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Surf House Cafe & Shop

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604 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910-707-0422
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Carolina Beach Gem

The food and service at this farm to table restaurant were both exceptional. The craft cocktails from bartender Greg Ewan were unique and very good. Highly recommend this establishment for dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Remorgan
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Dublin, Ohio
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  • Families with children
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Dublin, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The food and service at this farm to table restaurant were both exceptional. The craft cocktails from bartender Greg Ewan were unique and very good. Highly recommend this establishment for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Was on vacay and went for lunch then had to change dinner plans just to come back. I sure wasn't disappointed! Farm to table from local NC farms mostly. Gotta get the S'mores bar! Great atmosphere, service and food is out very fast.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great, very fresh, tasty food and drinks. Restaurant is VERY noisy. Staff are very friendly. On a busy Friday night they fitted us in and we did not have to wait for our table.

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We've been coming to Carolina Beach for years, and have never had a great meal out. I heard about this place from the owner of Island Beverage and my wife made reservations for the family for my birthday. The food was excellent. Great, fresh seafood, prepared in interesting ways. Good local beer selection, and great cocktail list. Bunch of local... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The menu is always changing based on what is in season, but every entree, drink, and dessert I have had knocked my socks off! This is a cool, casual little place with gourmet taste and locally sourced food. And a huge selection of top shelf whiskeys and bourbons. The homemade desserts are amazing as well. I definitely recommend reservations as... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

For people that want quantity over quality I would recommend somewhere else. This surfer atmosphere restaurant was one of our favorites. The portions are smaller, the yogurt/fruit (skip) are for small kids (overpriced) but the "hippy" (vegetables with potatoes) and the farm egg sandwiches are very good. The food is fresh, the service was good, the place is clean and... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food here is so good. The chef is a wonder. Everything we have ever had has been delicious. The staff are brilliant. The atmosphere is lovely. I can't say enough good things about this place. You must book though as it gets so busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Not at all what you would expect at the beach. Farm -to-table, nothing over cooked, all fresh nice presentation and very, very flavorful. The chefs are really doing some great stuff here. Creative and tasty without being over the top. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Seems like a young group of very hard working folks dong some excellent work.... More 

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were looking for a little bit nicer place to dine in Carolina Beach and Surf House fit the bill. Nice décor and atmosphere, beachy but a little more upscale. We sat at the bar because we didn't have a reservation, so if it is Saturday night and you want a table, best to make a reservation. We enjoyed the... More 

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Wantage, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

First time there, found the atmosphere to be great and relaxing, Food was excellent using local grown and caught produce and seafood fresh and delicious. the roast oysters fra diavolo were my favorite could have eaten these all night!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 604 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-707-0422

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?