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All 45 Surf City Restaurants

Mainsail Restaurant

414 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
910 328 0010
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Ranked #24 of 45 Restaurants in Surf City
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Belgrade, Serbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My family was hesitant to visit Mainsail due to the only average reviews but the menu looked great. We decided to give it a try and we were very pleased. Excellent food and service. Not a fancy restaurant and not on the water. I would visit this place again to try more of their menu.

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Oriental
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Came here the first night of our annual girl's weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was great! Can't say much for the margaritas, though. Our food took a little longer than expected but we were having a good time...Will definitely return!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My family came here on our last night on the island. The food was fantastic, drinks and appetizers were also great! The restaurant needs an update - the atmosphere is lacking but don't let that stop you from getting the loaded potato!

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Montreal
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went to Mainsail as a couple early September 2014. Food was really good. Even better than expected. The bill was also reasonnable... about 100$ for 2 person including appetizers, wine, main plate, coffee. Would recommand. The only negative point is that there is NO atmosphere at all in the restaurant. It's poorly decorated and it feels ''empty''. We had... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had just arrived in Surf City and wanted to have dinner. We encountered long lines at a couple of places and the hostess at the last one referred us to their "sister" restaurant, Mainsail. We walked in and were warmly welcomed and seated within 5 minutes. For all 8 of us the food was very good and so was... More 

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Additional Information about Mainsail Restaurant

Address: 414 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
Phone Number: 910 328 0010
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
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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