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“Right on the Beach!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shell Island Bistro

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Shell Island Bistro
2700 North Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC
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Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Right on the Beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Shell Island. The staff is courteous and attentive. The hotel is very clean. The suites are all privately owned so each one is different and some may be maintained better than others. All of the suites have a small balcony with a beach view. Our suite was ok but the bed was not that comfortable. We did enjoy our stay though.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Morrisville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food, Great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The food was good, there was nothing that made me feel like I had to return to that restaurant and have that specific dish again, but it was tasty and of good quality ingredients. Also, very well presented, and price was reasonable.
Service was excellent. It's rare to find a restaurant where every single member of the staff is helpful and friendly ,but that was our experience there. They even managed to be just helpful enough without being over-bearing.

Visited April 2013
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Arlington, VA
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Bland and ugh...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The calamari has no taste; the burger was a frozen chunk of meat, not fresh, maybe not ever fresh; drinks are ok, decent pours by friendly staff. Bar is nondescript & feels like a cafeteria. Seriously, this place needs a makeover; it's just not even attractive, not one bit. You'll want to spend your money elsewhere.

Visited March 2013
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north carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Granted we were there off season but my husband and I like to do get away during the winter and so we spent the night at the resort. We thought the restaurant was going to have a beautiful view of the ocean but it did not. It was situated down in the basement with no view at all. The wait staff was wonderful but the meal left a lot to be desired. We were told that their busy time was in the summer and that they do not offer as much during the winter time. The resort itself has some awesome views of the ocean, some of the best I have ever seen in Wilmington but they need to do some updating on their restaurant.

Visited January 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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266 reviews 266 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Great breakfast and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We dined here only at breakfast as we were staying in the hotel and the North End Bistro (as it is called now) was not open for dinner during the week off-season. Good choices for food, and Shannon, our server and the manager, was outstanding! Great beach view too!

Visited January 2013
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