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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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Temecula, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get the fried green tomatoes! Sauce was to die for! Everything was exceptional! Service was exceptional! The shrimp and grits were amazing too! Great place!

Thank valerieagogo
Cary, North Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A very short drive from the Blockade Runner this restaurant was excellent and priced reasonably. The menu was on a board and I had the fresh fish of the day caught locally that day - delicious - wahoo.

1 Thank TraceRock
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276 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

A good array of different stuff on the menu and our food was excellent. Pleasant & efficient server - good beer. Hubby had shrimp & grits and loved them. I had chicken fried steak (super crispy & light) with a wonderful gravy that had andouille & crawfish over great smashed potatoes... Could've licked the plate. Very reasonably priced for quantity... More 

Thank Ticolover
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Took my son to eat here while we were in town and walked down from the Blockage Runner Resort. The area was safe to walk to. The restaurant had a chalkboard outside with the menu available which made it easy to decide if we wanted to come in. The waitstaff was VERY friendly! I had the shrimp and grits and... More 

Thank leftylife
North Carolina
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180 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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
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 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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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 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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381 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?