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South Beach Grill

100 South Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
+1 910-256-4646
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are overlooking the scenic anchorage on Banks Channel, located on beautiful Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Our restaurant has been the Local's favorite since 1997. We welcome our guests with consistent, creative cuisine served in a friendly, casual atmosphere. You can enjoy a great burger sitting outside on our patio for lunch or experience the unique, eclectic, regional cuisine at dinner of our Chef James Rivenbark. His menu highlights the bounty of fresh Carolina coastal seafood at our front door. We also have Gluten Free items.
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Florence, South Carolina
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277 reviews 277 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I like the variety of the menu as well as the location in the heart of Wrightsville Beach. Parking during busy beach-going times can be an issue. Although there is a small parking lot in the rear, be prepared with change to feed a parking meter during the day. There is shaded seating in the front, directly on Waynick Blvd.... More

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We have been patronizing South Beach Grille for years and have noted a decline in food quality the last few times we have dined there. We were six people on a Friday night in August 2014. Because of their location and bar, they were busy. We were seated outside on their patio at a table that could comfortably accommodate 4... More

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Pa
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131 reviews 131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The food at South Beach is good, pretty much across the board. The fried blackeyed peas are surprisingly good, and are quite an operation to make. Portions are large, and you pretty much get a fair value for your dollar, considering that this is a beach town. There is indoor and outdoor seating. The night we went there were 2... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The ingredients in this salad are fantastic with the exception of the lack of crab. The manager did being out more which was great but he didn't give me any chance to articulate how fantastic the salad is otherwise - he abruptly ended my giving feedback and rushed away. He didn't realize I was going to compliment the shrimp.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The menu here is very imaginative, which has pros and cons. We each tried something different and came away with the same impression -- "it was ok." It was not as easy to see the water (inlet side) as I would have liked, and there is a fair amount of street noise on the patio.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The chicken salad is the die for!! Their fries and their menu is actually quite big. It's so close to the beach, just a walk over!!

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portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

great place to have dinner at the beach,the food was excellent and the was waitress friendly and very good. I will go back next time. the flounder was wonderful and yummy

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The restaurant looks average like nothing special, but the food looks and tastes like it could be from a 5 star restaurant. My family and I split the Crab and Seafood Nachoes for Two, I could have had that for my whole dinner. I then got the Smoked Chicken Tortellini which I highly recommend because it was amazing. Also the... More

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Andover, NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had the perfect timing. No reservation and yet we scored a table outside where there were gorgeous breezes. Start with the fried pickles -- really. I had to be coaxed after a bad experience with fried pickles at a county fair. No comparison. Try the Makers Mark salad -- we loved it so much we ordered a second one... More

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Mebane, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great place, excellent fish tacos! Service is just ok but the proximity to the beach and the food make up for it. One thing to note is that the water, like many of the beach restaurants, tastes like sulfur. I would recommend ordering one of their specialty "soft" cocktails or a mixed drink.

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