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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 2013
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I can say that this past year I have scoured over Carolina Beach to find a restaurant that has great food and unique to this beach. Have been several times and I have never been disappointed with the food. This last visit I tried the braised brisket with black pepper, mayo,radish and grilled onions. It was absolutely delicious! Their beef... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great folks and good table service, but selection and supplies were a bit disappointing during our visit. Wine list and cocktails were quite minimal. Prices were however reasonable. Seems to be family oriented with a definite beach flair. Good location but medium level at best. We gave them a second try for lunch, but they were closed early.

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Have been here a number of times...always happy with food quality...not the typical seafood restaurant. Owner clearly has high standards for creativity, food quality, and overall experience. Drink menu could be enhanced. Appetizers, entree and desserts exceed expectations....from burnt end briskett to Mahi Mahi to chocolate pecan pie and Guinness hot chocolate to name a few. Prices below expectations which... More

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New York, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Ate here for dinner and the food was incredible! I ordered a brisket with sweet potato hash. The brisket was cooked to perfection, the sauce/gravy we very tasty and a nice balance with the sweet taste of the sweet potato hash. My wife ordered the scallops and they were also delicious. Cooked just right. All of the food had a... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Can I give this 10 stars? The food is FANTASTIC! From appetizers (burnt ends and baked apple) through dinner (nc catfish and shrimp & grits) and dessert (peanut butter chocolate pie, spiced pumpkin bread pudding and hot chocolates: peanut butter and gingerbread, respectively) we were extremely pleased. Great taste, good service and reasonably priced. A pitcher of the House Punch... More

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High Point, NC
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111 reviews 111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

We visited for Sunday brunch based on the tripadvisor reviews. The restaurant was nearly full when we arrived. The menu is inventive but homey. You can get a potato skillet dish with a sunny-side-up egg or a salad with two different kinds of grilled mushrooms with goat cheese, balsamic viniagrette, and a sunny-side egg, or a fish taco with a... More

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Mebane, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This place has a more avant guard menu then your traditional fish house. While I liked the food my wife was far from bowled over. The trout was good but the oysters were OK. My wife really did not care for the salad with egg over easy on it, but the staff was quick to change this to a more... More

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We bought a 2nd home in Carolina Beach and started the search for good restaurants. We love this place and have dinner and/or brunch here every time we go. It's the best restaurant in Carolina Beach and we have tried them all. Interesting, fresh entrees which appeal to foodies without being too weird. The staff is young, energetic and make... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I love Surf House, every time we come to Carolina Beach, we make it a point to eat here now. My husband and I randomly stopped here for dinner while we were at the beach for his birthday. The decor is very cute, it is clean and very "beachy". It is by no means fancy, but more of a place... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I went here for a girls day lunch. We are all out of towners. It was very excellent also we happened to be there on 1/2 price steamers day. Yeay for us! The decor is very basic ... or rather minimal. Wooden tables and some bright art on the wall. There is a small surf store in the place and... More

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