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The Crab Pot

508 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6687
+1 910-328-5001
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible30%
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
508 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6687
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place! All the workers are very friendly...they provide live music here, which seems to be a hit! Crab soup and clam chowder are very good. The clams are a great price for a dozen. Crab legs are a hit or a miss, sometimes very...More

Thank c_maydenleo
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were a party of four and got seated right away even though they were pretty busy. We had a lovely waitress who was insanely busy with too many tables to serve. This place is extremely casual and very loud and busy which can be...More

Thank Irene M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the perks of vacationing at the beach is the opportunity to try various seafood offerings in the local restaurants. For the most part, most are at or above average and, if youre really lucky, you sometimes hit the jackpot with a fare that...More

1  Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after going out fishing. We were disappointed and would rate the restaurant as average. The seafood had no flavor but came in decent portions. The overall experience for the cost wasn't worth it.

Thank Tucker509
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got in late. We were looking for some great seafood even though it was about 9:15pm. Most places closed at 9. We went in and we're seated immediately. The waitress said y'all just missed it...it was pretty wild a bit ago. We kinda laughed...More

Thank TilleyBird22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Your first impression is that a place this dumpy can only survive if the food is spectacular, so you proceed in despite a gnawing feeling in your stomach. As you enter, the ceiling is covered with the stuff American Pickers decided not to pick. For...More

Thank P6462HGpeter
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Crab Pot has been around as long as I can remember. Peter is an excellent chef and his recipes have stood the test of time. Be sure to get some zucchini slaw and she crab soup! If you like a really laid back, fun...More

1  Thank playcation
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We came here for lunch. We ordered and planned on eating in, but changed our mind after sitting at a booth for a couple of minutes. The restaurant is just dirty. It's got lots of character, and would probably be ok if you were just...More

Thank elizabethmB4493TC
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh delicious seafood in a crab shack. It's freshly caught and the sides are great. The prices are reasonable and you will not leave hungry. The service is just ok but they are friendly just scattered and inattentive.

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely a relaxed, casual place. Gets very crowded in the summertime. It's more about the old school, fun environment than the food, although the food is good too. Not the most family friendly place at night, there are 2 bars, karaoke, piano bar, and live...More

Thank Ashley B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6687
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 910-328-5001
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