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“Oceanfront” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Daddy Mac's Beach Grille

Daddy Mac's Beach Grille
Ranked #6 of 60 Restaurants in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Charleston, South Carolina
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234 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Oceanfront”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

We had lunch at Daddy Macs, where the crab cake was very good and the service was good. Whille the place is basic, the ocean view was great.

Visited October 2012
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RI
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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“Great Birthday Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

My family took me to Daddy Mac's for my birthday and it was a great time. I had a Mahi Mahi special with fried oysters and it was delicious. My husband had a NY strip steak and loved it. Our appetizers and salads were good as well. It was a quiet Wednesday night but the atmosphere was perfect. Our waiter was attentive and a good time was had by all!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HappyRI
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Durham, North Carolina
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1,333 reviews
458 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 944 helpful votes
“most excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

I don't know what they do to their fried shrimp but it's the best I've ever tasted. You can also pick steaks, pasta, or sandwiches. Not to mention you have a great view of the ocean no matter where you sit (they also offer outside sitting). As for the service, you can't get much better than the people there. If I could change just one thing about it I would tone down the bright overhead lights.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cheryl h
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Michigan
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Try this place, you'll love it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

This is where the locals eat, that says a lot! It's right next door to the information center. Take the elevator to the dining room and to the begining of really fresh seafood that you'll never forget! Friendly, clean, reasonable, great views too. A wonderful experience. Next time we go to NC to visit our kids at the USMC base, we'll be making another trip here just to eat at this great restruant :-)

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
1 review
“Better for lunch, I imagine ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

since it does feature great oceanfront views. Not much atmosphere for dinner with bright overhead lights and diner type furnishings, though it was certainly clean and the service was attentive. The dinner selections were not very imaginative or very flavorful ... not much use of fresh herbs or garnishes. Standard iceberg lettuce salad (though the vinaigrette was tasty), no bread or rolls offered. One choice for vegetables, take it or leave it, though potatoes were also an option. A side of coleslaw was a nice touch, but just a touch ... about 4 forkfuls. Not a bad meal, but not a memorable one either except for the good company we were with!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Beenthere108
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