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Shell Island Bistro

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2700 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1699
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Shell Island resort planning to eat in at night. After eating at Shell Island Bistro the first night, we ate there EVERY night of our vacation. Varied menu from pub food to seafood platters and a nice wine list! And the service was super!

Thank sjones2011
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219 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a nice lunch here on a busy summer afternoon. The food was quite good, as was the service and the view was great. It's easy, pleasant and right on the beach.

Thank TallTraveler2013
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the week attending a conference at Shell Island and had several occasions to eat in the Bistro. The food was always great, the staff was very personable and professional, and the prices were reasonable. Would recommend eating here even if you aren't staying at the Resort.

Thank Chris P
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

My family and I enjoyed breakfast a couple of times this week, and we were particularly impressed with our server Niko. He greeted everyone with genuine kindness and a brilliant smile. His service is excellent (you won't lack for anything while he's there), but most impressive is his personality. While the food is good - especially the bacon - Niko... More 

Thank rlleroux
Raleigh, North Carolina
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The food is a little pricey, but it was good and convenient when you don't feel like cooking or getting in a car and heading back into town.

Thank J F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We had a beautiful view of the beach. Enjoyed the pelicans over and in the ocean! Molly took great care our ever growing breakfast party. Our group kept growing as we ate (some late risers).

Thank John W
Leland, North Carolina
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I recently went to lunch here with a large group of women. Several of us had the Turkey Delight Wrap which included sliced turkey, cheese, spinach and a corn relish. The 3 of us ordering the sandwich were disappointed. There was only one single slice of turkey lunchmeat and the corn relish appeared to simply be kernels of corn wrapped... More 

Thank bikefan54
Raleigh, NC
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132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Despite not enjoying staying at Shell Island, my husband and I had a very nice breakfast there on our last day. Service was friendly and attentive. Buffet had lots of options. Wish they had some kind of nondairy creamer for coffee (soy milk or something), but other than that, very nice

Thank Steffenzei
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Ate breakfast, lunch, dinner, and breakfast buffet. All great plus great service by Alisha P. & Red!

Thank JTB123000
Sunrise Beach, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Good food and wonderful service during all our visits. Table by the windows are the best for watching waves come in, people on the beach, etc.

Thank Patti P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1699
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: 9102568696

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?