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Top bar recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“Best spot for an undecided eater, they have it all from burgers to stuffed flounder, no regrets and service if fantastic! And the beach view dining isn’t bad either! 😁”
  • 36 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“A beautiful drive down the island of surf city is well worth the amazing tacos. They have outside seating located close to the beach. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“High end dining with farm to table meals. Great views of the intracoastal waterway. Great for date night. Call ahead to check wait times, can be busy at times. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Kind of a landmark.. Cool off with a beverage after a day in the beach. Walking distance or a quick bike ride from One Palm.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“For an open-air and directly on the beach vibe, check out Buddy's. Located just to the left of the Surf City pier. Casual dress and optional roof dining! After lunch, walk over to the pier and take a stroll to see what the local fishermen are catching! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“.3 miles away! Walk over to Gallagher’s for a delicious breakfast or stop back in at happy hour! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“Our favorite local bar off the island. Stop by Gilligan’s for a cold drink and some Karaoke. Located off to the left as you’re coming over the bridge leaving surf city. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“It looks like a bar but they have gourmet eats. Don't miss the tenderloin appetizer if they have it!”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Great dive bar with excellent bands on Saturday nights. Large selection of speciality beers, cocktails and shots served by a friendly staff. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
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“Just want to hit the best little dive! Well this taproom is a favorite absolutely the best beer choices and the best dang pizza on the island ! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Just up the street! Great local spot with live music and an amazing beer and wine selection. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Want a little night life? Turtuga's Nest is the largest bar/nightclub on the island. Wide selection of drinks, dancefloor, and live music. Walking distance from One Palm.”
  • 2 locals recommend