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108 N. Shore Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Daddy Mac's is a stalwart in the heart of Surf City: Always busy, almost always reliable for food and service. On any evening in season, and on weekends year-round, expect to wait at least 15 minutes (usually more) to be seated. The bar is small and packed, but if you snag a drink, you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The food is consistently good and the view on the porch is great. I have been several times with different groups of friends and everyone seems satisfied. I am a little surprised that they are not open all day in the summer. Tried to go at four one day and they were closed.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Went to Daddy Mac's for lunch. Nice outdoor seating, beach view. Food was excellent. Reasonably priced. Recommend the BBQ Chicken Quesadilla and Fish Tacos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely view of the ocean and Surf City Pier. Food was good but not outstanding. We ate inside due to the heat but would have enjoyed outside, as several diners did, if it had not been so hot.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had lunch with a family of 8. Wonderful seating beachside. Our waitress was very attentive and service was fast. Had the Maryland crab cake sandwich which was very good but my niece had the shrimp and grits and it was great!!!

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Daddy Mac's is a stalwart in the heart of Surf City: Always busy, almost always reliable for food and service. On any evening in season, and on weekends year-round, expect to wait at least 15 minutes (usually more) to be seated. The bar is small and packed, but if you snag a drink, you can carry it to the outdoor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

First time at Daddy Mac's and overall pleased with the food. First time here in the Topsail Beach zone, usually OBX, limited choices as compared to the OBX. But, I'd rank this right up there with the top Nags Head area eateries. In short, we'll be back. Young Hostesses need a bit more keep it friendly and not get flustered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

They open at 5pm and there is usually people waiting. I recommend eating their on weekdays and get there before 6pm. We arrived at Daddy Mac's at 5:15 with a party of 9. They asked if we were willing to sit on the patio. At first we were reluctant because it was 90 degrees, however the patio was in the... More 

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Plainville, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Expect a wait when you dine here. Waited 30 minutes for an indoor table; longer wait for outside table. Depending on time of day, deck diners can sit in the direct sun. Also noticed considerable flies visiting the tables of the out door diners. Good service. I ordered the crab cakes Maryland style. My wife ordered the half-rack of ribs... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I live in this area and like to go to Daddy Mac's especially for brunch. The view is amazing and the food won't disappoint. If the weather is right, eat outside ~ if it isn't, make sure you walk out on their deck at some point. The view of the Atlantic is worth the trip!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We are here over the 4th of July weekend and we were not impressed. I had the grilled scallops with mashed potatoes and a house salad. The scallops were just ok, not that great...really the salad was the best part of my meal. The kids menu was disappointing, nothing but junk food. The service was ok, not bad, but nothing... More 

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Address: 108 N. Shore Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 108 N. Shore Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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