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22 North
22 North
  • Address:
    22 N Lumina Ave
    Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
    Neighborhood:
    Wrightsville Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

22 North Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.22north.net
  • Email: jjradle@netzero.com
  • Phone: (910) 509-0177
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Brent Poteat
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Birmingham
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private lot adjacent to our building for convenient parking as well as metered parking along Lumina Avenue. The public parking lot is located on the beach side of Banks channel bridge approximately 25 yards away.
A word from 22 North
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!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "angela#seapeacet this place for a while now, and finally got a chance to go with my husband for a romantic dinner. The service was amazing! The ambiance was perfect which set that nice romantic feel we wanted. The food was TO DIE FOR! All the flavors the chef used went so well together and complemented each other perfectly. Dessert was fantastic and made that day. All around, the best dining experience I've EVER had and now my husbands and my new anniversary spot. Thank you all for your passion in what you do, because it mede our night perfect!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Surprised to find superb food inside this average storefront. The chalk menu scared me a little at first but it works. My shrimp and grits were fabulous! The appetizers were also fantastic! Best alligator ever and the bacon wrap scallops a must! Wonderful find. Thank you Open Table. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "22 North changes its menu almost every day, so they bring the menu to you on a chalkboard and explain it. I had the Mahi Mahi, which was wonderfully spiced, perfectly cooked, and delicious (as well as being a very big piece of fish) and my husband had the scallops, which tasted fresh, perfectly cooked, and perfectly seasoned.. I also had a mixed drink, a Berry something, which was exquisite. Mixed drinks come in a twirly hard to handle glass, but the waitress pours it at the table from the shaker. 22 North (which is their address--22 North Lumina) has a good selection of specialty drinks. We actually went back the next night to see what they had, but they hadn't changed the menu from the previous day so we dined elsewhere."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday dinner. First time going for both of us. The food was great from start to finish. Only down side for me was the lack of parking (it is at the beach but still) also a little dark for my liking but not too bad."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My wife and I met some friends there for dinner. The food was excellent! This is one place we'll definitely come back to!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "What could easily be passed by as another local watering hole should not be missed for the food! A true pearl found in a little beach town of Wrightsville beach."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Wouldnt know it from the outside, but this was a great place. Food was excellent, menu changes frequently. I would highly recommend"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ambitious and scrumptious! What a great dinner spot for an appreciative palate. Loved the fried green tomatoes over cheese grits. Perfectly seasoned and crunchy. Juicy bacon wrapped scallops. Perfect combo of sweet and savory. Striped Bass and pork chops perfectly prepared and not over cooked as is often the case. Great homemade desserts. Peanut butter pie was light and dreamy!! What a talented chef. This place is a keeper. Look no further for a cut way above the average. Don't be put off by the bar scene that appears after dinner hours. Food is amazing !"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Don't miss this place the outside looks like ever other beach town building but in side you have world class food !!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Wow what a surprise! This place apparently is a regular for the early 20-somethings as a great bar to be and be seen. However, before the bar scene begins around 10 PM (so I am told) it is a nice, unpretentious and wonderful restaurant fit for any foodie. The menu is presented on a chalkboard rather than a printed menu due to daily finds. Bread that made the wait for our food seem short. Wine by the glass selection was good and reasonable as were, I was told, the beers. Value, in our estimation, was more than fair and pleasantly easier on the wallet than we expected! We will, most definitely, be back!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "On New Year's eve, our party of 10 was looking for a place to get a good meal. With the kids back at the hotel, the 10 adults wanted a proper meal but without the crazy fanfare of New Year's Eve. The food was spectacular, impressing the foodies in the group. Unfortunately, no red vermouth for those of us interested in Manhattan's. Ambience needs some work, but it didn't matter too much because we were focused on the food. Great service, knowledgable staff."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "They don't have a menu and this is a good thing. The dishes that are on the chalk board that day are what is available local and fresh at the moment as much as they can. I had shrimp and grits, it was a top notch rendition of the classic (for the southern coastal us) dish. The wife had a panned salmon. That was outstanding also."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food and staff here were fantastic. I was visiting on business and turned to Open Table for a recommendation. I made my reservation based on previous reviews. When I saw the outside I wondered if I had made a good choice, and same when I went in. But from there on it was wonderful. The waiter was great, and the food fantastic. Don't be fooled by appearances, you will enjoy your meal. The bacon wrapped scallops were fantastic, spas was the grouper entree. A real pearl of a restaraunt!"
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Salad served with New York Strip Steak that was not even appetizing to look at. It looked like 5 pieces of fat. Manager was very accommodating in offering another option. Meanwhile my dinner guests almost completed their dinner before mine was re served. The caramel martini was not what previous customers raved about. A glass of wine would have been a much better choice. The decor is very dated."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We had a birthday dinner for my wife. My youngest son and I had the Blackened Red Drum that was cooked to perfection. It was delicious. My wife had the shrimp and grits which she has tasted in various restaurants over the last 4 years here in NC. It was the best she has tasted."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Apps were great, meal was mediocre. It is really a bar with some tables up front. Waitress was not particularly familiar with the menu board which is a disadvantage when there is no description."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "22 North sits quietly amid one of the most historic buildings of Wrightsville Beach. The rustic cottage exterior and be achy dining room and bar speak to simpler summer days, but the food and service are wonderful. The menu changes daily as everything served is based on freshness, including seafood, sandwiches, and steak, so that even though the selections might be a bit limited, there is something for everyone. Casual atmosphere, including a pool table in the back by the bar. Prices were reasonable. We would go back."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Always great food! We go there as often as we can and are never disappointed!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We made our reservation 90 minutes before arrival. The table was not available for 45 minutes after we got there. We were treated to our drinks while waiting and were able to watch football at the bar. Once seated, our waitress took our orders and when delivering the entrees,realized she forgot to put in one of our dinner orders. Five of us ate while the sixth was suggested to order something that wouldn't take long to prepare! Food was good, but in the off season, we thought service would be better"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Food was delicious. Service was eager to please , but not very polished. Ambience is just ok. Go for the food and it will not disappoint you . Quiet on a Friday night in October .perfect noise level for conv ersation."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "but food took forever, staff was nice but not focused, and we almost missed out flight because the food took forever even though we warned them and asked them to please have us in and out in 70 minutes.....not worth it."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "This restaurant was a pleasant surprise find for us. We had never visited Wrightsville Beach before and found the restaurant thru OpenTable. The entrees were very good - we loved the salads too. Service was excellent. We would certainly go back again."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "We had a great meal so came back the next time. Every dish was really good--the shrimp & grits are fantastic; the BBQ pork cheeks & grits appetizer is equally great. They focus on fresh catch, so their chalkboard menu changes daily."
    Dined on 8/6/2013