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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We eat here every year and it never disappoints! I generally do not care for the "normal beach restaurants", but this one is different! We always get great service and great food. The crab legs are a great market price and always huge lumps of crab meat. We ate here twice on this year's vacation and I look forward to... More

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North Woodstock, Connecticut, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We traveled to Surf City and discovered a hidden gem. the Mainsail Restaurant is worlds away for the strip malls and chain restaurants that populate nearby Jacksonville. Not only is it located near lovely beaches, but the food was fantastic and the service was top notch. Not too stuffy or fancy, just fresh food, excellent service and great prices. We... More

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Apex
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I ordered the special....."prime rib"......it was nothing but fat....more than half......when I asked the manager to look at how much is in the plate.....her response was you never know until you cut it....sometimes you get a fatty/bad batch.....so I asked if you prep a plate and you see food or an entree not looking right why are you serving it... More

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Punta Cana Excellence
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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Topsail2002, Owner at Mainsail Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the kinds words. We appreciate customer feedback and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Mainsail. We look forward to seeing you all again. Cheers, Steven Pasquantonio Owner More

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

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

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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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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