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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
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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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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.

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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!

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Fountain
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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!

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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 

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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 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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106 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.

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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.

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Thank Mike D
Wilmington, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

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metro Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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.

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FERNANDINA BEACH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

We were staying at the Blockade Runner and used the East Oceanfront for two suppers and a breakfast. In both cases we chose to use the indoor area, rather that outside, as it seemed a bit chilly. Our server for the two suppers, Leza, was most helpful, and attentive, but by no means intrusive. Very pleasant. On the first evening,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
Asian, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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