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Island Delights

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316 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6604
+1 910-328-1868
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Surf City, North Carolina
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I eat the Island Delight Burger regularly during season. I love this place. The atmosphere, the food, and the service are all great.

Thank REOwings2
Surf City, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Been eating burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream here for years ! Love the 50's theme. Great local folks with constantly wonderful food.

Thank DPWILSON1003
Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This place has awesome limeade!!!! Other than that nothing knocks your socks off. It's typical beach food and nothing special. It does stay busy during the summers because it's easy to get to, fast food, and budget friendly.

Thank GabSettle
Blountville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Fried chicken sandwich was really good. Banana split was wonderful and the service was excellent. Loved the 50s decorations. Oldest son got a burger and said it was really good.

Thank Bill L
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Came for a weekend trip in September and tried this place. It was like a retro styled mom and pop kind of diner with antiques and 50s decor. Very happy with our visit, the place was clean and the servers were very sweet to us. The food was great, I had a burger and cheese fries with a chocolate milk... More 

Thank katkins94
Chapel Hill
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Simple little place with burgers and dogs, plus scooped ice cream. Has a nostalgic vibe with lots of vintage art, etc. A great cheap eat while on the island.

Thank TheOlives
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stopped by for sandwiches and ice cream and the food was good price was better. The girls who served us were so nice.

Thank Katenew12
Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Always loved ID. My kids LOVED it. (Old jukebox and video games)They are adults now. My other island haunts have jacked up prices so I returned on a whim. It hasn't changed. Grilled ham & mozzarella cheese, fries, fried mushrooms, fresh squeezed orange aid were all perfect. I took a couple of pics before I left. Not my sundae, but... More 

Thank Debbie L
Danville, VA
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Excellent ambiance, old time 50s diner, complete with a working jukebox and real vinyl records. Typical diner fare, burgers, fries, and milk shakes, although some other options also available. Many flavors of ice cream. Many customers stopped just for ice cream cones. Very friendly and courteous staff.

Thank WGater
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must! Great food. Great prices. Wait staff has always been wonderful. 50's theme with jukebox. Seating area inside and out. Sure wished they were open for dinner! Something on menu for everyone + ice cream!

Thank Jonezgrl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?