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All 27 Wrightsville Beach Restaurants

South Beach Grill

100 South Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
+1 910-256-4646
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had dinner at South Beach Grill with friends on a Saturday night during the off-season. Our reserved table for six was waiting for us. I generally drink sweet wine. Since the restaurant didn't have a Riesling by the glass, the server brought me a rose to sample. It was excellent. All of our entrees were very good, ranging from a... More 

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stopped in to have seafood Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. We arrived about 15 minutes early but the friendly staff let us in. We had fantastic crab nachos and traditional fried oysters for the entree. Everything was awesome! Our waitress Jenny was very friendly and kept our drinks filled. We will definitely be back next time we visit.

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West Jefferson
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We visit Wrightsville Beach at least once every year and South Beach Grill is always on our list of places to eat. Food is excellent and has great eye appeal. Staff are always friendly and efficient. We've never been disappointed.

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Chicago, IL
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stopped here for a couple of starters and beverages on a quiet Wednesday night. Menu was decent, prices were good and the specials made sense. Service was quick, cheerful and efficient. Music was appropriate, too. Enjoyed the stop. Would return if opportunity presented itself

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our family had an early Thanksgiving & Christmas in Wilmington Beach. We were surfing the internet to find another local restaurant and settled on the South Beach Grill. What a good choice. Homey atmosphere and an excellent staff. Of course during November it's a bit chilly to take advantage of the outside seating but I did dream a little of... More 

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Raleigh, NC
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Lots of Wrightsville Beach restaurants are closed on Sunday nights in the off-season, but lucky for us, South Beach Grill was open. Everything our group of four ordered was delicious - we would especially recommend the Shrimp & Grits and the Spiced Shrimp Napoleon starters and the Salmon entree. Service was excellent. We can't wait to go back!

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Juliette, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Staying in Wilmington for a wedding and rode out the Wrightsville Beach looking for a fresh seafood restaurant where we could take kids. It was early evening and this was the first place we saw that looked like we could take children. We sat on the patio and our waitress was very good. The food was good, but not outstanding.... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped at South Beach Grill after visiting Wrightsville Beach with our dog late one afternoon -- and found the perfect spot for all of us to relax! The staff could not have been more helpful - the waiter working the outside patio told us to take any table we wanted, and went inside to get menus. Before he got... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We have been going here for years but the food was disappointing this year. The chowder was too thick, the salad had too much dressing and the lettuce was not crisp. The entrees were so-so except for the seafood lasagna which was an ample portion and tasty.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews 111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Delicious fresh food and perfect atmosphere! All fresh ingredients and everything was made fresh to order! Highly recommend!

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Additional Information about South Beach Grill

Address: 100 South Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Phone Number: +1 910-256-4646
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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