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Surf Bar

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American, Bar, Pub
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103 W Cooper Avenue, Folly Beach, SC
843-588-2009
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Surf Bar is a locals' favorite on Folly Beach, South Carolina.

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This is Where the Locals Go

Hey, I said it is one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant, and that is not quite true. But for the type of food and all-around experience, it's definitely the best. A unique Philly Cheese-steak, best onion rings ever, and the best-of-the-best is the Tuna Taco.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
CWT922
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Hey, I said it is one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant, and that is not quite true. But for the type of food and all-around experience, it's definitely the best. A unique Philly Cheese-steak, best onion rings ever, and the best-of-the-best is the Tuna Taco.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We popped in on a Friday night, the bar was buzzing with locals, but we blended in just fine and felt at home. Great bartenders! We ordered the tuna tacos and were shocked at the quality of the food, easily one of the best meals we had in Folly! Great flavor and quality! Our stop at the surf bar made... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The inside seems kind of dark and it's all about the bar. The outside seems a little rough around the edges, and--fortunately--it's all about the food. The place has a good reputation for making dishes that are a bit out of the ordinary, and very well prepared. They're known for their burgers, and their black bean burger is their signature.... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stopped by the voted best bar in Folly beach on Friday night. We loved it. The bartender is great and she serves an excellent Pain killer. (almost, ALMOST as good as Jost Van Dyke) We did not eat but the couple that was with us got take out. They said the food was good too.

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Orlando, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What a great place to hang out and people watch. We were there during the sand and sea festival and so I don't know if it is always that busy in the afternoon, but what a great time! The staff was friendly even though the place was packed, the food came out quick and the drinks flowed nicely. I would... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Loved this place when I lived in Charleston. The black bean burger was my absolute favorite. Never had one before I tried it there and I was told it's the best in the city. Delicious! Inexpensive food, outdoor porch seating (covered) with tvs everywhere. It's also dog friendly! Very laid back fun place to have drinks with friends after spending... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The food in this little bar on a side street is so good. I came back a couple days after eating dinner there and ordered carry out. Great value.

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I used to live in Folly and visited pretty regularly. Great beers on draft, awesome atmosphere, and all around my first pick for Folly night life. The outdoor patio is great and there's almost always live music.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and I were staying in Folly Beach for one evening and a local wanted to meet us at the Surf Bar for dinner. The bar is totally cool and the service was very good. I thought the food was ok - My wife had the old bay wings and they were slightly overcooked. I had the reuben sandwich... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Love the staff and atmosphere. This place is just perfect being so close to the beach. I make it a point to go a fee times a year. The food is always good can't wait to get back again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 W Cooper Avenue, Folly Beach, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Folly Beach
  • Phone Number: 843-588-2009

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Surf Bar is a locals' favorite on Folly Beach, South Carolina.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?