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Island Delights

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We just had ice cream and I found it just average, nothing special. Atmosphere is neat but the ice cream was just average.

Thank Katie P
Greenville, Pa
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We only had ice cream here. It was Hershey ice cream. We had chocolate, and salted Carmel something. Those were good. We also ordered superman ice cream but it wasn't a favorite of my son. It wasnt what we thought. It was like a lemonade-ish favor. No fault of the store. Good place for families.

Thank lizbeth30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

While Island Delights makes a great burger, the real treat here are the milkshakes. There are always plenty of options when it comes to ice cream flavors and it is by far the best place to get a milkshake that I have ever been to!

Thank Mollie G
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

With a 50's feeling and family atmosphere, this ice cream parlor (with food options) offers a wonderful experience for all. It's hard to leave this place unhappy!

Thank Corey W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

First off the Cinn/graham ice cream is my new favorite. Oh my that stuff is killer, now where to find some in Indiana? We were so impressed with this old fashioned 50's diner. The girls that work there work really hard, kudo's! Their attitudes were positive. The atmosphere is casual, light and airy. The food was great. Gonna miss this... More 

1 Thank mydogtuscan1
Charlotte, North Carolina
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is very cute and unique. It has interesting decorations. Their philly sub was very good!

Thank Alicia K
Gahanna, Ohio
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Stopped hear several times with our five grandkids. We just had the ice cream - excellent. The 50/60's décor was a big draw for the kids - especially the working juke box. Six ice creams for about $20 - a deal. Definitely make this a stop during your visit.

Thank Tom P
Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We love Island Delights! We visit for a fun treat of old fashioned burgers and milkshakes. The staff goes above & beyond to make our time there enjoyable. Our son love the classic "rides" like the dolphin and boat! We will continue to support this local business that provides a family environment and great service!

Thank thepucellas
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

It is a little nostalgic place that reminds you of the 50s. The food is cooked fresh and made to order. Grill food mostly. But they also have great ice cream! Don't fill up on fries...save room for that cone!

Thank Sonya W
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

It this spot for a quick treat for the kids! Loved the environment so much we had to return the next night for dinner! Great little 50's still restaurant. Will definitely be making this a regular stop when we visit the island again!

Thank Tracy M

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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
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, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?