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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old Fashioned Diner with a Beach View

One of my favorite things to do while staying at my condominium is take a walk on the beach in the early morning and end the walk with breakfast at Surf Diner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Manhattan Gal
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Oceanside, Long Island
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

So glad this place opened. Not a place to go if you want to get in and out fast - don't complain just go somewhere else (we like to take our time). I like the slow pace as the atmosphere is wonderful. Eat in or eat out. Outside offers a scenic view, most tables are umbrella covered if you can't... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great, simple restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can dine inside or out. In walking distance from the condo we stayed at but it was nice to walk down the beach to get there too. Super comfortable.

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Oceanside, Long Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

One of my favorite things to do while staying at my condominium is take a walk on the beach in the early morning and end the walk with breakfast at Surf Diner.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Awesome food and great service. We loved sitting outside and feeling a cool breeze off the ocean. Good music. I really enjoyed coming for the second year here. You just have to come.

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VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a comfortable place in a great location, right on the pier. The menu is promising--comfort food as others have noted. My food was only OK at best. I ordered crab cakes--which I should have known better...for $15 I shouldn't have expected real crab cakes. The cakes tasted OK, but I believe there was very little or no real... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nice people, wonderful atmosphere, FANTASTIC waitress and delicious snow crab legs. My niece was cold and our waitress actually offered her her jacket. Extremely nice, definitely want to visit again!

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Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This restaurant is right on the beach. We were in walking distance from our vacation rental. Perfect location. There is a parking in front of the restaurant which is very convenient if you need it. You can enjoy the beautiful beach while enjoying your meal. We ate breakfast and dinner. Prices are reasonable and the Shrimp was delicious. The restaurant... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Stopped on our way home from a SC visit. Had been here many times, years ago. Some things stay good. Enjoyed Flounder Fingers and a Smoothie drink, with Coconut. Wonderful experience. Looking out at the surf and sand brings back lots of good memories.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

food was great...we had breakfast and lunch there. Husband loved he could get a bloody mary on sunday morning

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Ocean City, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food is good...view is 2nd to none...a bit pricey for breakfast...great service...a lot of items are a la carte...will return

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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

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?