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Turtle Island

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6220 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
+1 910-278-4944
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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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 

Thank Gennie R
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 

Thank Nicholas N
Oak Island, North Carolina
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Dan_N_NC
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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!

Thank joanna_walters2002
Southport, North Carolina, United States
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207 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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 

Thank Peter B
Mocksville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank bcartner
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank andrew a
Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Wednesday nights are very popular for the locals and tourists. They have seafood specials and the food is presented well. Only thing is to try and get in on Wednesday nights it is very busy. Which tells you it is very good food. But it is worth the wait.

Thank Littlegir1943
Sweet Valley
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The baby flounder is so good. Must try the black bean soup. Crab cakes. More food than you can eat. Left overs for sure.

Thank Susan S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I had the signature grilled shrimp. It came with a beautiful presentation and was more than I could eat. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their entrees as well. We made reservations for New Years eve. The service was exceptional and the proportions were more than ample. You can't go wrong eating here as this restaurant serves some of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?