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Daddy Mac's Beach Grille

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108 N Shore Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6638
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had to wait on table outside on an unusually beautiful October Tuesday at the bar for about 10 minutes and then got seated which wasn't a big deal. Perhaps the food and service is better in season or during normal eating hours. I can see why it is one of the more popular places since it's view of the pier.

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Westminster, Maryland
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're visiting Topsail Island, you must stop at Daddy Mac's by the Surf City pier. We visited this restaurant twice while vacationing here. Lunch on the outside deck is great. There's a covered area as well as an open area. You have a great view of the ocean and the pier. The food was delivered quickly and is very... More 

Thank Ron E
Roxboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner with friends was in the deck under a beautiful harvest moon. The service was slow - we waited 10 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order. I had sea scallops with the wasabi aioli sauce. They were excellent. My wife had ahi tuna with the pinnacle jerk sauce. The tuna was under seasoned and lacked flavor. My... More 

Thank Gerald H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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114 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Upon arriving, we were greeted by the hostess with being told how they had 35 people for lunch on the deck earlier that day. Not sure why the previous guests, who were long gone, would impact the availability on a very open deck or why she felt the need to tell us?? Evidently the tables were no longer in their... More 

Thank Pyrlover
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place seems like a nice family place. Nice views if you get there early enough for a deck or window table. Food was good, but not great. Scallops were cooked ok but not well cleaned, "citrus butter" was in fact very orange margarine, and much of the food seemed to be standard freezer food service. Seared tuna was good.... More 

Thank Sarah W
Apex, North Carolina
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We consistently have good food and good service here. Yes, we have to wait sometimes but it is always worth it. Nice to eat outside for lunch as well. Try the crab cakes!

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Blue Ridge, Virginia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First night of vacation went to dinner at Daddy Mac's. Wait was 90 mins, but didn't matter had drinks and waited on deck. Food was good and so was service. Worth the wait.

Thank Deb W
Elkins, West Virginia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of the ocean was top notch. The staff was very friendly. I had a burger and, even though it was overdone, it was not bad. My companion had a soft-shell crab sandwich and liked it.

Thank Fastgal14
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner on the deck at sunset. Beautiful location overlooknig the beach and the Surf City Pier. The staff was friendly. Good food. We were seated after a 15 minute wait only to be asked to move as they needed the table for a large party. Five minutes later, our table was occupied with a smaller party than ours. The... More 

Thank zedcece
Biddeford, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this for a birthday celebration during our short vacation to North Topsail Beach. I read up on other's reviews and was pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere. Moderately priced (it is obviously a top tourist spot) but entrees were huge and service attentive. I shared a seafood plate with my husband, and the couple we were with shared the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $28
Seafood, American, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 N Shore Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6638
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: 19103285577
Oceanfront dining at it's finest. Enjoy a wide selection of hand cut steaks, fresh island seafood, and the house specialties. A locals favorite since 2006.

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