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East Oceanfront Dining

Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
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
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Waynick Blvd
Transit: Private shuttle available to patrons visiting from the Wrightsville Beach local area. Please call the resort directly to arrange pick-up and drop off.
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.
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Herndon, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

It's hard to decide on just one entree - they're all enticing! Although the menu is not extensive there is a dish for everyone - seafood lovers, meatatarians and vegetarians can all be happy here. Everything was prepared with expertise and came out perfectly. The sides are perfectly paired to their main course. They have a great wine selection both... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Our Monday night dinner at East was excellent. Attentive servers, perfectly-prepared food, creative pairings of garnishes, sauces, and sides. Portion sizes were just right and I did not leave feeling stuffed but quite satisfied. Nice warm breads. Good wine selection. We will go back again. My only slight disappointment was the lobster bisque which lacked lobster flavor. It was good,... More

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Seattle, WA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Our dinner at East was without doubt the high point of our holiday weekend in Wrightsville Beach. While the dinner menu is not vast, there is something for everyone and we chose the Land and Sea Duo of Petit Filet and Jumbo Lump Crabcake with potato mille feuille and vegetables. The meat was so tender and perfectly cooked, there was... More

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Cary, North Carolina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Food and service were great! Breakfast buffet was outstanding dinner was amazing! Very fresh and clean wait staff very fast and always there for you

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