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108 N. Shore Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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Families with children

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 26
    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
Amazing ocean views!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Stallent19
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Durham, NC
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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348 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Knightdale, North Carolina
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
1 review
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Steak was under and unevenly cooked. Potatoes tasted musty. Way overpriced for the amount and quality of food we were served. We paid over $100 for 2 steak entrees and 3 cocktails. We're never going back there. There are some great restaurants on the island. Cafe Bistro is in the same price range but the food is phenomenal and fresh!... More 

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

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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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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