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108 N. Shore Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 124
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Went twice, great both times

Fun place to eat. Very good food and menu. We will certainly return. Wait staff was very good! Hope to get and outdoor table next time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
IrvyCreek
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Fun place to eat. Very good food and menu. We will certainly return. Wait staff was very good! Hope to get and outdoor table next time.

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Food was so good, view was amazing. They were semi busy but on top of their game. I got the jumbalayia however you spell it and it was delicious. My daughter got sushi she loved it. Definitely going again.

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Topsail2002, Owner at Daddy Mac's Beach Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. Happy to hear you enjoyed the Jambalaya. We look forward to having you all done with us again. Take care and see you soon. Cheers, Steven Pasquantonio Owner More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The restaurant was all but vacant when we arrived (myself, best friend, and her 2 year old daughter). We were seated promptly, given our choice of table... We chose, of course, a table by the window overlooking the beautiful ocean. Our waitress was cheerful and helpful-she took our drink and appetizer order quickly. I ordered a crab cake sandwich, my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The food wasn't all that good. Especially for the price. I had shrimp and grits and it tasted like it was heated up from the night before.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

The view is fabulous and our waitress was positive and cheerful, the view lovely I was looking forward to the shrimp and scallops dish made with a sauce , I asked if they could make it without tomatoes, they could not because it was pre made. I ordered the fried shrimp, the positive their was plenty. My dad had the... More 

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Holly Ridge, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

To keep this simple, the atmosphere, service and view here is amazing. The only thing that (unfortunately) lags here is some of the food. Fish dishes occasionally have too much sauce (which can also be too rich), beef dishes are usually either under seasoned or a poor cut which results in bland and/or tough steaks, and sandwiches are served on... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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197 restaurant reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's always the first place we eat when we are visiting the island (it's become a tradition after all these years). The food has never disappointed and the service is excellent. You're right on the ocean and if it isn't too cold you can eat outside on the deck and watch the surfers and the dolphins.

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North Topsail Beach, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Let me start off by saying that we're locals who have lived on Topsail Island for over 12 years. While we;re always looking for great places to eat, it seems that time after time we always end up returning to Daddy Macs. It has become our default "go to" restaurant for special occasions and upscale dining. I had seen some... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

After eating breakfast at Batsons we ask the waitress about a good seafood restaraunt with some adult beverages she recommended Daddy Macs. The scenery was great with a view of the pier. The food was perfect , we each had something different from steaks to seafood, there were no complaints. I had the fried scallops, oysters, and flounder with a... More 

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Grand Rapids MI
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place was recommended to us by a local. Daddy Mac’s has got it going on. It is located right on the beach and has great views of the ocean. The food and service were excellent. This place is worth the try if you’re ever in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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