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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%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (175 reviews)
“fries” (64 reviews)
“banana split” (12 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Diner
316 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6604
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank mmarie312
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place on our last stay at Topsail Island. It is a must visit. Great food and people. Prices are pretty decent. Weird hours though. Check the hours before going there.

Thank Paulyanna96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a really cute atmosphere and the staff were friendly. Waffle cones seemed to be homemade. But the ice cream was just ok. Still would return because the kids enjoyed.

Thank Alyssa S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place brings back so many memories. Juke box. Merlin the Fortune Teller. Great posters and signs. Wonderful atmosphere. Staff very friendly and efficient. Very family friendly. Food just okay but still worth visit while in Surf City.

Thank Phyllis C
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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