Category Archives: Surf City NC Restaurants

Island Delights, Surf City – It Lives up to Its Name!

by Donna ByrdIMG_2074 (Large)

 

I suppose that I have been by the Surf City ‘50’s style restaurant, “Island Delights,” more times than I can count since I moved to Sneads Ferry about five years ago. Each time I drove by, except during the winter months when it’s closed for the season,  I’d look over at the happy, bright yellow building and think to myself, “I’d sure like to check out that place but there are so many cars there and people coming in and out that I’ll have to try again later. Whatever they have, it must be good!”IMG_2049 (Large)

Well, Monday was my day! I was driving by and saw only three cars out front and decided I’d give Island Delights a try. I couldn’t let the vacationers have all the fun around here!

I got out of my car and immediately, heard a bit of song on a gust of wind. “Sherry” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons blared out from the sound system, setting the mood for a retro good time. My mood automatically lifted a few notches as Frankie soothed my soul. I looked up into the deep blue sky, shielding my eyes from the bright sunlight and saw the American flag and pirate flags on top of the building, flapping in the stiff breeze. Any establishment that loved America and stood by Topsail’s pirate heritage was alright by me!IMG_2067 (Large)

Walking into Island Delights was like entering a ‘50’s and 60’s fun museum/diner. My eyes were assaulted by colorful memorabilia of days gone by. There were at least two, old fashioned jukeboxes with records; the real deal! Life size cutouts of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and comic book characters, Betty Boop,  Archie and Jughead smiled down at me from their places of honor on the wall.  A mystical Merlin the Magician, in his purple velvet robe looking down at his crystal ball, was in his wooden box office, open for business, available to tell your fortune for a quarter. There was a splendid, old as the hills, red Coca Cola drink machine near the ice cream counter. Boy, did that machine bring back some memories! An iced down, co’cola in a little green tinged bottle, back in the day, was one of the best treats in life!IMG_2047 (Large)

Before I could even get up to the counter, I was greeted by a cheerful server, Ginger. She and Samantha were taking orders as customers walked in. “Do you want one of our specialty sandwiches, salads or sides or do you want ice cream?

Did I want a quarter pound, freshly patted (never frozen) burger and fries? Of course I did! Did I want a luscious strawberry shake or one of their twenty-two flavors of hand dipped ice creams on a salted caramel cone? Of course I did! Boy, before I opened my mouth to answer them, I had to get a grip on myself. I noticed on the walls, there were large words of delightful things; Cotton Candy, Candy Apples, PopCorn, SnowBalls….all written in neon lights to remind me: This was a place of Island Delights.IMG_2057

As much as I wanted it all, I stuck with the cheeseburger and fries. I also ordered a large orangeade. As I stated in an earlier blog, the merit of a restaurant is measured by how good it’s orangeades are. As for the ice cream and other delights, I would have to wait for another time to try those. I was trying to maintain my diet!

While waiting for my order, I took a few pictures of other people’s orders; good looking corn dogs, french fries with a brown gravy dripping all over them, thick burgers and big onion rings. They all looked like amazing works of food art. I also reminded myself that when folks are on vacation, they’re not necessarily maintaining a diet. They’re having fun and eating everything their hearts desire! Oh, I wish I were on vacation!IMG_2038 (Large)

I spoke with Ginger and she told me that Island Delights had been in Surf City for twenty-four years. Family owned and operated by Lacy and Weston Atkinson, Island Delights has become a favorite eating place and according to a Google review, a “quaint pit stop” for casual dining and treats. Folks that remember coming to the Surf City restaurant as children are now bringing their children and grandchildren to make beach memories. I know for a fact that good food is directly connected to the memories I made with my family at the beach!

Samantha came out from the kitchen with my cheeseburger. It was made exactly as I had ordered, with mustard, chili and extra pickles. A nice pile of crisp, golden fries was stacked by its side. An Island Delight fit for a queen, or a king, a tourist or a local! Next time I drive by, I’ll pull in for ice cream!

 

Island Delights is located at:IMG_2075 (Large)

316 N. New River Drive, Surf City, NC 28445

910-328-1868

www.facebook.com/IslandDelights

Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Decided You Want to Go Out for Thanksgiving? These Topsail Island Restaurants Are Open for Your Convenience

by Donna Byrd

 

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I’m sure most of you are making plans for that one, special meal that usually is remembered throughout the year. I know I am! My husband, Bill and I plan to make the long trip out to Nashville, Tennessee and spend our Thanksgiving holiday with our six children, their spouses, our two grandchildren and a host of everyone’s friends and family members. Obviously, our Thanksgiving meal has turned into quite the event and yesterday, we decided that we needed to rent a tent to house our big party. Lord have mercy!IMG_2667

I realize that many of you have traveled a great distance to come to our fair coast and spend your Thanksgiving holiday with your family, enjoying a beach house with sweeping views of the ocean or sound. There’s nothing like coming together as a family at the beach! “Real” life is put on hold and for a brief, few days, your focus becomes centered on those you love the most as you’re surrounded by the glories of the sea!

For those of us who get to live in this Topsail Island/Sneads Ferry/Surf City paradise year round, we realize that we indeed, do live in a sanctuary of beauty and peace. The magic of all things “coastal” surrounds us all the time and for that we are most grateful!

Just in case there are those of you that would rather spend your special day enjoying family and friends and NOT be slaving away in the kitchen, I have done a bit of homework and found a few restaurants in the area that are open on Thanksgiving Day. These fine dining establishments will be working extra hard  to make your Thanksgiving experience pleasurable and memorable.  If you know of a restaurant I have overlooked, please make a comment about it at the bottom of the blog.

No matter how you plan to spend your day, please have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Madison’s Prime Rib, Steak and Seafood

105 Sugar Lane, Sneads Ferry, NC  28460

910-741-0138

https://www.facebook.com/Madisons-Prime-Rib-Steak-Seafood-Resturant-111323645586643/

Nathan and Cari Taylor have been the proprietors of this Sneads Ferry favorite for almost six years. They are inviting you to join them this Thanksgiving for their mouth watering buffet! Let them do all the cooking so you don’t have to! The menu is roasted turkey, stuffing, blackened steak, shrimp, flounder, fried and baked chicken and a host of vegetable sides to complete the perfect meal. IMG_2661There’s a fresh salad bar that stretches a mile and a dessert bar too! Since it’s a buffet, it’s all you can eat. There’s plenty of room for your family to spread out and enjoy so let the good folks at Madison’s serve you this Thanksgiving!

Madison’s will open at 11:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.

Adult buffet is $11.99 and children age 10 and under, $5.99.

 

 

Gallagher’s Sport Bar and Grill

614 N. New River Drive, Surf City NC 28445

910-541-0877

https://www.facebook.com/Gallaghers.Bar.Grill/gallagers

Known for its great burgers, friendly staff and local seafood, this Thanksgiving, Gallagher’s is “going off the menu” to bring your family that special meal one thinks of when thinking “tradition.” The special menu is served family style and includes your choice of ham or roasted turkey, herbed stuffing, sweet potato souffle or mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, fresh cranberry relish, fresh baked cornbread and pumpkin or apple pie. Sounds delicious!The bar will be open and the football games you love will all be playing on their TV screens! Sounds very homey and casual!  Get out of the kitchen and let Gallagher’s do your cooking!

Gallagher’s opens at 11:30 a.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m.

The special Thanksgiving dinner is $14.99 for adults and $6.99 for children. Reservations are accepted for parties of 12 or more.

 

 

Denny’s

2020 Highway 172, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

910-327-1177 

https://www.facebook.com/DennysSneadsFerryHighway172/

IMG_2691Everybody, of course has heard of Denny’s. This chain restaurant is known all over the nation for its American comfort food. It’s open twenty-four hours a day and Thanksgiving will be no exception! As a matter of fact, they have already been serving their Thanksgiving menu for much of the fall season. If you want to visit them on Thanksgiving Day, you can have their Autumn breakfasts: Pumpkin-Pecan pancakes or an apple-smoked, gouda sausage skillet meal. The Thanksgiving traditional meal is turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and your choice of two sides. Good old Denny’s! It never disappoints!

 

 

Blackbeard’s Waterfront Bar and Restaurant

316 Fulcher Landing Road, Sneads Ferry, NC  28460

910-327-3516

https://www.facebook.com/blackbeardswaterfront/

IMG_2679For those families who often eat two Thanksgiving meals the week of Thanksgiving because they are juggling two families or different groups of friends, let me recommend the “All you can eat Thanksgiving Buffet” at Blackbeard’s Cafe on Tuesday evening, November 24 at 7:00 p.m. Let one of your dinners be hosted there! The menu is, roasted turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, yams, collards, rolls, pumpkin and pecan pie. Sounds like a feast to me!

Tickets are on sale for $17.99. If you buy your early, you’re entered into a raffle for a free turkey! Get your tickets at the restaurant!

Surf City’s Hunga Bunga Java Coffee Bar – Where Coffee and Community Come Together

by Donna Byrd

 

“Coffee and friends are the perfect blend.”   Something a wise person once said.

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While driving down the beach road on Topsail Island this morning I had a brilliant idea. I spotted a cheerful little patio tucked away in a small shopping area and saw that it belonged to Hunga Bunga Java Coffee Bar. I remember my cousin Linda, a long time resident of Topsail Island,  telling me when I moved to the area, that the best cup of coffee on Topsail Island was in that shop. I figured it was time to go in and try a cup to see if she was right!

As soon as I walked into the building, the wonderful aroma of coffee greeted me like an old friend. I took a quick look around the place and noticed that there was a small arrangement of cloth covered tables by the counter and to the left there was a large space that could have been anyone’s comfortable living room. There were several groupings of couches and chairs that begged me to come “and make myself at home.” I was groovin’ on the vibe!

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I walked up to the counter and introduced myself to the friendly looking lady behind it. She told me her name was “Kari” and that she was the owner of the coffee bar. I explained to her that I was writing a blog for vacationers and newcomers to the area that would give coffee and tea lovers information on where they could get their “fix.” She told me a bit of the shop’s history. 

Hunga Bunga Java Coffee Bar opened for business in 2004. Kari and her family have lived in this southeastern coastal area of North Carolina since the 1980’s, after having moved from New Jersey. She loves serving the Topsail Island locals and its many vacationers year round.IMG_2522

Kari said the thing that the put her coffee bar on the map is the experienced baristas she employs. Not only are they trained to make gourmet speciality coffees, but they come with previous experience. She tells them that she wants her coffees to be personal; made like you would make a cup for someone who was visiting in your own home. People recognize the difference and it makes them feel special.  

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I asked Kari where she got the roasted coffee beans for her wonderful coffee and she said she got it locally, from Java Estate, a company in Hampstead. “Oftentimes,” she laughed, when the roasters make their delivery in the mornings, they have me make them a cup before they go. They love they way we ‘make’ their coffee!”  

When asked about the coffee bar’s number one seller, Kari said without giving it much thought, “Our Signature Lattes.” She showed me a menu of them and then asked me if I’d like one. I chose the “Topsail Turtle,” a chocolatey, nutty and caramel concoction that is one of their top three best sellers. She made it for me herself and now that I’ve had it, I’ll have to go back for more!  They also offer “essential espresso drinks, frappes, smoothies and the freshest of exotic coffees.”

I won’t be the only one seeking out this special coffee bar. I looked online and saw that many customers have written glowing reports, including Yelp, with one five star rating after another! Kari said she’s even had people from Seattle, the coffee capital of America, seek out her exotic coffee shop! If it’s special enough for the folks of Seattle, it’s special enough for us! Way to go Kari!

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I noticed that there were some yummy looking baked goods and desserts on the counter. Sugar Island, a local bakery and coffee shop a few blocks away, makes the goodies for Hunga Bunga Java Coffee Bar. Kari says the owner of that shop is up at three o’clock in the morning like a little elf, making her delicious treats. I like how there is a spirit of comradery with these Surf City merchants. They put a hometown feel into their businesses that make me feel as if I’m in the mythical town of “Mayberry, NC.” I think that a lot of our visitors expect to feel that when they visit small, North Carolina towns.

I looked around for more on the counter top. A counter top tells me a great deal about a place. Not only were there goodies and healthy snacks, but there was a container placed out front so that customers could donate their change for animals that need help. Kari said that they do a lot for animals that are hurt and need homes. Often, she has taken in dogs that need homes and has kept them until they are placed. She said people sometimes bring pets that they find in the area that are lost until their owners are found. Some folks that live nearby know that if their pet is missing, there’s a good chance it’s at Hunga Bunga Java Coffee Bar.

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Underneath the counter, in a glass covered area, a local artist, Angelic (her real name,) displays her jewelry. Beautiful paintings (also by local artists) were for sale and hung on the walls, making the place colorful and cheerful. To the side there was even homemade laundry detergent, made by Kari herself, who got the recipe from Pinterest.

Hunga Bunga Java Coffee Bar is also a place for those seeking relaxation. This winter season, on Thursday nights, there is meditation class with Linda Noble. Also, there are often spontaneous music jams with the local regulars. Kari has an amplifier and if someone just happens to have a guitar, well…you never know what may happen!

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I loved visiting with Kari. It was obvious that she has put her heart and soul into her cozy coffee shop. By the time I left, I felt as if I had a new best friend. Hunga Bunga Java Coffee Bar serves up more than just coffee. I think it’s true! “Coffee and friends ARE the perfect blend.”

 Hunga Bunga Java Coffee Bar is located at 614 N New River Drive, Surf City, NC  28445. The telephone number is 910-328-5282.

https://www.facebook.com/HungaBungaJava/

 

 

Even a Rainy Day on Topsail Island is Magical

by Donna Byrd

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I love Wednesdays because that’s my husband’s day off. Usually, in the warmer months, Bill golfs for half of the day at one our beautiful, local golf courses and then spends the rest of his day with me, maintaining the yard, fixing things around the house, visiting places we haven’t been before, walking the beach or (my favorite) shopping.

This past Wednesday, we awakened to a rainy, gray day.  It was obvious that golf was not in the forecast and neither was working in the yard. What could we do on a warm, rainy Wednesday to make it feel special? We took a ride down the beach road and searched for a cozy lunch at a place we’d never been before.

I’ve always loved a rainy day at the beach and when I was growing up and we’d go to the beach on vacation, the week would usually have at least one rainy day. That was the day we doctored our sunburns, read books and magazines, ate at one of our favorite seafood restaurants from the cheaper lunch menu and then explored the local shopping scene.

This Wednesday with Bill felt like one of those days. As soon as the car left the high bridge and began making its way down the beach road, it began to rain in earnest. The windshield wipers were having trouble keeping up with the big drops, but I didn’t care. I loved the sound of the rain hitting the glass and the rhythm of the wipers slapping against the sheet of water. It seemed as if we were in our own world on that deserted beach road, safe and dry while all nature outside was fending for itself in the pouring rain. I know it makes me seem like an odd sort of person, but that feeling makes me feel satisfied and content.

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We decided to go to “Daddy Macs” for lunch.  It’s in a wonderful location; right on the ocean looking out over the Surf City Ocean Pier, Topsail Island’s first pier, built in 1948.   I was hoping to get a few good pictures of the pier from the restaurant’s back porch/deck.

The restaurant was casually beautiful! The dining area was surrounded by windows that gave majestic views of ocean waves tipped in foamy white, gray sky, seagulls and nautical birds trying to fly with the wind currents. We saw rain darkened, faded gray planks that made up the pier next door and the fishermen on it, covered in yellow, red and blue rain slickers.

IMG_2444 Although it was gray and misty, it was one of the most beautiful scenes I had witnessed at the beach. There was even a huge, bright, American flag that proudly flew from the pier, brightening up the dreary landscape.  I stepped outside in the rain to take some pictures.

We were seated in a booth by the windows. I had fried flounder, fries and slaw while Bill had one of Daddy Mac’s classic hamburgers. We took our time at the cozy table and watched the ocean swells through the rain splashing down the windows. The staff had some great music playing on a Pandora station. Our food was delicious and so was that “rainy day at the beach” lazy feeling. Ahhh…did I tell you I love the beach in the rain?

We couldn’t sit at the lunch table all afternoon and eventually we paid our bill and left. We met a sweet couple with a few kids outside on the front porch.  They were from Burnsville, North Carolina in Yancey County.  That little town is far away from here, right by the Tennessee border. They love to come to Topsail Beach in October when things aren’t quite as busy. Even they didn’t mind the rain.

We said our goodbyes and ran to our cars, sorry for our Daddy Mac experience to end. I wished the nice couple lived near Topsail. I knew if they did, we might become good friends.

We rode over the swing bridge, leaving the island to go home by way of Highway 17. Stopping at the new Dunkin Donuts on the mainland side, we got a coffee to share and began to make our way back to “The Ferry.” We took a few detours and discovered some roads we had not yet travelled. On a whim, we took a “dead end” that surprised us with its quaint homes and pretty twists and turns. The trees along the road were in full fall color and were swirling in the air with the rain. There was a little white chapel with a steeple and suddenly, the road ended. We could have driven straight off into the Intracoastal Waterway!

Stopping the car, we sat there drinking our coffee,  in our own little dry world, while the rain fell from the gray sky and we watched the dark gray water lap at the grassy shore. Even a rainy day at the beach is magical.  See you soon?

Sisters Organic Market – Surf City, NC

by Donna ByrdIMG_20150805_151649

Move over all of you organic markets in Surf City!  There’s a new kid on the block! Wait…there are no other organic markets in Surf City, Sneads Ferry, North Topsail Beach or down south on the island in Topsail Beach. Finally, we have our own  “back to nature”, organic market. Yes, that’s right, folks.  We no longer have to drive all the way to Wilmington or Jacksonville to buy our organic products. Sisters Organic Market, at 330 N. New River Drive is nowIMG_20150805_145110319 open for business.

I happened to be driving down the beach road heading toward Surf City one day last spring when I first noticed the new business as I was coming into town. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I noticed it was an organic market.  Our area has been in need of this type of market for years.  How fortunate we are to a finally have a place that supports clean eating and a healthier lifestyle!

My husband Bill and I stopped by Sisters Organic Market a few days ago.  We parked our car in front of the spiffy, yellow and green building and just sat there a few moments, taking in the cheerful, sunny patio.  There was a picnic table with benches with a happy, yellow umbrella over it offering shade.  A few potted plants and hanging baskets added to the charm.  Yet the thing that grabbed our attention were four or five large, painted rain barrels sitting around the front and edges of the building.  They were amazing and seemed to have been painted by a local artist. Of course, I wanted one!IMG_1963

We went inside and met Tina and Elly.  They were behind the counter and were very friendly and knowledgeable about everything in the store.  We asked if they were the “sisters” in the name of the store.  “Oh, no.” said Tina.  “We’re not the sisters but one of them is usually here at night.  The sisters are Michelle Wheeler and Cindy Holcomb.”

Since I didn’t get to meet the sisters, I did a quick “Google” research on “Sisters Organic Market” and found out that when Michelle’s mother-in-law became ill,  she began searching for healthy food alternatives that could help heal and nourish her. The other sister, Cindy was a  health care provider for the elderly and she too, needed better natural food sources to help those for whom she cared. In their search, the sisters realized that eating locally grown, organic foods and meats without preservatives and additives that were unnatural and chemically altered, was good for them too! They began to search for markets that carried these organic products but found that they were miles away from their homes or in large supermarkets that offered limited supplies, oftentimes scattered throughout the stores.IMG_20150805_151042686

Finally, deciding to use an empty building Michelle and her husband owned in Surf City, Michelle and Cindy decided to go for it opened Sisters Organic Market in January, satisfying their need for natural, whole foods and our community’s also!

Looking around the store, I noticed that it was rustic but had that “urban” atmosphere that one would want to experience when stepping into a health foods store. It was compact, yet offered a total grocery shopping experience, ranging from baby products, organic dog food, meats, fruits, produce, coffee and more. It was a true grocery boutique!

After offering me a cup of complimentary cup of coffee (available to all customers,)  I asked Elly to show me around a bit and tell me about the store’s wonderful products.

We started with the large selection of coffee beans, roasted locally in Hampstead at Quality Coffee.  IMG_20150805_145231820The beans were fresh and smelled wonderful.  There was a big, red coffee grinder nearby where you could grind up a pound or more to your liking. I wish I could have had the time to take my cup out and enjoy it out on the patio under the big umbrella but it’s nice to shop with a cup of coffee in your hands.  It feels homey!

Next to the coffee was a great selection of baby products made by the “Honest Company.”  My daughter uses these products and swears by them but she orders hers on line.   IMG_20150805_151020457It made me glad to know that there was a local place we could buy them. Now I can stock up on them when she and the baby visit us.

 

I was surprised to see organic pet products because so many of the residents on the island and nearby mainland have dogs and cats.  IMG_20150805_145505227Bill and I are getting a Maltese puppy next week and now I know where I’ll be buying his food!  Only the best for our little buddy.

Local skin care products by Bella Lynn Naturals (www.bellalynnnaturals.com) was also displayed near the counter.  These products contain no parabens, mineral or petroleum oils and are made in Holly Ridge. There were also many vitamins and supplements that I myself have driven miles out of town to buy. IMG_1960 Elly said that they also will order any product they don’t have on their shelves and will find it for you if you request it. That’s a wonderful perk that oftentimes only a boutique grocery can offer!

The other half of the store contained shelves of healthy snacks, organic canned foods, honey, nut butters, jams and jellies, plus many alternative cleaning and hygiene products.

IMG_1945I was very impressed with the meat selections.  Elly said that they visit the local farms before they purchase meats from them to ensure that the animals are happy, loved, grass fed, free range and are given no non-gmo products to eat.   The farms they buy from are from La Grange, Burgaw and Porter’s Neck.  They carry beef, chicken, rabbit and lamb.

Elly also showed me individual meals made from “Clean Eatz” in Wilmington, N.C. These meals are made by a chef to give you a perfectly healthy, correctly portioned, balanced meal.  They are made for people who are busy and don’t have time to think about shopping and cooking but still want to eat well.   Each week they have a selection of meals delivered to the store for the freezer or refrigerator.   They are reasonably priced and delicious.  Elly loves them!IMG_1949

I also noticed nice deli meats and cheeses in the coolers, along with organic fruit juices.  There was a good selection of grains and flours.  Against the far wall were beautiful, locally grown fruits and vegetables.  This time of year the selection was especially full and colorful!

Sisters Organic Market is open year round. Do yourself a favor and stop by 330 New River Drive, Surf City. They are open everyday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. If you’d like more information, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SistersOrganic.  Their phone number is 910-541-2223.

Coming to Topsail Island This Summer? Don’t Miss the Surf City Pier!

With several prime fishing spots, two large cleaning stations with fresh running water, and a grill and ice cream shop with plenty of screened-in outdoor seating, the Surf City pier is the place to be this summer!

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Visiting the Topsail Area this Holiday Season?

If you are Spending the Holidays on Topsail Island this year or visiting the area…

Don’t miss out on these Good Tidings!

By Amy Baker

12/11/13

Spending Christmas on Topsail Island?

Topsail Island and the surrounding communities are all abuzz as the holidays are fast approaching! If you’re planning to be here for the Holidays, check out what’s happening on and around Topsail Island. If you haven’t made plans yet, we do have some great Christmas specials.

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Surf City NC Restaurants – Surf City BBQ One OF The Best

Surf CIty RestaurantsNothing on earth competes with good barbecue for bringing family and friends together. Whether you’re looking for a great dine-in facility or for excellent barbecue and fixins, as we say here in eastern North Carolina,  to take back to a condo or beach house, you’re going to love Surf City BBQ located in Surf City in the center of Topsail Island, NC.

If you’re looking for a white tablecloth, coat and tie and fork over your wallet dining experience, this isn’t the restaurant for you but if you are looking for fantastic, down home, east North Carolina barbecue and fried chicken served in laid back and relaxed atmosphere at a good price, then Surf City BBQ is where you want to be.

All the barbecue is slow roasted and topped with some of the finest vinegar based sauce North Carolina has to offer. And Surf City BBQ Menudon’t worry… if you’re not in the mood for barbecue, you can also enjoy truly outstanding fried chicken and all the side dishes you’d expect to find here on the Atlantic Coast of NC.

Surf City BBQ is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Operating hours are from 11:00 am until 8:30 pm. Seating is first come, first serve and beach casual dress is perfectly acceptable. The restaurant has a family-friendly atmosphere that’s ideal for bringing the little ones along as well as all those who are still young at heart.

In addition to outstanding table service indoors, there is outdoor seating available. Carry out service is also available for people who prefer to take their food home and catering is available for large groups, corporate events, and even bridal parties.

969470_164903553678175_547962478_nSurf City BBQ is one of those restaurants where you should never leave hungry. The menu is extensive, the food is outstanding, and the prices are family friendly too. Don’t forget the southern hospitality that’s sprinkled on top for added flavor. In fact, it’s difficult to find something not to like about Surf City BBQ.

The next time you’re on Topsail Island, make sure you take the time to give Surf City BBQ a try. We’re sure you’re going to love it as much as the locals do.
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Surf City NC RestaurantsTopsail Island Crab Pot for the Freshest Seafood on the Coast

When you’re in the mood for some of the freshest seafood anywhere in Topsail Island, you need to head out to the Causeway in Surf City, where you’ll find the Topsail Island Crab Pot.

Proudly serving the best local seafood available, as well as their famous Frogmore Stew, the Topsail Island Crab Pot is the ideal restaurant for the whole family to enjoy.

Traditional Seafood Soup & Chowder

Before you get into your seafood meal, start out with a traditional clam chowder or jambalaya.

Sandwiches

Even the delicious sandwiches available from the Topsail Island Crab Pot feature only the freshest seafood. You can order a shrimp burger or scallop burger, or take advantage of the best soft shell crab you’ll find anywhere on the Carolina coast.

Of course, you’ll also find ribeye steak or chicken sandwiches available, as well as a vegetarian option to ensure everyone has plenty of options from the sea and land to choose from.

Topsail’s Freshest Crab & Seafood

Go ahead and order fresh crab or crawdads straight from the steamer to be brought to your table. You can choose from snow crab legs or King crab legs, or order Dungeness crab. If you want more variety in your seafood feast, why not order a couple of whole lobsters along with some clams, oysters and shrimp to be brought to the table as well?

You also have the option of ordering a seafood dinner created from your favorite fish or seafood and combined with your choice of sides.

There’s also a generous kid’s menu available, with hot dogs, chicken nuggets, fried mac and cheese or fried shrimp and fries. What’s not to like even the kids will be thrilled with the menu here.

Just to make sure everyone has a great meal to remember at the Topsail Island Crab Pot, there’s also karaoke available for those who love to sing along to their favorite tunes or you can dance the night away to some of the region’s best live music or just kick back and relax to the beats spun by Captain Sax. Great food, live entertainment and more all at The Topsail Island Crab Pot.

You can learn more about The Topsail Island Crab Pot by CLICKING HERE or Find Them On FaceBook. You can even view their LIVE CAM to see what is going on in real time.

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Surf City NC Restaurants – Sears Landing

searslandingSears Landing – Delicious Seafood in a Relaxed Atmosphere

Located next to the Surf City Swing Bridge in Surf City, North Carolina, Sears Landing Grill and Boat Docks is the place to go for fresh seafood. Being on the water, patrons can’t get their food any fresher than what they get when they dine here. The casual atmosphere is inviting and the views are amazing. But once you are here, it’s the food that will keep you coming back.

The Grill

searslanding2Sears Landing has a wonderful mixture of fresh seafood, tender steaks, and crisp salads. There is something for everyone. Some of the dishes guests can choose from include golden fried calamari, fried scallops and oysters, grilled mahi sandwich, grilled flounder sandwich, a slow roasted pork loin on a bed of mashed potatoes with grilled asparagus and Texas toast, West Indies Seafood Rolls, and fresh spinach salad with pan seared garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, and feta cheesed all sitting on top of a grilled grit cake. All of these dishes can be enjoyed while watching the ocean, boats coming in and out of the docks, and the most breathtaking sunsets.

Live Entertainment

Sears Landing features live entertainment in the summer months. Call ahead to see if someone is playing during your visit. Below is a cool video of Tom Rhodes playing at Sears landing. Enjoy!

The Docks

More than just delicious food and incredible scenery, Sears Landing is a great place to dock your boat. They have overnight, weekly, and monthly boat slips available. They also have onsite amenities for boaters, include showers, shore power hook up, and wireless internet. Our staff is here to help make your stay great.

Whether you are here for the great food, the fantastic views, or because it’s the best place to dock your boat, Sears Landing will exceed your expectations. The staff is very attentive and always smiling, ready to help you in every way possible. It is like one big family. If you are visiting the Surf City area, you have to come to Sears Landing.

Visit Sears Landing Online: Sears Landing or on FACEBOOK

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