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Restaurants in Topsail Island, NC


For many people, a trip to the beach isn't complete unless it includes heaping plates of fresh seafood. Shrimp, oysters, scallops and all kinds of fish are on restaurant menus from Sneads Ferry, Holly Ridge and North Topsail Beach to Surf City and Topsail Beach. There are great restaurants here, both on the island and just over the bridges. As well as fine seafood restaurants, the entire Cape Fear coast area has a wide selection of ethnic and American cuisine. See our Wilmington site for more information on restaurants.

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Surf City Restaurants

Belle of Topsail Topsail Island RestaurantsBelle of Topsail501 C Roland Drive
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 328-1621

The Belle of Topsail, harbored just over the swing bridge in Surf City, NC, is one of the most unique dining experiences one can have in the area. Their new, buffet style menu and full bar caters to any age and any taste designed to have you board the...more about Belle of Topsail

Lotus Thai Grille Topsail Island RestaurantsLotus Thai GrillePLAY VIDEO  $$13500 N.C. Hwy. 50
Ste. 107
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 329-4424

Aromatic chilies, fresh lemongrass and vibrant curries flavor the authentic Thai dishes served at Lotus Thai Grille. Skewers of satay, handmade spring rolls and Massaman and Panang curries are made from scratch from family recipes. Curries can be spiced to taste and range from mild to atomic. The menu includes Asian...more about Lotus Thai Grille

Beauchaines 211 Topsail Island RestaurantsBeauchaines 211  $$$211 S. Topsail Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 328-1888

Beauchaines 211 is one of Topsail Island’s original fine dining eateries. A few aspects make up the delight of Beauchaines: location, view, atmosphere and, most importantly, a spectacular array of dishes. Their beautiful wooden shake-covered building rests on HWY 50, a stone’s throw south from the only stoplight on...more about Beauchaines 211

Gallagher's Bar & Grill Topsail Island RestaurantsGallagher's Bar & Grill  $$$614 N. New River Rd.
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 541-0877

As one of the newer additions to the Surf City area, Gallagher's Bar & Grill has made a positive addition as a great eat and drink spot. Gallagher's offers both in and outdoor seating which is a great way to have a meal with friends and family in the summer sun,...more about Gallagher's Bar & Grill

Crab Pot  $-$$508 Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 328-5001

Seafood and southern, low-country food is the theme at the Crab Pot. Specialties of the house include fresh local oysters, Steamer Pots, jambalaya, chowders and ribs. The funky, screened-in dining room and bar offers great old-time, Topsail fun. Food can be packaged to go, and a children's menu is available. Home...more about Crab Pot

Crabby Mike's  $$-$$$121 S. Topsail Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 328-4331

Bright blue walls, splashes of lime green and beach-themed art create a cool island vibe inside Crabby Mike’s. The lunch menu features homemade soups and chowders, Angus burgers, grilled turkey burgers and Crabby BLTs. Steamed shrimp and crab legs are always a popular choice for dinner, as are their homemade crab cakes....more about Crabby Mike's

Daddy Mac's Beach Grille  $$$108 N. Shore Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 328-5577

Daddy Mac’s Beach Grille has a fantastic oceanfront deck, lined with tables and rocking chairs for al fresco dining, while the sunny dining room features local art, airbrushed surfboards and a vibe that radiates southern, beach personality. Daddy Mac’s serves Low Country Crab Dip, Hibachi Shrimp Skewers, tender crab cakes, grilled seafood...more about Daddy Mac's Beach Grille

Englese's Italian Restaurant  $$$13460 Hwy. 50-210
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 329-4200

If you are an Italian food connoisseur, come put Englese’s Italian restaurant and Pizzeria to the test!  Their homemade, family recipes create their broad, delectable menu of Italian delight.  Englese’s family owned and operated establishment uses only the freshest ingredients, best cheeses and choice meats to form their fabulous pizzas, Stromboli,...more about Englese's Italian Restaurant

Island Delights  $316 N. New River Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 328-1868

Return to the 1950's and the days of the soda shop with a trip to Island Delights. The eatery specializes in burgers, sandwiches and fries, as well as fountain-style milk shakes and sundaes and fresh squeezed orangeade. Vacationing families enjoy venturing back here, year after year for their evening ice cream...more about Island Delights

Long Island Pizza  $$610 N. New River Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 328-3156

The name says all — Long Island Pizza makes great New York–style pizza. It's hard to choose between all of their specialties, including Margherita pizza, calzones, Stromboli, eggplant parmigiana, manicotti or baked ziti. If tiramisu is on the menu when you visit, be sure to order it. Beer and wine are...more about Long Island Pizza

Mainsail Restaurant  $$$404 Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC 28445-6685 • map(910) 328-0010

Serving as Daddy Mac's sister restaurant, the soft beach colors and warm wood tones create a cozy and upbeat atmosphere at Mainsail Restaurant. Next to traditional menu favorites like Maryland crab cakes and grilled steaks, Mainsail serves oysters on the half shell, lobster and steamed oysters, clams, crab legs and shrimp. There...more about Mainsail Restaurant

Max's Pizza  $-$$602A Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 328-2158

A landmark as you pass over the green swing bridge, Max's casual and friendly restaurant serves pizza, spaghetti, salads, burgers and fresh hot-oven subs, along with beer and wine. Take-out orders are welcome. It's open year round, but is closed on Wednesday during the off-season....more about Max's Pizza

New York Corner Deli  $206 N. Topsail Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 328-2808

From da Bronx to da beach, this deli is da real thing. New York Corner Deli serves authentic deli sandwiches piled with real New York City pastrami, salami and corned beef. One bite into their fresh rye bread, bagels or New York–style cheesecake and diners feel like they are in the...more about New York Corner Deli

Quartermasters Restaurant & Tavern  $$$13741 N.C. Hwy. 50
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 328-3100

Quartermaster’s Restaurant & Tavern features freshly prepared seafood and American cuisine. The chef loves to char-grill local fish, chicken, pork loin and steaks. The fresh, locally caught seafood is served either grilled, fried or broiled. House specialties include Crab Dip, Buffalo Shrimp, homemade soups, the Blueberry salad, Shrimp and Scallops in...more about Quartermasters Restaurant & Tavern

Sears Landing Grill & Boat Dock  $-$$$806 Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC 28445 • map(910) 329-1312

Drive up or drop anchor and tie off at this soundside restaurant and enjoy fresh, grilled fish, soft-shell crabs, peel-and-eat shrimp, tender pork loin with apples and honey, or grit cakes topped with spinach, garlic and sun dried tomatoes. Diners can sit inside or laze about on the waterfront porch and enjoy...more about Sears Landing Grill & Boat Dock

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