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“Such a rip off” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Beach Shop and Grill

Beach Shop and Grill
701 S Anderson Blvd, Topsail Beach, Topsail Island, NC 28445
910 328-6501
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Greensboro, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Such a rip off”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Went to the Beach shop twice during our recent stay in Topsail. I have dined at the Beach Shop just about every summer for the last ten years and I can't believe how bad it was this time. The first night we went there for dinner and did not realize until it was too late that the restaurant goes from being casual during breakfast and lunch to being ridiculously overpriced and wanna be fancy at dinner! We were forced to buy the cheapest thing on the menu which was a $14 dollar BURGER! I couldnt believe it! The burger was tasty but those dinner prices are crazy! Topsail is not that kind of beach town!

The last day we were there we went for lunch due to lack of other restaurant options in town and were disappointed again! My husband and I both got the chicken salad sandwich with homemade hot chips. The sandwich hardly had any chicken salad on it! It was mostly lettuce and an unappetizing tomato slice and the chips were so overcooked and hard that they were not even edible. What a bust! I've been told before that breakfast is the only thing really worth going for and now I know why!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

My wife and I really enjoyed our two meals (Breakfast and Lunch) in ONE day ! We were so impressed with the friendly staff and quality of food for breakfast that we decided to come back that very same day for lunch. Lunch was just as good as breakfast. The prices are not exhorbitant if you consider the time and gas that it would take to go to Surf City. Sure if I wanted a $4.00 breakfast at McDonalds then I wouldn't spend $7 at the Beach Shop Grill, which provides personal wait staff and a super nice atmosphere. Love this place !!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lunch :-) Dinner ???”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The old Beach shop and Grill had great hot dogs and burgers. Presently, it's upgraded with the times, but you can still get a hot dog or burger for lunch (as well as a number of other tasty items). The shrimp burger with home-style chips was awesome! But don't go looking for a burger in the evening. Oddly, for dinner the Beach Shop and Grill switches from burger to filet mignon. Everything, and I mean everything, changes- from a completely different menu (and prices) to table cloth coverings. Clearly, they're catering to an upscale crowd when the sun goes down. While that's great and has its place, it's not what I'm looking for at Topsail.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

would recommend to anyone. The quality of food and service is great. A very clean place with a very professional staff. I got the schrimp and grits and they were spectacular. I can't wait to go back again to try something else.

Visited June 2013
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Triad, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best french toast, EVER.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This place is outstanding in every aspect, at least in our experience with our breakfast here one morning. Great coffee, great service, and the french toast... OMG! There was some cinnamon, some rum in there (probably in the mixture they dredged it in), whatever they did to it, it was amazing.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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