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Mainsail Restaurant

414 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
910 328 0010
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Ranked #25 of 46 restaurants in Surf City
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Punta Cana Excellence
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent meal... Oysters were good and fresh! Will visit again. Prices were average also. Wait staff was very friendly. Lots of parking

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We appreciate this restaurant taking reservations since we often have 8 or more adults to get seated. We have gone back each visit for the last five or more years. The food is always good with a good choice of seafood and non-seafood. Even our vegetarians can find something to their liking. Lots of parking. One of the best on... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Upon arriving at Topsail on a Friday night at 6, this place looked from the outside where locals maybe go?. Not crowded yet at 6, but not empty either. By the time we were finished there were people sitting outside waiting. The menu was very limited, nothing that really just stood out. The menu was also pricey even for fresh... More

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Walland, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This was our first meal out since being in Topsail and we liked it! We got there pretty close to closing time but still got great service and food. I loved the scallops and shrimp, kids devoured the bread,chicken tenders and fries, and husband's salmon was excellent. Our server was super sweet and attentive, especially for the kids.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Food was great. Some of the staff was very nice, and while others seemed somewhat emotionless, the service was on point. Atmosphere was great for family. Prices are good for the great quality. I defiantly recommend! BCJ

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Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Mainsail has been a favorite of our for years and we have always enjoyed the food and service. Good for large groups as well!

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We came for a late dinner, we were seated right away. Not bad prices for seafood on topsail[ compared to others]. I fell like soup and fried fish could have gotten to us quicker, but it wasn't to long. Our waiter was great, he did miss a refill on my drink though. But these are no reasons not to go... More

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We sometimes visit the Mainsail 2 -3 times during our stay. The food is Great - the desserts are excellent! Go with the specials - they don't last long.

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Reidsville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband, myself and our two adult daughters dined there on a Monday night. We were very pleased with our whole experience there. While this may lack a little on ambiance, the restaurant is very clean and the wait staff was excellent. The waiter gave us some excellent recommendations and he was right on the mark about everything. My oldest... More

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I love the Mainsail -- very nice people, good service and decent food, especially for this island community The soups are excellent and the specials are usually good. Not much for ambiance, but the location is convenient for both New Topsail folks and North Topsail folks, especially when it's winter and lots of other places are shuttered... More

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