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22 North Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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22 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803 (Birmingham)
+1 910-509-0177
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kansas City
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We dined at 22 North tonight because it was one of few restaurants near the beach that is open on Monday. Their menu is limited, as usual, but the food is usually good. Our meal tonight was so-so. The shrimp and grits were tasty but salty and the scallops were dry, but the grouper was delicious. Our waiter warmed up... More 

Thank mbfuller
Summit, New Jersey
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although ambience is virtually non-existent, the food here was very good to excellent. We had the Fried Gator starter and a Swordfish entree that were both very enjoyable. Don't be fooled by the lack of atmosphere and cheesy location it is well worth the time and money spent.

Thank Andy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We visited in late June and enjoyed perfect sauteed scallops and some of best okra we ever ate! The chef is a master! We'll return whenever we're in Wrightsville beach

Thank Mark F
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Half the building is a restaurant, half is a bar. But the food is always fresh, posted on a chalkboard with a limited menu. We had a salad and scallops and they were both delicious. Location in in Wrightsville Beach just a block from the ocean.

Thank BAGman2011
Leland, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

My wife and I stopped by this evening for dinner. We weren't sure what to expect, but what we ended up with was outstanding food and great service. We enjoyed the Goat Cheese Meatballs, Oyster and Artichoke Stew, Shrimp and Grits, and the Bacon Wrapped OBX Scallops. All were top notch. One minor complaint is that depending on where you're... More 

Thank Bob M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

First time in this restaurant, hard to find a parking spot, they have some next to the building but it is limited. The food was great and the service was terrific. Limited menu but very good. All the food that we had was great. The clam chowder has a different twist, it has some kick, very flavorful and you can... More 

Thank Yuri_The_Traveler
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 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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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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