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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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    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
Average restaurant that claims to take reservations

We chose this restaurant because they took reservations. We made a 6:30 reservation for a party of three. At 7:00 we approached the hostess to get a status and she basically said they were overwhelmed and weren't keeping to the reservations. Now it's the middle of July so you have to expect that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Memis25
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh, PA
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant because they took reservations. We made a 6:30 reservation for a party of three. At 7:00 we approached the hostess to get a status and she basically said they were overwhelmed and weren't keeping to the reservations. Now it's the middle of July so you have to expect that the restaurant would get very busy so... More 

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Plainville, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great food at reasonable prices. First restaurant for dinner during our vacation. Excellent crab cakes. My wife ordered pasta and complained that the sauce was burnt. Friendly and fast service. Very convenient if you are staying on the southern part of the island.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Mainsail offers good seafood served in a variety of ways. It accommodates large parties easily (call ahead) and the service is good. No matter what the entree ~ get the loaded baked potato as your side ~ hey, you are on vacation!

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Warrenton, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The atmosphere is casual and reserved, as you might expect. The staff is superb with ready and helpful suggestions. The menus is extensive with a great selection I'd appetizers and enters. Seafood is the star but the other selections are excellent as well. Our meals were in preparation, flavor and presentation. Prices are moderate but value is high.

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Came here at the last minute without reservations, but they were able to accommodate our party of 6 immediately, and were very pleasant and friendly in the process, but it was kind of down hill from there. Place looks like a converted store of some sort, and was totally lacking in ambiance, nothing said "Mainsail". The kids all had blackened... More 

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High Point
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

House dressing was excellent, crab stuffed flounder was quite good, mahi mahi was AMAZING!!! Prices were as we expected. Service was good, but we were there at the end of the night, so it might be better earlier in the evening. Highly recommend.

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We came here for dinner and were put in the back room which turned out to be a bit of a sound amplifier. The noise was quite intense.... People talking and our children giggling or crying. Three room isn't well sound isolated. The food was very tasty, not too expensive and served quite quickly

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Geneseo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped in for their prime rib special for my wife. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Prices were a little higher than other places we stayed at but food was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Went in with a party of 8. Got seated within 15 minutes. The mahi mahi was excellent. Good service. Will definitely be back

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Raeford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The customer service excelled all expectations. The food was beautifully presented, tasted delicious and resonantly priced. Thank you for an enjoyable family dinner.

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Additional Information about Mainsail Restaurant

Address: 414 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
Phone Number: +1 910-328-0010
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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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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