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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

First of all this place is in need of a thorough cleaning. I don't expect fancy décor at the beach but I do expect it to be clean. I truly don't understand the glowing reviews for this restaurant. Bread was cold in the center. My scallops were fine but nothing special. I think my experience was marred by the horribly... More 

1 Thank Paige B
Youngsville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Prior to going to Wrightsville Beach, we read a lot of reviews on restaurants. North 22 was raved about so we chose it for dinner; always excited to try something new and innovative. However, our first impression when walking in was not good - decor old, dated, dirty, and very basic. Service was mediocre, with our server barely speaking to... More 

1 Thank AGMurphy
Kansas City
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

On one of our many trips to Wrightsville Beach,my husband and I had dinner at 22 North on Father's Day. I had a crisp and delicious cucumber and crawdad soup for which I begged the recipe, but no luck :) My husband had the fried alligator which came with a cucumber cream dill sauce. It was light and not gamey... More 

Thank mbfuller
north carolina
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

This place isn't very fancy inside but expect a meal worthy of any white table cloth. Chalkboard menu every night. From appetizers to dessert you won't be disappointed. It is the best dining in wrightsville beach. Fresh food artfully prepared. A must have is the shrimp and grits. They will melt in your mouth!

Thank travelerwithpet
Branford, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great service and unique food with delightfully delicous flavors; menu changes with surprises every day!

Thank SandyStar-knight
Greenwich, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We found ourselves staying, unexpectedly, in Wrightsville Beach, NC. We were referred to 22 North by our hotel. One doesn't expect to find creative, unique and imaginative offerings when staying at a beachside destination. We were pleasantly surprised. An eclectic menu combining unique twists on the traditional and a nice selection on local favorites. The atmosphere is average beach decor.... More 

Thank curt p
Jarrettsville, Maryland
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great clam chowder and key lime pie Catfish breading fell off ...Collard greens needed seasoning Place needs a good cleaning and some air fresher

Thank bobcat1967
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Right downtown. Menu focuses on local, w/seafood, meat, poultry options & salad, too. Our scallops, tuna & catfish were great.

Thank KM P
Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

22 north is a long time favorite. Wrightsville beach is lucky to have such a terrific chef. The menu changes nightly and us brought to you tableside by your server. Appetizers soups salads entrees will change depending on the catch if the day and the chefs creation. The service us great and the kitchen us willing to accommodate requests. Breads... More 

1 Thank Amanda T
Burnsville, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had a couple of appetizers and beers to get a feel for the place. The crawfish mac and cheese was a complete fail. Diluted cream with shrimp base and frozen ravioli. Next were the baked oysters. On the half shell caked in Chinese five spice with some diced bell peppers....seriously? Service was horrible as well. I had to get... More 

1 Thank taylor8780

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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