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22 North Restaurant

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22 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803 (Birmingham)
+1 910-509-0177
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants at the beach. The menu changes and the wait staff is always friendly. Tonight as an appetizer I had crab cakes with jasmine rice and they were the best crab cakes I have had. If you are at Wrightsville Beach be sure and do dinner here and be sure to try their beachcomber... More 

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Thank Pokeman1
Greenville, NC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We visit Wilmington frequently so after trying the other restaurants on the beach, we wandered over to 22 North. There were wonderful things & not so wonderful things. Bad news is that gross carpet. It is plain awful. The back of the restaurant has this cool, weathered concrete floor for their bar but their upscale pricey menu is eaten on... More 

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Thank Mwisey18
NORTH CAROLINA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

Good food never the same menu. Casual inside atmosphere so so but worth the trip. Chief won several awards Lincolly

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Thank DEBBIEDAWG
Stokesdale, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Walked in and stood there for a good 5 minutes. Nobody acknowledged our arrival. Checked the door to make sure they were open, yep. It smelled funky, in a bad way. Uninviting.

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1 Thank Rootietootoo
Stuttgart, Germany
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Located right downtown...parking can be a challenge. The service was not great...slow and the waiter pompus and was massively distracted by his drunk friends eating at the next table. The food when we finally got it was excellent...really good food made to order. After dinner the place turns into a nightclub...so if you want to avoid that eat earlier. Again,... More 

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Thank LoppyWinchester
Wilmington, North Carolina
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370 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

I stopped by 22 North for dinner with my mom, and we were pleasantly surprised after numerous sub-par dining experiences in Wilmington. The front dining area was smaller than I expected, but offered an intimate setting - especially with the presence of the large easels displaying the menu for the day. There was a short wait, and the hostess offered... More 

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Thank Stephanie F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Me and my family with kids after a full beach day wanted a simple sit down right off the beach. Honestly I thought it was a dive from the outside and I have never been so glad to be so wrong. A farm to table restaurant with amazing flavors. I would highly recommend this for your next adventure dinner just... More 

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1 Thank Raechelann
NoVA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

The food is delicious, and very fresh. But I feel like the price is a little too steep. Also the restaurant felt like a little more 'bar scene' than upscale seafood restaurant. If I ate the exact same meal, same price, but with a ocean view and without the 'bar scene' I'd feel it was totally worth it.

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1 Thank lovelylala225
Raleigh, North Carolina
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373 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

My husband and I had dinner here over the weekend. The food was just outstanding! My husband had the skirt steak, which was cooked to perfection. I had their shrimp and grits, the flavors were plentiful and unique. Loved the assortment of breads (corn bread, zucchini bread). Nice wine selection, the prices were great, and so was our service. This... More 

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Thank NancyOO7
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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356 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Good food and service in a small restaurant right in "downtown" Wrightsville Beach. It leans towards an upscale menu, so do not expect burgers and chicken. Instead it offers quality seafood and seasonal items, prepared just the way you expect. Shrimps and Grits, scallops, and other items are excellent. Depending upon the season, they also offer frogs legs. There is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803
    (Birmingham)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-509-0177
Description
Located on historic Wrightsville Beach, 22 North has earned a reputation by visitors and locals alike as "the best kept secret on the beach." Embodying the best of traditional Lower Cape Fear cuisine with classic French and rustic Creole fare, we take pride in providing our guests with the most unique and eclectic Southern comfort food in the Wilmington area. Taking full advantage of the naturally abundant resources Cape Fear is blessed with, our menu changes virtually every day. You're sure to find local favorites along with bold, exciting, and fresh new creations! House specialties like our award-winning silky She-Crab soup, grilled Skirt Steak or our famous Shrimp n'Grits are featured along with more innovative fare such as Sweet Potato Crusted Grouper, Buttermilk fried Alligator and country ham Blue Crab Cakes. And of course our wonderful homemade desserts such as Key Lime Pie and Caramel Bread Pudding are pure delight. We invite you to come on in and make yourself at home!

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