This was our first time to Wrightsville Beach and we chose 22 North based on good reviews. We liked the way the menu was presented on the chalkboard-everything based on what was fresh that day. Our server, Alexa, was well informed and patient with our questions. The food was wonderful-prepared in interesting ways and ample portions. We enjoyed salad and dessert, as well, and they were memorable. The only negative was the atmosphere-just sort of boring. It could have been in any neighborhood-no views, no beach vibe. We would definitely go there again. but
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The menu looked limited but
The menu looked limited but as explained it was changed frequently with fresh available ingredients. We tried a delicious appetizer and the entrees were delicious. Quite a surprise as our first impressions upon arriving was to turn around and leave. We expected a more upscale appearance. Parking is an issue they have a lot but limited. The service was good, but the wait was rather long for courses (we had no schedule, so no problem. The staff was very attentive and apologetic and even comped us the desert because of wait time. So yes I would go back. The food was 4 stars. Just plan on being there awhile.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Four of us ate, four different meal and all were great (we sampled each). We even had Shrimp and Grits for desert, shared by all. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Great anniversary experience.
Great anniversary experience. Unique blackboard menu. Good food good service with awesome bread!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food; varied menu. Good
Good food; varied menu. Good service and a friendly and knowledgeable wait staff.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was friendly, efficient
Service was friendly, efficient and fast. Pleasant evening for group of 8
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Shrimp and grits
The shrimp and grits were literally probably one of the best things I've ever eaten! If no other reason, go there and get that dish!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining at 22 North
Modest looking restaurant from the outside and inside, but don't let that fool you. The food is excellent, gourmet! The menu changes daily so it is presented on a chalk board. Everything is very fresh and the menu features many local seafood favorites. Dessert is a must.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific for Mother's Day
We took Mom there for Mother's Day dinner. Turned out we didn't even need reservations since it was the Sunday night after UNCW's grad week--which was a nonstop party on Lumina Ave. At least until Sunday night. It was almost empty after having lines out the door all week. Pretty funny.
Great food. Impeccable service. My daughter's a piscavore and asked they remove the ham from their crayfish mac'n'cheese, which they did without raising an eyebrow. The cuisine is distinctly Southern (I had the shrimp'n'grits), but manages to avoid the high calories/spackle-for-the-arteries features that characterize a lot of traditional Southern cooking. Wine list is a bit spotty, but the cocktail menu, especially the specialty martinis, is sublime.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meal was incredible!!!
The meal was incredible!!! We had grilled swordfish, bacon wrapped wahoo and seared scallops for the table The fish was perfectly prepared as were the scallops. We had a Greek soup first that was unbelievable. Such attention to detail by the chef. Seasonings were spot on..... Would love to go there weekly!!!!!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wrightsville Beach's best
Has never disappointed, great food, great staff. Definitely has become a favorite when visiting the area.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was our first time at the restaurant. Found out about it through "Fire on the Dock" competition. Had friends come join us from out of town. All 4 of us ordered seafood and it was fresh and cooked to perfection. We were also pleased with the resonable prices for really good food. We will be back again.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was wonderful from the bread basket to dessert. Squash blossom appetizer was outstanding!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to 22 North on June 5 for the first time. It was quiet and the food was outstanding. The service was great and it was an enjoyable experience. We will go back.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place at the beach
First time there other than late night. Food was great.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the pleaseure of dining
I had the pleaseure of dining heretwo nights out of thye four days I was there and it created a problem! Every place else I ate, all I did was compare how much better my meal was at 22 North! If you are looking for bar food, don't go here! It looks like your typical family run beach resturant but when you taste the food there is nothing typical about the place! The chef is truly talented and it showed. Fried Alligator and Oysters melted in your mouth, Crawfish Mac and Cheese- Wow!, Shrimp and Grits were as good as I have ever had. If you enjoy great food and not standard piled high fried platter fare then don't miss this place!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and fresh
The restaurant offers a variety of dishes using fresh and local ingredients. The atmosphere was energetic for a fun dining experience.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Because this restaurant is at Wrightsville Beach, it is better to get there early so that you can find a close parking place. It is not fancy, by any means, but we had a table for 9 for a birthday and had a great time. The service was really good and the food came out in a reasonable amount of time. They specialize in all kinds of seafood, but the steaks and chops were delicious as well. We had crawfish mac and cheese, shrimp skewers and several other dishes for appetizers-all were good and hot when they came to the table. The staff accommodated us by hiding the cake and bringing it out with the candles lit when we gave them the sign. After dinner, we adjourned to the bar and had a blast!!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
There is no set menu. All
There is no set menu. All items are based on the season & the menu is on a chalk board that is brought to your table. We had a great dinner & asked to thank the Chef. Chef Brent can out to speak with us. It was a great.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like that the menu changes
Like that the menu changes every day. Means it is like a different restaurant each time you come.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
a bit hidden (no large sign above or on side of building, just a painted sign on the front window), but very convenient location. upon 1st walk in, layout seems a bit odd, with the bar in the back & the front door opening up to the main dining room. However, having been there several times, the food & service has always been great. Good portions for the price, but make sure to save room for dessert :-).
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to 22 North one of the evenings we were in Wrightsville for our 5 year anniversary. The food was DELICIOUS and the service was great! I had read that the place inside was "nothing special" and it may not have been THE nicest, most perfectly decorated place, but we found it to be nice and enjoyable! The menu is on a chalkboard as it changes daily, depending on what is fresh. I had the shrimp and grits, which were probably the BEST I have ever had! I definitely recommend 22 North to anyone in the Wrightsville area!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
delightful and different
My family enjoyed our first meal here and were very pleased...the food was delicious, and the entire experience was quite memorable.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
would go back for food
everything was tasty. delicious fishes. tuna, snapper, and trout. great duck and butternut squash soup. it turns into a bar after hours, thought would be more intimate but food made up for that.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a lovely dining experience. The salad was a beautiful presentation and the seared scallops with succotash were delectable. Kudos to the chef.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Doesn't look like much from
Doesn't look like much from the outside or the inside, but inside is a very nice experience. The good was great (not the fried-everything or bar food around there) and the service was friendly and attentive.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place - highly recommend
Dined here a few years ago with my boyfriend and greatly enjoyed it. Went back with my family this year and it was wonderful (best meal of our trip). The menu changes each day (can check the chalkboard outside around 5 pm). I had the scallops (perfectly done) and the green tomato pie for dessert (I'd never heard of this before but it was great). I highly recommend 22 North to anyone looking for really good seafood or a slightly fancier meal on the island.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
wish they were in NJ!
My first experience with the place was in 2012 when on vacation for a week and I loved it. The menu changes every day and if you're not fast enough, it can change while you're making your selections that evening! I was back in Wrightsville beach for another vacation at the end of July 2013 and had to eat there twice because Chef Brent is just frickin' amazing with food. I would love to get down there again sometime - great quality food, awesome down to earth Chef, and reasonably priced food provide a heckuva value for me. Enjoy!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
22 North has a chalkboard menu so that they can change what they serve based on local foods that they get. The appetizer of Pork cheek was amazing (a first time experience). Our two dinners of Shrimp and Grits and Blackened Cobia were also fantastic. I would recommend this restaurant to others. We would have gone back but it was closed the next night for a private party.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
So good we went back
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.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and wonderful presentation. Love the blackboard menu. Will return again!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ate here with family who was visiting. Everyone was very impressed with their food. The menu always changes depending on what kind of fish or game they are able to get in for the day. I particularly enjoy this because they get all their stuff from local fisherman.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was a pleasant
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.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING--You won't be disappointed
My husband and I tried 22 North not knowing much about it. So glad we did!! The menu changes daily based on what they freshly receive locally...and it is def fresh! The portions are large, the meal was delicious and our server had a great personality (as well as being very knowledgable about each dish on the menu). Do not leave without trying the peanut butter pie. It is the best I have ever tasted--by far. In fact, we returned to 22 North the following evening just for another taste! If you pass up this restaurant you are truly missing out! This is on our "must visit" list whenever we are in the area.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is amazing. I would go everyday if I could.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nicely done seafood
Not stellar, but really good. Seafood dishes very fresh and well-cooked. Very comfortable atmosphere.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
this guy can cook
22 North's ambiance is old-timey down-home Wrightsville Beach casual, but wow this guy can cook. It's a place I come back to regularly, especially when we locals get the beach back from summer visitors. Though there is no set menu (day's dishes are chalked on a blackboard), I can always be sure that what's on there is what is among the best local seasonal land and sea ingredients. Southern tradition reigns but is treated to a good dose of creativity. If I've worked up an appetite walking the beach, there are hearty main dishes, often favoring fish, and there's always something interesting in the bread basket. Or if I am in the mood to eat lightly I happily graze on a couple of innovative appetizers.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
And chef came out to talk to me about my food allergies and made something just for me I could eat.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very quiet dinner
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.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food! We go there
Always great food! We go there as often as we can and are never disappointed!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM