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“Favorite Folly Bar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Surf Bar

Surf Bar
Ranked #12 of 33 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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Surf Bar is a locals' favorite on Folly Beach, South Carolina.
Tennessee
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Favorite Folly Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place is GREAT! What you expect a beach bar to be like. Seems like the kind of place the locals would go even when the tourist season was over. Their burgers are delicious and the beers are ice cold. Good atmosphere at night - more like a spot to hang out than a club. If you want to hear good music that's not another Jimmy Buffett cover band this is your spot. We come here every trip to Folly and will definitely be back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Tink0914
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great place for live music!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Checked out this little bar on a Sunday night for some live music. Great scene for music. Indoor and outdoor space. We did not eat so I have no comment on the food but the beer was nice and cold =) I liked the beachy decor and the surfing videos playing on the screens. Fun place!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank weloveadventures3
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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great, fresh, fish tacos!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Got the ahi tuna tacos that were on special. Very delicious! Good service, fun outdoor patio. Drinks reasonably priced, however no beer on tap (negative).

Visited May 2013
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Thank Eric H
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great little place in Folly Beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Spent a long weekend in Folly for a friend's 40th birthday April 25-29, and we were looking for a low-key, casual place to eat our first night there. It's been a few years since I've been to Folly, so I made some notes from Trip Advisor about the best places to eat/hang out. The Surf Bar sounded like what we were looking for on a Thursday night. It's just off Center St, definitely a hole-in-the wall kind of place you'd expect the locals frequent. Our waitress was awesome...she came over as soon as we were seated, and she was super friendly. She checked on us often for drinks, answered all of our questions, made confident recommendations about the food and shared with us how differeend sauces/items were prepared. The menu is mostly limited to "bar food"...wings, burgers, sandwiches, etc. but they did have several daily specials posted. Everything we had was great, but the chicken and steak Phillies were the best! Our friend liked Surf Bar so much, he got our group to come here for dinner the night of his actual birthday! Again, it's nothing fancy...it's a small, casual place with dim lighting where you can watch sports, bring your dog with you on the covered patio area, and just hang out. The drink prices are reasonable, nice selection of beers, friendly staff, good food for the money,,,an over-all laidback atmosphere, which is what most people want and expect at Folly Beach!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank CarolinaGirl1226
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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
“BlackBean Burger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Best blackbean burger I've ever had!!! The staff is amazing and remember what you need when you walk in the door!

Visited March 2013
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