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“The must have ice cream on Topsail Island.”
Review of Island Delights

Island Delights
Ranked #2 of 67 Restaurants in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
Description: 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...
Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

One absolutely must stop at Island Delights when in Topsail. This is the best ice cream for the money anywhere, not to mention they have milkshakes, sundaes, burgers, fries, you name it. Plus it has a cool 50's style feel to it. Why even bother going to Dairy Queen when you have this place. A+++++

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have been going to Island Delights for over a decade and it's still someplace that we like to bring family and friends when they visit Topsail Island.

It's a '50s style diner/ice cream shop with local and national memorabilia. The food is traditional burger joint fare and the burgers are hand pattied and the fries are hand cut. Everything I've ever ordered there has been really good.

There is both soft serve and scooped ice cream with a large variety of the scoop kind. There's even frozen yogurt and sugar free offerings. The waffle cones are the best. They make the waffles right there in the restaurant and the last time we were there a new batch was being made and mine was still a little warm when I got my cone. It was so delicious!

The service can sometimes be a little slow when the place is busy but the food is worth the wait.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Decent ice cream at decent prices. Kids will like it. Adults will like it more because of all of the old toys and memorabilia on the walls. Didn't sample the hot food, but a great place for dessert.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

A great selection of food satisfied 3 generations! Service was a slow start, but the food and atmosphere made up for it!

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Thank lacasa99
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

My daughter and I are local North Carolinians and live about 15 to 20 minutes away from the island. We decided to go over the bridge and take in some of the scenery and local establishments since we LIVE here and never go anywhere but work and school.
We stopped in at Island Delights to use their restrooms. When we walked in the atmosphere was very relaxed and happy and cozy so we decided to get a bite to eat. After being seated in a nearby booth we began to look around taking in all the 40's and 50's memorabilia the owner has strategically displayed on the walls and shelves. We met the owner, Mr. Atkinson, while he was busy running his business. Although they were busy, Mr. Atkinson, stopped by our booth, engaged in conversation and was overall "delightful" to talk with. He continued checking on us as our meal was devoured and suggested we have some ice-cream....like I would say NO to ice-cream? The girls working there are polite, friendly and knowledgeable with impeccable customer service.
I highly recommend this restaurant for any of our locals and always welcome our visitors to try Mr. Atkinson's establishment for great food, great prices, friendly service and a cool and cozy atmosphere on a hot summer's day!
Thanks again for a wonderful experience Mr. Atkinson! We had a wonderful visit and we will be back to see you again!
Shannon Pederson

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