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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 good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible30%
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508 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6687
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We often visit here when we go to the beach. The last 2x it was average. The wait for the food was long and there was nothing new on the menu. No specials for dinner.

Thank gh1002016
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The Crab Pot has delicious food and we enjoyed the atmosphere. It seemed like they needed more staff working and I was disappointed that both times went went there, they were out of something.

Thank Gyda H H
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Great local place with a fun vibe! The seafood is fresh and very tasty. The fried scallops, shrimps, calamari and oysters were all wonderful. They also have good burgers for those who aren't seafood lovers.

Thank jenniferk913
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We eat at The Crab Pot every time we visit Topsail Island. Food is great, atmosphere is fun and drinks are amazing.

1  Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Horrible. Stay away!!!! Our waitress forgot to place 2 of 8 orders. We had to wait an hour for the first round of food for 6 of us and the other two got their food 20 min later while most of us were done eating....More

3  Thank RoadWarrier1
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Terrible service! We were told we would have a half hour wait. An hour later, we were seated. Food took about an hour to come out and when the waitress brought it out, she realized she forgot to put in one of our orders. So...More

3  Thank DianeJirci
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The best advice I can give is to just say NO!! We waited over 20 minutes before being acknowledged by the most rude person who informed she didn't know how long the wait would be, and basically, if we didn't want to wait, we should...More

2  Thank GreenEyedLady518
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We ate here our last night on Topsail, sorry we didn’t try it sooner because we would have been repeat customers. From our waitress to the decor and food, we were totally satisfied with our visit! Will absolutely visit again on our next trip to...More

1  Thank seeitall822016
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Jambalaya is delicious. Just the start of lunch. The Dungeness crab is also wonderful. My daughter had snow Crab legs and she crab soup. My wife had a half pound of shrimp and a Dungeness crab as well. Everyone was extremely pleased with the wonderful...More

1  Thank 984acp
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We've been coming to the restaurant for 35+ years and have always enjoyed the atmosphere. Unfortunately they have changed their menu and upped their prices without providing enough food to substantiate those prices. The flounder I had was very good but there was very little...More

2  Thank Stacy B
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21 June 2018|
Response from TravisTompkins | Reviewed this property |
This place is a joke. Better off watching there terrible food and service via their live webcam instead of going there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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