The Topsail Island Restaurant Roundup

The Topsail Island Restaurant Roundup

Topsail Island has SO many great restaurants! 

It's surprising, honestly, how many delicious restaurants there are in such a small place. Between Surf City, North Topsail Beach, Topsail Beach and the mainland, you will find food that ranges from true, down home southern cooking to high-end cuisine that rivals the big cities.

You can find awesome burgers, fresh tacos, and fried seafood. Perfectly cooked steaks, salmon, and creative pasta dishes. And, since Topsail Island is such a family-friendly place, there is usually something for everyone on the menu (even for the picky little ones). 

Here are our favorite restaurants on Topsail Island! 


Diver Surfside Cafe

This little cafe in Surf City is known for its really cool atmosphere, great view, super friendly staff and of course, the food. They have unique acai bowls and smoothies, yummy coffee, breakfast burritos and so much more. Go for lunch, too! 

809 Roland Ave, Surf City

Divers Surfside Cafe | Ward Realty

Daddy Mac's Brunch

Craving all the usual breakfast favorites? Try the Daddy Mac's Brunch! Unique egg plates (try the Nova Scotia Benedict), chicken & waffles, french toast, and of course, bacon, sausage, home fries, Bloody Marys and mimosas. 

108 North Shore Dr., Surf City

Daddy Macs Brunch | Ward Realty

The Seaview Pier

Open until 11:00 am, the Seaview Pier offers a surprisingly great breakfast! They have all the usual suspects, like pancakes, egg sandwiches and french toast, plus the sides you want. Find them on Facebook!

 124 Fishing Pier Ln, North Topsail Beach

Seaview Pier Restaurant | Ward Realty


Shaka Taco | Ward Realty

Shaka Taco

No list of Topsail Island restaurants is complete without a mention of Shaka Taco. You must go! This easygoing taco joint is perfect for grabbing and going to the beach (or enjoying on the patio). 

107 North Shore Drive, Surf City

Coastal Wing and Spirits | Ward Realty

Coastal Wing & Spirits Co. 

Start with a yummy basket of fried pickles or a loaded tots bowl, then try a handheld (burger, chicken sandwich, or philly cheesesteak). Or, go for the famous wings! They also have salads, some great sides and a kids menu. 

108 Triton Lane, Surf City

High Waters Oysters | Ward Realty

High Waters Sports Bar & Grille 

Formally known as Gallagher's, High Waters has the same friendly owners and great food. They have a REALLY big menu and expansive hours so it's a great option for a meal no matter when you want to go and who is in your party. Enjoy! 

614 N New River Dr., Surf City


Beauchaines 211

Make a reservation! Beauchaines is a very popular spot in Surf City for a special occasion. Whether it's a date night or you are bringing the whole family, you will enjoy a special (and delicious) evening. 

211 S Topsail Dr, Surf City

Beauchaines 211 | Ward Realty

Beach Shop & Grill

Founded in 1952 (and considered a historical landmark), this "upscale casual bistro" serves fresh local seafood, shrimp and grits and homemade desserts. Located near the beach! 

701 S. Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach

Beach Shop & Grill | Ward Realty

Splash By the Sea

What an amazing menu for a seafood lover (see it here). Although seafood is the star of the show, there are great choices for the whole family (even simple buttered noodles for the kids!). 

790 New River Inlet Rd., North Topsail Beach

Splash by the Sea | Ward Realty

Our team at Ward Realty is happy to do the hard work of finding the BEST restaurants on Topsail Island, for you, our guests! Don't worry, we will keep working to research and eat our way through every spot on the island. 😉 

Want some more great recommendations? 

Check out our previous blogs, The Official Topsail Island Ice Cream and Bakery Pub Crawl! and Delicious Breakfast & Coffee Spots of Topsail Island

The Topsail Island Restaurant Roundup

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