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Shell Island Bistro

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2700 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1699
+1 910-256-8696
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High Point, North Carolina
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here the night we arrived. Food was excellent and waiter was great. Surprising fries not included with a $26 Steak entree. Also had lunch one day and portions were great and once again waiter wad great.

Thank Terry P
Commerce Township, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Perhaps because we are visiting this location after the season this restaurant was not at its best. If you want to pass yourself off as a "resort" the staff should be outfitted better in the restaurant. The food was very average and very little thought was given to presentation. At $26 an entree, I expect better. It would not be... More 

Thank pondoak
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We stay at Shell Island and absolutely love their food. Breakfast buffet is outstanding with the option to get chef made to order omelettes and waffles. We have enjoyed every lunch and dinner we have ever had there also. I Recommend the crab dip!!! Staff couldn't be any better!!!

Thank Lisa H
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I enjoyed the food, however, I was not impressed with the buffet. I absolutely suggest that you wait the few extra minutes to order exactly what you want. The bartenders are fantastic as well!

Thank Dfreshour
Raleigh, North Carolina
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went to Shell Island resort planning to eat in at night. After eating at Shell Island Bistro the first night, we ate there EVERY night of our vacation. Varied menu from pub food to seafood platters and a nice wine list! And the service was super!

Thank sjones2011
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336 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a nice lunch here on a busy summer afternoon. The food was quite good, as was the service and the view was great. It's easy, pleasant and right on the beach.

Thank TallTraveler2013
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Spent the week attending a conference at Shell Island and had several occasions to eat in the Bistro. The food was always great, the staff was very personable and professional, and the prices were reasonable. Would recommend eating here even if you aren't staying at the Resort.

Thank Chris P
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

My family and I enjoyed breakfast a couple of times this week, and we were particularly impressed with our server Niko. He greeted everyone with genuine kindness and a brilliant smile. His service is excellent (you won't lack for anything while he's there), but most impressive is his personality. While the food is good - especially the bacon - Niko... More 

Thank rlleroux
Raleigh, North Carolina
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112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The food is a little pricey, but it was good and convenient when you don't feel like cooking or getting in a car and heading back into town.

Thank J F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We had a beautiful view of the beach. Enjoyed the pelicans over and in the ocean! Molly took great care our ever growing breakfast party. Our group kept growing as we ate (some late risers).

Thank John W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1699
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-8696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?