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Locals Ice Cream Shop

106 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6600
+1 910-328-1228
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
27 May 2017
“Old Dairy Queen ”
15 Sep 2017
“OK soft ice cream”
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106 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6600
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

When we visited the ice cream machine was broken and only vanilla was available. It was your standard softee ice cream. This former DQ is pure no frills.

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Essentially a Dairy Queen closed and reopened by a private label. All the machines and choice are the same but not using the DQ names. It's a great place for a cold treat.

Thank DoctorCP
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Must do for dessert! Very generous on toppings! Great prices, way better than a Dairy Queen! Super nice guys!

Thank tiff521
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after Wings. Great selection and huge portions. Definitely very overpriced but the portion made up for it somewhat. The guy at the counter was super nice and friendly and the place was very clean! Kids had a cookie dough blizzard and a mint...More

Thank Jecbd43
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This is the old Surf City DQ. We pretty much had the same thing we have been having there for a decade with a different name. Just as good for sure. The best part of this place are the guys that serve you. Cool, friendly...More

Thank KurtL147
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I'm simply underwhelmed. The shop serves soft-serve based treats, which is fine, but not really what I expect when it says Ice Cream Shop.

Thank SyminC
Reviewed 31 August 2015

During our week vacation on Topsail our family has always looked forward to visiting Dairy Queen (it's more of a tradition than for the ice cream) and we were surprised that DQ was closed and Locals was opened in its place. The ice cream was...More

Thank chgilbert3
Reviewed 1 August 2015

This is where the old DQ used to be next to Eagles. Typical soft serve menu, instead of a "flurry" you get a "wave". Great outdoor seating to enjoy your treat and people watch.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Just wanted cold eats on a hot day! Generous portions of good ice cream with lots of flavor choices. Friendly, helpful staff too.

Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This is basically the old DQ at the same location. Same menu, just renamed everything. Even tastes like DQ.

Thank E G
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  • Address: 106 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6600
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 910-328-1228
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