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Daddy Mac's Beach Grille

108 N. Shore Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Ranked #13 of 46 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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English first
Hampstead, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We've eaten at Daddy Mac's twice over the past 3 weeks. The first time the food was wonderful - cooked just right & great. The restaurant fills up very quickly. We arrived at 5:10 the first time & it was almost full. The second time we arrived at 4:45 and waited in line on the deck. There were 2 large... More

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North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We ate here the other night. The food was great. We ordered the Crab Dip Appetizer that was really good. We also had the Ribeye Steak with a salad and mashed potatoes. They were good too! The food and atmosphere were both great but our server needed some work. I did notice that he gave the larger parties a lot... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We showed up for lunch just before closing and they took our group of 5 and many more groups after us. Everyone ordered something different, and tweeked the item to go with their no gluten, no bread, no sugar diet. Service was fast but they let us liner on the atio to watch the waves.

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kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The restaurant was nice with wonderful views of the Atlantic wither you were setting inside or out on the deck. The food was good but not exceptional. We were seated rather quickly and waited on and taken care of even faster.

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Wilmington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The only thing good was the view, but if your hungry don't go to this place. The server messed up and gave me grilled fish when I asked for fried. Then the kitchen refried the same fish and reserved it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Uhh... I was so unimpressed tonight. I've always heard great thing about them and my sister is in town for awhile. So we decided to go to a ocean front restaurant. Hostess was very friendly and we actually got our table right away. But then it all went down hill... Our server was nice but slow on the drinks and... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great seafood, great atmosphere, no complaints. Definitely not cheap but a lot better than Red Lobster!

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Arrived at 9:30 was very glad to see they were serving till 10. I had the Filet Mignon with mash potatoes and a salad with their hommade dressing. The rolls are hot and fresh baked. The service prompt and friendly. Hope to try lunch next time and sit oceanfront on the deck. They have an elevator too!

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Atlanta
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151 reviews 151 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I really wanted to like Daddy Mac's. Seeing the long lines made me think we were at the best spot on the island. We put our name on the waiting list (30-45 mins) and happened to find seats at the bar, so we skipped the wait and ate at the bar. The girl who was bartending was slammed and was... More

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Fishersville, Virginia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ordered take out since it was our last night of vacation and were we lucky. We ordered shrimp gratin that was very tasty, the shrimp and grits were great and the ribs were so yummie. Service is excellent and staff helpful and friendly. Will return!

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