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Oceanic Restaurant and Grill

703 S Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2166
910-256-5551
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Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Durham, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Business lunch. Sat outside. Food was better than I expected. Hushpuppies brought to table. Drinks were good. Food and drinks reasonably priced considering right on the pier and in popular tourist area. Only downside was the waitress spoke very fast in regional accent and was difficult for some of the folks to understand. I would return. Better service during the... More

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We had a long lunch mid-afternoon and an early evening coffee and desert here... I ordered the mixed grill (salmon, shrimp, mahi mahi) and it was delicious. Very nicely cooked, not too oily and the fish was seasoned perfectly; I was very satisfied. Our first server over lunch had a bit of a pushy attitude - returning to our table... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to the beach for the day and decided after soaking up as much sun as we could we would try the Oceanic Restaurant. From the time we walked in to the time we walked out, we felt like we were part of the family. Great service, great food and we were treated to a waterfront wedding right out... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Really nice view, good appetizer, and good meals for the kids. But the adults had the specials and they were not so special. So salty it was uncomfortable to eat. The service was great and the manager did offer to get us something else in lieu of the meal we didn't like, so the service recovery was fine, too.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Hot Crab Dip and Sunburned Shrimp appetizers were excellent.. However, the Seafood Paella was watery with too many tomatoes; Not at all what I expected for $22.99, with no salad or bread served with the entrees!

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Bristol, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Having been a resident of Wilmington from 1994 until 2008 I had dined at this restaurant on many occasions. During a visit here this week, had the opportunity to dine here again with a good friend who still lives here. From the moment we were seated out on the Crystal pier dining deck, choosing the recommendation of a today's special... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Food and service were okay but not somewhere I would come back. Came here because there was over an hour wait at our first choice. We should've waited the hour! Not bad but not great. Disappointed.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I attended a catered event at Oceanic and was thoroughly impressed! The crab dip was great, the ribeye was cooked perfectly, and the cheesecake was on point! The servers were phenomenal with such a large group. I would recommend this oceanfront restaurant to anyone!

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Ate dinner here for the first time on Saturday evening while visiting Wilmington. The restaurant was recommended to us. The restaurant is located on the beach and has a great view of the beach. The food was good as well as the portions. We had a really attentive server, Cat and she took good care of us. I had the... More

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Washington State
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The food was fine. No disappointment. The service was also good. But the real draw is eating outside on the pier. Thoroughly enjoyable to be outside, undercover from the sun, dining, enjoying good company.

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