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Mainsail Restaurant

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404 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6685
+1 910-328-0010
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Danville, Virginia
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here our first night on the island. The meal was so good, we ate there again 10 days later on our last night on the island. I had the filet mignon both times and both times it was delicious. I slso had their loaded potato, which is quite different from any other loaded potato you've ever had, but... More 

1 Thank Piglet601
Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Every time we have been here it has been awesome. The food is delicious and it can be a nice romantic place for dinner. I'd recommend for sure.

Thank GabSettle
High Point, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

BF said it was the worst prime rib he's ever had. Fried shrimp was OK. Don't bother with the sea scallops! They were mushy. Service was good and they did try to make it right and brought me a new serving, but still couldn't eat them.

Thank Pam C
Greensboro, North Carolina
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Go early, good service Great tasting, loaded potato in a small bowl baked. Daily specials Atmosphere casual

Apex, North Carolina
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

When we found out that the owners of this restaurant are the same as Daddy Mac's, we had high expectations. Turns out, we shouldn't have. The interior is very sparse and decorations look like something from the 1980's. We were seated immediately and then forgotten. We had to hunt down someone to take our order. Our bread came out in... More 

Thank lessnow59
Brick, NJ
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159 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Had diner there with friend and had a very enjoyable time. The location is great and the food and service was great. We had a great time there

Thank Nevs
Knoxville, Tn
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We ate here on a Sunday night and had great service. There was a large party in the back room, but that didn't affect our meal at all. The warm bread they bring out before the meal was quite tasty as were the croutons on the salad. I ordered the chicken strips and mozzarella sticks as my meal and they... More 

Thank princesshoaige
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner and were immediately unimpressed by the inside of the dining room. There was nothing to give us the atmosphere of even midrange to certainly not upscale beach dining. The crab dip was good and the oysters on the half shell were very good. The salads were small and just so so. I ordered the New... More 

Thank Jessica N
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure what it is with seafood at the NC coast, but it's really difficult to find well prepared food in the Topsail/Surf City area. We shared the coconut shrimp. It was toasted to a very dark brown. The coconut shavings were actually blackened. I ordered the mahi mahi with a Mainsail Loaded Potato. Both were as dry as... More 

1 Thank clparks1960
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Love that this restaurant takes reservations even on the busiest of days - we had dinner on Saturday of Labor Day weekend - service was a little slow but it was worth the wait - 6 of the 7 of us had one of the specials and everyone was quite pleased

Thank MarriedACanadian96

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6685
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 910-328-0010

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