Are you in search of a delicious dining experience coupled with the best views that Topsail Island, North Carolina, has to offer? We’ve got them! From North Topsail Beach to Surf City to Topsail Beach and beyond, we have rounded up the most popular Topsail restaurants with the most breathtaking views for your dining pleasure. They’re all close and convenient to your Topsail beach vacation rental, so you’re never far away from great food with a great view!
Beauchaine’s is located at the heart of Topsail Island on 211 S Topsail Drive in Surf City. Serving upscale American and seafood cuisine, Beauchaine’s offers an upper deck and outdoor seating with lovely views of the soundside of the island and the town park. Make your reservation before sunset for a color show that pairs perfectly with your meal.
You can preview Beauchaine’s food and wine menu here.
The Breezeway Restaurant and Motel is Topsail’s Landmark Seafood Restaurant since 1949 and is located at the south end of the island at 636 Channel Boulevard in Topsail Beach, conveniently located 6.2 miles south of Surf City stoplight. The Breezeway sits right at the water’s edge, perfectly situated on picturesque Topsail Sound. This casual seafood family restaurant provides waterfront dining in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The Cherry Family invites you to join them for delicious seafood, hushpuppies and a spectacular view of the Topsail Sound.
You can preview the Breezeway Restaurant’s menu here.
The Bistro is a local favorite on Topsail Island and is located at 602-B Roland Avenue in Surf City boasting some of the best Intracoastal Waterway views around. That’s why it made the list of Top 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America. You’ll enjoy the modern take on classic Southern cuisine at The Bistro, as well as all of the Topsail beauty to behold while dining here. Enjoy dinner with a view on the back deck at this multi-award-winning restaurant.
You can preview The Bistro’s menu here.
Buddy’s is located right on the Atlantic Ocean at 101 Roland Avenue in Surf City. This seafood-centric family restaurant is sure to please. There’s an outdoor dining area where the views can’t be beat. Buddy’s serves lunch, dinner, drinks and offers takeout, too.
You can preview Buddy’s menu here.
Daddy Mac’s is located at 108 N Shore Drive in Surf City and offers indoor dining as well as right on the Atlantic oceanfront deck. Known for its fresh seafood, high quality steaks, and perhaps the best crab cakes around—Daddy Mac’s is a popular Topsail Island restaurant with panoramic views of the North Carolina coastline. Daddy Mac’s Beach Grille does not accept reservations or call ahead seating, so it’s first come, first served.
You can preview Daddy Mac’s menu here.
Located at 790 New River Inlet Road in North Topsail Beach, Inlet 790 is a full service restaurant located inside Villa Capriani and offering a variety of American Cuisine served up with scenic views. Indoor and outdoor seating are available and you’ll love the classy yet casual ambiance of this NTB favorite.
You can preview Inlet 790’s menu here.
It’s a restaurant with a view, for sure. Ocean’s Edge is just as amazing as it sounds and is located on the top floor of Building 2 at the St. Regis Resort on 2000 New River Inlet Drive in North Topsail Beach. Enjoy some of the best ocean views in the Carolinas with made-from-scratch dishes served up in a friendly atmosphere—where the view is just the beginning!
You can preview the Ocean’s Edge menu here.
The Riverview Cafe is the only off-island restaurant that made our Topsail Island most scenic restaurant list. Located at 119 Hall Point Road in Sneads Ferry, the Riverview is family-owned and operated since 1946 making it a local landmark famous for specializing in fresh Topsail seafood. You can’t beat the New River views, either.
You can preview the Riverview Cafe’s menu here.
Last but not least, Sears Landing in Surf City is right on 806 Roland Avenue offering up breakfast, lunch and dinner with simply great seafood and a wonderful waterfront back porch bar. You can arrive by foot, by car, or by boat and they’ll have a place for you! Sears Landing offers both indoor dining and an outside covered deck. You can also relax and enjoy your meal on the porch in a rocking chair or dockside at a picnic table. Wherever you choose to dine, come hungry and leave satisfied.
You can preview Sears Landing’s dinner menu here.
These are our favorite Topsail restaurants with a view. What are yours? We want to know!