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22 North Restaurant

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22 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803 (Birmingham)
+1 910-509-0177
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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North Carolina
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178 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for an early dinner this week. It was our first trip to 22 North, but it certainly won't be our last! A varied menu with daily specials as well as a great beverage menu. The food is delicious! My husband and I split a pear, Gorgonzola, red onion salad. He had Scallops wrapped in... More 

Thank ExploringtheEarth
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 right before the bar scene started getting busy, but even though he was busy setting... More 

Thank Alyssa W
Tryon, North Carolina
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 list and plenty of dining options on the chalkboard menu. The cocktail sauce accompanying the... More 

Thank Roger S
Cary, North Carolina
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338 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 house salad, bacon wrapped scallops and grouper. The fried green tomatoes came with a tomato... More 

Thank JoeBoxter
Brooklyn, New York
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 restaurants.

1 Thank Madeline N
Laguna Beach, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Kansas City
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 salty and the scallops were dry, but the grouper was delicious. Our waiter warmed up... More 

1 Thank mbfuller
Summit, New Jersey
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and money spent.

Thank Andy M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 ocean.

Thank BAGman2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?