Topsail Restaurant & Bar

4.4
520 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Centrally located on Coleman Blvd with private parking, our complete renovation of a historic landmark in Mt. Pleasant offers an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. Come relax with your friends on our outside patio with sectional sofa and fire pit, enjoy views of the Ravenel bridge and our grand oaks, while listening to our great Spotify music playlists. The food is outstanding, featuring seafood and steak creations that will simply amaze you, such as the Seafood Platter, with lobster, crab, scallops and shrimp. Our cocktails are simple, yet elegant. We put a great deal of care into their ingredients, from a choice of spirits, the squeezing of juices, the recipes for our mixers or the ice that goes in the glass.

Offers

  • Social Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join us 4-6 pm for Social Hour featuring half-priced Specialty Cocktails, $5 House Wines, and $5 Craft Beer

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 520 people are saying
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DavidL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there 1/2 hour after it opened, it filled up by the time we left. We really enjoyed everything about it, the building , food and service were outstanding!! Would definitely go back again next time we’re in Charleston.

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JohnS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Not a huge menu selection but our party of 8 though everything was very good.

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JenifferS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bobby our server was fantastic! His energy and friendliness was outstanding. Food was good but the environment was very soothing.

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vipJennifer
Mississippi
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service! Great food!! 10 out of 10!!

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JudyS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table of eight thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Top Sail. Everything was excellent. We would highly recommend to others.

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ricecakes
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I left my purse at the Resturant and hope I will be able to get it back Josh was a great waiter and the food was delish.

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ElijahL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Service was incredible and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu

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Cng19
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nov. 11, 2021- This is a very nice neighborhood find in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. I had the flounder stuffed with crabmeat, and it was delicious. Entrees are a bit pricey, but worth it. The service was excellent. They have a very nice wine list, as well.

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Chuck
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Both fish dishes were on the verge of well done. Less side dishes for each entree is good. Less is more.

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RamiZ
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe our server was great. Food was delicious.

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Jules
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Our waiter was overly animated and talked far too much. He told us that he wasn't adding the gratuity to our bill automatically, but that he just knew we would take good care of him. He told us that more than once. When one of our party asked for another drink, he asked him to add "the magic word." Our party was very polite to the waiter, but he was over the top. At the end of dinner--after the dishes were cleared away, he brought out a whole fish of the day and told us, "This is on me!" We were stuffed, and we were not interested in the fish. We felt badly for just leaving it sitting there, but as I said, we had just finished a huge meal. We had already ordered dessert, but once he brought the fish, he brought our checks and forgot to bring dessert. We asked about dessert, and he told us it was "on me." Rightfully so, I guess, since he forgot. Dinner was good, but it would have been better with a quieter, less invasive waiter.

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vipRwill
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceeded our expectations!!!

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davidc
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food. Appeared to be a little short on help but everyone huddled

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DavidEzell
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not enough boiled or baked options. Lots of fried food.

Topsail Restaurant & Bar
Responded on October 26, 2021

Actually, there are no fried food options offered on our main courses, as all our entrees are either pan-seared, oven-roasted or broiled. We offer 3 fried appetizers - fresh oysters (the best around per our guests), calamari, and fried shrimp (offered on a slider). I believe you have confused us with another restaurant, perhaps a place up north, on a creek.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration

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vipJanette811
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A bit pricy for the area and outdoor street view. Service was great though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ryan waited on us and was wonderful! The cocktails were excellent! We ordered the mussels and shrimp appetizer. The mussels were the best I ever had! We were very happy with everything and would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely be going back!

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LindaH
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous! The entrees are so big that two people can share one! The service is terrific and ambience is great!
This is a restaurant where you can take your family or a date!
Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ryan was a great waiter food was delish and loved the atmosphere.

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vipFudgiefoodie
Naples
41 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Joe made the excellent food even better! Mussels in the lobster cream sauce were superb, lobster deviled eggs, good both starters. The Caesar salad should have been my entree but…I just had to share my husband’s excellent seafood platter. If only we didn’t live 8 hours away we would go once a month!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time at Topsail! Hostess,bartender and server were so nice and made our experience great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service from Bobby was STELLAR. We've made reservations at so many places during our honeymoon week with those notes on the reservation and this was the ONLY restaurant in the Charleston area which not only acknowledged it, but offered us dessert for it. (Sadly we were too full.)

Food was good but we had shells in the she crab soup AND in both of our lobster and grits. Lots of shells. Very bummed about this. As a side note, I told the server about my severe allergy to clams and muscles and he went above and beyond to make sure none of our food was at risk and he let me know what was safe to eat after checking with the chef.

I really wish there wouldn't have been so many shells in our food, it would have been a perfect 5. I'd still recommend this place though, especially because of the service.

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Luvstodineout
Charleston
66 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We started with Mussels, bone marrow, fried shrimp and she crab soup. Everyone loved their choice. Entrees included scallops, whole branzino, and mahi mahi. Again everyone loved their dishes. The waiter was efficient and friendly. Just the right amount. A good time was had by all as is usual here!

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vipjoiz2
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I probably won’t return…….the mussels were very stinky! The rest of the food was on the very salty side! I liked the ambiance

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vipJOANNEW
Charleston
136 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Small place and noisy. Outside dining available but on a busy street. Food was great.

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jpl67
Salt Lake City
46 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Ok here we go. Made a reservation for a standard table, option was standard or outside. I chose standard. Knowing you only have 2 options one would think standard is inside as the outside choice is the other choice.
Hostess really didn’t care, said she gets that a lot, so we were seated outside when the restaurant was empty inside…. Now, she mentioned that the had a large party taking over half of the inside… really, not my problem as you accepted my standard reservation, not OUTSIDE reservation.
Ok, moving on. Waitress, nice, attentive and timely. Food, very good. 4 bug bites from being outside, not ideal.
2 more parts. 1, upon finishing our $150 dinner…. Outside, my wife notices 2 scurry rat tails going under their wood deck where the fire pit is outside. Now she is disgusted, as am I. 2… another couple walks in as we are finishing., same exact issue, they reserved standard table and questioned why they were outside, their table was even closer to the road.
This restaurant needs to define their reservations AND get rid of rats!!!! Good $$ spent now questioned. Will not return again.

Topsail Restaurant & Bar
Responded on October 26, 2021

Standard seating was previously designated as both inside dining and covered patio (which includes fans and heaters). Within the last week, Open Table has provided a software update that allows Topsail guests to choose inside dining, covered patio, and outside tables. We are confident this feature will clarify any confusion regarding seating areas. We live in a tropical, coastal climate that attracts rodents in outdoor areas. However, we have addressed the issue and they have been eliminated.

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JerryB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Josh, and he was friendly and attentive. I had the fried shrimp appetizer with house-made tartar plus a side of garlic smashed potatoes and a margarita; all were delicious. My husband had the fried oysters and enjoyed them as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great food - probably the best that we’ve had in Charleston, but it took forever to get the check and to pay.

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After being sat outside, nearly on the street, waiter continued to forget about us. Wouldn’t let us order dinner with drinks. After waiting 25 minutes for 2 glasses of wine, we left without even given the chance to order dinner.

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vipdanm
Charleston
186 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we have been there now 6-7 times and it has always been excellent. We cannot recommend this restaurant more. Food, Service , preparation, etc. is just first class.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Great service. Will definitely be back.

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vipJamesP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The menu at Topsail, as well as the convenient location is what drew my wife and I to make a reservation. From the looks of the menu, it looked like it was going to be a great food experience. While the ambiance was fine, and the service quite good, the food was just "ok" and not what we expected. Presentation was also quite ordinary. And we feel like it didn't match the prices on the menu. Topsail has a Thursday night promo where certain wine bottles are half price, which was nice. So, while we still enjoyed ourselves, we will likely try some of the area's many other restaurants before giving Topsail another try.

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vipBigskyjack
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cozy, tastefully decorated restaurant. They have half off bottles of wine on Thursday and the food was fantastic!

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vipKathyT
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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NikkiO
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a cool place. Our waiter was great. I will definitely go back!

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vipAmyS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dads 60th birthday

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BrendaM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We choose TopSail as a last resort when all of the restaurants in Charleston were booked for a Friday evening. We are so happy we found this place! From the hostess, to Ryan, our waiter, to the food, it was a memorable experience! Our daughter ordered the chicken piccata, her husband had the blackened tuna, my husband ordered the seared scallops and I chose she crab soup and the seafood platter. There was nothing on any plate that disappointed. We will most definitely return when we visit Charleston again and highly recommend it to all.

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vipHowardE
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service at a fine local restaurant. Joe is one of the best servers I’ve ever encountered
On this particular night the crowd at the bar was a little rowdy and loud. Not much to do about that but it made table conversation tricky. One of our party thought her wahoo was overcooked but it sure looked good to me. My blackened tuna was great. And huge.
If your looking for a solidly consistent Seafood place in Mt P, this should definitely be on your list

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LeighaD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Expensive, but worth the price 1000% Great for a date night splurge.

FAQs

Topsail Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.