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316 North New River Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
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

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    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
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We stopped for ice cream after sunset at Soundside Park and we all loved our sweet treats! The ice cream was delicious and the service was wonderful and friendly! The 50s decor was a big hit with us and we were shocked how affordable ice cream for 6 was...wow! Will be back next year!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped for ice cream after sunset at Soundside Park and we all loved our sweet treats! The ice cream was delicious and the service was wonderful and friendly! The 50s decor was a big hit with us and we were shocked how affordable ice cream for 6 was...wow! Will be back next year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stop here every year for ice cream and the fun vintage atmosphere. The ice cream is delish and generously portioned (Road Runner Raspberry is our favorite), and we had lunch here this year too. Good food and reasonable prices, friendly servers too. There's just something so charming about the atmosphere here. We will be back next year!

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Chester, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Came in for ice cream, quick service but rudest employees I've ever met. They were not very busy but were telling and had obvious looks of distaste on their faces. They didn't have chocolate soft serve or sprinkles and snapped if you asked, but there were no signs saying they did not have it. All in all terrible ,we are... More 

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Wampum, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I stopped in for lunch and got the grilled chicken pita. It was delicious and the best chicken pita I ever had. Service was good even though they were busy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Didn't have any food, my wife and I just went for some ice cream. I had the blueberry cheese cake and cookie dough in a cup and my wife had the cookie dough in a waffle cone. We both thoroughly enjoyed what we paid for.

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Florence
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have been looking for a good burger joint that wasnt a chain restaurant since we moved to NC. This place is amazing! Friendly staff, the food is to die for, great milkshakes plus a old style diner feel! Real working jukebox plus other items that will take you a step back in time! Definitely stop here!

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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped for ice cream one day. It was ok, but nothing spectacular. The ice cream was Hershey's which I can get just about anywhere so nothing really special about it except the cost was a little pricey.

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Topsail Island, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Island Delights is a very versatile restaurant. You can go with a date, your family, friends or even by yourself. Either way you'll fit right into this 50's beach style diner. There is many vintage knick knacks and a juke box amoungst other games for the kiddos. There is seating inside and outside on a covered patio which proves efficient... More 

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Surf City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

DO NOT go for the food DO GO for the ice cream, it is the best on the island by far! Skip The others, this is the best!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We came to this place as often as possible for inexpensive meals and ice cream, and just to play the juke box and enjoy the other games. Don't miss this gem! Very fun, very welcoming staff...

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Additional Information about Island Delights

Address: 316 North New River Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
Phone Number: 910-328-1868
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 North New River Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?