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414 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
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, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Steak was great

While we visited the island, Mainsail had a steak special night. The steak dinner was great. However, it was very noisy since we had to sit by the bar. Only downfall. We will go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Marge S
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Lexington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lexington, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

While we visited the island, Mainsail had a steak special night. The steak dinner was great. However, it was very noisy since we had to sit by the bar. Only downfall. We will go back.

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were at the coast with a group of friends and all of us decided on dinner here. The salad & Louis dressing was really good. Also, got the 8 ounce prime rib was fabulous. I read other reviews and saw others who enjoyed the loaded potatoes and really they were great. We will return here.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have been coming to this restaurant... on and off... for more than a decade. I think my wife and I hope they will eventually get a new chef. Either that or we are getting more forgetful. Six years ago the meal was greasy, cold and terrible. Three years ago we stopped because they had a Cosmopolitan special (which my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Went there tonight on New Years Eve. They had a special menu, but no prices and the menu seemed to imply it was a 3-course meal, but just individual items. Confusing. We have been to Main Sail several times but sometimes one meal is good & but others are not. Tonight the stuffed flounder was cooked perfect but the broiled... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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249 reviews 249 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Trust me when I tell you this is one of the better restaurants in Surf City/North Topsail Beach. With our long long time friends it was extra special.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you can, take advantage of the specials. I had the Friday night prime rib special, with potato and salad. At $1.50 per once the 8 once dinner is a reasonable deal. I had a half dozen raw oysters that were fresh and very good. My son had the crab cakes which were very good but very small for the... More 

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Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The service was good, the servers seemed to help each other. We got the special which was Mahi & grilled shrimp(4) w/ mango salsa with baked potato & salad and bread. Mahi and shrimp ok, baked potato and salad good, bread ok. The price was too high compared with others with the same atmosphere. We drank tea with our meal... More 

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Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

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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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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?