Chill @ The Mermaid for Super Bowl 52

Happy Humpday!

Well, Community on the Cape Fear, it’s almost Super Bowl Sunday again! We’ll have the televisions at Mermaid Point tuned in for this Super Bowl showdown and we’re aiming to keep things low-key and chill. If that’s your kinda scene, we’ve got the place for you to kick back, maybe eat a lil’ somethin’, drink a beer, watch a great game of football, and maybe chat with one or two friendly folks who happen to be here.

We’ll have some drink specials, some food specials, and a friendly atmosphere to share with our amazing river community! Go, team!

See you on Sunday, February 4th, 2018! The game kicks off around 6pm. We’ll be here until after the winning touchdown is played and …beyond!

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Come on down, we’re open!

Say farewell to those cabin fever blues and come out to Mermaid Point for something hot and delicious! Our friendly servers are waiting to deliver fantastic service and delicious eats and drinks just for you!



Closed due to snowy conditions

Hi everyone! We hope you’re reading this from a place that is somewhere warm and cozy.

Locals can look out their windows and see the reason we decided to remain closed. Folks from the north are yukkin’ it up at us Southerners and our “snow issues”, but that’s ok! We still love ’em!

Due to the dangerous conditions that may or may not endure for a day or two more, we here at The Mermaid thought it best to ensure the safety of our staff and close up until things melt a bit and roads are more passable without so much sliding around. We also didn’t want to tempt customers too much to take a treacherous drive on the icy roads for a taste of delicious, hot goodness had we decided to open our kitchen right now 😋

We hope you understand and we are truly looking forward to serving you all again soon! Stay safe and warm, bundle up and go play outside while you can. Whether your desired post-snowplay beverage is a hot chocolate or a hot toddy, we look forward to seeing y’all walking through our doors and at our tables again soon!

-The Mermaid Point family


Whoa, Nelly…

Hello, Community on the Cape Fear!

Megan here. I felt that something desperately needed to be said about last night (Friday, January 12th, 2018). Sincerest apologies are due to each of you who came out. We were caught so unexpectedly by the size of the crowds of hungry people that came to Mermaid Point yesterday evening. We have never, ever seen that many folks come out to have dinner and enjoy themselves at the restaurant. Last night was rough. Last night stung, and we feel horrible things just didn’t come together the way we’d planned.

To everyone who waited over an hour for food that may or may not have come, to those who were waiting outside just to be seated, to all those folks who left after already waiting so long– all of us at Mermaid Point are truly and emphatically sorry!

That being said, I hope all of you can understand that we’re experiencing some very big growing pains. Please bear with us after this and I promise that Mermaid Point will only become better and better. We’re learning from each and every mistake we make. We ask for your forgiveness and hope that we’ll see you back for another try.


Megan, Ilia, and your friends at Mermaid Point


Grand Opening Highlights at Mermaid Point

Hi everyone!

We are so thankful for how our grand opening day unfolded, thanks to you! The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by our own Lillington Chamber of Commerce and several of our amazing kitchen and dining room staff. We’re so happy that the ORIGINAL Mr. Howard Avrette made sure to attend the ceremony; it was an honor to have him present for that moment. And who else decided to pop in for lunch? Why none other than Mr. David Avrette! We’ve known David ever since we started renting the river shack for Cape Fear River Adventures back in 2012. He’s been a great support to us over these years and of our family’s businesses. His friendship is another thing we are thankful for!

During the day, we gave away 20% off coupons and had such a nice crowd of folks come in and eat delicious food.

The evening brought fantastic acoustic entertainment by a duo from the band, DL Token. The band is based in nearby Sanford, NC. We’re glad they’re close by because we want more DL Token! The music was played indoors, due to our record-breaking cold week here in the South. The set-up couldn’t have been more perfect! Two talented musicians playing an intimate evening acoustic set for our customers was a nice and relaxing way to conclude Mermaid Point’s grand opening.

With this day of grand opening behind us, I feel it’s safe to say that it was a success! The Mermaid Point family is proud to serve this community and bring something a little new and special to the Lillington mix! With y’all’s immeasurable support and patronage, we hope to be around for a long time 🙂

Happy new year! -Megan