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928 Caswell Beach Rd., Oak Island, NC 28465
910-278-9299
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Go when it isn't busy. Sit in the bar facing the windows with your back to everything and enjoy the view of the ocean. Order the fresh catch of the day and the Carolina IPA with someone you enjoy, and talk. The Red Snapper was well prepared, the waitress was very good, the beer was cold and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
OlGreyMare
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English first
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111 reviews 111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Go when it isn't busy. Sit in the bar facing the windows with your back to everything and enjoy the view of the ocean. Order the fresh catch of the day and the Carolina IPA with someone you enjoy, and talk. The Red Snapper was well prepared, the waitress was very good, the beer was cold and the company fine.... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Duffer's is located on the golf course with beautiful second-story views onto the Atlantic Ocean. Unfortunately, that's where the compliments end. The decor is extremely dated, the food is disgusting and the service is the worst I've ever had. As locals we've been to Duffer's about a dozen times over the past 6 years. It has never been great, but... More 

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New Jersey
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141 reviews 141 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stopped by for a drink after dinner. What a view! The ocean on one side and the golf course on the other. We didn't eat so I can only comment on the atmosphere but that was enough for me to want to come back.

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Durham, North Carolina
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649 reviews 649 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
476 helpful votes 476 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The pub side is very comfortable (we did not eat in the restaurant side with linen tablecloths). We had the loaded nachos and cheeseburgers and they were great. Our server was very nice as was the other people working in there. You also have some nice views from the windows. Even though it's connected to the Oak Island Golf Club... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I love the lunch selection at Duffers! If you go make sure to get Cammy as your waitress! She's the nicest/best server ever! The French dip is so good! I cannot wait to go back!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Love the food at Duffers. They are a pub with pub food and a restaurant with fine dining. Had prime rib and had burger and fries. Not the cheapest place on the island but not overpriced either. Great view of ocean with a classy atmosphere.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food was delicious. Grouper crabmeat cocktail, seared scallop app, filet and salmon entrees were outstanding. The service was attentive. DJ Rodney made the evening fun! The restaurant has been renovated, the floors are no longer carpeted and the dining room had less of a banquet hall feel.

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Caswell Beach, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

First of all, this is a restaurant not a bar. It is part of the golf course but since its part of the members club, the food and service are top notch. The restaurant has two sections, one in the bar area for TVs and beers with the formal dining room set for events and quiet dinners. The place has... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a good place to unwind after a day on the beach or on the golf course. From the pub you have a good view of the Atlantic. Friendly atosphere and selection of beer. Great sandwiches and the homemade chips are delicious.

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Southport, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is definitely just a run-to place if you have to eat and don't want to go to a drive-thru. Very average atmosphere, nice friendly service, reasonably priced for the amount of food we were given. The food was good - no complaints. I had a nice salad and partner had a burger. The "dining room" looked like a banquet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 928 Caswell Beach Rd., Oak Island, NC 28465
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: 910-278-9299

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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