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Surf House Cafe & Shop

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604 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910-707-0422
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unusual offerings and great service

Our group of 8 came for lunch, though there was just a brunch menu. The fish and shrimp tacos were very good. The double burgers were very good, and quite large. Two of our group had red neck Benedict which was also enjoyed. Our server was outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
LoisNCNY
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Leland, North Carolina
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Leland, North Carolina
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405 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 8 came for lunch, though there was just a brunch menu. The fish and shrimp tacos were very good. The double burgers were very good, and quite large. Two of our group had red neck Benedict which was also enjoyed. Our server was outstanding.

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Thank LoisNCNY
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

New Year's Eve we enjoyed dinner at the Surf House. It was our first visit, and we hadn't made a reservation. We were welcomed and offered to have dinner at the bar or at a "group table". We chose the bar, but seeing people come in and mingle was a pleasure to observe. Service was great and a free glass... More 

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Thank Margo-choices
new york
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Duck confit and shrimp & grits = delicious. Great food, great cocktails and great service. Make a reservation they fill up and are limited on space.

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1 Thank foodforthought247
Wilmington, North Carolina
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I have driven by this restaurant hundreds of times without the slightest inkling that it was a restaurant, let alone, an amazing restaurant. A true Farm to Table establishment with very creative entrees. The plating of the meals was as creative as the food itself. I was not in the mood for seafood so I chose the cheeseburger and I... More 

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1 Thank Beverly S
Norfolk, Virginia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The food here is great-fresh and well-prepared. You can pick up great sandwiches for lunch at the beach, too! I love this place.

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1 Thank FAMILYTRIPPER729
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We dropped by without a reservation (hint, make a reservation which is easy to do). They seated us at the bar. Atmosphere was very causal and nice, relaxed. We received a free appetizer and ordered one (chicken skins and cornbread...to die for!). The four of us order scallops, duck, catfish and salad...all excellent and the service was awesome. The food... More 

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2 Thank Hank T
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Farm to table style eatery, amazing food with amazing service! Cool atmosphere, fun drinks, great brunch!

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1 Thank desifloraldesign
North carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Their dinners are always carefully prepared. Turkey Cuban sandwich is special.Best restaurant in Carolina beach.

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1 Thank rggwiz
north carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Fantastic local farm to table food and menu. This is a restaurant you do not want to pass up. Sunday brunch is very popular.

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Thank moondrops
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Unexpectedly top quality experience for the beach. Everything we tried from oysters, to scallops to burgers was absolutely prepared to perfection. We were there on a quiet night so I don't know what the experience is like during the summer crush, but given the opportunity this place can nail a perfect dinner. I am not a dessert person, but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 604 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carolina Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-707-0422

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?