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22 North Restaurant

22 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803
+1 910-509-0177
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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22 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I went here last weekend on a solo trip to Wilmington and found this place while venturing out to Wrightsville Beach and sat at the bar. The bartender was extremely friendly and wonderful with explaining menu items and making recommendations. I came here around 9pm...More

Thank Alyssa W
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Our first visit to 22 North, on a weekend evening in January. Not super busy, only a few other diners ... to be expected during the winter months. Ambiance is a little ho-hum but the service and food easily made up for it. Varied wine...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We dined at the restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. It was a Sunday evening and there were only a few tables occupied. The menu is changed daily and presented to you on a chalkboard. We chose fried green tomatoes, a...More

Thank JoeBoxter
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Blackboard menu is charming, but items they were out of hadn't been erased-- just print it! Excellent appetizer and mains, dessert took forever and was just so-so. Lack of other customers and dreary decor were a bit depressing. Bill was high compared to similar quality...More

1  Thank Madeline N
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Excellent fresh fish, side dishes yummy and service was excellent. The chef is very creative and you have many different dishes to choose from. Presentation is beautiful but so was the food.

Reviewed 24 October 2016

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...More

1  Thank mbfuller
Reviewed 15 October 2016 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...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 27 August 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
Reviewed 25 August 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...More

Thank BAGman2011
Reviewed 21 August 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...More

Thank Bob M
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25 August 2017|
Response from Ticolover | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the area we saw LOTS of people walking dogs on the streets; so it's a dog-friendly area... but I think it would be silly not to call first to double check.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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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