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Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille

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1308 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2409
+1 302-227-1449
Thu - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 01:00
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Syracuse, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Nalu had a lot of great daily specials, good food and drinks and a pretty extensive menu without being too overwhelming. We had a bunch of tacos and the Hawaiian was definitely the best! The use the pork in some other dishes so try it if you can. The only real negative was the hostess situation. They didn't seem to... More 

Thank Mark H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

The food and service were great. Drinks are not included with the kids meal, though, which makes it a little bit more pricey for a family with multiple children.

1 Thank Pamela G
Belcamp, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

This is a great bar and they sometimes have live music! The food was actually pretty good for a beach bar - we got a burger and wings and both were great! Service was a little slow but they were very busy.

Thank BeachGirl825
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

You must eat here. Period. The tacos were amazing (kalua pork and seared tuna), the alcoholic drinks are a bit pricey, but they have some good specials throughout the week. I would have eaten there every day if there weren't so many other places to try, but they were by far the best thing I ate all week in the... More 

Thank pyrewoman
Orange, Va
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

It was close to out lodging and looked to be a cool open air place so we gave it a try... Dinner was fantastic for all 3 of us, it was so good that I went back 3 nights later and had the exact same thing. Pork with sweet potato salad and wasabi rice... Now I need to go back... More 

Thank amosapparel
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Order the short rib tacos or the Hawaiian BBQ wings. Both are amazing. Happy hour eats are a great deal.

Thank G Drew P
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Went here for dinner with family during our beach stay. Fun atmosphere for all. Food was excellent and service was very attentive. Overall experience was great! From burgers to crab cakes all entrees were fresh and delicious! Would highly recommend visiting if in the area!

Thank traveler5500
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

We recently ate here and had a large family group. We had excellent food, we came back again for the crab cakes! The service was good, and a nice, relaxing atmosphere. Our kids were able to be up and moving without making the dining area uncomfortable and no one seemed to care. Nice atmosphere, some would say loud but it... More 

Thank CCmcCC
Franklin, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Fun vibes--a little Hawaiian, Tiki lounge. Good drink selection. Fresh seafood. Great fries and crab cakes. Family of 3 could eat and drink (adult drinks) for $60 with tip.

Thank ladyjules79
Nashua, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Menu choices were different from the ordinary and quite tasty. The Teriyaki Salmon sandwich was outstanding. The fish was perfectly cooked and it had a slightly crisp carmelized glace. It was a perfectly-sized piece of fish on a great roll. I did not intend to eat the roll but it was very good. The waitress quickly offered fruit when I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Hawaiian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2409
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-1449

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?