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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, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 10
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  • 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
Large Group, Good Dinner

Approximately 18 from our neighborhood had dinner at Mainsail after the holiday tree lighting in Sound Side Park. Most of us had been there many times and knew what to expect. First I have a caution: When they announce their specials, most of the time they do not tell the price and some are up to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
George H
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Surf City, North Carolina
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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went there for an evening out with family from out of town. First time we had been there. Very good selection of menu items. We all had sea food. The shrimp, bay scallops and the fried oysters were great. Had soup instead of salad for small up charge. The shrimp bisque and creamy crab soup were divine. Definitely will return... More 

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Surf City, North Carolina
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Approximately 18 from our neighborhood had dinner at Mainsail after the holiday tree lighting in Sound Side Park. Most of us had been there many times and knew what to expect. First I have a caution: When they announce their specials, most of the time they do not tell the price and some are up to $36. Always ask the... More 

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Thank George H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent! Prime Rib was perfect. Service was great too. Prices were reasonable and there was no wait at all.

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Thank Lauren V
Surf City, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lightly breaded shrimp and bay scallops, calamari, fantastic crab cakes, loaded baked potato another great side item. Plenty of food. Great bloody marys.

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Thank 615dan
nc
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My husband, adult son and l ate at Mainsail for dinner recently. I had a fried shrimp and oyster plate, husband had crab-cake stuffed flounder, and son had mahi with a dill sauce. They also had the loaded potato for a side, and l had a regular baked potato. We all had salads. My shrimp was heavy with grease, but... More 

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Thank nervousnelly2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

My family as well as my wife and I were on vacation for a week at topsail beach. We went to mainsail on Sunday as they had prime rib. My mother and I got prime rib and my wife got shrimp and scallop Alfredo. Everything was great. My steak was tender and juicy and my wife's pasta she said was... More 

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Thank ManofJen
Alaska
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Everyone kept recommending this place as the newer "high end" retaurant in town. NOT. They kind of seemed like they were trying to be. The Oysters were small and overpriced. The Mushroom appetizer was horrible. The "bar" is not really a bar. If you sit there you get to hear all the employee gossip. The floorplan is not condusive to... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great prime rib and not extremely expensive. Good food, good service but not long on ambiance. If you want a fancy place this isn't it but if you are looking for great prime rib where the locals go try this place. We go back every time we are in the area.

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Thank 960karenm
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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264 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We had appetizers, drinks and than our main meals. All four of us really enjoyed everything that we ordered. It is not that expensive and a nice place to come and be with friends for a night out for a few drinks and a very good meal.

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Thank 2antigua
Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Mainsail last night while on our family vacation at Topsail. The decor could definitely use an update but the food was really good. Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was great. Our server and the rest of the staff was very courteous and attentive. We definitely plan to eat there again on our next visit!

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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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