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Surf Diner

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American, Bar, Seafood, Diner
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11 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate here twice over a 4 day weekend trip. Breakfast both times. Excellent omelet. Biscuits were homemade buttermilk type. Very good. The pancakes were a little dry according to my wife and son. French toast was very good and the fruit was fresh. Service was good and the location was great. Right on the pier beside our hotel.

Thank mkweaver1
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Close to our hotel! Clean- wasn't packed on this Monday evening but took longer then expected for fried food- Large portions. Probably wouldn't eat there again. People that got there after up at least by 15 minutes received their food before us

Thank Brenda R
Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good experience!! Very good service. Food was good, coffee was great! Sit outside if you can! Something about eating by the ocean that is so very relaxing!!

Thank travelgalok
Brick, New Jersey
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks....casual place we always come to when in surfside....reasonable & all employees friendly....great view....see you next year...love the cole slaw

Thank betsy u
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

"The Surf Diner" had the BEST pancakes and some of the best service. The Strawberry Loaded Pancakes were great. The service was about perfect, with multiple waitresses trying to help you at all times. The view is incredible! You are just steps from the ocean. I would recommend you sit outside, you can beat the sound of waves, a nice... More 

Thank BillSports
Gallipolis, Ohio
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location and good food. Service is excellent, and it's nice to be able to choose between sitting inside in the air or outside watching the waves.

Thank OhioEnglishTeacher
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit on this vacation, but a huge let down. Tried the steak of the day special (T-Bone). Asked for MW and got rare and bleeding. They cooked it more and got some of it to MR. Way more rare than I like, but at least not bleeding. Corn on the cob had a good taste, but was not heated... More 

Thank Michael B
Oak Creek
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this place as a great location, but the food and service is terrible. dinner was good , but breakfast was so so, expensive and the service was awful. it's probably good for just drinks if you like poor service, then skip this place.

Thank susanpT7023UW
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you have an extra hour to wait for your check, skip this place. We were there as a group of four friends, and really hoped to like this place. The club sandwich was fine and the fries were actually good. However, our waitress vanished into thin air once the food arrived. She never checked on us, refilled water /... More 

Thank frisbeemom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn't matter what I get its been great. Chipped beef, waffles, club, pancakes. My only suggestion, Mr Ohio, is to add eggs Benny. Lol. Views r amazing and meals r too. Staple stop for us, we have to go elsewhere for some meals so we don't look obsessed. Thanks guys.

Thank Joe N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: 8437121850
offers "casual- style service of popular Grand Strand fare." The menu is breakfast, lunch and dinner service, including calabash fried selections of local seafood and classic comfort food. There is also full bar.Ocean front dining at its best. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner all while gazing at the surf. Located on the Surfside Beach Pier the Surf Diner offers traditional favorites including Calabash style seafood and local favorites including: hand pressed burgers, homemade crab cakes, fresh chicken salad, hand-shucked oysters and many other great items.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?