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Surf House Cafe & Shop

604 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910-707-0422
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you like farm-to-table, fresh, thoughtfully prepared food and drinks, this is the place for you. Sort of a gem in Carolina Beach. I like your typical beach seafood joint as much as the next person, but this was really something different and special. I had a vegetarian entree that was amazing, and my boyfriend had a delicious bbq sandwich.... More

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Midland, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Casual atmosphere with food that rivals fancier seafood establishments. My fish and vegetables were cooked perfectly. My companion had the pulled pork and it was delicious, too.

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We have been coming to Carolina Beach for many years and were interested in whether there were new restaurants. We learned about the Surf House via Trip Advisor. Don't let the name or location keep you away...it is a refreshing atmosphere and concept for Carolina Beach. We were not very hungry so had the tomato and cucumber salads and homemade... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very fresh, sustainable fish approach. Innovative, great dishes. Great dessert. I couldn't stop ordering food and even though I was full, I just kept eating. So many different flavors made for a very satisfying meal. There are 1/2 price apps with entree on Thursday, so we had to order all of them. The best is the brisket, pimento cheese dip,... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

LOVED this restaurant. Amazing decor and atmosphere. Top Notch bartending and service. You don't feel like you are in Carolina Beach, NC. Drinks and food are amazing.

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Naples, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Four of us ate there early one evening during the week. The fresh oysters were wonderful. The tuna special was excellent...and the portion was enough to serve two hungry people. One of my companions ordered the brisket, which was fall apart tender and delicious. The wait staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. The space is a bit noisy do to... More

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I live about 100 ft from Surf House Cafe and its a good thing because if I'm not making my own food with the best ingredients I can buy I do not eat outside my home. If your history with food is like mine and your health and happiness is about the experience of preparation and sharing it with others... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great menu because it is unique. The atmosphere is simple but very clean and comfortable, kind of surfy. Service was great, food was even better. I will be back to this place as soon as possible. Went with. People and we were all very impressed. Slightly small portions but it is not over priced so you can just buy more... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Treat yourself to a meal, or two, or three if you happen to be in Carolina Beach. Creative and tasty food with excellent service and tremendous value. This place is awesome!

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Family of four visited here during our vacation to Carolina Beach based on the reviews we read. The food was amazing but the servings were small, IMO. We had the pimento cheese appetizer and it was awesome. Not really large enough for more than two people though. We had shrimp and grits, pecan-crusted catfish, and the BBQ burger. All of... More

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