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Surf Diner

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11 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC
8437121850
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: offers "casual- style service of popular Grand Strand fare." The menu is...
offers "casual- style service of popular Grand Strand fare." The menu is breakfast, lunch and dinner service, including calabash fried selections of local seafood and classic comfort food. There is also full bar.Ocean front dining at its best. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner all while gazing at the surf. Located on the Surfside Beach Pier the Surf Diner offers traditional favorites including Calabash style seafood and local favorites including: hand pressed burgers, homemade crab cakes, fresh chicken salad, hand-shucked oysters and many other great items.
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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable on the beach dining

Nice diner right on the beach with indoor and outdoor seating. Menu has "senior plates" which are very reasonable and a smaller portion which my mother was very pleased with. she had crabcake which was very tasty and also served up with hush puppies along with the fries (awesome fries by the way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Love to eat at the Surf Diner and look at the ocean. Good selection of food. Prices were reasonable. My fish and shrimp was delicious.

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We ordered a bunch of apps & soup to go. The Carolina Blue Crab Soup was pretty good! The surf & seafood nachos were both really good. The crabcakes were also really good. Its a little small and we didn't see any free parking but it isnt very far to walk to.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nice diner right on the beach with indoor and outdoor seating. Menu has "senior plates" which are very reasonable and a smaller portion which my mother was very pleased with. she had crabcake which was very tasty and also served up with hush puppies along with the fries (awesome fries by the way soft inside, crisp out side). I enjoyed... More 

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Newton nj
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were at surf diner in August 2014 and had a superb meal with great atmosphere. We went August of this year and were very disappointed. The meal was just "meh" and the drinks were good but for 9 bucks a pop it left something to be desired. The staff was friendly but I don't think I'll be back.

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New Jersey
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Ate breakfast here twice. First time was able to eat outside on patio. Second time had to eat inside since all outside tables were taken. Food and service both times were good. We were not able to have dinner there but did see menu and was told by another customer that there lunch/dinner food was equally good.

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Grove City, Ohio
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We enjoyed several meals at this indoor/outdoor waterfront restaurant. The wait staff were quick and friendly. We loved everything we ordered from french toast and eggs to grouper sandwiches and fries.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

meal was very good and service was fantastic had the flounder which was fresh and chef removed the skin...delish,,,

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Recently had a visitor from NJ . Where to go sort of touristy but kinda local? Surf Diner fits the bill. a great local place with an amazing view of the ocean but the food makes the trip. Great for breakfast and for lunch very busy but never rushed to get in and out. Awesome breakfast items and fine sandwiches... More 

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Dublin, Virginia
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were heading to the Surfside Pier to fish so we decided to eat dinner there before we fished. We used to enjoy the previous occupant, Nibles, but had never eaten at the Surf Diner. The restaurant was crowded. We asked to be seated on the outside deck but were told that it was closed due to the weather, even... More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I come back here every year and it's just as amazing as the first time. Great location, great food. I do think this is a must for anyone who visits Myrtle Beach or Surfside. You would not regret it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: 8437121850

Price and Cuisine

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

Description

offers "casual- style service of popular Grand Strand fare." The menu is breakfast, lunch and dinner service, including calabash fried selections of local seafood and classic comfort food. There is also full bar.Ocean front dining at its best. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner all while gazing at the surf. Located on the Surfside Beach Pier the Surf Diner offers traditional favorites including Calabash style seafood and local favorites including: hand pressed burgers, homemade crab cakes, fresh chicken salad, hand-shucked oysters and many other great items.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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