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

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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
Family Dinner

We visited Duffers on last family gathering on the beach. My cousin requested a window view, but the hostess said no because they had already set our table up (against a wall). Two tables could have been put together by a window (no reservation signs on them). Our waiter, Chris, was efficient... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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South Bend, Indiana
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South Bend, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We visited Duffers on last family gathering on the beach. My cousin requested a window view, but the hostess said no because they had already set our table up (against a wall). Two tables could have been put together by a window (no reservation signs on them). Our waiter, Chris, was efficient. We had to wait quite a while for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a reservation for a party of 6. We were seated promptly but after that....we had to hunt down our server. We waited at least an hour after ordering for our food to arrive. The food was good...most had fish and chips. The DJ was great and the bar service was also.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a restaurant at a golf course but don't be fooled by that as it has some great offerings. My visits here now total 6 or so. There must be something to the prime rib because they are always out of it. The sandwiches and salads are great.The cucumber wasabi dressing is awesome and pretty much good touching anything... More 

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

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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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