Category Archives: Seafood

Enjoy the freshest seafood on Topsail Island, including oysters, shrimp, clams, tuna and more! A visit to Topsail Island is worth it for the seafood alone! There are a number of great restaurants serving fresh-caught seafood in Topsail Beach, Surf City, Holly Ridge and Sneads Ferry. However, it’s also fun to cook your own seafood! If you’re vacationing on Topsail Island, your rental home or condo probably comes with a full kitchen, so you can easily facilitate cooking a delicious and healthy meal.

Find some of our favorite restaurants serving fresh seafood and markets with the daily catch:

Topsail Island Crab Pot — (910) 328-5001 — Holly Ridge, NC

Surf City Crab Seafood Market (910) 328-5004 — Surf City, NC

Riverview Cafe — (910) 327-2011 — Sneads Ferry, NC

Sears Landing Grill and Boat Docks — (910) 328-1312 — Surf City, NC

The Shrimp Lady Seafood Market — (910) 546-8169 — Sneads Ferry, NC

Fancy Sushi Asian Fusion — (910) 328-1121 — Surf City, NC

Blackbeard’s Cafe — (910) 741-4444 — Sneads Ferry, NC

Breezeway Restaurant — (910) 328-4302 — Topsail Beach, NC

Thomas Tackle and Seafood — (910) 328-4361 — Holly Ridge, NC

Beach Shop and Grill — (910) 328-6501 — Topsail Beach, NC

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar — (910) 803-2037 — Surf City, NC

Keep reading for in-depth blogs on our favorite Topsail Island seafood restaurants and fish markets!

For A Shuckin’ Good Time try Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar in Surf City

    If you haven’t had a shuckin’ good time lately, then you need to hurry over to the Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar located on the mainland in Surf City. Once you do, it just might become your favorite “go to” restaurant and sports bar. I had no idea that this fresh seafood eatery existed. … Continue reading For A Shuckin’ Good Time try Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar in Surf City

My Topsail Island Date Night Secret

Make Time for Romance: Date Night on Topsail Island. Alright, all of you moms and dads, aunts, uncles, and grandparents who are vacationing on Topsail Island! You’ve probably spent the last few days doing everything in your power to ensure that your children are having a blast at the beach. Believe me, I’m certain the … Continue reading My Topsail Island Date Night Secret

Have I Got a Scoop for You: Thomas Tackle and Seafood in Surf City

by Donna Byrd   I was walking around a popular local grocery store in the Surf City area the other day, trying to think of a seafood dish I could fix for dinner. While in the produce department, I saw the display of oranges and remembered a fantastic grilled grouper recipe I had prepared the … Continue reading Have I Got a Scoop for You: Thomas Tackle and Seafood in Surf City

The Breezeway Restaurant: Where Topsail Beach Memories are Made

by Donna Byrd   When I was growing up, my family spent one magical week at the beach each summer. All week long, we’d spend those golden days on the beach, collecting shells, making sandcastles and body surfing in the warm Atlantic Ocean. Around 5:00 we’d collect our towels and beach toys and make the … Continue reading The Breezeway Restaurant: Where Topsail Beach Memories are Made

Surf City’s Fancy Sushi Asian Fusion: “Cooking” Seafood the Old Fashioned Way…not!

by Donna Byrd For all of you sushi lovers out there who have just moved or are visiting the Topsail Island area, you may be wondering where a person has to go to get good sushi.  I know that many of us have become quite fond of the little rolls of rice, raw fish and … Continue reading Surf City’s Fancy Sushi Asian Fusion: “Cooking” Seafood the Old Fashioned Way…not!

The Shrimp Lady: A Real Sneads Ferry Tradition

by Donna Byrd The Shrimp Lady Seafood Market When Edith Millis began selling shrimp out of the back of her Chevy Silverado in 1985, she probably had no idea that she was creating a business that would become a tradition for locals and vacationers that would carry on into the next millennium. Yet, thirty-one years … Continue reading The Shrimp Lady: A Real Sneads Ferry Tradition

Sears Landing Grill and Boat Docks – The Legend Lives On!

by Donna Byrd If you haven’t yet had the chance to dine at Hap and Susanne Alexander’s restaurant, Sears Landing Grill and Boat Dock, get in your car and head over there now or put it on your list of “things to do.”  Better yet, if you’re out boating, take a breakfast, lunch or dinner … Continue reading Sears Landing Grill and Boat Docks – The Legend Lives On!

The Riverview Cafe: Sneads Ferry’s Iconic Seafood Restaurant

The Riverview Cafe: Sneads Ferry’s Iconic Seafood Restaurant by Donna Byrd If you’re a local to the Sneads Ferry/Topsail Island area, I don’t have to tell you about the Riverview Cafe. I’m sure you eat there regularly and have sampled many of their seafood and American comfort food dishes. Also, it’s the first place that … Continue reading The Riverview Cafe: Sneads Ferry’s Iconic Seafood Restaurant

“Walking the Planks” at the SeaView Fishing Pier in North Topsail

by Donna Byrd There’s something magical about a fishing pier.  One of my first memories of the beach was standing on a pier with my grandparents.  I believe we stayed in a small motel next to the pier. It was a place that mostly fishermen stayed and it wasn’t at all fancy. I remember we … Continue reading “Walking the Planks” at the SeaView Fishing Pier in North Topsail