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All 66 Carolina Beach Restaurants

Surf House Cafe & Shop

604 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910-707-0422
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As a long time fan of the Surf House, I was pained to have to give it a partially negative review in 2013 due to poor service and poor attitude. I am glad to say that when I recently went back, all was good again. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, the food was superb, and the price was right.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Came here for New Year's Eve. It was mouth watering goodness!! The burnt ends appetizer was so good we got a second order. The fish is fresh and well prepared; the catfish outshined the Spanish mackerel. The chef sent out a couple off menu items for us to try that included an amazing ham/honey/biscuit combo that we devoured. I don't... More 

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Middletown, DE
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stopped in for dinner and while the staff was very friendly and on top of their game, the food and drinks were not. Two of our party split a Cuban Sandwich. And while they said the sandwich was really good, they were charged $5.00 to split a meal; though they were informed of the fee prior to the order being... More 

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North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Reading the reviews and viewing the menu online, our party was very excited to try this place. Service was friendly and the staff was attentive to everything we needed. We ordered 2 apps, burnt ends and pimento cheese dip. Not too many liked the cheese, but the burnt ends were a hit. Spicy and tender but not plentiful, only five... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wow, we have been drivng by this place for several years. What a great surprise, fresh, good quality food right in our neighborhood. I had Shrimp & Grits which most places has the shrimp swimming in the grits but not this time. Great flavors. Excellent. Will definitely be back especially to try Sunday Brunch.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have been eating surf house for years. Everything is good there. My go to is usually the tacos or Mahi sandwich. I love the daily lemonade in the summer, mixed berry basil is my favorite. In the winter they offer a daily hot chocolate, the Nutella is my favorite. This is a really relax place to eat, everything is... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Clean, bright - uses fresh local ingredients - definitely a great secret that we found! Sunday brunch delighted me with caramelized banana waffles. I saw the double cheeseburger and wondered who was eating that mile high creation. My brisket sandwich was great - my friend's salad was a thumbs-up. Be sure to try this place if you don't want chain... More 

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Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

During our month long stay in Kure Beach/Carolina Beach we had time to explore a lot of the local cuisine. This place was mostly in line with the others. There was nothing too special about it. I was really excited to visit Surf House based on the reviews but, sadly I was let down. This is the first restaurant I've... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fresh local veggies very good. Fish tacos not so much. The atmosphere is a fun local beachey place but the menu didn't have as many seafood options as I would have guessed. Staff is friendly & it is clean. Apps were the best part- shrimp grits were very good.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Once we found this small gem, it is on our agenda every visit to Carolina Beach. The Turkey Cuban is phenomenal as ever. Waitstaff is very friendly and helpful. Just wish we could have stayed for our Sunday Castro. If you are in town on a Sunday, the Castro is a MUST!

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Additional Information about Surf House Cafe & Shop

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

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