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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
Rochester, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Akron, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

If you don't read my entire review take this much away from it...fairly expensive for what you get...but the burgers are great... I decided on this restaurant since it was ranked #2 in Carolina Beach and after reading the great reviews. I should mention that I travel for a living and have eaten in restaurants all over the globe...tripadvisor is... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in after paddle boarding for lunch and we all ordered a cheeseburger. They were juicy and perfectly cooked with a lot of flavor. The bacon was crisp and flavorful. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Cleveland, OHio, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My Wife And I Ate Here Twice During A Recent Stay We Liked It So Much. First Visit: A Tuesday Night And, Luckily, It Was "Burger Night". The Burgers sell for $7 and are delicious. I had the Breakfast Burger served with Bacon and a fried egg. My wife enjoyed a fine specimen with black beans and avocado. Wine &... More

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Canaan, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

What a great find; breakfast on Saturday was great & priced from $3-$7. Had to try lunch , such a great menu it was hard to decide. I had the Mahi on ciabatta with a side for only $8.50 and companion had the brisket for $8. Range of prices about $5-$8.50 I am told they serve Tues thru Sat. lunch... More

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Efland, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Mom had NC Rainbow Trout- pan-seared with diced potatoes and rutabaga- excellent. I had the shrimp and grits-cake, which was spicy and delicious! Definitely would visit this establishment again.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Wife had the shrimp and grits and I ordered pecan crusted catfish. Both were very tasty and definitely were homemade, in a good way. IMO, the catfish, which came served on a bed of greens and a square of grits, seemed a little on the smaller side, but it was a fair portion and quite good. Shrimp And grits had... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Physically unimpressive outside with a typical beach/surfer hangout feel inside. But what a fantastic surprise the food was. Fresh, clean tasting food from local vendors. Very unique and appetizing menu. We had a variety of entrees and desserts, all excellent. If you are visiting Carolina Beach and want an informal great dining experience, you cannot beat this restaurant. Don't fall... More

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