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Turtle Island

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6220 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
+1 910-278-4944
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed 17:00 - 21:30
Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made our decision to move here after eating at Turtle Island...their staff is consistently friendly and helpful..the food is southern with good sized servings..I always take home leftovers.

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Thank Peg I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every Wednesday they have a special menu. Crab claws, wings, shrimp, oysters at greatly reduced prices. Great service and friendly crowd

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Thank Al2athena
Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place just flat-out knows how to do seafood! My rare Tuna on the house salad was awesome. I am sure the Cusabi - cucumber, wasabi dressing - is probably a controlled substance because it is so good. My wife's stuffed flounder was perfect as was our friend's sauteed crabmeat. The side order of hushpuppies was great.

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Thank John C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently Wednesday is the day for steamed seafood and drinks with friends! Turtle Island has Steamed Oysters, clams, mussels, crab legs, as well as other specials. We came for the clams and oysters. My girlfriends all shared a whole Flounder!!! We had to wait for 15 minutes for a table. Worth the wait. Service was good considering the overwhelming amount... More 

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Southport
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had out of town quests - we played golf at Oak Island, which they loved, and then went for an early dinner at Turtle Island. We had to wait a couple of minutes because it was before 5:00 PM but the doors open and we were seated promptly. We ordered 2 - baby flounders, salmon, and shrimp and grits.... More 

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Thank Nicholas N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We are moving down to Oak Island, so we decided to try Turtle Island restaurant on a Wednesday, when the specials are offered. They open at 5 PM. We got to the restaurant at 4:45 and the parking lot was already packed, we were lucky to get a parking spot. They opened the doors promptly at 5 and we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Minimal waiting time. Courteous staff, great food. Decor was charming. Excellent experience. Oh, If you like turtles, you'll love Turtle Island!

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Thank joanna_walters2002
Southport, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I never liked wings very much until I had Turtle Island's! Tender, meaty and superbly delicious! I got 6 with jerk sauce and 6 with asian. I prefer the jerk - more body, not really very spicy. Asian a bit sweet, not for me. Other sauces also - boom-boom hot and lemon pepper medium. Half price on Weds! I am... More 

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Thank Peter B
Mocksville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I love the flounder at Turtle Island! I also had a cluster of crab legs, and there just wasn't much meat. My waitress took care of the situation and got a cluster of legs that was much better! I sincerely appreciated the fact that Turtle Island is serious about customer satisfaction. I always try to order EXTRA GLUTEN with all... More 

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Thank bcartner
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I go on Wednesday nights for their specials. Great crabs real cheap. The chicken wings are a great second. This is definitely popular with the local crowd. That usually means good food and in this case it is spot on. I'm not saying this is 5 star dining, but the food , the servers and the other guests will make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?