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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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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible30%
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“crab shack” (5 reviews)
“fun atmosphere” (11 reviews)
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508 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6687
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Reviewed yesterday

We should have read the reviews before we stopped here. We made the assumption that since this restaurant shared a parking lot with a fantastic seafood market, that the restaurant would serve fantastic fish right off the boat. Apparently they don't. The chowder tasted like...More

Thank foodgal072
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got food poisoning from the scallops. Food came out wrong four different times and then ended up being cold. Waited almost 2 hours for the check after being charged for multiple items I never ordered only to find out that they charged my debit card...More

Thank cantorbrooke
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We love the crap pot. Cool atmosphere and great food. It is a must do every time we come to the island

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

This is our third time to the island and we stop here each year. The seafood is great. The decor is funky. The only drawback is the bench seating can be a little uncomfortable. Worth a stop though.

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We came in for some shrimp and a beer. This isn't our first time coming here either. We got a pound of steamed shrimp and hush puppies and they were really good. Yes it looks like a dive on the outside and it is but...More

Thank show1969
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this establishment six years ago and it was a cool little hole-in-the-wall dive place but none the less the food was great, also a great price, and the locals were very very friendly. As to say all of the locals around here are....More

Thank Greg E
Reviewed 13 October 2017

In their defense we had a large party (11) but the service was a bit on the slow side. Food was ok and the prices reasonable. Would probably go back "off- hours".

Thank Leon S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Had a great time in this casual place. my shrimp boiled with "old bay" spice was wonderful. my companion did not like the chicken he ordered and I agree. Recommended for a fun casual time but stick to the seafood.

Thank Hampelo
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Stopped in for a late lunch and ordered the Steam Pot. We looked the menu up online and the Steam Bucket said it was a "Steamed Combo of Crab Legs, Shrimp, Clams, Oysters, Corn on the Cob, Kielbasa and Potatoes " It also said A...More

1  Thank GSODave
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We were stopped by the Bridge at 3:00pm, right in front of the Crab Pot & decided to go in for late Lunch. This was a great time to eat because they were not busy & the service was terrific. We started by sharing a...More

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
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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, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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