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Local cuisine, American, Bar, Hawaiian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
US$10 - US$20
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Hawaiian, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after reading other reviews and were not disappointed. The atmosphere of the restaurant is relaxed and the service was great. The food was unbelievably delicious and the portions were extremely generous. Highly, highly recommend the bacon wrapped pineapple!!!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 May 2021

Grabbed a quick lunch at Nalu's today. Excellent food in a lovely beach setting. Waitress was terrific - very friendly and food arrived promptly. Poke Bowl was great as was the Cobb Salad. Dogfish Head on Tap and super Guave Margarita. We'll definitely be back...to Nalu's in Dewey.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

Went there for lack of better ideas & availability of spaced out / outside seating. Ordered wings, poke, cheese burger, pulled pork sandwich. Wings were the best, poke lacked seasoning, pork sandwich tasted too sweet, and burger was pretty bad. For $120 incl a couple...of drinks & tip, that makes this a visit to regret & forget.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

It was interesting to see a Hawaiian restaurant in Delaware so we wanted to try. Inside and outside, there’re so many flies that reminded me of other places - not Hawaii. I didn’t see many flies at other restaurants in this area. Cleaning up flies...from dishes kept us very busy all the way. As for food, I ordered crab poke, which was unique and it was good.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020

Enjoyable spot with a good atmosphere. We had a good lunch and drink here after our water activities. Enjoyed the food and service.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 22 August 2020

Stopped here for lunch. Food good but I had my hopes up higher than I should have. Quick service, but a little on the pricey side.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 27 July 2020 via mobile

WOW!!! What a pleasant surprise!! Was expecting same old blah, overpriced beach food AND WHAT WE GOT WAS TERRIFIC!! Congrats to the owner, GM and Chef!!! Best food at the beach - hands down!! Can’t wait to go back!!!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 10 July 2020 via mobile

Went July 2020 for a couple days beach getaway with my two teen girls. Stopped here for late lunch/early dinner. Our waiter was kind and very attentive. Food was not as good as it looked in the menu description. One of my daughters did enjoy...the Ono burger - what a monster of a meal! But I had the Pad Thai with short rib and it was so salty. Portion was GIANT, too bad it didn't taste great. My other daughter had a poke bowl - it was meh at best. Prices were really high, but not unusual for the area. Ambiance was good, but we were there while it was empty. I had the guava daquari which was delicious. Other than that - nothing to blow your socks off here.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 11 June 2020

Visited Nalu for my birthday lunch and was very pleasantly surprised. I thought it was a kitchy hawaiian bar but instead found good food, good drinks and great service I had the Island style Crab Louie and it was divine. The lump crab meat was...fresh and the avocado, egg mango and the dressing was the crowning glory. My husband had the Baja fish tacos and we cleaned our plates and licked our fingers. Nicole the manager came by to check in and was super nice. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who visits Dewey Beach. All the waitresses were helpful and seemed to genuinely like their jobs. I will return by the end of the summer.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

Food and service were both excellent . We had the Big Kahuna burger and a salmon wrap. Would definitely go again!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Our dinner service ends at 10pm every night unless our wait list pushes us past that time. Thank you!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille

Yes, Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille offers takeout services.

Yes, Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille offers delivery services.

Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5