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Island Delights

316 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6604
+1 910-328-1868
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (149 reviews)
“banana split” (11 reviews)
“fries” (51 reviews)
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American, Diner
316 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6604
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Reviewed today

Great food and just right for a lunch or dinner after being on the beach all day. Food and ice cream are fantastic. Wait staff very friendly and efficient. Great atmosphere! Lacey, the owner, even gave us some history of his family and Surf City....More

Thank fayechurch
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fifty's style place and so much memorabilia to look at while waiting. My husband ordered a Strawberry shake that was full of real berries and delicious and served right away. Our burgers and fries were perfect and fries were hot. Our server...More

1  Thank Irene M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff is very friendly & efficient! Very clean.Dining area with tables/chairs/booths & a couple 50s style tables/stools. Burgers are great and there are many toppings to choose from! Chicken fingers are tasty too! The chocolate milkshake is a real milkshake-not a frosty!

Thank leesie2015
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing Service and food. Love the old school nostalgic look. Very fair on portions and prices. Just a really great place to stop in for some real good summer food and ice cream.

Thank Sheryl O
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a fun family-friendly spot. We had delicious hamburgers. (I love it when I can get a burger Carolina style- mustard, onions, chili, slaw!) The fries were good. The ice cream was good and generously scooped. Our server was very friendly and efficient. Overall,...More

Thank elizabethmB4493TC
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good food and great service. We visited the Island Delights 3 times during our stay at surf city. It was clean and reasonably price. The ice cream was really good. Large servings for the price.

Thank Latosha B
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Small place with unique decorations, there are lots of items to look at on the walls. The service was quick and attentive. Food was good. I would go back.

Thank Rodney1962
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

They had just opened April 1, so there were no lines at all... interesting decor and great ice cream! Glad I got my fix 🍦🍨🍦

Thank cocosmom62
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I eat the Island Delight Burger regularly during season. I love this place. The atmosphere, the food, and the service are all great.

Thank REOwings2
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Been eating burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream here for years ! Love the 50's theme. Great local folks with constantly wonderful food.

Thank DPWILSON1003
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 8
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6604
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 910-328-1868
  • E-mail
Hand Pattied Burgers, Subs, Pitas, Salads, BBQ and all the fixins..Full HARD DIP ICE CREAM BAR and SOFT SERVE. 50s Style Dining, 2 antique Jukeboxes, kiddie rides and walls of Nostalgia..FUN...