The Beach Shop & Grill began as a soda shop in 1952 and has grown into a rustic, low-country bistro located on the south end of Topsail Island, NC. We use the finest local ingredients available throughout our dishes, craft cocktails and handmade desserts. We have an award winning wine list with more than 250 selections representing every major wine region in the world.
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Our Story

Welcome to the Beach Shop & Grill

The Beach Shop & Grill first began as Warren’s Soda Shop in 1952 slinging hot dogs, hamburgers and hand-spun milk shakes. In the 70s the soda shop became The Beach Shop & Grill which was a gathering place for visiting families during the summer. Here, families could enjoy a meal as well as purchase beach accessories next door.

In 2002, Jeff and Cheryl Price purchased the restaurant and store which now feature the finest local produce and hand selected retail items. The Beach Shop & Grill is enjoyed by many generations of Topsail Beach families, some who grew up working summers in the Soda Shop during the 50s and 60s, and now return with the next generation in tow.

About Chef Gates

Chef describes himself as tall, handsome and intriguing but most of the staff would describe him as “a comedian who likes to give everyone a hard time.”

He explains that the most rewarding part of his job is “the satisfaction that comes from creating excellent dishes that please our guests.”

His typical day consists of sourcing local, fresh ingredients, fresh fish and creating specials. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to create new and interesting dishes, exploring new concepts and ingredients to challenge himself. He takes great pride in providing guests with an excellent meal and experience.

Chef Chris Gates

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Fresh Ingredients, Delicious Meals

We believe in sourcing the best local produce available and creating fresh items for all of our menus. Enjoy regular favorites such as the Shrimp and Grits, Key Lime Pie and Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.

$10.00

Little Gem Farms Baby Lettuces

Includes pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, dried cherries, and a scratch-made champagne vinaigrette.

$14.00

Pork Belly

Our pork belly is slow roasted and includes kimchi slaw with a whole grain mustard glaze.

$16.00

Southern Bistro Burger

Our burger is served with pimento cheese, bacon jam, fried green tomato, Tabasco onions on brioche, with a side of pomme frites.

$10.00

Airmail

The Airmail is made with white rum, honey, lime, sparkling rose.

$9.00

Key Lime Pie

Our Key Lime Pie is a made with tart key limes, a tender graham cracker crust, and delicious meringue.

$28.00

NC Pork Tenderloin

Includes locally sourced pork tenderloin, Anson Mills grits, bacon braised collards, and country ham pot likker.

$10.00

Little Gem Farms Baby Lettuces

Includes pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, dried cherries, and a scratch-made champagne vinaigrette.

$14.00

Pork Belly

Slow roasted pork belly with kimchi slaw and a whole grain mustard glaze.

$16.00

Southern Bistro Burger

Our burger is served with pimento cheese, bacon jam, fried green tomato, Tabasco onions on brioche, with a side of pomme frites.

$28.00

NC Pork Tenderloin

Includes locally sourced pork tenderloin, Anson Mills grits, bacon braised collards, and country ham pot likker.

$10.00

Airmail

The Airmail is made with white rum, honey, lime, sparkling rose.

$9.00

Key Lime Pie

Our Key Lime Pie is made with tart key limes, a tender graham cracker crust, and delicious meringue.

Private Events & Catering

Private Events

private event space
Perfect for corporate outings, family reunions, wedding receptions, and rehearsal dinners. For more information and to book your private event call (910) 328-6501.

Catering

food array

Let us cater your next event! Whether a corporate event, family function, or you just want an amazing spread for when everybody shows up to the vacation house, we’ve got you covered. Talk to us about your needs and we’ll create an amazing menu of food for up to 200 guests. Call (910) 328-6501 for more information.

Reviews

What People are Saying

The food was delicious and their bar has an excellent selection.

If you are in Topsail, NC and want a dining experience that knows how to cater to the finer taste of life than stop by this place.

Viradeth Thilavong

Best food I’ve had in NC, hands down.

Best food I’ve had in NC, hands down. True cuisine. The crab cakes were inspired. The scallops were savory. The pork belly was balanced.

Ben Kurth

One of the most amazing desserts ever!

We stopped here once on vacation and had one of the most amazing desserts ever! Recommended to anyone who is looking for a great place to eat – especially yummy desserts 😉

Megan Crawford

Great friendly service

Love Love Love Beach Shop Grill. I have been several times food is wonderful. Great friendly service too! Love sweet Alana. Love the shop always find something neat. Can’t wait for my next visit.”

Christy Martin

Restaurant Hours

MONDAY
We are closed

TUESDAY
11:00am – 9:00pm

WEDNESDAY
11:00am – 9:00pm

THURSDAY
11:00am – 9:00pm

FRIDAY
11:00am – 9:30pm

SATURDAY
8:00am – 9:30pm

SUNDAY
8:00am – 9:00pm

Retail Store Hours

MONDAY
9:00am – 5:00pm

TUESDAY
9:00am – 9:00pm

WEDNESDAY
9:00am – 9:00pm

THURSDAY
9:00am – 9:00pm

FRIDAY
9:00am – 9:30pm

SATURDAY
8:00am – 9:30pm

SUNDAY
8:00am – 9:00pm