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414 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
+1 910-328-0010
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Inconsistent

Went there tonight on New Years Eve. They had a special menu, but no prices and the menu seemed to imply it was a 3-course meal, but just individual items. Confusing. We have been to Main Sail several times but sometimes one meal is good & but others are not. Tonight the stuffed flounder was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Tom M
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Holly Ridge, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband and I recently tried this restaurant a few weeks ago with our 2 kids and was thoroughly impressed. The staff is great and they are there exactly when you need them, and give you just the right amount of space to let you enjoy your food and company. On that visit we had the stuffed mushrooms, crab legs,... More 

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Surf City, North Carolina
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214 reviews 214 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great place to eat and lots of lunch specials. Not always easy to get a parking place in season. Prices are reasonable but fish is never the cheapest thing to eat. No veins in the shrimp here :) which I love-i will not eat them. Crab cakes better than any I know-but i go most for the lunch specials and... More 

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Dawson Springs, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Everyone says it's 'Great.' It's not. The crab legs came out cold and rubber-like. My family went there twice thinking we'd give it a second chance. That was a mistake. The second time I got steak (because of the unpleasant crab legs) and it had a lot of fat and was overcooked. I ordered medium rare and there was no... More 

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Topsail2002, Owner at Mainsail Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience twice at the Mainsail. We appreciate the feedback from our customers as it helps us improve our business. Did you have the king crab or the snow crab legs? Thanks for your help in advance. Cheers, Steven Pasquantonio Owner More 

Lexington, North Carolina
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

While we visited the island, Mainsail had a steak special night. The steak dinner was great. However, it was very noisy since we had to sit by the bar. Only downfall. We will go back.

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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86 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were at the coast with a group of friends and all of us decided on dinner here. The salad & Louis dressing was really good. Also, got the 8 ounce prime rib was fabulous. I read other reviews and saw others who enjoyed the loaded potatoes and really they were great. We will return here.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant... on and off... for more than a decade. I think my wife and I hope they will eventually get a new chef. Either that or we are getting more forgetful. Six years ago the meal was greasy, cold and terrible. Three years ago we stopped because they had a Cosmopolitan special (which my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Went there tonight on New Years Eve. They had a special menu, but no prices and the menu seemed to imply it was a 3-course meal, but just individual items. Confusing. We have been to Main Sail several times but sometimes one meal is good & but others are not. Tonight the stuffed flounder was cooked perfect but the broiled... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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284 reviews 284 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Trust me when I tell you this is one of the better restaurants in Surf City/North Topsail Beach. With our long long time friends it was extra special.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you can, take advantage of the specials. I had the Friday night prime rib special, with potato and salad. At $1.50 per once the 8 once dinner is a reasonable deal. I had a half dozen raw oysters that were fresh and very good. My son had the crab cakes which were very good but very small for the... More 

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Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The service was good, the servers seemed to help each other. We got the special which was Mahi & grilled shrimp(4) w/ mango salsa with baked potato & salad and bread. Mahi and shrimp ok, baked potato and salad good, bread ok. The price was too high compared with others with the same atmosphere. We drank tea with our meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 414 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 910-328-0010
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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