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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” (164 reviews)
“fries” (57 reviews)
“banana split” (11 reviews)
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American, Diner
316 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6604
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great for the family. The food was great and even better staff! Despite it not being "upscale" it was probably my most enjoyable restaurant experiences on this trip.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and friendly staff. Banana split and root beer float hit the spot! Love the decorations.

Thank southernsweetheart87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delightful time at the Island Delights! Such a great place with delicious food, old fashioned decor and friendly service. While vacationing on Topsail Island with my family, we had dinner at this island gem. The menu offers a great variety of food....More

Thank WDWFan430
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to eat, little gem, excellent staff and great food in an authentic atmosphere. We loved playing the juke box, reading military letters on the wall and so much more!!! Definitely stop in...loved it, from Ohio!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Accidentally came across this jewel while on vacation. Had to return every night for the Key lime Ice cream. It's addictive. Every time we were there it was packed but the line moved so fast. The staff sure knows what they are doing and they...More

Thank BasketballFan42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only give five stars to a restaurant if it is a place that I will travel more than 15 miles or more to get there. I do not give a five-star review easily and I consider them to be very special. This is a...More

Thank WeAreTeamDemo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Topsail beaches very year for the past dozen years. Every time we visit we make sure we go to Island Delights for lunch. We go for the entire 50s experience, such as the cluck cluck chicken machine that gives out tacky...More

Thank TeddyDove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the 10th year and counting our family stopped for lunch at Island Delight on Topsail. The kids love the games, the food is excellent, service is outstanding and kind, and the atmosphere is a trip back to easier times. Favorites are the pulled pork...More

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Retro 50's decor, real milkshakes, very friendly. Island staple to visit every vacation! Delight burger, cheese fries, pulled pork sandwich, all favorites. Ice cream counter and working jukebox part of the ambience!

1  Thank 411beebee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cute little "blast from the past" is located behind the main strip in Surf City. We ventured out in search of a tasty, cold treat. Not only did we get delicious ice cream, we received first rate service with a smile. Island Delights "ice...More

1  Thank Chris B
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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, Kids, 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
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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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