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22 North Restaurant

22 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803
+1 910-509-0177
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
22 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2803
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love 22 North! The shrimp and grits are the best. I've not had anything I didn't like here. It can be a little pricey, but it's worth it to come if you can. Make a visit for a special occasion. Soooo good!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Beachrose1
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Don't pass up your chance to eat at 22 North. Great food, drinks, and a great atmosphere for dining. You have to try the fried alligator. Sounds weird, right? Trust me, it's excellent. You will love it! All of their menu items are so fresh...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kelly626
Reviewed 13 September 2018

In for some late night food, we opted for the bar section this time, that was pretty empty, with only 2 booths and a total of 7 people. It looks like it could be a hangout for a younger crowd with a lot of chairs...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This is not a nice place, it is a bar. There is an ok front room that serves as the restaurant in front of the main bar but the smell and sound of the main bar permeates everything. Good for a bar, not a couples...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lbmolloy3
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to try this place for a family dinner as reviews about the place on various sites seemed good. The ambience was odd, it’s a bar that they seem to have just put tables in. The floor was dirty and it smelled odd inside....More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The food was good the martini even better ! Our waiter Ian was so friendly ! It was a quite night their when we arrived but was getting busy ! You will not be disappointed !

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hindmandina
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Recently returned here after moving back to area and they didn't disappoint,.... also rock star bartender with best Old Fashion had in years. Interior could use updates as it is about over all experience,. But don't miss this gem !

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank luvfood344
Reviewed 25 July 2018

What a great restaurant and our server, Ian, made it so special with just the right amount of chat without being intrusive. The alligator appetizer was so tender and the sauce was delicious. I had the shrimp and grits -- everyone has their own recipe...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Christine O
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

OMG, took over an hour to get food. Fries were cold, then 20 munutes to get dessert. No wonder why no one was in there.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cherketn
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised after reading some negative reviews here. Food was really good and fresh. I had fish and chips. Fish was delicious and fries were homemade and those yummy shore fries w vinegar! Had a Greek salad and it was very very fresh. Hubby had...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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25 August 2017|
Response from Ticolover | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the area we saw LOTS of people walking dogs on the streets; so it's a dog-friendly area... but I think it would be silly not to call first to double check.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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