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Island Delights

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316 North New River Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
910-328-1868
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
GREAT SIMPLE FOOD

I think I found the best Carolina Style BBQ sandwich on the Island! Complete down to the jalapeno slaw!! Generous portions and the fries were perfectly crisp. Great service, super friendly people and a wonderful atmosphere that reminded me of simpler days.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Trish S
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  • Families with children
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I think I found the best Carolina Style BBQ sandwich on the Island! Complete down to the jalapeno slaw!! Generous portions and the fries were perfectly crisp. Great service, super friendly people and a wonderful atmosphere that reminded me of simpler days.

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Topsail Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Fast and Friendly Service make sure you ask for Savannah ! Must try the Banana Split Hot Fudge Sundaes and Home made Waffle Cones and don't forget to put a Quarter in the Old timey Jukebox !

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A family favorite. Our annual trip to Topsail Island wouldn't be complete without a stop at Island Delights. We love the retro atmosphere and the yummy ice cream. Try the fortune teller machine with Merlin, it really works!

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heart of bluegrass
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Went with grandparents,my sisters, and 8 kids. Place was packed! But they were accommodating. Food was diner type and while satisfying it was nothing special. Got ice cream and shakes and they were DELICIOUS! My bill for four kids and myself was $50 without the ice cream. I thought that amount was too much for what we got.Max's pizza was... More 

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Saint Marys, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Its a blast from the past with all the decor,the food is typical burgers and fries, etc. but the hand dipped ice cream with homemade waffle cones is the clincher - great after a hot day on the beach, grab a bite or just get a cone and enjoy.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Love informal and nostalgic atmosphere - - pure fun! Great ice cream and fun food:) Service is great and friendly staff. A MUST!

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Surf City, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Not a "high class" place by any means, but a good, clean "local" establishment that serves good burgers, etc as well as fresh ice cream!

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Kenner, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great place for quick burger, hot dog, or malt. Small and mostly locals but I enjoyed the atmosphere. Good prices.

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Fairview, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Staff friendly and Hershey's ice cream good. Nothing special. So, so clean. Crowded parking lot.i would not go for a meal.

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We love, love their food, service and atmosphere!! I had the moon pie ice cream and it rocked! All of the food is fresh and yummy!! Jimmy is always so full of smiles and energy every summer we visit!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 North New River Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: 910-328-1868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?