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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, Late Night, 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
Excellent Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Kevin6363
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Burlington, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Restaurant has very limited menu; limited to what is on the daily chalk board. Now, I am an adventurous diner but on the evening we were there, every dish had something in it that did not appeal. With no other options, we left to dine elsewhere.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This was our 2nd trip to 22N. First time we used the entertainment book coupon on a date and this time we returned with the whole family including my parents and kids. On the down side, they don't have a standing menu. So what I had the first time wasn't available the second time. That was a bummer. It's a... More 

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

An interesting and varied menu, the chef has a fantastic touch with unusual ingredients. Would suggest ordering several items from the appetizer menu to get a great taste of all the wonderful items. All the meals we have tried are great. The restaurant style is laid back beach with booth and a chalkboard menu. The chef is friendly and wanders... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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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