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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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  • 81
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
2nd Time Around

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
brandonhill28
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cary, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
Top Contributor
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I asked several people good local food restaurants, and we heard of 22 North SEVERAL times. When we finally came to try it, we realized the 5 STAR food, but not the 5 star pricing! The staff was amazing to talk with, and ate the Skirt steak and Wahoo- both melted in our mouths!! We will definitely... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had the scallops as a main. Really delicious but two were pretty sandy. Told the server and he took off $5 which was very nice of them. Servers do need to understand that entrees and main courses should be served separately and not all at once. However, when we informed him, he was fine with taking it back until we... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My wife and I shared the blackened catfish stew and crawfish hush puppies, both great choices. The stew was a perfect blend of veggies, catfish, sausage, and wonderful spices. The hush puppies crunchy on outside and tasty on the inside. For the main meal I chose the pork chop with colard greens and mash potatoes and my wife had shrimp... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

For our 10th Anniversary we decided to try a restaurant we had never been to before. It was the BEST decision we have ever made. Awesome, Amazing, Phenomenal, etc. I could keep going forever... This is, by far, our favorite Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach restaurant. We met the Chef, Brent, before the restaurant even opened and when we were seated he came... More 

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North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We decided to try a restaurant where we've never been for our 10-year anniversary. So glad that we did! From the moment that we walked in the door, the service and attention by our server Jess was perfect. And then the food arrived. it was obvious from the start that the chef truly enjoys picking his local ingredients every day... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?