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22 North Restaurant

22 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803
+1 910-509-0177
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Birmingham
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!
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

At a colleague's suggestion, we decided to give 22 North a try. Step inside for a delightful experience! The menu changes daily and is presented on a chalkboard. The fresh breads, gator bites, and bronzed scallops were delicious. But these did not top the coconut lemon chess pie or the peanut butter pie! Both were dreamy and perfect for sharing!... More

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Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have celebrated our anniversary here for the last three years. While the menu is not very extensive, the seafood is fresh and no detail is neglected. The day's menu is written on a chalkboard, and the wait staff seemed knowledgeable in explaining the contents and preparation methods of the different dishes.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Had a great night out! Love this restaurant! The waitress was prompt and on the ball. My duck and shrimp appetizer was really good! My wife's crab cakes were great. She had shrimp and grits for dinner, they were spicy yet good! Needed to be hotter. I had the pork chop of course. Awesome! Cooked perfect. The mixed vegetables were... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants at the beach. The menu changes and the wait staff is always friendly. Tonight as an appetizer I had crab cakes with jasmine rice and they were the best crab cakes I have had. If you are at Wrightsville Beach be sure and do dinner here and be sure to try their beachcomber... More

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Greenville, NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We visit Wilmington frequently so after trying the other restaurants on the beach, we wandered over to 22 North. There were wonderful things & not so wonderful things. Bad news is that gross carpet. It is plain awful. The back of the restaurant has this cool, weathered concrete floor for their bar but their upscale pricey menu is eaten on... More

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NORTH CAROLINA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Good food never the same menu. Casual inside atmosphere so so but worth the trip. Chief won several awards Lincolly

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Stokesdale, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Walked in and stood there for a good 5 minutes. Nobody acknowledged our arrival. Checked the door to make sure they were open, yep. It smelled funky, in a bad way. Uninviting.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Located right downtown...parking can be a challenge. The service was not great...slow and the waiter pompus and was massively distracted by his drunk friends eating at the next table. The food when we finally got it was excellent...really good food made to order. After dinner the place turns into a nightclub...so if you want to avoid that eat earlier. Again,... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I stopped by 22 North for dinner with my mom, and we were pleasantly surprised after numerous sub-par dining experiences in Wilmington. The front dining area was smaller than I expected, but offered an intimate setting - especially with the presence of the large easels displaying the menu for the day. There was a short wait, and the hostess offered... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Me and my family with kids after a full beach day wanted a simple sit down right off the beach. Honestly I thought it was a dive from the outside and I have never been so glad to be so wrong. A farm to table restaurant with amazing flavors. I would highly recommend this for your next adventure dinner just... More

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