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Surf Bar

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American, Bar, Pub
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103 W Cooper Avenue, Folly Beach, SC
+1 843-588-2009
12:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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Charleston, South Carolina
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is an awesome little hole in the wall full of local color. Great food, and great cocktails. Try the steak, it's awesome!

Thank D S
Trinity, Florida
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155 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Started with peel and eat shrimp which were very good. Large and fresh. The crab soup was good not too salty but not many crab bits and not very hot. Our dinners were good but no one was raving over their entrees. The salads were large but contained no tomatoes. I learned a big lesson..do not read Trip Advisor comments... More 

Thank ParTcake
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go here by a friend, but once we saw the menu, we realized this wasn't what we were looking for. We decided to try it out anyways. The menu had your typical American grill foods. We had the Philly cheesesteaks, which were petty good, but we were looking for more of a seafood option restaurant. Still... More 

Thank BG2283
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Above average fresh & local bar food. Cute outside space with fireplace. Great drinks. Fun spot that the locals go to!

Thank AlyBaway
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

We stopped in after dinner around the corner . Its wha t oyu eant in a beachtown bar, comfy chairs, medium level sound fo r the speakers lots of space to strecth out and frinedly locals and staff. The place is dog friendly as wee, made me smile since most Yankee bars from where I'm from frown on that sort... More 

Thank Jennibunny
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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155 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is where the crowds were and everyone seemed to be having a great time. A great range of people from young to old. The drink prices were reasonable and the staff and everyone else were very nice. It is a nice place to hang out and meet the locals and tourists both

Thank Andreann G
Tallahassee, Florida
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We went for drinks only, but all the food we saw looked great. I think $5 shots are a little pricy. Location is great - a little off the main road. Great fireplace out back to keep warm.

Thank lookie-brookie
Down South
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

We always end up at Surf Bar when we're in Folly. Check their website for the live music calendar. They also have outdoor seating and a large fireplace to keep you toasty during the winter months.

Thank SC_Cheesehead
Folly Beach, South Carolina
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343 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

The Hungry Detective and wife were on tour in Folly the day after Christmas and discovered this little gem right across from the Public Safety Building. Cool open air deck with views of the main drag and good conversation spot. Great service on the patio and two painkillers is a must!! The signature drink. VERDICT: Surfers, rock stars and millionaires... More 

Thank TheHungryDetective
Lancaster, SC
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110 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

The Surf Bar is a funky little dive bar & grill we visited on a day trip to Folly Beach. Being on a Sunday, there seemed to be a lot of locals there watching football and having a cold one or two. Guess if I lived there, it would probably be a local spot for me too. Service was pretty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 W Cooper Avenue, Folly Beach, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Folly Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-588-2009
Surf Bar is a locals' favorite on Folly Beach, South Carolina.

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