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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (168 reviews)
“fries” (63 reviews)
“waffle cone” (14 reviews)
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316 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6604
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From seeing all the good reviews, we stopped in for a quick inexpensive lunch. Hubby had a cheeseburger and fries, I got the chili cheese fries. The cheese on my fries was like canned nacho cheese, not real cheese. The fries themselves were good, hot,...More

Thank darryconner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Dang Burger Around! We eat here all the time and love it just as much each and every time. Local feel with Great service! A must have if visiting the area.

Thank davidhall82
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant looked like it would be an awesome place, but was I ever wrong? I ordered the Philly Cheese Steak. Had NO taste what-so-ever. I dined outside because I had my dog with me. I ordered a banana split and a cup of ice...More

Thank Stan M
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Face it, this place is popular mostly because of the theme, which is a throwback to The Malt Shops from the 50s and 60s like you see in the old cartoons, Archies or Scooby's. The food is good, but very similar to any other style...More

Thank DeadGuyLurking
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Girls behind the counter were very kind and patient with all of our taste testing. Loved seeing the sprinkle machine in action! Fun little spot, especially in the off season when most of the ice cream spots are closed!

Thank abeckman
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat on Topsail Island. The burgers are our favorite, but everything on the menu is excellent. We have to eat here several times when we make a trip to the beach. Generous portions of ice cream! The owner is...More

Thank conniewy
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

If you ever want to take a step back into the past, then this game place is right up your alley. They have great 50’s memorabilia and a burger that will take you back to a place that you once forgot but remember fondly. Great...More

Thank Lance S
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Fun place to grab a cone of ice cream. My kids love it and we've been going for years. Staff is really friendly.

Thank MindyWC
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We have been going here since we were kids. It’s a great place to go. Good food, atmosphere like a ‘50s diner, staff very nice. And the ice cream bar!!!!!!!!

Thank Pam E
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This is our absolute favorite. Classic burger and fry place. We do lunch here 3-4 times during a week visit

Thank Eric C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 8
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
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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...
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