Your Guide to the Best Topsail Island Restaurants

Your Guide to the Best Topsail Island Restaurants

This blog was updated December 2021

One of the best things about going on vacation is trying out new, exciting, and delicious local restaurants! Vacation calories don't count, right? We've got your go-to guide for the best restaurants on Topsail Island that are sure to please. Read on to learn more about these tasty Topsail delights!  


New York Corner Deli | Island Real Estate

New York Corner Deli

Located in Surf City just a block away from the beach, New York Corner Deli is open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. They offer an extensive menu that includes a large selection of breakfast sandwiches, omelets, lunch sandwiches, burgers, salads, and best of all... cheesecake! New York Corner Deli also slices meat and cheese by the pound for those days you just want to throw together a quick sandwich and hit the beach. 

hot dog and chips from SurfDog Bites & Brews | Island Real Estate

SurfDog Bites & Brews

Grab a hot dog or a burger from SurfDog Bites & Brews in Surf City and hit the beach! They also serve a selection of draft and craft beers as well as wine and fresh brewed iced tea. SurfDog Bites & Brews is located just a block away from the beach so you can easily call in your order, pick it up, and be on the beach with a great lunch in no time! 

meat pizza from Michaelangelos | Island Real Estate


Who doesn't love a hot, cheesy slice of pizza once in a while? Michaelangelos offers pizzas by the slice, whole pizzas, subs, sandwiches, pasta, and more. With locations in Surf City and Sneads Ferry, grabbing a yummy slice of pizza is easy as pie during your Topsail vacation! 

chicken and gravy from Surf City BBQ | Island Real Estate

Surf City BBQ & Catering

Here in the South, chicken, barbecue, slaw, and sweet tea are favorites- and what better place to enjoy them than Surf City BBQ & Catering? Get your fix of barbecue, applewood smoked chicken, fried chicken, pork loins, catfish, chicken livers, brisket, chicken and gravy, chicken pastry, and all your other Southern favorites all in one stop. If you would like to enjoy their delicious food from your Topsail Island rental with family and friends, they offer catering services so all you have to do is enjoy! 


Daddy Mac's Beach Grille dinner | Island Real Estate

Daddy Mac's Beach Grille

If you're looking for great views to go with your Topsail Island seafood dinner, check out Daddy Mac's Beach Grille! Located right on the beach in Surf City, Daddy Mac's Beach Grille serves fresh seafood, burgers, steaks, pasta, and more. There's something for everyone at this laid-back restaurant. 

steak filet at Beauchaine's 211 | Island Real Estate

Beauchaine's 211

Beauchaine's 211 is a great choice for casual fine dining! This Surf City favorite has a wide selection of delicious filets, local seafood, beautiful desserts, wine, beer, cocktails, and more. 

ocean view dining at Ocean's Edge | Island Real Estate

Ocean's Edge

Located on the 7th floor of the St. Regis Resort in North Topsail Beach, Ocean's Edge is a beautiful oceanfront restaurant that is sure to wow. Enjoy expansive ocean views as you delight in your fresh seafood dinner with those you love the most. Ocean's Edge also serves as a wedding venue, so if you're planning a Topsail Island wedding check them out!

fried shrimp plate from Sears Landing | Island Real Estate

Sears Landing

Named after a local pirate legend, Sears Landing is an excellent choice for a fresh, local seafood dinner! They features outdoor and indoor seating, dog-friendly picnic tables, a full bar, and plenty of local seafood. You can arrive by boat or car, as they have a dock around back. Sears Landing is also open for breakfast and lunch, so you can enjoy this Surf City restaurant any time of day! 

steam pot at shuckin shack | Island Real Estate

Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar

Shuckin' Shack is a family-friendly oyster bar located in Surf City where you can relax, enjoy a great dinner, and even catch the latest sports game on their big screen TV's. Shuckin' Shack offers a range of cocktails, steam pots, wings, and all things seafood. 

bucket from Topsail Steamer | Island Real Estate

Topsail Steamer

Want to enjoy a fantastic seafood dinner in the comfort of your Topsail Island beach rental? No problem! Topsail Steamer is a unique experience that your family is sure to love! Choose from one of their seven signature "Bay Buckets" or build your own loaded with your choice of seasoning, shrimp, sausage, corn, kielbasa, crabs, scallops, and more. The folks at Topsail Steamer pack up your order in a steamer bucket and send you on your way with instructions for cooking the best homemade seafood dinner you've ever had! 


donuts from Fractured Prune | Island Real Estate

Fractured Prune

Fractured Prune is your go-to-spot for fresh, hot, hand dipped donuts in Surf City! They offer a large variety of delicious donuts that are perfect for breakfast, a snack, or anytime! 

gelato from Cafe Frutta Fresca Gelato | Island Real Estate

Cafe Frutta Fresca Gelato

Fresh Italian gelato, French macaroons, and other tasty treats are waiting to be enjoyed at Snead's Ferry Cafe Frutta Fresca Gelato. If you've never tried Italian gelato, be sure to give it a try during your Topsail Island vacation! 

Sugar Island | Island Real Estate

Sugar Island Bakery

Sugar Island Bakery, located in Surf City, is a 2-story bookstore and shop. But they also have the most amazing made-from-scratch baked goods, like brownies, cakes, pies, scones, cookies and cupcakes. 

As you can see, Topsail Island is loaded with delicious local restaurants that your whole family will enjoy! This list includes just a few of the many restaurants waiting to be enjoyed locally. Whether you dine out or dine in at your Topsail Island vacation rental, these fantastic restaurants are sure to add to the delight of your vacation! 

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Your Guide to the Best Topsail Island Restaurants


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