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22 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803 (Birmingham)
+1 910-509-0177
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located on historic Wrightsville Beach, 22 North has earned a reputation...
Located on historic Wrightsville Beach, 22 North has earned a reputation by visitors and locals alike as "the best kept secret on the beach." Embodying the best of traditional Lower Cape Fear cuisine with classic French and rustic Creole fare, we take pride in providing our guests with the most unique and eclectic Southern comfort food in the Wilmington area. Taking full advantage of the naturally abundant resources Cape Fear is blessed with, our menu changes virtually every day. You're sure to find local favorites along with bold, exciting, and fresh new creations! House specialties like our award-winning silky She-Crab soup, grilled Skirt Steak or our famous Shrimp n'Grits are featured along with more innovative fare such as Sweet Potato Crusted Grouper, Buttermilk fried Alligator and country ham Blue Crab Cakes. And of course our wonderful homemade desserts such as Key Lime Pie and Caramel Bread Pudding are pure delight. We invite you to come on in and make yourself at home!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious

We ate at 22 North the first night we were in town. The place looks like a little dump, but the food is good. I had scallops wrapped in bacon, and it was delicious. My husband had the steak and he said that it was also very good. I didn't really want to eat at this place because it didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Diane M
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Utica, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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raleigh nc
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A friend recommended 22 North. We checked it out online first so we were aware of the small menu. On the night we went, there were 6 or so entrees on the menu and we had a difficult time narrowing down our choices because everything looked great. We decided on a bread basket, blueberry goat cheese salad, shrimp and grits,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This restaurant does not strike one as 5 stars, however the preparation and presentation is just that. The menu is truly unique and fresh. The fried alligator is a must try appetizer! If you like key lime pie you can't go wrong with this establishment! Can't wait to see what will be on the menu for my next visit!

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Utica, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate at 22 North the first night we were in town. The place looks like a little dump, but the food is good. I had scallops wrapped in bacon, and it was delicious. My husband had the steak and he said that it was also very good. I didn't really want to eat at this place because it didn't... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After reading many of the reviews we decided to give 22 North a try and trust me there was no disappointment. While the building isn't the nicest The food was excellent and the service was equally good. The idea of fresh local ingredients is appealing and the scallops, shrimp and grits, and tuna were all well prepared with lots of... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Our family of five had dinner at 22 North last night and it was a great experience. Even though they are at the beach, parking was easy, they have a dedicated lot. We read on Trip Advisor that the appetizers were excellent, so we tried five of them. My favorites were the Pork Cheeks, the Crawfish and the Oxtail. The... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Great local fresh menu items. Jessica our waitress was very informative and was a great server. The food came out in good timing and the drink menu was varied. We had fish and pork dinners that were suggested. Thanks for a great dinner. Later the bar turns into bar with a fun dj.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant does have a limited menu but it is due to the fact that they use local ingredients available that day. Their food was insanely good. Even my kids loved it and they tried new things like alligator. We definitely recommend it.

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Durham, NC
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This restaurant is excellent, the menu changes daily based on what the chef has available so be aware. We really enjoyed out appetizers and entrees. We had bacon wrapped scallops, zucchini cakes, and a lobster pasta dish. I had the Mahi Mahi which was fantastic, my other family members had sea scallops and mahi mahi as well which everyone enjoyed.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had a nice meal for our family of 4. Fresh fish, great shrimp and grits and lobster mac. There are better know options in WB, but we found 22 North a nice place to eat after hitting the beach.

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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The menu changes daily and the items are creative in inference to pairing, which are definitely a pluses. For me the shrimp and grits were very very rich in flavor in every part of the dish (creamy grits had bits of ham or sausage, the sauce is rich and the shrimp was well seasoned), which was over the top for... More 

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Additional Information about 22 North Restaurant

Address: 22 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803
Phone Number: +1 910-509-0177
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803
    (Birmingham)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-509-0177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

Located on historic Wrightsville Beach, 22 North has earned a reputation by visitors and locals alike as "the best kept secret on the beach." Embodying the best of traditional Lower Cape Fear cuisine with classic French and rustic Creole fare, we take pride in providing our guests with the most unique and eclectic Southern comfort food in the Wilmington area. Taking full advantage of the naturally abundant resources Cape Fear is blessed with, our menu changes virtually every day. You're sure to find local favorites along with bold, exciting, and fresh new creations! House specialties like our award-winning silky She-Crab soup, grilled Skirt Steak or our famous Shrimp n'Grits are featured along with more innovative fare such as Sweet Potato Crusted Grouper, Buttermilk fried Alligator and country ham Blue Crab Cakes. And of course our wonderful homemade desserts such as Key Lime Pie and Caramel Bread Pudding are pure delight. We invite you to come on in and make yourself at home!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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