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All 44 Surf City Restaurants

Mainsail Restaurant

414 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
910 328 0010
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Ranked #23 of 44 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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English first
Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Charlottesville VA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Staying again in N. Topsail in our continuous search for a good restaurant in Surf City, and oysters somewhere on the Island, some Snead's Ferry locals suggested we try the Mainsail. We found average food at best, OK prices, no atmosphere--but wonderful service by Katherine. Three of us ordered a dozen oysters. For $14 we expected more than the small,... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There were pros and cons with this visit. I'll start with the pros. We went on a Saturday and they had a great prime rib special. 8oz for 12.99 and could have it cut larger. Loaded potato was amazing House red wine dressing was surprisingly good No wait Cons Crab cakes were tasteless Not enough high hairs to go around... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Mainsail is an island mainstay, and it has okay food. Our server (Mandy?) was very friendly and attentive. The decor and atmosphere leave a bit to be desired. We were sat with our 2 kids close to the loudly swearing bar patrons which was a little off-putting. The fried green tomato w/goat cheese appetizer special was good, but the chicken... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This is the first time in my life that I felt compelled to leave a review. This was the worst food I have ever eaten. It wasn't bad enough my appetizer was to hard to cut, but the bowl of " cream of crab soup" which states made with back fin lump crab, to my utter surprise the lumps of... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Last year we waited until the end of our beach vacation to try the Mainsail Restaurant on Topsail Island... and we were sorry we hadn't visited sooner. The restaurant choices in Surf City and all over the island are not always up to par, so finding the few gems is important. Mainsail appears to always be busy and this 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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