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14260 NC Highway 50, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
+1 910-328-4426
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Description: We are a locally owned and operated family restaurant

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  • 22
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  • 29
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  • 10
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  • 7
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Specials featuring FRESH Local Fish

This is not a fancy restaurant, but a homestyle, wholesome, locally owned and operated establishment. And in the off season, Batson's has more locals parked in the parking lot for lunch than any of the other restaurants we could find with easy access to Topsail island. Lunch Specials, (a meat and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Dotsultant
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South Carolina
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Surf City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My family and I got kind of a late start on a Sunday and wanted breakfast. We went to Batsons, we got there and asked if they were still serving breakfast. They said they had cut it off already; but, decided to stay. While we were looking at the menu all of the tables around us had breakfast served to... More 

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Galena, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Ate here on our first night on the spur of the moment and ended up coming back two more times during the week. The daily specials were amazing and clearly freshly caught and prepared. Hush puppies on the table to start with, reasonable prices and a great family atmosphere. The service was fast and friendly. There is something on the... More 

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South Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is not a fancy restaurant, but a homestyle, wholesome, locally owned and operated establishment. And in the off season, Batson's has more locals parked in the parking lot for lunch than any of the other restaurants we could find with easy access to Topsail island. Lunch Specials, (a meat and two, plus dessert, and a drink), were a bargain.... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is become our go-to breakfast spot since Batts closed last year. Very friendly wait staff and a very good value for the price. The grits could be a bit less watery and the red-eye gravy could have a bit more bite, but overall it's very good. I've been for dinner as well and they do a good job.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast early on a weekend morning. French toast was okay, nothing exciting. Bacon was nice and crispy. Omelet was stuffed full of sausage and mushrooms, though pretty light on the cheese. Home fries were pretty yummy. Total for breakfast with coffee was $15. By 8:30 the parking lot was filling up and seemed to be a... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not open under new management during our September 2014 visit. Previously, the food was very good. Hopefully, the new owners will clean up the atmosphere. Felt greasy. Prices were great for the food selections.

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Franklinton, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stay on the island every year for the last 7 years. Had breakfast here and loved it. Went for dinner and should of walked out when we saw the menu. The prices for a shrimp plate were insane. We thought...well it might be really good...no...not. My wife and I spent $60 for a dinner that would of been half... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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665 reviews 665 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
497 helpful votes 497 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We really enjoy having breakfast here. The place is full of friendly locals and the servers are always friendly and have no problem taking a special order from you. I wasn't as impressed with their dinners but it's our first choice for breakfast.

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Warsaw Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We've been vacationing in topsail for over 20 years and always hit Batsons on our way home and sometimes through the week. We usually just do breakfast there but have also had dinner a few times. Never have we had a bad meal nor bad service. It's nothing fancy just good food , great service and always clean. The waitresses... More 

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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

I have had at least one breakfast at Batson's every visit to Topsail Beach for my last five visits. They serve simple, tasty, hot breakfast meals along side a cup of piping hot coffee. The breakfast crowd is heavy. Waiting for a table is a common occurrence. This Sunday, our party had folks who ordered: fried eggs, pancakes, an omelette... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14260 NC Highway 50, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 910-328-4426

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

We are a locally owned and operated family restaurant
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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