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East Oceanfront Dining

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Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 (Waynick Blvd)
+1 910-256-2251
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been in town for 13 years.. Hands down best brunch buffet Tons of variety, heavy on seafood..and dont blame yourself for getting 3rds!!! Beautiful view w/ amazing chefs! Can't wait to try a plated dinner!

Thank ClMatheson
Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I live locally and consider this place one of the best kept secrets on Wrightsville Beach. Though the hotel exterior is less than amazing in appearance, the interior and landscaping are first rate. East is terrific--food, service, ambiance. Perfect, quiet atmosphere for business or a laid back lunch with friends.

Thank Sandy B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Crab cake and scallops were divine. Service was perfect. Wed. night and they had live music which was a nice surprise. Awesome experience, we will be back!

Thank Tripkee13
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 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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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 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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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 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 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 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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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

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

1 Thank R0sa54
metro Atlanta
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135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Asian, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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: +1 910-256-2251
  • This restaurant is at Blockade Runner Beach Resort
East Dining's award-winning creative fair in a beautiful oceanfront garden setting, this chef-driven restaurant reflects the passions of Chef de Cuisine Jessica Cabo. Her vegetarian and seafood-centric dishes reflect influences from California, Mexico, Asia and the Mediterranean. Elegant dining indoors or outside on a canopy garden deck. Settle in for an evening of coastal food culture with fresh local seafood, produce from our own gardenscape and others harvested from local purveyors. Enjoy a great selection of wines, spirits, and local craft beers. Local. Oceanfront. Freshly Produced Every Evening. Custom Cuisine. Gluten-free. Vegetarian/Vegan. Raw. Just ask for the chef! Friday Lobster Night, Sunday Blues Brunch, and Seasonal Poolside Dining and Bar

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?