Planning and Pricing

The following price codes are based on the average price for two dinner entrees only. For restaurants not serving dinner, the codes reflect mid-priced lunch entrees for two. Dual codes indicate that lunch and dinner prices vary significantly. The price codes do not reflect the state/county sales tax or gratuities.

$ Less than $20
$$ $20 to $30
$$$ $31 to $45
$$$$ More than $45

Seafood Restaurants

Quartermasters Restaurant & Tavern Topsail Island Restaurants
13741 N.C. Hwy. 50
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 329-9922

Quartermaster’s Restaurant & Tavern features freshly prepared seafood and American cuisine. The chef loves to char-grill fresh local seafood and steaks.  House specialties include wings, Crab Dip, Buffalo Shrimp, homemade soups, and prime rib is featured on weekends. The tavern, known for their hot wings, light eats and fine spirits, features...more about Quartermasters Restaurant & Tavern

508 Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC 28445
(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, fresh local shrimp, chowders and ribs. Children's menu is available. Home of the 64-oz Margarita, the Crab Pot has a full bar, plenty of shaker cans and live music. ...more about Crab Pot

121 S. Topsail Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(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

108 N. Shore Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(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

119 Hall Point Rd.
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
(910) 327-2011

The Riverview Cafe has been a locals' favorite for decades. Overlooking Courthouse Bay in Sneads Ferry, diners can watch the shrimp boats put in while feasting on some of the freshest seafood around. Plates are heaped high with fried seafood, hushpuppies, french fries and slaw. While the dinners are scrumptious, try to save some...more about Riverview Cafe

806 Roland Ave.
Surf City, NC 28445
(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

14474 Roland Ave
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-4361

Thomas Seafood and produce in Surf City, NC is one of the oldest and longest running family businesses in the greater Topsail area. With 60+ years of seafood experience, there's no wonder why folks choose Thomas' products whether visiting the area, or locals planning a seafood supper. They specialize in a...more about Thomas Seafood and Produce

303 S. Topsail Dr
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 328-2645

With Topsail Steamer you get the best of both worlds! You choose your seafood, meat, veggies, and homemade spices, then they prepare the pot for your deluxe take-home seafood boil. As they say, "No toil, just boil." You can choose the High Tider size which serves 4-5 or the Low Tider...more about Topsail Steamer

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