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602 Roland Ave., Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
910-328-2158
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the local's favorate restaurants

Stopped in here after church with some friends. The restaurant is clean, the food is good, and the service is friendly. Many of the locals like Max's and go here often, It's not one of my favorites because it's on the wrong side of the bridge and I seldom eat on the island due to the prices.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
RoverToad
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped in here after church with some friends. The restaurant is clean, the food is good, and the service is friendly. Many of the locals like Max's and go here often, It's not one of my favorites because it's on the wrong side of the bridge and I seldom eat on the island due to the prices.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We recently stopped in on a Sunday afternoon to test the pizza and Italian food in Surf City. This restaurant won our pick. So... We walked in, the restaurant was VERY crowded and loud. The atmosphere was set by The Chronicles of Riddick on TV. Lovely movie for a family! I ordered a pepperoni sub - delicious, but it came... More 

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Franklinton, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stay in walking distance every year in Surf City for vacation the last 7 years. First year we thought it was awesome and couldn't get enough. The pizza, subs...all great. Then the last 5 years we feel its gone down hill each time and not as good. The crust has become really bland and not much better than a... More 

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Lenoir
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Max's is our go-to restaurant for pizza when we go to the beach. Good service, good food and very reasonable. Can get crowded in the summer.

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Surf City, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My kids and I can no longer stand the pizza here. It usually was better during the off season, but now, it is just horrible all the time. I don't understand how they keep getting good reviews. They load the pizza with cheese, which normally is a good thing, but the cheese is weird (looks and tastes weird). The cheese... More 

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Dublin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We love Max's pizza and always dine there at least once on our vacation each year! Nothing beats a plain old pepperoni pizza and garlic bread with cheese!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Most of my family went to this so called restraunt not even my great grandmother (who thinks dominoes is the best food in the world) was not impressed with this restraunt, and the pizza I ordered was the hawaiian pizza, tasted like it had spam and dry pineapple, the cheese was like soft plastic, and the sauce tasted like it... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

All the times I've been to Topsail this is the first time I've ate here. My other family members have visited here several times and said it was very good pizza. We went with a group of 6 and was glad we got there early because the place filled up quick. We ordered 4 pizzas and a order of spaghetti... More 

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Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Very good service and the pizza was great. Loved the sauce (not too sweet) and the crust was just right. I would go back

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Excellent. Nice alternative to a week of seafood.Definitely will be back! Good as any pizza I ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 602 Roland Ave., Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: 910-328-2158

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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