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“A great place to grab a few”
Review of Surf Bar

Surf Bar
Ranked #9 of 36 Restaurants in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Surf Bar is a locals' favorite on Folly Beach, South Carolina.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great place to grab a few”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

The drinks came strong and the service was prompt. The drinks weren't to expensive. This place seemed to be a big locals bar and the people that went there were nice. It wasn't the sort of place for a night of dancing but was more of a pub type atmosphere. A nice stop after a day on the beach.

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English first
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very bad staff, and food isn't good either”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

We have had dinner at the Surf Bar. It was a total mess. Tables were not clean up, when people leaving and we have had a hard time to get some attention to finally get a beer. They were absolutely not friendly. The burgers were okay, but the fries were awful... I think the have got them from another dish or so... they didn't taste well and were totally soft, jek! So we give them only 1,5 dollar tip by credit card... and what do I see now??? The have changed our tip and total amount with 1 dollar extra!!! I call this almost criminal! The food and staff at lost dog, 2 blocks further, was absolutely much better!!!

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank 030-guys
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Hudson
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't be scared”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

I have vacationed on Folly for a few years and never visited this place. Looked to run down, the patrons looked too local. It was small. Looked like too much of a dive for my comfort. But, alas, curiousity overcame reticence and we stopped by for a burger and a brew. It was absolutely fantastic.

Burgers are cooked over a wood fire and you can barely discern the smoke. Large and perfectly cooked, it could be perhaps the best burger I ever had. We sat outside, surrounded by a surfer laden table to the left, an older couple with a dog to the right, a family with 3 small children, and a few other small groups and couples. This place attracts a wide demographic.

Onions rings were fantastic. Thin, perfectly breaded with a spicy remoulade sauce for dipping. My wife's salad, with grilled chicken, was also great. Other items coming out of the kitchen looked outstanding and were met with enthusiasm by the other patrons-the Philly cheesesteak and the spinach dip looked particularly pleasing.

Service was friendly-waitress sat down at our table to take our order-and fast. Surfing was being shown on the TV's. The beer was icy cold and the vibe was pretty dang friendly.

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Mike C
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Charleston
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great crowd and atmosphere!”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

Woodfired eats, "island" specialty cocktails, surf decor/videos, live music, and great staff...this is why we frequent Surf Bar when we're on Folly Beach. Just a great feel to the place and the owners are very accommodating!

Visited March 2012
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“It was decent”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

We ate dinner here after a great day at the beach. It's more of a Bar than restaurant (as the name suggests) Not really a place I would bring the kids, especially in the evening... My husband had the philly and said it was good. I had a burger and it was ok. The service was good and the mojitos were great too!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank BeniaW
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