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Food and restaurants in Surf City

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“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
Scenic Viewpoint
“Good local seafood spot. The wait can be long during peak season so show up early. Enjoy the view while sipping drinks from the outside bar. Waiting can be half the fun out on the docks. Very close and less than 5-minute walk.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Tacos are what it is all about. Outdoor seating and good food. Is there anything better?”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're looking for seafood, this is the place. Excellent shrimp and oyster!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“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
Restaurant
“Delicious hand-dipped donuts - made-to-order. If you walk across the bridge to get there it all evens out, right?”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fine casual dining with beautiful views! Great place to relax for a drink, date night, family dinners or celebrations. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“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

Cafes

Bakery
“We love coffee on the porch at One Palm, but sometimes it's nice to let someone else do the work, or for a mid day pick-me-up.. The Daily Grind is the place. Good coffee, donuts, pastries, ice cream, and lite faire, Super Friendly staff!! Quick stop on the way from the mainland to One Palm, or a quick morning bicycle ride to start the day off right. Highly recommend!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Kari the owner is fantastic and it is THE BEST coffee locally roasted in Hampstead, NC ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery

Bakeries

Bakery
“A local hidden gem! Grab a salted caramel brownie and head upstairs to the book room to get out of the sun for a bit! They also carry local NC beers.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“We love coffee on the porch at One Palm, but sometimes it's nice to let someone else do the work, or for a mid day pick-me-up.. The Daily Grind is the place. Good coffee, donuts, pastries, ice cream, and lite faire, Super Friendly staff!! Quick stop on the way from the mainland to One Palm, or a quick morning bicycle ride to start the day off right. Highly recommend!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
Supermarket
“Closest major Super Market, about 10 minutes away from One Palm off island. Stock up on the way to the Bungalow to enjoy your own home cooked meals on the wrap around deck.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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