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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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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 27
    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
Beautiful view

My husband loved his steak. He said it was nice and tender and had a good flavor. My shrimp was delicious. We will be dining there again soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
BeccaB53
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  • Families with children
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353 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The view on the back porch is amazing. The tables over look the pier and the water below. The seafood fettuccine was very watered down and had no flavor to it what so ever. The waiter however Audrey was very very nice and sweet. I wouldn't go back to this place to eat.

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

Thanks for the review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your shrimp and scallop pasta, I agree with you that it leaves a lot to be desired. The chef and I are in the process of changing that dish all together. I would hope that you would give us another shot, I would recommend if nothing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband loved his steak. He said it was nice and tender and had a good flavor. My shrimp was delicious. We will be dining there again soon.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was our second year in a row o visit Daddy Mac's. Met our soon to be son-in-law's parents there for the first time. Waiters was awesome. Food was outstanding. Shrimp and Grits are different but very yummy. Stayed until closing, just talking. Management was very nice and accommodating. Big plu fo this place!

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Colonial Beach, VA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Arrived for late dinner, mid-week. Restaurant wasn't crowded, had a comfortable seat. Wait staff, Pat, was great. Shared a meal of Maryland crabcakes, salad, mashed potatoes, and it was enough for 2 not-too-hungry women. Salad was very fresh, crabcakes were okay. Rolls and butter were great! In general, meal was okay, but nothing made me want to come back -... More 

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Surf City, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Have eaten several dinners there and have take other people there....view from restaurant is beautiful....watching the ocean is relaxing while eating

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squansurfer
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I love coming here to eat on the back deck.Perfect spot to relax and have a great meal. Wait staff is outstanding. Food is top notch, the specials are always amazing.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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130 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My mom and I visited Daddy Mac's for lunch on a Friday afternoon after looking on T.A. It wasn't very busy and we were seated quickly. We had a great seat near the outdoor seating area and got to watch the waves. Our waitress was attentive and nice. I ordered she-crab soup, grilled fish tacos, and my mom ordered fried... More 

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Kinston, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

What happened to this once great restaurant? Shrimp and grits? really? You cannot even call that soggy wet mess shrimp and grits. The chef should be fired and sent literally to hells kitchen. Hey listen folks, soup hold have steam coming off it. It's not that hard to see if it's hot.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My son, daughter, and grandson went to Daddy Mac's on March 22, 2015 for lunch. The view is wonderful and the server was pleasant and professional. The food was grossly disappointing. We ordered clam chowder which was stone cold when it arrived. When we sent it back it arrived the second time barely lukewarm. Taste was fine and would have... More 

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Durham, NC
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Food was good. Wouldnt call it excellent (hence the 4 stars) but I was beyond pleased with the food, the service, and most of all the spectacular view from their outdoor seating area. A must if you are in the area and wanting a picturesque lunch or dinner :) loved it!

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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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