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Daddy Mac's Beach Grille


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

Location and contact


Low Country Crab Dip
Fresh crab meat blended w/ cheese & seasonings then baked bubbly & golden. Served w/ garlic pita-points.
Tex-Mex Egg Rolls
Grilled chicken w/ black beans, corn, roasted red peppers & jack cheese, seasoned southwestern style & wrapped in an Asian crust. Served w/ a zesty ranch dipping sauce.
Flash Fried Calamari
Lightly breaded & seasoned served w/ roasted garlic aioli & marinara sauce.
Chicken Fingers
Breaded boneless tenders tossed in your choice of a teriyaki glaze w/ honey mustard dip or spicy voodoo sauce w/ ranch dip.
Onion Strings
House breaded & quick fried onion strings. Served w/ a creole mustard dipping sauce.
Hibachi Shrimp
Jumbo shrimp fire grilled & basted w/ an lemon teriyaki glaze served w/ wasabi aioli.
Cajun Fried Oysters
Fresh oysters, quick fried & tossed in our own cajun seasoning. Served w/ a roasted red pepper remoulade.
Ahi Sashimi
Fresh ahi tuna, served w/ pickled cucumbers, ginger, wasabi.
Cup $3.99
Bowl $4.99
Caesar salad
Soup of the Day
A specialty soup made fresh daily.
Daddy Mac's House Salad
Fresh mixed greens, chopped tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers & croutons. Served w/ your choice of dressing on the side.
A large salad of crisp romaine, fresh croutons & tossed w/ caesar dressing then topped w/ parmesan cheese.
Mexican Chicken Salad
Grilled sliced boneless chicken atop salad greens w/ black bean & corn salsa & shredded jack cheese in a fried tortilla shell.
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.
$8 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Seafood, American, Bar
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Some beaches in the US have succumb to greed and replaced the lovely beach-front restaurants with gazillion unit high-rise condos. Not so in surf City, thank goodness. Daddy Mac's is a beach front restaurant with a great view, great food and great staff. I have...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lynne453
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far our favorite place to dine out at. We've probably had everything on the menu and it has always been superb!! My brother travels 8 months of the year and he swears that the scallops here are the best anywhere. Even the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank madman551
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just went back to Daddy Mac’s at Surf City and wanted to update since our last review and post Hurricane Florence. Yes Daddy Mac’s is fully open and looks great. Same great food and drinks. They have added some fun local brews from local...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lancel905
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good enough - although fish was somewhat bland and dry - view is amazing, drinks are worth it

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SeekingWildAnimals
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled from California and couldn't wait to eat here. The view was perfect and the food was great. We will definitely return for a meal on our next trip to the North Carolina coast which won't be soon enough!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank MrsMahannah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grandchildren and I go in the offseason every other month. The food is mediocre which is hard to do in a seaside town. We do love their shrimp fajitas and ribs. Excellent service, we were seated near bar area and I was impressed with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SneadsFerryElf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Daddy Macs and it will not be our last. We had the shrimp and scallop dinners and it was very fresh with lovely seasoning. To enjoy a delightful meal while sitting “on the beach” which is what sitting on Daddy Macs...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lindapV4915PN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this past summer on our family vacation and although the restaurant was crowded, and there was a bit of wait, I can honestly say it was completely worth it. The food was delicious, delivered promptly and the atmosphere was very relaxed. I highly...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Its the off season as well as the Christmas season and there weren't a lot of choices but I'm glad we found this one. I am what my husband calls a bar food eater and he is healthy all the way so finding a compromise...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank asnbfrog
Reviewed January 3, 2019

The view outside was amazing! We got lucky with one of the last outside tables! They only get 3 stars tho, because after we ordered our meal, we found out there was a brunch menu- as a vegetarian, I would have had more to pick...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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April 16, 2017|
Response from Topsail2002 | Property representative |
Thanks for the inquiry. Yes we do offer take out. Also, we have a bar area and a walk up staircase from the beach. Hope you join us!
December 31, 2016|
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Response from Deborah W | Reviewed this property |
Place strawberries, light rum, and dark rum into a blender. Puree until smooth and pour into a tall glass. Rinse out blender, then puree banana, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut until smooth. Slowly pour the banana... More
Rebecca R
July 27, 2016|
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Response from GabSettle | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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