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East Oceanfront Dining

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Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 (Waynick Blvd)
Private shuttle available to patrons visiting from the Wrightsville Beach local area. Please call the resort directly to arrange pick-up and drop off.
910-256-2251
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This restaurant is at Blockade Runner
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Local. Oceanfront. Freshly Produced Every Evening.Custom Cuisine...
Local. Oceanfront. Freshly Produced Every Evening.Custom Cuisine. Gluten-free. Vegetarian/Vegan. Raw. Just ask for the chef!Award-winning Executive Chef Mark Lawson takes pride in his tableside relationship with restaurant guests. Pair this with oceanfront indoor and outdoor seating and views of lush lawn skirting the surf. On-property herbs and greens, Mott’s Channel Seafood, Feast Down East’s Farmers’ Market produce, Organic Ashley Farms Chicken, Certified Angus Beef and Live Maine Lobster—this is our definition of dining out. Follow us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates on Thrifty Thursday, Friday Night Lobster, Saturday Prix Fixe, Sunday Brunch and new raw food specials inspired by Sarma Melngailis–owner of Pure Food & Wine, NYC–the first & foremost in Raw Food.Complimentary island limo shuttle available.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine dining -- but nothing spectacular

We had the prix fixe Saturday menu. We both ended up ordering prime rib. It was spectacular -- one of the best I have ever had. The broccolini that came with it was perfect. Even the mashed potatoes were amazing. But the overall atmosphere and service was not quite what one would expect of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2014
kwix
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Durham, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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austin
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The positive first is our waitress Lena was great but it went downhill from there. It's a very limited menu and there were at least 3 things that they ran out of. We started out with soup it was hot and good, not great because the side toast was burnt. The Caesar salad was very good but my apple and... More 

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Winchester, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The corn chowder was so good with big lumps of crab and lobster meat and the crab cakes were delicious as well.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and it was modern. The service was ok. The food was the worst we have ever had. We had to send back two dishes and one of them we had to send back twice. One of us ordered a salad and a soup. The other one ordered a caesar salad and the third one... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had the prix fixe Saturday menu. We both ended up ordering prime rib. It was spectacular -- one of the best I have ever had. The broccolini that came with it was perfect. Even the mashed potatoes were amazing. But the overall atmosphere and service was not quite what one would expect of a 5-star place.

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Calgary
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This restaurant is in the Blockade Runner Resort. We sat outside under a white canopy surrounded by beautiful gardens. Our servers name was Maranda. She was excellent. She new the menu, answered our questions and had great suggestions. I had the grouper and my husband had the crab cakes. Both were delicious and we would say our most memorable meal... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

No No NO!! You must not eat here you will be so disappointed. Go into Wilmington before eating here! Besides the breakfast being disgusting we had to beg for service. Please can we have drinks 3 times.... Please can we have our check.... Check never came after 20 mins of waiting. We left on the way out searching out the... More 

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greensboro, NC
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had an amazing dinner. The menu is limited but provides a range of options. We sat outside with a view of the gardens and could hear the surf. I loved the venue. A beautiful white canopy covers the seating area. So far it is my favorite location for diner in Wrightsville Beach. The food was spectacular. We topped it... More 

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NY
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My wife and I were told about this place by locals. We stopped on a slow night but still had a wonderful meal. Everything is named after a song title. We had the "Sitting on the dock of the bay" scallops appetizer with bacon. For dinner we had the "Mrs Robinson" panko breaded tuna and the "Stand by Me" filet.... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Truly a wonderful experience. Our party went on a cold winter Sunday night. We were surprised by how fresh the food was served. The breads were were hot and seemed fresh. The salads were crisp, but not overly cold. Several people in our party ordered the crab cakes, and remarked that they were the best they had ever eaten. The... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Stayed in the hotel and had the free buffet and was shocked by the food compared to normal free breakfasts. Also went for dinner one night, make sure to check at the check in desk because they have coupons there. Only downside was the service at night was a little slow but the food was worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
    (Waynick Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Private shuttle available to patrons visiting from the Wrightsville Beach local area. Please call the resort directly to arrange pick-up and drop off.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-256-2251

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Local. Oceanfront. Freshly Produced Every Evening.Custom Cuisine. Gluten-free. Vegetarian/Vegan. Raw. Just ask for the chef!Award-winning Executive Chef Mark Lawson takes pride in his tableside relationship with restaurant guests. Pair this with oceanfront indoor and outdoor seating and views of lush lawn skirting the surf. On-property herbs and greens, Mott’s Channel Seafood, Feast Down East’s Farmers’ Market produce, Organic Ashley Farms Chicken, Certified Angus Beef and Live Maine Lobster—this is our definition of dining out. Follow us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates on Thrifty Thursday, Friday Night Lobster, Saturday Prix Fixe, Sunday Brunch and new raw food specials inspired by Sarma Melngailis–owner of Pure Food & Wine, NYC–the first & foremost in Raw Food.Complimentary island limo shuttle available.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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