Surfing Deer

4.6
674 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
In the 1940’s, Cube McGee saw a paradise unlike anywhere else in the world and decided to build a community around it. He shaped Seagrove Beach into the vibrant, soulful place it is today. He was also a local celebrity, with his pet deer named Bambi. They could be seen each morning on the beach,playing in the surf. So, to pay homage to Cube, we decided to keep the legend and the soul of 30-A alive by naming our latest addition to the Hartley Restaurant Group, Surfing Deer—a place where folks can dine, create memories and enjoy the beauty of our beach.

Come on in and get the freshest seafood on 30A along with many other innovative dishes from everyone’s favorite Chef, Greggory Smith.
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Nashville
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Surfing Deer and our group was quite impressed! Great staff recommendations included the scallops, the snapper imperial, and the spicy seafood acandia entrees. For desserts, I recommend the peanut butter pie and the skillet cookie - they was exceptional. Good wine list, try the Juggernaut if you like a cab. Ambience is very lively, fun, and modern; lots of outdoor seating and some have nice views of the water across the street. Price-wise on point with elevated cuisine in that area. Will definitely return to Surfing Deer!

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K
New England
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husbands 63rd Birthday!

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JF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. I had the sugar cane scallops and they were amazing. We sat outside and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. Highly recommend.

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MT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We requested an inside table but we were seated outside and just went with it, but that was a big mistake. It was too loud and the table next to us was really close. I was closer to the lady next to me at the other table than I was to my date. We ordered one salad, two appetizers and one entree and they charged us to split the entree even though we did not want to split it. It cost us $120+ dollars total and we only ordered one drink to share. We saved up enough money to go out one night of our vacation and we regret going here. The food was really good and we have been there once before and loved the food and it was inside and quiet. Last year our bill was less with a similar amount of food and two drinks so maybe the prices increased and it was our fault for not realizing it. So if you want good food and quiet surroundings just request an inside table and if you are on a tight budget like us just make sure you know how much everything is.

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KR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Surfing Deer was incredible! Lobster tacos, sugar cane scallops & beef tenderloin & finishing off with banana cheesecake! Our waiter was attentive & friendly, he made sure our experience was memorable. We’ll be back!!

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EH
Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and enjoyed every minute. The food was delicious and the service was perfect.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor heaters were a great touch. Service from Doug was perfect.

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CH
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surfing Deer was lovely and the food was delicious. Tonya took excellent care of us. Highly recommend.

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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with beautiful presentation. Tanya was an awesome server. Will be back again

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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great the evening was going great but then they sat a table with the 3 small kids next to us and the parents did not control the kids at all, they were running around the restaurant around our table and nobody did anything about it.

I’ve got four kids I don’t have a problem with kids but the restaurant should have said something to these people, they were disturbing everyone.

It really ruined the latter half of our dining experience.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The employees were very accommodating. I have a soy/dairy allergy and they accommodated my needs. I will go back again

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TR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Horrible valet. Understaffed and small parking lot. Pouring rain, no umbrellas offered

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! That's what comes to mind when I think about our dining experience at the Surfing Deer. From the minute you walk into this beautiful restaurant you know you are somewhere special. The atmosphere was terrific. The food was excellent. We had the close line bacon app and it was amazing. The new Lobster tacos were delicious and so fresh. My filet was perfectly cooked and one of the best steaks I have ever had. The service was top notch despite it being spring break. This is the best restaurant on 30A hands down.

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DF
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food portions were small. Fish was over cooked. A double portion of asparagus included 6 separate stalks. We asked the waitress if the serving of asparagus was correct giving her a chance to bring some more. She indicated that 3 stalks was their standard single serving. We left hungry and $120 lighter for a party of 2.

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S
Birmingham
25 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service. But WAY too noisy

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very well prepared and the service was exceptional. Left very satisfied.

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VW
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Beautiful atmosphere and excellent service.

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good and the atmosphere was good. The wine list was ok and desserts were ok. It was fine but not necessarily a memorable experience.

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BJ
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I would highly recommend the Surfing Deer and we will be back! This time though our server was not really on top of things and the timing and delivery of our food was way off.

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CR
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The surfing deer is by far the best restaurant in the whole area, with the most incredible view and atmosphere, and a world-class chef!

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j
Tallahassee
31 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our top places to eat on 30A

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St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here several times in its old iteration (V) and the newer Surfing Deer, and we always enjoy a very tasty, innovative meal and friendly service. We love dining outdoors, even when it’s not so warm...the heaters and bourbon drinks take the chill off! Perfect for families with well-behaved kids or a couple’s night out.

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RM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great...as always!

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MW
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. The menu is so creative with flavors that are incredible together. Our waiter, Doug, was great. Walked us though the menu, made great wine recommendations for each of us, and was spot on in attentiveness.

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S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Our food was great, our server was terrific. The evening was colder than expected, we asked to change our reservations for inside vs outside. We were told the only available table was outside. We sat down, were brought blankets and a heater, which really did not help due to the wind. Literally ten minutes after we were seated there were open tables inside. They were never filled during our time at the restaurant. Overall the hostess had a power trip and acted smug and not real helpful.

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Vegan options. Highly recommend.

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KR
Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delightful. We requested outdoor seating and it was a little chilly outside, but we were given a patio heater and blankets to keep us warm. We loved our food and the whole experience. Beautiful setting.

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CW
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surfing Deer has never disappointed us. We chose it to celebrate my wife’s birthday along with our sons family. Chuck was our server and always has a friendly face and provided us outstanding service. Food was very good and all were satisfied. We are residents of the area and will be back.

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service
Calamari was amazing, best fried shrimp we’ve ever had. Beef tenderloin was great and perfectly cooked.

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S
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly from the time we walked in until we left. Waiter was fantastic. Fish tacos were special that night.
We live here so we will be back. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing !!! Nancy was so kind and accommodating! Highly recommend and can’t wait to return!

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AM
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Surfing Deer each time we visit the area for vacation. I made the reservation for our family of five over a week ahead of the night we had dinner there. When we arrived at 6:30, the hostess claimed she had called me to see if we wanted inside our outdoor. #1 I did not receive a call from the restaurant, and #2 I had specified on the Open Table reservation that we wanted standard indoor seating. The host and hostess still tried to offer a 4 top (we had five in our group) outside on a very chilly evening. I said no, we have 5 people, so we want a five top. Then we noticed there were about 5-6 empty tables in the main dining room, yet we were led to the back room and seated in the empty (only one other family was eating in there) private room at a 4 top table connected to a 2 top. We were greeted by a very sweet female server. I told her we were unhappy about the seating and how the hostess dismissed our reservation. She immediately got us a beautiful table in the main dining room and had a fabulous male server who was so friendly. We had a wonderful meal despite the rough beginning... By the way, the host and hostess never apologized.

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Hawaii
46 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing amazing food. So creative. This is a foodie’s dream.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. You will be happy you ate here.

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CR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding.

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RN
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food with outstanding service! Leave room for their awesome dessert creations. Enjoyed their free valet service. We’ll definitely dine with them again.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. Go every year and doesn’t disappoint.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Table of 6. We were served quickly and food was hot and amazing

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C
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal! Best on 30A

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