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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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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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  • 36
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 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
Very good

My family and I had dinner here on our first night in Topsail. My husband ordered the Mai Mai with the dill lobster sauce. It was very good (and I am NOT a seafood person). I ordered the filet which was cooked perfectly. I also got the mainsail baked potato which was delish and worth the up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Nicole C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I had dinner here on our first night in Topsail. My husband ordered the Mai Mai with the dill lobster sauce. It was very good (and I am NOT a seafood person). I ordered the filet which was cooked perfectly. I also got the mainsail baked potato which was delish and worth the up charge. Two reasons... More 

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Surf City, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Ate here two nights of our week long stay in 2014... Food was great, wait staff was nice and friendly.... A lil bit pricey, but that's what you expect on island time, right?

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Blackstone, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was a good meal, but not the best I've ever had on the island. I had a pasta with shrimp and chicken and Cajun seasoning in a cream sauce. It was good. The garlic bread is less than impressive. The fried green tomato appetizer with goat cheese was delicious. I'd eat there again.

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Not a very big menu selection definitely not for kids. Prime rib had a really funny taste but the fried oysters were good. Pretty expensive also.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We came in March of this year to check out accommodation for a Rehearsal Dinner for my son's fore coming Wedding and had a great dinner in the main dining room. We held the Rehearsal Dinner this August and were very pleased. We had numerous compliments about the food and the Commodore Room. The staff was very professional, friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Come here every year and always good. Had the salmon house special. Very tasty. As well as the crab soup and stuffed mushrooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We've been here many times over the past four years and we're never disappointed. Service is great. They always accommodate our large family group. They take reservations, and the food is always great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We were seated right away, our server was very nice and treated us so very well! The busboys were constantly clearing our table, which was nice with a party of 6! The food was delicious, especially the crap soup! I will defiantly be back!

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Pittsburgh, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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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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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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