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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
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A Spring-like Sunday in February certainly brought a crowd to Daddy Mac's outdoor deck! Late lunch inside was fine with us. We particularly enjoyed Absolut Pepper Bloody Marys - spicy, without taking the top of your head off. The grilled shrimp was excellent - especially with a touch of Wasabi aioli. The lobster bisque was a little disappointing...but I should... More 

Thank Mariellen C
Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the best seared tuna ever! This place has excellent food and drinks and I can't wait to try it in the summer when I can sit outside!

Thank c m
Apex, North Carolina
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to dinner here. Have had lunch there before. The crab cakes were delicious. Tasty, moist and full of crab meat. The crab cake sandwich was adequate and combined with the salad was a full meal. Service was good. Definitely recommended if you should adventure onto the island.

Thank motherDonnaof4
Surf City, North Carolina
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy eating at Daddy Macs regularly. The food is always good; the service is outstanding. Enjoyed our Anniversary lunch here. When you can eat and enjoy the ocean at the same time, you can't beat it.

Thank REOwings2
Raleigh, North Carolina
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134 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived on a Saturday night at 7:15, realizing there would likely be a wait since this is one of the few places open in the off-season. We received a text message after relaxing at the bar that our table was ready, in 30 minutes, just as the host said it would be. We had a wonderful booth along the... More 

Thank kldj13
Greenville, North Carolina
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at Daddy Mac's. we usually have lunch here but this was a night out with friends. I'm on a low sodium diet and they were easily able to accommodate my needs. The mahi-mahi was perfectly cooked and flavorful even without salt. My husband was in a burger mood and their burgers are always great. A... More 

Thank CrystalM7373
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We started with the Calamari, which was delicious!! I tried the shrimp and grits and it was superb! The staff were all friendly and attentive. The view with all the big windows is supper. Nice outdoor dining if you desire. Will go back on our next visit to Topsail.

Thank Dorothea S
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Good place to grab a bite to eat. We had good service and warm tasty food out on the deck. I enjoyed fish tacos and tried some sweet potato fries. We even got to see dolphins in the ocean why trying to catch up with some family affairs over lunch. I recommend this place.

Rochester, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Had a great experience here recently. Directly on the water, dinner was fantastic, waiter was spot on with timing of refills and checking on our table. Great menu selections for the entire family.

Thank campinkim
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Seafood, American, Bar
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?