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Surf House Cafe & Shop

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604 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4823
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Millville, New Jersey
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit a result of a verbal recommendation. 'Farm to table, boat to fork' at its best. Light sauces with interesting combinations. Tried the red snapper with rice, roasted veggies and shishito peppers - delicious! The maple-pecan sauce on corn-meal crusted catfish was another hit. Lucky find!

Thank Kate568
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended to try out this restaurant from the owners wife who I met at Pure Barre Wilmington earlier in the week. We made a reservation and were seated instantly. Since I had shared with his wife that we were in the area for our destination wedding, they served us a free appetizer. It was quite the delicious surprise!... More 

Thank Elyssa M
Lexington, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing. I loved that most everything was fresh and local. The snapper was incredibly fresh and cooked to perfection. The burger that someone at our table ordered was even better. This is exactly what I wanted in a restaurant coming to the beach. Farm to table with incredible taste. Everything else just seems so touristy and fake.... More 

Thank jjjordan811
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11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called before we went and the guy said we will have a place for you around 830-845pm, reservations were booked, so we walked there, but still got there around 845pm. Then the guy at hostess stand said " Ok, it's gonna be about a 20-30, min wait." The ratings and reviews were amazing, but, then we ordered our food,... More 

Thank Desiree M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rare find! One of the very best meals of my life!!! The chef is brilliant. I had the curry lentils and scallops. My husband had the shrimp and grit. After our first course, we made reservation for the following night. Banana pudding and key lime pie for dessert. Every bite challenges your expectations. Love love love the fact that all... More 

Thank Kate N
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was pretty good. Short menu. Burger was delicious. Shrimp and grits was good and flavorful. Burboun all around

Thank Eliana S
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say. We've had a place on the Island for a while and have been missing out on this little gem. The food is all farm to table and hook to plate. The scallops with lentils and sweet potato is divine. Try the burger just for the bacon jam. If your lucky, on some nights they even have... More 

Thank tdedwards69
Provo, Utah
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family had several varieties of burgers, fish and chips, salads, and soups. All were excellent. Service as friendly, helpful, and fast.

Thank acoustictrout
Kernersville, North Carolina
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Walk in and you will immediately relax. This is a lovely restaurant with silver blue walls, weathered reclaimed wood accents and some great art including old surfboards on the walls. We were offered a choice of interesting wines, cocktails and a nice selection of craft beers. Our appetizer was locally sourced oysters, very good. Dinner for me was shrimp and... More 

2 Thank casehughes
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Here you'll find a variety of menu options for drinks and food. Service was smooth and the staff was very attentive. I got the catfish sandwich and caviar. Overall really nice atmosphere! I highly recommend you make a reservation if you have a bigger party because this place tends to get packed at dinner!

Thank Sam B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4823
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-707-0422

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