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Mainsail Restaurant

404 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6685
+1 910-328-0010
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“loaded potato” (10 reviews)
“prime rib” (15 reviews)
“shrimp” (30 reviews)
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404 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6685
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with high expectations after reading some of the other reviews, unfortunately we left feeling very underwhelmed. The decor was very blah, the food was good, but not overly impressive, the service on the other hand was excellent! Will try somewhere else next time.

Thank LeneCob
Reviewed 1 week ago

When on vacation at the beach, I am always happy to find a good seafood restaurant because of the proximity to fresh catches. In the morning, we watched shrimp boats off-shore so for dinner I was happy to order the fried shrimp platter and quite...More

Thank Nanny_on_the_scene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were three in my dinner party and we were seated immediately. Our gracious waitress explained the specials and answered our questions patiently. Two of us started with the shrimp bisque. It was creamy and delicious. I had a chicken dish which was superb. My...More

Thank Marvin F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to try the Mainsail because of the ratings it received on TripAdvisor. It opened at 5:00 PM and we arrived around 5:20 PM. We were promptly seated and our drink order was taken. When the server returned to take our...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant down in surf city. Meals we delicious. There were 18 of us and everyone loved there meal. Service was friendly. Nice menu choices. Delicious seafood. Had the best sea bass I have ever had. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Mainsail was definitely underwhelming in terms of decor, but the food was good and so were the drinks. I'd definitely recommend the loaded baked potato which was amazing! My boyfriend and I didn't wait very long (maybe 10 minutes), but seemed like big groups...More

Thank Faithlynn7
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Family type restaurant. Steak and seafood was good. Special was expensive but everything else was priced as expected.

Thank laragona
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The service here is excellent. The wait staff is very friendly and attentive. I had the crab stuffed flounder. It was very tasty, but the sides are fair to average. I felt it was a bit pricey for what was served.

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I was a bit skeptical about this place based on reviews, but opted for Mainsail because we could make a reservation. Food was great from coconut shrimp & raw oyster appetizers to 3 of our 4 entrees. The crab soup had a ton of crab...More

Thank twa184
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We were a group of nine and we went twice during our week vacation. Handled our group well both times. Food was good for everyone. Wait staff were nice and efficient. Would definitely go again.

Thank 1015grasser
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Questions & Answers
7 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Topsail2002 | Property representative |
When in season we do, hopefully they will start to come in by September. Thanks for the inquiry.
24 March 2016|
Response from Topsail2002 | Property representative |
Daddy Mac's can accommodate you all at 5:00 PM, while Mainsail would be able to accommodate you at 4:30 PM. Please let me know if either of these times work for you all. Cheers, Steven Pasquantonio Owner
1 June 2015|
Response from Topsail2002 | Property representative |
Thanks for the inquiry. Yes, we have a kid's menu and we do take reservations. We can seat you all together. Please call anytime, we will be happy to make one for you. Look forward to seeing you all on Father's... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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