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22 North Restaurant

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

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    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
Nice, even though we were the only ones there

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Stephen K
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Durham, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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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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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The hubby & I waited to choose a restaurant until the last minute for our date. So I went to Open table for suggestions and only 3 places locally had openings left. Thanks to Trip Advisor reviews we chose to try 22 North. Walking in the atmosphere is immediately intimate and quiet, exactly what we wanted. The menu was diverse... More 

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Mebane, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Food was very good. Out-of-the-way experience. Decent amount of wine in the glass. Wish we had room for dessert. Would have been nicer if the staff weren't so busy watching Wheel-of-Fortune in the bar area, but that's okay.

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47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We hadn't been to this restaurant since in first opened approximately 10 years. We walked in without reservations on a recent Sunday evening with our neighbors. Since we had just left a cocktail party, we didn't look at the wine or drink menu, but we have heard that the drink selection is good. Three of us started with the caesar... More 

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London, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My wife and I went in to have a drink and appetizers. We got there right when the opened. We enjoyed the music. Great shegrab soup and fried green tomatoes. Everything made fresh.

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Charlotte, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had heard great reviews about 22 North, but ended up being disappointed. The good: Food was actually very good. The chalkboard menu was unique and it changes daily based on fresh catch and foods. They also had a few NC wines on the menu that were tasty. The bad: Dark and dreary bar like atmosphere. The place even had that... 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: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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