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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
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Aiken, South Carolina
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206 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great recommendation from our hosts at the B&B we were staying at. The place is very unassuming but the food is killer. Since we had had a fairly large lunch, we opted for a couple of small plates. The chef surprised us with a sample order of oysters fra diavolo. Never having them before, we did not know... More 

Thank Anthony L
Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Greatest food in Eastern Carolinas!! Love the atmosphere! Love the food! Consistently excellent. We drive to Carolina Beach from Charlotte just for this restaurant!

1 Thank Kate N
Raleigh, North Carolina
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170 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, open, comfortable décor, super service, interesting selection of food, very tasty oysters, incredible burgers with bacon jam, okay swordfish, okay duck, okay shrimp and grits. Need to watch the over burnt flavor on grilled fish and try something besides swordfish. Decent meal but also very expensive.

Thank jbart99
Durham, North Carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Farm to table gourmet food. We had the Brussel sprouts, pecan catfish, scallops w lentils and key lime pie dessert. All were simply outstanding! I'm coming back tomorrow night.

Thank snance13
Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Surf House is an oasis in the midst of a desert of fried shrimp joints and a good reason to go to Carolina Beach regardless of where you are staying on the NC coast. Great cooking, local ingredients, good wine list, deep whisky stock, what's not to like?

1 Thank jnwall
winston salem
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Love this place, great atmosphere, awesome service, and the food incredible! Will definitely be back. Roasted oysters, tuna and shrimp and grits, the bartender can make some awesome drinks too.

Thank kevind1
Pleasant Valley
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Looking for a local, serving fresh seafood, farm to table restaurant while on vacation in Kure Beach - this is your place! We are so happy we ate here! Cons - just can't come up with any! Pros - opens at 5pm - so for the early crowd with kids this is great. The interior is clean, hip and fun.... More 

2 Thank midhudsonvalley
Millville, New Jersey
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 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!

1 Thank Kate568
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, 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?