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Island Delights

316 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6604
+1 910-328-1868
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner
316 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6604
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After supper this is the perfect spot to end the day. Tasty ice cream, shakes, food, etc. We walked there and had ice cream and the kids and adults loved it. Nice atmosphere and lots of reto items to look at. Employees were nice and...More

Thank 1015grasser
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has been 3 years since my last review am I am still amazed at the quality of food and service at Island Delights. I had the opportunity to eat there twice the first week of July. Both times the restaurant was busy but the...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The last time we ate here was September of 2011... and we recently re-visited Surf City and again dropped in Island Delights. Again, we liked it a great deal. The place is dated, it is basically a snack shack, and there is just a small...More

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Every time we went by in the evenings this place was busy. We only tried it for ice cream. Offers a good variety of ice cream flavors. The waffle cone was home made and so much better than the average. Parking is limited when busy....More

Thank Familyonthegoagain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a lot of menu choices that you would expect from an old traditional burger joint. Everything we ordered tasted great, but it is not stand out food. It's standard food for this type place. They do have an old feeling atmosphere, with...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Flounder filet sandwich was delicious, as was the ice cream. If you bring kids, better bring quarters for the trinket machines and old fashioned rides!

Thank Planhalfun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been a tradition to stop at Island Delights on my way in and out of Topsail for decades. The proprietors are friendly, the service is great, and the food is quick and easy.

Thank DC_World_Traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect onion rings, delicious steak and cheese sub and yummy ice cream with huge portions! Would definitely recommend!

Thank dylgracemom4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to Surf City for years and we always go to Island Delights. The menu options are plentiful and provide something for everyone to enjoy. The staff members are so sweet and they never get your order wrong. Would definitely recommend to...More

Thank IkeasharkReviewer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been enjoying Island Delight's grilled ham and cheese subs, cheese burgers, grilled cheese, and their milk shakes for the past 15 years. Our beach week consists of at least two lunches at this wonderful little restaurant. The service is fast and friendly and...More

Thank skiandsun4ofus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
American, Diner
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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