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Daddy Mac's Beach Grille

108 N. Shore Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Ranked #15 of 44 Restaurants in Surf City
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Durham, North Carolina
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493 reviews 493 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Late lunch on a Tuesday. Outdoor seating over looking the ocean. Friendly staff. Smaller menu. Everyone loved there food. Will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I've been coming to Surf City with my family for 12 years and just discovered this restaurant through Trip Advisor. I had the fish tacos and they were amazing. We'll be back!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I can honestly say I have not had a worse dinner out in quite a long time. We ordered New England clam chowder, which was way too thick with flour, unpleasantly lumpy, and completely tasteless. The linguini with shrimps and scallops was equally poorly prepared. Both the shrimp and scallops were slightly mushy, almost as if they had been defrosted... More

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

I am sorry to hear about your experience at Daddy Macs. The food was obviously not up to our or your standards, the chowder and bistro are some of our more popular items. I can only ask that you give us another chance. Mistakes do happen from time to time, we would appreciate another chance. Like my father said, once... More

Akron, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

<insert BIG HUGE BUT here> The positives were the atmosphere was wonderful, the service was prompt and friendly, and the mango margarita was outstanding. That being said, the rest of the experience was totally mediocre at best. The crab dip was tasteless and served with pitas that had been almost burnt in the deep fryer and were soaked in grease.... More

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North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great view, mediocre service and food. Nice, outdoor seating. Service is slow, and food mediocre at best. 1) The waiter forgot one main course... took until near the end of the meal to bring it to our starving, jealous party member. 2) Soups came out after main courses... 3) Everything tasted like it was fried in the same vat. The... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We enjoyed a great lunch on the deck! Awesome salmon salad and soup and my boyfriend loved the stuffed burgers. An island favorite!

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Additional Information about Daddy Mac's Beach Grille

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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