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Batsons Galley

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

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Under new management

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Marge S
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Lexington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lexington, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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570 reviews 570 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
382 helpful votes 382 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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Surf City, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I haven't eaten there in a while, even though my son worked there, because everything is out of a box or can and always comes to the table cold! I did go some since he worked there just to try and show support. There are big mouth employees there, as is everywhere, and don't you dare talk to them about... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Commerce Township, Michigan
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139 reviews 139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went for breakfast on that dreaded last day of vacation. I had track Batsons down on Trip Advisor. They were short of help in the kitchen and so food was slow. However, the server was great and the food, once it arrived was worth the wait. My omelet was like home cooking. Gotta believe the speed of cooking problem... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Recommended to us by a local. Overpriced and dirty. Found hair in my cheeseburger. Would not suggest to anyone

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

$4.49 for bowl of can clam chowder that cost $1.50 @walmart. If want broiled seafood instead of fried cost $1 more. When asked how prepare broiled vs fried, not much difference just spinkle little ole bay on it then microwave, everything either fried or microwaved (per cook). Mashed potatoes were instant, still had flakes in it. This meal which ended... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have been to Batson's twice before and enjoyed it. This was different. The flounder was tough, the scallops had some sort of shell in it and my wife's crab cakes were from the frozen food section of a grocery store. I hope they can improve. Maybe we will give them another try.....I have heard they have a good breakfast.

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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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