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Daddy Mac's Beach Grille

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108 N Shore Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6638
+1 910-328-5577
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a fried seafood plate which was fine but not as good as another locals place in Topsail Beach center, and cost more! They were about the only restaurant open a Thanksgiving week and crowded, web site tells you they are open daily...NOT!!! On Sunday web site says open now at dinner time. They apparently close after the Sunday brunch... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not sure how we missed this place til nearly the end of our trip. The restaurant is nice and there can be a bit of a wait. We both ordered the filet mignon. Mine was not cooked enough for my taste so I sent it back. When it came back, it was perfectly cooked and had a nice smoky flavor.... More 

Thank Piglet601
Fort Myers, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As one gets older, the memory sometimes enters a "foggy mist". I forgot to check my past reviews for this particular restaurant, but it deserves another "shout-out". I like good fried seafood, and, unfortunately, I don't get that where I live in Ft. Myers, Fl. like I get it here on the coast of North Carolina, especially in Hampstead and... More 

Thank TarheelBill72
Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good as well as the service. Limited menu, but not as pricey as others. Location on the ocean was definitely a plus.

Thank jnordblomhannum
Cumming, Georgia
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The table by the window was great, loved the view at sunset. The food was ok, I had fried flounder that was lacking in flavor, pretty bland. I paid for the view, I guess.

Thank Louames
Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we have been the food is delicious. We love it here and it's got a great location overlooking the beach. Would recommend for sure.

Thank GabSettle
Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Daddy Mac's has a great view and good food. It does get extremely busy during the summer so I suggest calling ahead to find our about the wait or going early.

Thank Mom2mm2
Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the lunch experience. This is what we look for when we are away from. Restaurants by the water, good food, and friendly servers. My wife and I shared the crab dip and oyster po' boy. Both did not disappoint. I am a fan of fish tacos and will have those next time. Definitely recommend for lunch, have not tried... More 

Thank jeff b
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Celebrated our 24th Wedding Anniversary at Surf City Oct 14-16th. We live in Hampstead and have eaten at Daddy Mac's plenty of times, but mostly appetizers, which was always great. Friday & Saturday night we had dinner here and ordered the Mahi (blackened) both nights, loved it. Got crab dip both nights which is always made fresh & so delicious.... More 

Thank Michele C
Winston-Salem, NC
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It's early November, but still warm enough to sit out on the deck of this restaurant and watch the tide roll in as the pelicans dive into the water for fish. And the food is very good too. Hard to beat that combination. My wife had the special: drum fish with jerk spice topped with shrimp. I sampled and loved... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Seafood, American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 N Shore Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6638
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 910-328-5577
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.

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