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Southern Inspired, Locally Sourced since 1997. We are overlooking the scenic anchorage on Banks Channel, located on beautiful Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. We welcome our guests with consistent, creative cuisine served in a friendly, casual atmosphere. You can enjoy a great burger sitting outside on our patio for lunch or experience the eclectic, Chef driven, regional cuisine at dinner. Our menu highlights the bounty of Sea and Land, locally sourced. Coming by boat ? Dock at Wynn Plaza public docks. We also have Gluten Free/ reduced items. We offer limited reservations for four and accept call ahead for smaller parties. Our taps feature an ever evolving selection of local craft drafts.
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$8 - $26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visit Wilmington, we always go to Wrightsville Beach. Our favorite lunch stop is the South Beach Grill. They have excellent fish sandwiches which we enjoy along with other handhelds. The service is always friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting food fir such an uncomplicated place. Visited at lunch time. We tried the chowder (really good), the fried flounder and an outstanding NC barbecue sandwich. Next time on this area we will return for Dinner…

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had their flounder dish and also their grouper Linda. Excellent! Must try! Good drink assortment. Nice atmosphere - inside our patio.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 27, 2022 via mobile

My family and I had lunch at South Beach Grill in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The food was great, especially the Lumina Burger! Prices are reasonable, good location, great casual atmosphere and friendly staff. We will definitely be going back!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

Place quirky service not great didn't get what I asked for and food not great either . Toilets were pretty grim a clean and air freshener might help. Pretty disappointed Start to finish sadly.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022 via mobile

If this is the 2nd best place in Wrightsville Beach, we are in for a long few days. The food was below average to bad. We had 4 different entrees between our family members and all were disappointing at best. Entree plate sizes are what...we’d consider salad plates. But the overall flavors were just lacking. Service was slow, which could have been forgivable considering that the restaurant was busy, but the food is unforgivable. Prices were at what we’d consider higher end food. We can get phenomenal food for similar prices most everywhere we travel. I rarely leave reviews unless I feel a meal is extremely good or extremely lacking, so hopefully that conveys the sense of quality we experienced.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022 via mobile

Decided to take a side trip to Wrightsville Beach and saw this place and decided to stop in for lunch. The shrimp salad wrap and cheeseburger were good. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Overall not spectacular but pretty good. If in the area...stop in and try it.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

My daughter and I had such a great dinner at the South Beach Grill that we went back another evening. It's a rather casual, busy place, with a fun sort of vibe. The first night daughter had Calamari and I had one of their Chalkboard...Specials, Fried Green Tomatoes. Of course we tasted each other's appetizer and couldn't decide which was better - both were out of this world good! So good in fact, that we returned two nights later and I had calamari for an app and the fried green tomatoes as my entree. The only thing I found a little disappointing was the Short Rib entree I had the first night - it was tender, but a little under-seasoned. I was in a wheelchair and the staff went out of their way to help me through the doors and be seated where I wouldn't be "bumped". Obviously I would recommend this to anyone wanting delicious food, good service and a nice waterfront view from the outdoor terrace.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022 via mobile

Pleasant, relaxed atmospere. Really liked the fried pickles, and my wife was very pleased with the sweet potato crusted flounder.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

We had eaten here previously a few years ago but were not disappointed for dinner this year. My son got the burger with pimento cheese and bacon jam and loved it. I got the fried catfish as the breading is very slight. It was excellent....My husband got the sweet potato crusted flounder, and it was delicious. We heard another couple in the restaurant comment they had returned for that dish.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022

First time eating there and was very pleased! Service was excellent and the sweet potato crusted flounder was amazing. All in all an excellent dining experience

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

This was our 2nd visit to South Beach Grill and this visit was much better than the last. The food was great, and the staff members were very friendly. The patio area was great because it's pet-friendly. We dined on a Sunday, so it wasn't...crowded, but if you have a party of 4 or more, call ahead for reservations.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022

My wife and I returned to Wrightsville Beach after a hiatus of five years. We decided to eat on the first night of our three night visit by returning to the South Beach Grill where we had enjoyed many meals long before anyone heard of...COVID. With both of us having allergies, we were delighted we did. Danielle was our server. She went the extra mile to ensure that the chef prepared our cooked food with olive and canola oil and not with soy. The food was delicious but what was most memorable was Danielle's exceptional service.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2022

Chef Michael has an amazing chaulkboard this weekend. I got the Low Country Scallops and my wife got pan seared mahi. Both were awesome and the sides complemented the dish well. My son got the seafood mac and cheese which was loaded with local shellfish....Great service and an amazing sunset over Banks Channel made for a great dining experience.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

Looked for a restaurant in the Wrightsville area. We found this place by travel recommendations from Trip Advisor. Nice, quaint, smaller restaurant Very clean and coastal themed. Service was great ! Friendly, knowledgeable staff. The bottom line….THE FOOD WAS FANTASTIC!! My wife and I have...eaten in many restaurants in many different towns, cities, and countries. This rivaled some of the best. I had a chalkboard special. Low Country Sea Scallops. Combined with sweet potato grits, pork belly, shiitake mushroom hash, pecan gremolata, and carrot top emulsion. The final result was truly delicious!! I was totally impressed. My wife had mahi-mahi, complete with rice pilaf, cranberry compote, fried leeks, and butternut squash purée. Equally enjoyable. The only question my wife and I discussed.was “whose dinner was better?”. I guess we will have to stop there again when we visit the area and order each other’s entree, and test the results with our palates. SBG…Thank you for a great meal, and an overall great experience! (forgot to mention..very reasonably prices 👍)More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Hi - I believe they only take reservations for 4 or more. There is parking at the back of the restaurant.
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Hurricane damage. It’s now reopened for business.
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Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
The South Beach Grill will be closed for the Christmas Holiday from Monday, December 18th until Wednesday, December 27th. Merry Christmas!
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South Beach Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4