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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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New Bern, North Carolina
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located at Blockade runner hotel. I ate here two mornings in a row while I was staying at the hotel for a work conference. The breakfast featured an array of items in the buffet. Fresh fruit, crispy bacon, sausage, eggs, French toast, muffins, bagels, grits, breakfast potatoes, biscuits and gravy, and yogurts. The staff was amazing and... More 

Thank CBarr617
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Loved this venue. Delicious breakfast buffet, great custom cocktails, wonderful appetizers and dinners, but it was the staff that impressed us most.

Thank Kelley H
Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016 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
Nags Head, North Carolina
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stayed here and the accommodations were superb and clean. Beautiful views from our room and friendly staff.

Thank Annette R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

So here is the deal. The lobby is more than you expect after the parking lot, which is confusing to exit, the girls at checkin were nice. The room, on first view, looks impressive but as you look about you can see it needs updating for this price. The room was clean but I did ask to have the toilet... More 

Thank Richard T
Laguna Beach, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

First time visitor and was very impressed. Girl's weekend with family and our expectations were met and then some. Rooms are clean, bed was comfortable but the service was excellent. Very friendly, extended themselves any way they could and with big smiles. We used the Shuttle service a few times which was fantastic, no Uber or Taxi's! The beach service... More 

North Carolina
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stayed there for 3nights and had many issues - we had the most expensive room - balcony facing ocean - and the management would only deduct $25 from our one night rate. We sent list of issues to head manager who said he would get back to us - emailed him twice over the next month - still nothing... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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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339 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We went here with a group of friends and sat out near the bar for food and drinks. The food and service was very good and the setting is great; pretty much right on the beach. Try the lobster nachos, they are really good.

Thank TallTraveler2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
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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