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Surf House Cafe & Shop

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604 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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 3 weeks ago 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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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Great drinks. Great service. I would highly recommend Surf House to anyone! The setting is very intimate. Reservations are a good idea.

Thank adenton15
Durham, North Carolina
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surf House is comparable in price to other area restaurants; however, their food, presentation, service, and overall dining experience are far, far above anywhere else in Carolina Beach. Prepare for a wonderful evening; not "turn and burn" experience. Plus, it's farm/fisherman to table as well.

2 Thank CynthiaVanDerWiele
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Never again! We've been to this restaurant a few other times, and knew to make a reservation and knew the policy - they only old a table for 15 minutes. With the Carolina Beach traffic, we arrives at 5:50 for a 5:45 reservation. My father in law is handicap and takes time to get from the car to the restaurant.... More 

Thank goober58
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Just amazing. If you appreciate real food grown & raised locally at small farms, excellent service, craft cocktails & upscale surf camp surrounding then don't miss this hidden gem.

1 Thank Lisa Arment C
Wilmington, North Carolina
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341 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Surf House for brunch after a walk at Carolina Beach State Park. The atmosphere was small, but inviting with beach themed art on the walls and wood accents. It was busy, but we were able to get a spot at the bar within 15 minutes. The food was delicious. Surf House tries to source as much locally... More 

3 Thank Stephanie F
Lake Anna
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Three of us arrived at 6:15 on a Friday afternoon to find that all of the tables were reserved starting at 6:30. We were offered the end of a large "community" table, but chose to sit at the bar. Best thing ever, we were able to order food and drinks from a mix master of a bartender. He was training... More 

2 Thank hybrid_db
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The food was outstanding and the executive chef Craig Love came out personally to explain each course. Would highly recommend the restaurant.

2 Thank Elspeth M
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Food is very good, so are the drinks, little on the expensive side but well with it....The place is small and you must have reservations, the food is fine dining, but the restaurant area is not.....

2 Thank Sarah E

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
  • 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?