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“A delight indeed”
Review of Island Delights

Island Delights
Ranked #1 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
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 July 28, 2013

My family and I have been coming to Topsail Island off and on now for 10 years. Not until this trip did we finally dine at Island Delights. Based on how busy it always seems to be, we decided to eat around 3 in the afternoon. Good choice. We got seated immediately. We had various items including their signature Island Delights burger and coney dogs. The food was delicious. If there was any negative about the meals it was that the fries were just blah. Run of the mill.

The interior was fun and it did have a Happy Days throw back feel to it. I didn't care for the fact though that the ice cream/shake choices were on the other side of the restaurant from where we sat and they didn't have an updated list at the table or on the menu. I asked what the shake flavors were and the waitress replied that there were a ton of them. I then said do I need to walk over to the other side of the restaurant to review them? She replied yes that they change all of the time and that she couldn't possibly memorize and recite them. They need to figure out a better system when you're ordering than asking a customer to walk over and pick a shake flavor.

All and all it was a fun experience and I would go back. In fact a few days after our initial visit I did take my two oldest boys back for banana splits which they seemed to really enjoy.

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Thank Frank S
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

$42 for meal and ice cream for family of 4. Pretty good service, food was pretty good as well. Better food and service than most of the more expensive restaurants on the island

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was our second trip to Topsail Island. Two years ago we ate at Island Delight and were impressed with the burgers and the novelty of the place. This trip we decided to try it again. The burgers were still very good, but nothing else was. The hot dogs were not impressive and the fries were cold. The chili-cheese fries were mostly Velveeta with a hint of chili. One of our group ordered cheese fries and decided they needed something more. She asked if she could get some chili and change her order to chili-cheese fries. She was told they were out of chili. Maybe that is why the hot dogs and chili-cheese fries seemed heavy on the Velveeta.

If you only want a hamburger, then stop by. If you have a taste for anything else, then skip it.

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Thank JoeShre
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I love going to Island Delights. The food is great!! The Ice Cream is just wonderful. The waiters and waitresses are just so nice! You can't ask for a friendly place to hang out.
The music is 50's / 60's and there is all kinds of memorabilia from great pictures of how Topsail use to look to Andy Griffin pictures. They have a nice sitting area outside and inside.
You will get plenty of food and ice cream to fill you up.

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Thank Cathy C
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Each summer my family gathers in NC for a week at the beach. We love Topsail Island, it's laid back vibe and Southern hospitality. Our favorite treat is lunch at Island Delights. With kids of varied ages, we typically descend on the small, 1950's style spot en masse, 6-8 people at a time. Handing over all the quarters in our pockets to the kids for the fun games, we settle in for a tall glass of sweet tea and the best BBQ Pork Sandwich on the Island with our choice of BBQ sauce followed by hand scooped ice cream. The old fashioned quarter grabbers are good entertainment and the kids even walked away with an arm load of stuffed toys from the crane arm, a first for all of them. Service is outstanding, with the kindest wait staff around.

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Thank AlexandraMH
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