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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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 50
    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
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My husband and I spent an overnight stay in Dewey Beach and Nalu was recommended by the front desk clerk. After checking out TripAdvisor, we decided to give it a try. We decided to split an order of nachos with shrimp. As you can see by the picture, it was huge ! It was also delicious. I also had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
PSU_Crazy
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Beach Lake, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wilmington, Delaware
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband I and stopped her for lunch one day. We decided to sit at the bar. It was a Saturday in April, around 1:30 and not at all crowded. I had read reviews so we thought we would try it out. We started with the Dynamite roll. You get 6 small pieces that are so good. Could definitely get... More 

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Beach Lake, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I spent an overnight stay in Dewey Beach and Nalu was recommended by the front desk clerk. After checking out TripAdvisor, we decided to give it a try. We decided to split an order of nachos with shrimp. As you can see by the picture, it was huge ! It was also delicious. I also had a... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We just love this gem. Fun friendly staff, great appetizers (try the bacon wrapped pineapples in caramel sauce). Nice views with a very beach atmosphere... Burgers are the BEST!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

I know that Dewey is primarily known to be a party town and not restaurants but everyone should know that Nalu is great family friendly restaurant. The menu ranges from Nachos, Burgers, & Tacos to some great Hawaiian inspired entrees that are unexpected and delicious. The decor inside is an island theme with a central tiki bar that is not... More 

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 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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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?