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Turtle Island

6220 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
+1 910-278-4944
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“flounder” (43 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
“prime rib” (12 reviews)
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6220 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
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1 - 10 of 347 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

family friendly, everything we have had there has been wonderful. we were there for Trick or Treat. Children and grownups there dressed up. lots of fun. Manager came by to make sure all was well.

Thank savagetrips
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is about the food and the food only. Atmosphere is VERY relaxed and the facility appears to be right out of a 1960's magazine. Servers in jeans or khaki shorts and a Turtle Tshirt. Regardless of dress, the service was fantastic. Sean was outstanding....More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is terrific, and consistantly so, something hard to say on this little island. The menu is varied, from sandwiches and standard fried seafood to Grouper Oscar, and the specials are always tempting. The portions are generous and the food quality is always top-notch....More

Thank Jeffrey S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service! Delicious food...I had the Caesar salad with grilled scallops...good. Interesting atmosphere...casual & friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best seafood restaurant in the Southport area. Not your typical fried fish house. Excellent seafood dishes... live this place!

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite places on Oak Island. The food and bar are excellent. They do tend to be vey busy especially during tourist season.

Thank gkrupp1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place for prime rib. Good food and service. Seafood is good too. In the summer it gets packed and people are lined by the door before it opens. Get there early.

Thank JudyH2007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here after a long day. Drinks were great and so was the food. I had stuffed flounder and my wife had crab cakes. We also had the crab dip appetizer. Even though it was packed they sat us within 10 minutes.

Thank Capt65
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We live in Wilmington but friends of ours were visiting family in Oak Island so we decided to meet them for dinner this past weekend. We were all craving seafood so they suggested Turtle Island. They were busy which is usually a good indication of...More

Thank Katie F
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

A wonderful dinner. The service was great with easy friendly conversation. We had sandwiches which were fresh and delicious. A great place to go.

Thank David A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there Bar seating for people dining alone?
7 May 2017|
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Response from JudyH2007 | Reviewed this property |
Are dogs allowed in the patio eating area?
12 March 2017|
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Response from joanna_walters2002 | Reviewed this property |
They don't offer outdoor dining. Sorry.
Do you accept reservations?
4 March 2017|
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Response from joanna_walters2002 | Reviewed this property |
We got there at 5pm when they opened. I don't think they do reservations, but they do make a list at the door if they are full up, and it doesn't take them long to fill up. Hope that helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6220 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: +1 910-278-4944
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