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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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80% Recommend
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

First time eating there, passed by many times while visiting the beach. The dinning space was rather small, the wait time for an inside table, without reservations, wasn't too bad (15-20mins for a Sat. evening). The host was wonderful with keeping us informed of table availability. The shrimp was "fresh" and the seafood lasagna good and the portion was huge.... More

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Burke, Virginia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was a real treat to be able to sit and relax at the South Beach Grill while my wife took in some rays on the beach. The breeze's and the views were very enjoyable. When she was properly baked we had some appetizers which were very good. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and would come back here again.

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Saint Albans, Vermont
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We found this place on Trip Advisor and saw it had great reviews. We decided this would be our nice dinner out on our vacation. We were especially looking forward to having some local seafood. We ordered shrimp scampi and a seafood stuffed flounder. The scampi had an excessive amount of lemon and hardly no garlic. It was difficult to... More

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ILMLOCAL, Owner at South Beach Grill, responded to this review

Kelly, Please accept my sincere apology for the unpleasant experience in my restaurant. Chef and the kitchen staff have made sure what you experienced never happens again. I appreciate you noting the way my Manager Chris addressed your concerns. We have very high standards of food and service. He did comp your entire food and beverages bill that evening as... More

Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The oysters in Tasso ham gravy was great! Service was nice and there is a nice outdoor patio. Don't miss this place when in town.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Actually this restaurant looks deceptive from the outside. You might think it is a sandwich only place. But we did dinner and lunch there recently and it was excellent. Very good selections of local seafood and other entrees. Outside seating is nice or if it is too hot, go inside. Service is great either in or out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

While spending a few days in Wilmington, NC we stumbled upon South Beach Grill. It's just as you cross onto Wrightsville beach. They are open for lunch and dinner. We went for dinner and had a fantastic meal. My grouper was some of the best fish I've ever had. The staff was friendly and knew the menu. I would highly... More

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cary, nc
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate here early (for dinner) on the 4th of July. It's located in the more "party atmosphere" southern end of Wrightsville Beach but the staff was professional all around and the food was really good. Some of the dishes we had were: seafood napoleon, eggplant-and-shrimp stack, shrimp scampi, Caesar salad and black eyed peas. It's a cute little place... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had a nice dinner here. Its not on the water but across from the harbor - a nice patio out front is the best view. But the food really set this place apart. Hard to describe - Creative Southern ??? We had the fried Black eyed peas appetizer and sweet potato flounder which was excellent. Local grouper with crab also... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our visit started out with reviews both on Yelp and Trip Advisor. We started with a phone call to get on the list, waited on hold for 15 minutes. When we arrived we waited an additional 20 minutes. The service was good, the food was ok not good or even great and I expect better for the price. We will... More

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Saint Georges, Delaware
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was good but I thought a little pricey and a limited selection.What we had was very good and very fresh.

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