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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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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reminds me of Hawaii

We sat outdoors under a protective fly, surrounded by palm trees and flowers. You're back behind the sand dunes, protected from the wind and though you can't see the surf, you can certainly hear it. The setting was quite pretty. My wife started with a salad of arugula, goat cheese, beets and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Old Saybrook, CT
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Cameron, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything about East is perfect! The menu has great options, the atmosphere was perfect, and presentation impeccable. Our family loved the experience -- even our picky 13-year old.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food was fresh and delicious. The service was attentive. There was a choice of sitting in the air conditioned living room or outside on the terrace to catch the ocean breeze. There was locally sourced food. It was a good assortment to please the whole family. The bread was also fresh and delicious. We were very pleased and surprised.... More 

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Old Saybrook, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We sat outdoors under a protective fly, surrounded by palm trees and flowers. You're back behind the sand dunes, protected from the wind and though you can't see the surf, you can certainly hear it. The setting was quite pretty. My wife started with a salad of arugula, goat cheese, beets and heirloom tomatoes with a blueberry reduction which she... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I spent a few days with my wife at the Blockade Runner hotel in Wrightsville Beach NC. The hotel restaurant, East Oceanfront, served an exceptional dinner. The food was not at all what would be expected in a laid back oceanfront community. Dining in East was more of what you would expect in a major metropolitan area. The pork belly... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our server was excellent and magically appeared when we needed her and gave us privacy when we didn't. Great spot for an adventurous romantic dinner --- under a tent, wind blowing off the ocean, on the water but still in civilization (e.g. not a sticky floor pirate-themed seafood place). Food was very good...solid on preparation and ingredients from a rather... More 

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Alvin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stopped in to try out the food to maybe find a place to have a rehearsal dinner. Service was good as the restaurant wasn't busy at all. Noon on a Thursday. My favorite appetizer was the breads and spreads. Mahi bites were alright. The cold boiled shrimp were great.

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Andover, Kansas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good food and wait staff but too expensive for me! My husband had the lobster dinner and I had crab cakes. Both were good, but not excellent and the tab with drinks was around $140.00. Not worth it to me.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were staying at the hotel and encountered pouring rain our first night there so decided to stay there for dinner. It was a very pleasant surprise. The waitress was very friendly and professional. The menu is somewhat limited, but both of us found seafood that was delicious. We also had breakfast there each morning at the buffet and it... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This restaurant has a really nice outdoor patio that is near the ocean (can't see the ocean though). Food was great too.

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Lewisville, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were guests at the hotel and wanted to hold a celebration dinner for graduation, so we chose to stay local and have it here. Deco upscale decor, attentive staff, dining options inside and out (weather permitting). The menu is surprisingly limited, and it is not cheap...but to a person our party raved about their meal. Definitely upscale type menu,... More 

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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

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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