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22 North Restaurant

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22 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803 (Birmingham)
+1 910-509-0177
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a two hour drive from Cary to eat here. Friendly chef, Shrimp and grits, bacon wrapped scallops... Key lime pie. Top notch.

Thank kamills40
Cary, North Carolina
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been in years past and really enjoyed it. The constantly changing menu is fun. We met another couple for catching up, but it seems the kitchen runs out of the good stuff too often. I wanted the sea bass mac n cheese because I've never had sea bass I didn't like. Anyway, when I ordered it the server told... More 

1 Thank Carroll H
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Good: Unique twists for usual seafood fare. My shrimp and grits were the best i have ever had. Partly because the grits were fortified with small tomato slices and herbs and seasoned shrimp that made me salivate! My wife's catch of the day Grouper came across with a mild citrus flavor that was memorable. The bartender also mixed up... More 

Thank Wunrundun
Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent. Shrimp and grits, scallops wrapped in bacon, even the alligator appetizer was good. Though the menu varies and is limited by blackboard options daily, the variety was plenty enough to suit our group of 8 picky restaurant goers. The service was great. I would have given it 5 stars except for the surrounds - the decor... More 

1 Thank XenaGirl2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So the woman and I stumbled upon this little restaurant and thought we'd give it a try. We were a little shocked when the lady brought us the menu, which was a big chalkboard. We thought this was just the specials for the night but no, it was the entire menu. There were only about 5-6 entree choices so that... More 

1 Thank Jason B
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What this place lacks in ambiance it makes up with food. The menu is written daily with the chefs creation. We have been here a few times for date night and never been disappointed. The food is delicious and the service is great. Only issue is the college bar like atmosphere in the back that doesn't match the cuisine.

Thank Tannia D
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86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Had the shrimp with grits and the pork chops. Both were very good. The service was OK. The menu is fairly limited and most meals were in the $20 range.

Thank raycap
Woodbridge, Virginia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We did go toward the later end of dining service around 8PM. We walked in and the manager explained that they were a farm to table restaurant. There were a limited number of entries and apps on the chalk board and our group decided that it was fine. We were shown to a table, the boards were moved so that... More 

2 Thank Karl R
Harrisburg, PA
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Our party of eight were all very pleased with our meals. Everything was delicious. The reason I'm writing this review, however, is that the vegan member of our party was given such careful attention. Here's how it happened. I called a day ahead to make reservations and informed the hostess taking my call that one of our party was vegan.... More 

Thank ProfChump
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at 22 North today. We were very pleased with the service and the dinner. Our waitress, Morgan, was sweet, attentive and accommodating. We had the scallops and red fish with key lime pie for dessert. It was amazing. Will definitely return to 22 North on our next trip to the beach!

Thank Nancy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-509-0177
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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