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“Nice Surprise”

Breezeway Restaurant
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Breezeway Restaurant at Topsail Island situated on picturesque Topsail Sound, this casual seafood family restaurant provides waterfront dining at its very best. Conveniently located 6.2 miles south of Surf City stoplight The Breezeway sits right at the waters edge. The Cherry Family invite you to join them for delicious seafood, hushpuppies and a spectacular view of the Topsail Sound.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nice Surprise”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

After several nights of mediocre to bad dining on Topsail Island, we were presently surprised by the Breezway. It has that funky seafood-dive look from the outside, next to a motel that has seen it's heyday, but inside is bright and open with pretty views of the marsh and Sound, and if you time it right, a beautiful sunset.

Friendly greeters and an on-the-ball server gave us a good first-impression. The menu is typical southern coastal fare. The wine list is unimpressive, but you don't come here for that. Our group shared the calimari, which was perfectly done in a light batter and tasty red sauce on the side. Four of us who ate the hushpuppies gave them a thumbs-up. Flounder Platter, Soft Shell crabs and the evening special, grilled grouper tacos, were all very good. The crab cakes could have used more crab, less filling.

There were lots of large groups that evening, making the restaurant very noisy. Wait-staff hustled and our food all came out in a timely manner.

  • Visited August 2013
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High Point, North Carolina
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Holy hushpuppies!!!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is expensive, but the hushpuppies are totally worth it!! The shrimp are huge and fresh. I also had crab legs, which were cooked perfectly. A must visit restaurant if you are on the island!

  • Visited August 2013
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Northern Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Last Visit and Last time I review it!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

We have gone to the Breezeway every year at least once since we have visited Topsail. Well over 20 years. Worse every year for the past 4 or so. This year we went on a Monday all you can eat crab leg night. Only my son had crab legs, My husband and I had mixed seafood platters. It was busy but not crazy yet we couldn't get water refills, more crab legs, any hushpuppies ( she kept telling us they were making more). The fried seafood was soggy, the beer kind of warm and the service was disorganized and chaotic. I think we are done.They are surviving on repeat customers who seem to be content with mediocre, an old reputation and lack of options in Topsail Beach. Go to the Beach Grill or trek up to Surf City to Sears Landing or Mainsail. Breezeway was a waste of money and a lousy meal.

  • Visited July 2013
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Saxapahaw, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Hushpuppies, Fake Fish”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

The hushpuppies were really sweet and very good. The seafood was from US Foods or Sysco and nothing special. Prices were too elevated for what it was. You can do better by far within a couple of blocks from here.

Visited July 2013
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Drinks, apps and view!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have gone to the Breezeway very sporadically through the last several years and the view keeps us coming back but the food quality not so great. I recommend their awesome clam chowder and hushpuppies but entre's are too pricey for the quality and quanity. When we decided to give it another try we went on a very slow Saturday night (first clue) and the only thing that we enjoyed was the hush puppies and chowder. The fried food tasted like it was under a heat lamp and piled on top of 10 cold french fries. The cole slaw was horrible. Don't know who is in charge of that recipe but it needs some help. We will be back but not for the pricey meals, just for apps and drinks. The decor is still set in the 1960's but it is clean and a lovely place to see the sunset. Very slow service for a slow night and tables around us were complaining and sending items back so it was not just us.

  • Visited July 2013
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