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Surf House Cafe & Shop

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American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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604 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910-707-0422
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    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
Great Meal

Best all around dining experience I've had in Carolina Beach in a long time! Great atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff and fresh, clean, local menu. Reasonably priced entrees and wine list.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
TravelPauley
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Roanoke, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Best all around dining experience I've had in Carolina Beach in a long time! Great atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff and fresh, clean, local menu. Reasonably priced entrees and wine list.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Ok. So you are in Carolina Beach looking for food. Offerings range from sushi (which is a strong choice) to doughnuts. Lots of donuts. Choose neither and head to the Surf House! An absolutely 5 star meal. Start with spicy hot house pickles and wait for it..., shrimp BLT sandwich with a shmear of guac, fresh fish sandwich on ciabatta,... More 

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Navarre, Florida
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Came here for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Sat at the bar and had good service. Upon the recommendation of our server, I had the caramelized banana waffles - they were DELICIOUS! I absolutely loved them and couldn't even finish it. My sisters had the egg BLT (yum) and egg sandwich. Everything was good and the coffee was hot.

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Liberty, NC
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by for an early dinner, and we loved the pimento cheese appetizer and catfish entree. Simply fabulous!

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london
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We ordered pulled pork sandwich and the swordfish special. Both were delicious But we were both still really hungry after and we are not American and used to the big portions. Lovely decor and great service.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Almost great... A) we arrived a few minutes before the time of our reservations, only to wait 25 minutes for a table. Why bother!? B) The featured seafood entree was great--the second time around. The first serving arrived stone cold. Sent it back; a few minutes later a new entree arrived: warm (as should be expected) and very tasty. But... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Our party of 3 had to wait 20+ minutes after our reservation time to be seated. We were given a complimentary appetizer for our inconvenience. Two out of three entrees were splendid, but the third arrived at the table cold. It was sent back, and the kitchen sent out a new entree (not the original one rewarmed). Kudos to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The food is delicious. We ate here twice for dinner while vacationing in Carolina Beach. It's refreshing to have a farm to table option. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food is amazing! I highly recommend it!

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Cameron, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We sat at the bar because the place was full and we didn't make a reservation. The hostess was very polite and made sure we were taken care of until some seats opened up. The bartender did an incredible job being attentive, fast, and accurate. The fresh sustainable food was amazing. I had the double cheeseburger. It was possibly the... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have been to Surfhouse many times over the years and the turkey rueben will change your life. Weekend brunch is great too…try one of their hashes or the breakfast BLT. Cool setup and quick service, can't complain!

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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, Oyster Bar

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?