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East Oceanfront Dining

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Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 (Waynick Blvd)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh catch and crab cakes are amazing! We had it delivered to our room for dinner one night. A bit pricey, but the quality is amazing!

Thank 623chaunc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The menu begins to tell the story with reductions and bits of the freshest produce combined with interesting textures and flavors... an imaginative and talented chef at work! There are no words to describe the ambiance . This was an absolute treat . When you make your reservation here for dinner... make sure you take your time and relish this... More 

1 Thank Rhonda M
Chesterfield, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

My husband and I chose to grab a quick lunch during my conference. We stayed at the Blockade Runner and had a very good complimentary breakfast here every morning. There was a very nice selection on the breakfast bar daily, including excellent fresh fruit. The lunch menu was limited, I chose the fish tacos and my husband had the chicken... More 

1 Thank whitey333
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Even though the restaurant was in a hotel, the food was really very good. The portions were large and they were all very tasty. we had great service, but that's because it was winter and we were the only patrons. i would expect in summer it would be even better with great beach views.

Thank brian f
Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We enjoy having lunch here, either at the restaurant outside seating or the pool. The food is always great, but the service is sometimes a little slow. Don't be in a rush. But, that's a hit and miss.

Thank Mike D
Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Rehearsal dinner & reception dinner was delicious. Bar was able to handle our crowd! The breakfast buffet was good & had variety!

Thank R0sa54
metro Atlanta
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127 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting the Blockade Runner for a busy Thanksgiving service. The East Oceanfront Dining room is beautiful - lots of lovely, natural light and an elegant setting. Friendly, attentive staff. Amazing buffet selection. Everything we tried was delicious.

Thank ladytez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We were staying at the Blockade Runner and used the East Oceanfront for two suppers and a breakfast. In both cases we chose to use the indoor area, rather that outside, as it seemed a bit chilly. Our server for the two suppers, Leza, was most helpful, and attentive, but by no means intrusive. Very pleasant. On the first evening,... More 

Thank chuckfarmer
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The breakfast buffet is much above average. We dined outside in an attractive, covered and comfortable area. The food was good. My spouse's clams were excellent. My tuna was a bit too spicy for my palette. But all in all a pleasant experience.

Thank MemphisProfessor
Cameron, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Everything about East is perfect! The menu has great options, the atmosphere was perfect, and presentation impeccable. Our family loved the experience -- even our picky 13-year old.

Thank PaddleBoardNC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
    (Waynick Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Private shuttle available to patrons visiting from the Wrightsville Beach local area. Please call the resort directly to arrange pick-up and drop off.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: 910-256-2251
  • This restaurant is at Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Local. Oceanfront. Freshly Produced Every Evening.Custom Cuisine. Gluten-free. Vegetarian/Vegan. Raw. Just ask for the chef!Award-winning Executive Chef Mark Lawson takes pride in his tableside relationship with restaurant guests. Pair this with oceanfront indoor and outdoor seating and views of lush lawn skirting the surf. On-property herbs and greens, Mott’s Channel Seafood, Feast Down East’s Farmers’ Market produce, Organic Ashley Farms Chicken, Certified Angus Beef and Live Maine Lobster—this is our definition of dining out. Follow us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates on Thrifty Thursday, Friday Night Lobster, Saturday Prix Fixe, Sunday Brunch and new raw food specials inspired by Sarma Melngailis–owner of Pure Food & Wine, NYC–the first & foremost in Raw Food.Complimentary island limo shuttle available.

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