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Island Delights

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American, Diner
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316 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6604
+1 910-328-1868
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Newport News
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing Service and food. Love the old school nostalgic look. Very fair on portions and prices. Just a really great place to stop in for some real good summer food and ice cream.

Thank Sheryl O
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun family-friendly spot. We had delicious hamburgers. (I love it when I can get a burger Carolina style- mustard, onions, chili, slaw!) The fries were good. The ice cream was good and generously scooped. Our server was very friendly and efficient. Overall, a great experience. We'll definitely be back. Note: parking is very limited.

Thank elizabethmB4493TC
Apex, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and great service. We visited the Island Delights 3 times during our stay at surf city. It was clean and reasonably price. The ice cream was really good. Large servings for the price.

Thank Latosha B
Grayling, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small place with unique decorations, there are lots of items to look at on the walls. The service was quick and attentive. Food was good. I would go back.

Thank Rodney1962
Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They had just opened April 1, so there were no lines at all... interesting decor and great ice cream! Glad I got my fix 🍦🍨🍦

Thank cocosmom62
Surf City, North Carolina
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

I eat the Island Delight Burger regularly during season. I love this place. The atmosphere, the food, and the service are all great.

Thank REOwings2
Surf City, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Been eating burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream here for years ! Love the 50's theme. Great local folks with constantly wonderful food.

Thank DPWILSON1003
Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

This place has awesome limeade!!!! Other than that nothing knocks your socks off. It's typical beach food and nothing special. It does stay busy during the summers because it's easy to get to, fast food, and budget friendly.

Thank GabSettle
Blountville, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Fried chicken sandwich was really good. Banana split was wonderful and the service was excellent. Loved the 50s decorations. Oldest son got a burger and said it was really good.

Thank Bill L
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Came for a weekend trip in September and tried this place. It was like a retro styled mom and pop kind of diner with antiques and 50s decor. Very happy with our visit, the place was clean and the servers were very sweet to us. The food was great, I had a burger and cheese fries with a chocolate milk... More 

Thank katkins94

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $8
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6604
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 910-328-1868
Hand Pattied Burgers, Subs, Pitas, Salads, BBQ and all the fixins..Full HARD DIP ICE CREAM BAR and SOFT SERVE. 50s Style Dining, 2 antique Jukeboxes, kiddie rides and walls of Nostalgia..FUN...

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