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Buddy’s

Seafood, BBQ, steaks & more are served in a casual shack with dollar bills festooning the walls.

It’s right next to the pier and a great place to watch the surfers.  

It is only a one mile walk on the beach from Seas the Day.  My brother and I (and wives), like to walk down to Buddy’s around noon for some excellent exercise and great beach views.  
 
We saunter out to the deck and order oyster shooters, fried corn nuggets or maybe a shrimp po-boy sandwich.  We then order Coronas with limes, and shots of tequila to wash it down.  
 
Once the good feeling spreads from our nose to our toes, we walk back to the house, stretch out a towel on the beach, and soak in the rays until done!
 
Man, vacation doesn’t get any better than this.
 
Then again, I don’t go to dinner at Buddy’s because, well, all of the menu is fried food other than the oysters.  So it’s great for lunch or happy hour but a bust for dinner, IMHO.
 

Address: 101 Roland Ave. ,  Surf City NC 28445

Menu

910-328-1515

Beauchaines 211

Undoubtably the best restaurant on Topsail Island with  Shrimp & Grits, Pistachio Salmon, Stuffed Flounder, Mahi-Mahi, Mahi-Mahi, NY Strip Sirloin.  And the views of the sunset over the intracoastal waterway are remarkable.  Yet, this place is not stuffy.  Come casually nice and you will enjoy a great meal.  Open W-Sat.  Reservations are highly suggested.

Address:  211 South Topsail Dr. Surf City, NC 28445

Menu

910-328-1888

DADDY MAC’S BEACH GRILLE

Daddy Mac’s is a restaurant just north of the Surf City Pier.  We love it.  I had a special; tilapia in a bag, steamed with red peppers in a mango sauce.  My wife had mahi-mahi bahamian style with jerk seasoning.  The view of the ocean and pier are great.  The service was good.  The rest of the menu looks good also.   Dinners in the $18+ range but there are gourmet burgers in the $10+ range.  Seating is upstairs but they have an elevator.  They also have a neon “closed” sign when they are closed.

Address:  108 N. Shore Dr. Surf City, NC 28445

Menu

(910) 328-2573

BUBBAS

Seafood, BBQ, steaks & more are served in a casual shack with dollar bills festooning the walls.
Address: 101 Roland Ave. ,  Surf City NC 28445

Menu

910-328-1515