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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
Price range: $15 - $30
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
Apex, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A hidden gem among the vast beach eateries. My family and friends have been coming here to WB for several years and have never ventured to 22 North. A pleasant surprise to the "frisbee" meals we are used to. No matter what other reviews are out there, consider this: no eatery on the beach between the ocean and sound is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I consider ourselves foodies and we were very pleasantly surprised! I was very good and the portions were huge.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

First of all this place is in need of a thorough cleaning. I don't expect fancy décor at the beach but I do expect it to be clean. I truly don't understand the glowing reviews for this restaurant. Bread was cold in the center. My scallops were fine but nothing special. I think my experience was marred by the horribly... More

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Youngsville, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Prior to going to Wrightsville Beach, we read a lot of reviews on restaurants. North 22 was raved about so we chose it for dinner; always excited to try something new and innovative. However, our first impression when walking in was not good - decor old, dated, dirty, and very basic. Service was mediocre, with our server barely speaking to... More

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Kansas City
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

On one of our many trips to Wrightsville Beach,my husband and I had dinner at 22 North on Father's Day. I had a crisp and delicious cucumber and crawdad soup for which I begged the recipe, but no luck :) My husband had the fried alligator which came with a cucumber cream dill sauce. It was light and not gamey... More

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north carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This place isn't very fancy inside but expect a meal worthy of any white table cloth. Chalkboard menu every night. From appetizers to dessert you won't be disappointed. It is the best dining in wrightsville beach. Fresh food artfully prepared. A must have is the shrimp and grits. They will melt in your mouth!

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Branford, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great service and unique food with delightfully delicous flavors; menu changes with surprises every day!

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We found ourselves staying, unexpectedly, in Wrightsville Beach, NC. We were referred to 22 North by our hotel. One doesn't expect to find creative, unique and imaginative offerings when staying at a beachside destination. We were pleasantly surprised. An eclectic menu combining unique twists on the traditional and a nice selection on local favorites. The atmosphere is average beach decor.... More

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Jarrettsville, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great clam chowder and key lime pie Catfish breading fell off ...Collard greens needed seasoning Place needs a good cleaning and some air fresher

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Right downtown. Menu focuses on local, w/seafood, meat, poultry options & salad, too. Our scallops, tuna & catfish were great.

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