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Surf Riders Food Shack Restaurant

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17 Erskine Terrace, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 71 376 8684
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Durban, South Africa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious fresh and trendy food served with a smile. Perfect for the health conscious and for those wanting to indulge. If you enjoy milkshakes..burgers..gourmet pizzas..churros and healthy poke bowls..this is the place to relax and enjoy the seabreeze while you sip on amazing cocktails. Highly recommended..my favorite place on the beach:)

Thank rekha_suknanun
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love Friday evenings on beachfront sipping wine and eating wonderful food served by Stretch our fav waiter

Thank Truew0rds1356389
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261 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A pretty cool and hip breakfast/quasi upmarket fast food beach frontbar/eatery with craft beer, cocktails and the obligatory house music playing at a skightly louder tha background volume that south africans seem to like so much when having a cocktail. The service is cool and casual. For a beachfront munchies and drink it's a cut above your normal greasy fast... More 

Thank JambianiNeil
Askim, Norway
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is truly delicious, I had a 'my way' brekkie and a 'sunrise' smoothie and it was delicately placed on the plate as well as tasting wonderfully. The staff is very eager to help, and very pleasant. I was seated outside and it was the perfect way to start my day looking out on the beach and the surfers... More 

Thank MissFigenschou
Mount Edgecombe, South Africa
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a table of four sat outside on the bench seats and enjoyed the magnificent view of the Durban promenade. Our waiter Cuta was warm friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, and he provided us with good service. The food was good and their fresh fries are well known. Very much a weather dependent venue - great day special... More 

Thank Melville77
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a walk on the promenade and decided to try out Surf Riders. As we got there at 5pm, we were told that they are closing at 6 and it's too late to come and sit. We said that there is still an hour, so I am sure we can have at least 1 drink. Our waitress kept making... More 

Thank Smartiez
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having eaten there many times previously, we were somewhat disappointed with the painfully slow service when we had lunch there last Saturday. Nevertheless, the food was hot, delicious and well presented when it did eventually arrive at our table. I remember when this restaurant first opened and was very concerned it could not compete with the national chains. How wrong... More 

Thank Eric L
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite eateries and we go at least twice a month. They close at 6 so no dinner but great after a morning swim surf. Take your well behaved Dog. They have special meals for your pooch and supply water. Service is great. Food is great. Cocktails are great. But having said that...I wish they would... More 

Thank Zelna P
Durban, South Africa
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my mom for a light breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the view and the vibe. Little on the expensive side, but worth it.

Thank LeaKid01
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Spending a few days in Durban recently and enjoying the sun, sea and sand on the glorious beaches and happened tostumble across this wonderful little gem of a bar restaurant right next to the North Beach. There is nothing flash or particulary trendy about the place but what a wonderful menu with a wide variety of fresh food. Lots of... More 

Thank Sean S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Erskine Terrace, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 71 376 8684

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?