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Turtle Island

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6220 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC
+1 910-278-4944
17:00 - 21:30
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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200 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 

Thank FrequentlyOnTheMove
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Although this place has a crazy wait during the summer season, it is a must stop off season. Easy going atmosphere and the staff is quick and hard working. Be sure to try the coconut shrimp and the coral shrimp. Super yummy. The boom boom shrimp and caesar salad are meh. If you like calabash, go for the flounder and... More 

Thank Michele S
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I love love love this place what amazing food!!! I had the blue crab and it was the best food I ate the whole vacation (I didn't eat one bad meal there but this was defineitly the best)! I can't wait to go back and eat here again. I would recommend making reservations the place gets packed quick!

Thank Melodie R

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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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?