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106 North New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6600
(910) 328-3112 ‎
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cash only. - expensive

I guess a DQ can charge whatever people are willing to pay. I paid 12 something for a small and large Blizzard. I was shocked. The ice cream was amazing, especially the S'mores blizzard.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2014
Sawyer G
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Took my kids there today to get blizzards and they had a cash only sign on the door, which was fine because they had an ATM inside....only the ATM isnt working either. They offered up the excuse that they were just opening for the season. Here's a tip...if you aren't ready...don't open!

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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

Only problem is that winter hours ....they are closed but during rest of year they are great...... very clean

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Surf City, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Service is poor. Often cash only. Quality of the ice cream is what is expected at a DQ. Management needs to work on the quality of their service.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went here yesterday. They only take cash and they charge double the standard Dq price! A peanut buster parfait is almost 7 $ yikes(last year we got one and is was so salty my husband couldn't finish it & peanut buster parfait are his favorite). I was happy to see they now offer sf orange cream bars and sf... More 

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North Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We ordered a milkshake from here the other night. It was terrible. The place is small and looks dirty. We would not return.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I guess a DQ can charge whatever people are willing to pay. I paid 12 something for a small and large Blizzard. I was shocked. The ice cream was amazing, especially the S'mores blizzard.

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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It's Dairy Queen, so there's not much debating the soft serve ice cream quality. The Surf City Dairy Queen is in a high-visibility spot off the main drag. As a consequence, most tourists are drawn to this spot during the evening like moths to a flame. Be prepared to wait in a long line from outside to inside the store,... More 

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Fishersville, Virginia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

How can you go wrong with Dairy Queen? We ordered 4 different flavors and shared. Conveniently located and great as always after a hot fun filled day.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

When 2 small blizzards and 1 mini blizzard cost $14.95 it is time to find another place to purchase ice cream. We will never return and will spread the word. Definately not family nor tourist friendly.

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surf city, nc
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Good ice cream and banana splits, but Paula is a little high on her prices...good atmosphere, she has a time with keeping help, don't know why..some are friendlier than others. Never tried burgers and such

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 106 North New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6600
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: (910) 328-3112 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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