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Island Delights

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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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Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

This is a sort of 50s throwback with jukeboxes and artifacts from that era, which fits perfectly with the menu. Burgers are homemade with all the usual fixings, plus onion rings, fries, etc. and wonderful hand spun milkshakes. It makes a great change of pace from the usual fried seafood at the beach, so we always go there for lunch... More 

Thank Mari-Jo H
Fairmont, West Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This place has all the charm in the decor of the 50's & 60's from it's two juke boxes playing all the oldies in 45 format to the memorabilia of an era gone by. Definitely a family oriented atmosphere. The food is fantastic and the servers are friendly and attentive. We make it a point to eat here many times... More 

Thank jambocoo
Wilmington, North Carolina
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

The hamburgers are made to order and patted ou th by hand. Great selection of toppings, fries are hit and plentiful. The staff is sweet and friendly with a charm not often found today. Prices are well within reasonable. One of my go to places when I vacation on the island.

Thank Sharon H
Dumfries, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Yummy ice cream and French fries and very sweet and attentive staff! I make a point to stop by here several times during my yearly vacation to the island.

Thank taralovestay
Raleigh, NC
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is our third time to Topsail and we go here multiple times each visit. Love their burgers, fried mushrooms, onion rings. Had chicken sandwich yesterday that was very tasty. Good service and lots of fun old stuff to look at. Our nieces love going here and enjoy the various quarter machines to have fun with!! A must stop when... More 

Thank ncyoungen
Surf City, North Carolina
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Good foods such as hotdogs and hamburgers, along with their sides. Ice cream is always good. Service is typically quick and friendly. Island Delights is like going back in time 50+ years with their decor, jukebox, etc. Nice place to grab something to eat with some ice cream afterward if you so desire. Sit inside or out.

Thank Mike P
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349 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I wanted a snack and stopped by Island Delights. OK hot dogs, not crazy about their slaw. The burger was better. Oddly, only girls seemed to wait tables...

Thank EdRockster
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We always stop here during our annual visit to Topsail Beach. They have a variety of items: jewelry, clothing, candy, etc. It's a small shop packed with items. Don't miss this shop.

Thank Barbara H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

If you want cuisine, atmosphere or peace, go somewhere else. If you want great simple burgers, chix sandwich and fries, this is your spot. Great Hershey's ice cream fare for dessert.

Thank EdPriceCharlotte
Wilmington, North Carolina
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149 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We stopped in to buy ice cream . The young ladies working behind the counter immediately spoke and asked if they could help. I noticed on the wall the 99 grade certificate. The restaurant was very clean and quaint. The ice cream was good also.

Thank 28412traveler

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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
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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?