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“Nice Little Beachside Restaurant”

Daddy Mac's Beach Grille
Ranked #8 of 67 Restaurants in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Found out about this restaurant through TripAdvisor. Nice little gem on the beach. Live less than an hour from Surf City and never knew it existed. Nice, friendly staff. Food was delicious. No complaints.

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Thank bctm
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had a very nice table inside at a window facing the ocean. Service staff was friendly, quick and helpful explaining the food. We had Shrimp & Grits and an Oyster Dinner. Both meals were excellent. All bottle beer here, no drafts. A wonderful place with excellent food.

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Thank ToyMan675
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Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Went in on the 16th of march and I got a oyster po'boy and it was ok but very dry and my wife got an ok burger but it was very slow and our server could only watch someone else bring us our meal and not to mention that your cup for your drink is just a disposable solo cup - really I can't get glass? On our way out one waiter was sitting down playing in his iPhone. It is an awesome location but hopefully the owner will read this and get some management in there that can make it worth the visit for people.

Thank Nick M
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

3.15.14

we were looking to splurge for our 'end of the trip seafood dinner" and decided to give daddy mac's a try. the atmosphere was okay; it had a warm, cozy feeling. two teenage girls greeted us. we didn't wait very long at all, probably since it's still off season. we got a table right at the ocean so that was a plus. our server was a young one direction type of guy, which was interesting because most of the servers there were boys. Anyhoo, the menu ranged from salads, burgers,steak and seafood. not a lot of pizazz, but good pretty solid food choices. i liked that they brought rolls to the table before the meal. i'm a firm believer in offering bread to your guest before the main meal. we got creative and asked for oil, and made a mini olive oil and vinegar blend for our rolls.
my mahi maui was very good. juicy and charred on the outside. i had a side dish of veggies which were okay. - not a lot of spice, pretty plain. my side salad was good. and for the second time today, i was offered buttery, homemade croutons. and seeing that i am a crouton fiend, that scored points with me. paul ordered the flounder, broiled with homemade mash potatoes. the potatoes were good and true to the word, seemed homemade. his flounder was good as well. we drizzled oil with pepper and took it up a notch. our server didn't mention that i could have added a sauce to the equation (as paul pointed out later). but i tweaked it anyway.
Luckily, we didn't need to add sauce because our server went mia after the food was brought. i saw hIm a few times chatting with other tables so i got the distinct feeling that he was hanging with the locals.
we got out of there for less than $50 (and that includes a beer each) so not bad. so if you're looking for a good "it's the last night.." this might be a good place for you.

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Thank Gibcer
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Daddy Mac's is a must go place if you are in Topsail. The food is wonderful and the service and view can't be beat. They also have wonderful outdoor seating that is oceanfront with a great view of the surfers.

Thank Wemyss98
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