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A favorite local spot since 1957, delivering great service, great food and a home like feeling from all of our staff. We are proud to offer a wide variety of menu favorites as well as great service. Home of the Best Shrimp Basket on the Island, The Surf’s Signature Pirates Burger, Live Music 5 days a week & Thursday night Karaoke!
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited this restaurant a few different times with a changing menu and inconsistent service. Some of the food is good, such as their burger, fish and chips and other pub grub offerings. The service is friendly but spotty. Its hard to get a...second drink or some other item after your meal is delivered. The tables are not wiped down before you are seated and the condiment basket is a nasty germ fest. I had a real issue on the last two visits with my servers not wearing a mask during a pandemic. They start off with a mask to great you and then show up without it. Its poor management that has not enforced this policy. I will not return until they get this simple safe procedure.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Man it just gets better. bought a condo near here 4 weeks ago, been her3 now 4 times. I will be more frequent. Tonight I tried the special. Absolutely the best Cuban sandwich ever. Too big to eat it all and carried half home for...lunch. I must add, the service was excellent. Fast friendly and welcoming. Please come and support this new team, they are busting their butts to make this a neat local every afternoon place.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seven people were working the dining floor. Only 2 wore masks in spite of state regulation. The manager who was wearing a mask walked through but did nothing to correct the problem. And at best the food was only average. The fish a d chips...all bread very little fish. We will never be back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went in for a drink yesterday and had a terrific time. My server, Chrissy was so attentive as was the support staff. We ended up staying for snacks because the ambiance was so great. If you like great drinks, great service and food, this...is a spot for you.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 2, 2020

This once was on our must-have list. No more. I ordered take out for 5 people, and the order was absolutely botched! it was explained to me that many people were handling the order, and it just got mixed up. They forgot tow of our...orders, and by the time, it was done, our shrimp was a soggy blob. While waiting, I ordered two teas so that my wife and I could eat in the car. The girl stated that would not be a problem, and she's front the drinks for our trouble. The drinks never came, and we ate cold food 25 minutes later. No more Surf for this family!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 21, 2020

I expected more from this restaurant. The food choices were slim. Very average food. Very hot. We asked to sit in air condition and the hostess seated us under cover by the bar. No fans, no breeze. Parking is slim. Did not offer raw oysters....I ordered the Philly sandwich as the seafood choices weren't very good. The sandwich was very good but I went here for seafood. There was a puppy at the table next to us and it fed off the table. Will not return.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 21, 2020

So, being a local, I was excited to hear that this was under new management since the food was average at best before. Unfortunately the food really hasn’t changed. Beer selection caters to tourists and is typical. The new deck has been lowered so you...no longer have decent views of the ocean like you did before. I ordered the cheesesteak and it was so overcooked that I couldn’t eat it—which was inexcusable since there were only 4 other tables occupied when my spouse and I were eating at lunch on a Monday. The bright spot were the pork Mac and cheese egg rolls. They were nice and the sauce was delicious. The service provided by Courtney was great too, as she was always attentive but not over-bearing. Concerned that condiment bottles were on the tables, not individual servings, but staff were wearing masks (although I did see a different server lower her mask to speak to the patrons at an adjacent table)More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

Wife had the bowl and I did tacos. Super fresh tuna great service by Ashley our server. Great outdoor seating area for social distancing.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 25, 2020

The food was fine; however, we were disappointed that none of the staff were wearing masks. They were also using reusable menus It makes us question how safe it is there.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 25, 2020 via mobile

Let’s start with the positives , the fried shrimp was great! Local shrimp are the best on the Ga/FL coast and these measure up. The band was great and atmosphere fun. The downside: the waitress quit! Just before serving our meal, our waitress went AWOL....The second waitress didn’t seem to get our order right. We waited over an hour for one our party to get her plate. We gave up on refills. The place wasn’t that busy for such a flub up on the order. But in fairness, the second waitress helped with a reasonable discount for the long wait and messed up order. I might come back but they gotta get a solid manager to help keep the operation running smooth.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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annebB5790WD
September 29, 2017|
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Malissa H
May 29, 2017|
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Mon-Friday 4pm till 7pm
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TereseN_12
February 12, 2017|
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Within 3 weeks. Open before Shrimp Fest
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