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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
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Danville, Virginia
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81 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

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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 

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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Cumming, Georgia
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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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 3 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.

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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.

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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 

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Thank jeff b
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Winston-Salem, NC
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Sunnyvale, CA
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful outside seating with view of the surf, sand and pier. We ate here on a bright sunny day and really enjoyed the seafood and ambience. The shrimp and oysters were cooked perfectly. A little pricey, especially without hushpuppies, but that's the price one pays for the location and view. Service was very good. We would definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Bar, Pub
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?