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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (176 reviews)
“fries” (64 reviews)
“banana split” (12 reviews)
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316 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6604
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm all for locally owned and operated but the service was bad. My order came out wrong and the waitress sat there and argued with me instead of just fixing it. The pulled pork was very watery almost like it had just been thawed. The...More

Thank Jaybeegz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has great burgers and fries. They also do hand dipped ice cream. They have an old time juke box with lost of pictures. It can be pricey if you have a large family. Service was great. Will definitely go again.

Thank janetd251
Reviewed 21 August 2018

They have jukebox and olde time 1950's style . Great hamburgers and other sandwiches. They have hand dipped ice cream and shakes.

Thank Peggy288
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

After having ice cream at 4 different ice cream parlors at Surf City, our family voted this one the best! Great 50’s theme with a working jukebox too. Pictured is buttered pecan.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We visited here 2 years ago while on holiday and another visit was on our to do list for this year. The café was very busy so we sat outside to wait for a while. Once inside our orders were taken and food arrived quickly....More

Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped on a whim when we weren't sure what we wanted for lunch. I ordered a bacon cheeseburger and fries with gravy. My hubby had the double bacon and the kids had corn dogs and fries. My burger was juicy and had great flavor with...More

Thank kristen4007
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Great ice cream with a fun nostalgic vibe. Love the vintage machines and the staff is always friendly and helpful.

Thank mmarie312
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This is a nice retro-type café with good food. We visited for two weeks the 4th of July. The first week the grill was open in the evening so we ate there for dinner. We tried to return the second week, but the grill closed...More

Thank arbo121
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We tried all of the ice cream places on the island and this was our favorite. The 50’s-themed decor gave us fun things to look at and talk about while we ate our ice cream. The teen staff was very friendly too.

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We dearly love this place and enjoy bringing our whole family. The memorabilia are the biggest hit, with the palm reading device, Merlin's fortune telling, old-fashioned pony machines to ride, and especially the authentic juke boxes! The ice cream is also fabulous and you get...More

Thank 4_kids_on_the_loose
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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