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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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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Good reasonable food

We stopped here twice for lunch during our stay in Surf City. Burgers were great and the prices are reasonable. Kids enjoyed the quarter machines that told fortunes, tested strength etc. Wait staff was friendly and accommodating. This place is busy but that is a good thing :) Would stop here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Myrna A
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We stopped here twice for lunch during our stay in Surf City. Burgers were great and the prices are reasonable. Kids enjoyed the quarter machines that told fortunes, tested strength etc. Wait staff was friendly and accommodating. This place is busy but that is a good thing :) Would stop here again anytime!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We liked the vintage antiques in the store. A walk through the 40's & 50's. The Hershey brand ice cream that is served is always good. You can find it in many places. The service is good. Young friendly staff. However, it is a hotspot for families. So, be prepared for lots of kids. Even some parents who refuse to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We chose this place because it was busy. I figured that many people couldn't be wrong and I was correct. This place was affordable, fun, quirky, yummy, and convenient. We had 4 couples in our party and due to its busyness, we ended up eating outside. I had a regular burger and drink, but almost all my fellow diners had... More 

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Island Delights is what you want is a Pop Shop / Burger Joint at the beach. Malts/ Shakes/ Fresh Squeezed Lemonade or Orangeade and BURGERS. I believe the best way to try a burger joint is go Cheeseburger w/ mustard and relish; if they do it right then you can experiment with the menu. I can't wait to go back... More 

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Fun for everyone, stuff for kids to do. Food is great. Plenty of room. Not on busy street. Love it.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

From the minute we walked in to the minute we walked out, this was an amazing place. I love the fact that I felt at home, greeted and surrounded by friendly faces. The open faced steak sandwich and gravy fries were amazing, the ultimate in comfort food. My fiance and I actually asked to speak to the cook, so that... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My Wife and I are always looking for new places to eat out of the area we live , we decided to go to Surf City , which about 30 mins outside of town and we found this place called Island Delights , this place was AWESOME it had everything . The service was EXCELLENT and the Food was SPECTACULAR... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stopped in Island Delights because everyone was craving ice cream, and this was convenient. The banana split was delicious. My boyfriend wanted one of the flurries, but their flurry machine was down. Then we overheard someone else ask for soft service ice cream, and they were told that machine was down (might be the same machine?). He ordered a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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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?