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“Flavorful and Unique”

22 North Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Birmingham
Description: 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!
Branford, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Flavorful and Unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

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

Visited April 2014
Thank SandyStar-knight
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English first
Greenwich, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A pleasant unexpected surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles 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. The service was attentive and relatively quick. The menu here changes weekly if not daily and the dishes are selected for availability and freshness as well as the chef's mood. We had the crab cakes and frog's legs as appetizers. My dining companion had never tried frog's legs and they certainly did not disappoint. Plump, juicy and extremely well seasoned. The crab cakes were well prepared. As a main course we split an order of pork chops over a summer squash topped with caramelized onions. They were to die for. The chops were juicy and cooked to the edge of perfection. For dessert we shared the Lemon, poppyseed French toast with maple syrup and vanilla ice cream. Wow!!!!!
The menu is limited and we noticed several items removed from the blackboard menus during our stay. There really is no way to know what will be on the menu on a given night but as far as we're concerned, you can't go wrong.

Visited April 2014
Thank curt p
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Jarrettsville, Maryland
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited March 2014
Thank bobcat1967
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love the local flavor”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing food. Terrific chef. Great dining experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 are amazing too. It's hard to choose because there are so many good things on the menu and nothing ever disappoints. Give this place a try and you will be pleased!

  • Visited February 2014
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