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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 45 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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

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

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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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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192 restaurant reviews
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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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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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40 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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