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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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Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Took our dog for a meal on the patio one night of vacation. Onion rings were a great appetizer! Husband got the burger and said it was decent- I ordered Philly cheesesteak- a huge sandwich but very good! Casual atmosphere and good service.

Thank brwneyejess
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Tuna tacos and beach wings are the best. Also the only place to get a good steak. I come back every time I am in town. Much Aloha!

Thank Eric B
Wichita, United States
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is a complete hole in the wall, but the food is particularly good for a bar. The onion rings are amazing. Ahi tuna tacos were great, as was the pulled pork special. Drinks are strong and served quickly.

Thank Valerie C
Pulaski, Va.
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We visited this bar twice during our annual pilgrimage to Folly: 1. On Saturday we were looking for a refuge from the blistering heat while the landlord belately cleaned our condo. We sat on the back deck of Surf Bar and cooled down with some good beer and drinks. It was very peasant, and our waitress was great. She welcomed... More 

Thank LeePulaski_Va_
Cincinnati, OH
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The food here is surprisingly good. I was expecting more fried bar food. I had a black bean burger that is made in house and it was delicious. My husband had the ahi tacos. Dog friendly!

Thank trooper912
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We just wandered in as we were exploring Folly and it was definitely our kind of place! Being from Knoxville, TN, we are all about that Old City dive bar type place. We didn't get to try the food at all as we just ate dinner, but the cocktails were great and we stapled up some dollar bills with our... More 

Thank Nkakanis
Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This place is so fun!! The service is excellent! The drinks are cold, well made and a great value.The Philly cheese steak and fries are perfect. It doesn't look like much on the outside and they should keep it that way....SHHHH! Keep this treasure a secret!

Thank suesporch
Charleston, South Carolina
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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164 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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
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

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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?