This makes it a great spot for food or drinks if you are staying in the area and don't want to drive. We sat at the tiki-decorate bar and had terrific service... More 

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Thank bradleye07
Port Penn, Delaware
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Not a bad place. It is in a nice spot, and is very clean. The food was average. After I ordered a particular type of beer the waitress gave me a totally different beer. I told her that this was not what I ordered, she said yes it was. I think I know what I ordered....and it was not what... More 

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Thank Luckyinlove2000
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We own in Dewey, have been to Nalu plenty of times before and have generally enjoyed the food. But twice in September we had poor experiences. Second time I ordered Moro loco for myself and my daughter as it's our tradition to remind us of Hawaii. My wife deliberated over one of the signature burgers (Ono I think) and another... More 

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Thank chestterp
Camden, Delaware
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommended the tacos. Any variety as they are all good. Neat atmosphere and one of the few places around to get Kona brewing beers

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Thank hlahccrp
Pennsylvania, United States
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stopped with a large group after an evening out for a bite to eat. They accommodated all of us off to the side. Our server was very attentive and checked back shortly after she brought our meals to make sure all was well or when she saw beverages were getting low. While they were busy, we didn't feel rushed... More 

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Thank Helen B
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Once again traveling on Route 1 looking for a quick lunch, but not fast food - Saturday afternoon in the fall. Dewey was hopping with a music conference, but we found a parking space down the side street and were seated immediately. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich and loved it again. I tried something different from my usual... More 

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1 Thank G M
Newville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We went 4pm to 6pm and enjoyed $5 drinks and $5 eats everything was good the wait was way too long. It smelled like they burnt our food and had to start over but when asked the waitress lied. I'd just perfer honesty. Overall experience so so

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Bristow, v
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

food isn't so great, i would stick with their huge chicken nachos. the frozen drinks are too sweet, so be careful, i ended up with a headache.

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2 Thank Rachel M
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Only had drinks here and they were good, but the open air seating makes it totally worthwhile. For a minute I forgot if I was in Hawaii or Dewey Beach! You can tell that the staff appreciates your business. Looking forward to trying the food.

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1 Thank d j
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

We ate here for lunch. The staff was friendly, quick but efficient and helpful. My parents love the seafood chowder soup. I had the quesadillas and it was good.

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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, American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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