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22 North

484 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(910) 509-0177
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brent Poteat
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Cross street
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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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 484 People Are Saying
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3.8  based on recent ratings
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 18 hours ago

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. It was a little pricey, but overall very good!

2.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was average. The menu is extremely limited. Pricey for the options available. Everything was Ala carte! The place didn't feel clean and felt dated. I guess it was ok for the beach scene but I didn't find any redeeming qualities about the food, service or ambiance. Not worth the money unless you want to eat alligator bites (just the thought grossed me out)! They 'claim' to have been voted in the top 21 restaurants in NC. DOUBTFUL! Seems like a scam claim.

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great service. Great food. Underrated restaurant at the beach.

HapP (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was excellent, service did a nice job, and the atmosphere was very nice for a special occasion. We will be back again soon.

TJay (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food. Great value. We all had the crab legs special.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The apps were great and the meal started off swimmingly. That is where it ended. The main course was bearable but way over priced. Most of had Scallops that were delicious. The rice and potatoes offered with it were not. One member of our party was told that what she ordered wasn’t available. She was told this as our main course came out. She waited 30 minutes to get her wrap after that. The place has potential, but for a Saturday night with few patrons, they could have given more effort.

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good scallops , cooked to perfection . The flank steak was also done nicely. Save room for Dessert.

vipBeachgirl (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to 22 North for New Year's Eve. just moved to Wilmington, so based our selection on reviews and were not disappointed. Wonderful dinner. We will return.

lindab (Wilmington)
2.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

22 North used to have a very nice upscale menu. It’s now like a bar menu with burgers , fries food wings, and that type of thing. I had a special that was delicious but will not be returning . The restaurant feels dirty, like a “beach bar “ which is what it is now I guess. There is now atmosphere. The restaurant was also freezing, and waitress told us that the heat was broken. Was in the 30’s thT night. Last time there was no air. It’s a shame because I used to love that place.

OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

The food and service was very good. The ambience was nice, but the noise level increased when the bar became more fully occupied.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

The website doesn’t didn’t reflect the true atmosphere of the restaurant. It looked like a very nice establishment from the website when really all it was, was a glorified bar. The restaurant was empty, literally we were the only ones in the dining room. There were a few guys at the bar watching sports, the waitress Lyndsay did all she could to make us feel comfortable, but it was awkward. We had reservations through Open Table which was never applied to my completed dining. The food was ok. My fish was hot but the rice and steam veggies were cold my wife’s scallops were hot but the seasoned veggies were also cold (and they shouldn’t have been). We ate, we paid, we left- sorry wouldn’t go back.

vipFrequentDiner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Middle of the week, very quiet and hardly anyone there. Too bad for them but good for us.

OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food! We both had the snapper but with grits instead of rice... The fish was good, but the grits were amazing! Great key lime pie too.

OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Great Food and drinks. Enjoyed the heck out of it!!!

Kristin (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was excellent. Our appetizers and main courses were something to rave about. Dessert was a brownie with ice cream and wasn’t much to rave about. Our waiter was polite and service was pretty good.

gailm (Pinehurst)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

We were there during dinner hours off season so quiet, great food, very creatve. Also, they have a great hours dance scene and comfort food menu for late night fun which we unfortunately couldn't try.

vipBFG54 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2017

Parking is tight so be ware but once your there the choices are excellent. We were a little disappointing the alligator was fried which we try to avoid but other choices on the menu were varied and tasty

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Great place. Being local we tend to eat at places on the beach or downtown in the off season . This place was delicious and we will definitely be back !

vipwyndyhill (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on September 4, 2017

The locals know about this little gem in Wrightsville Beach. No atmosphere but well executed dishes. Feels like the chef is cooking just for you alone - and maybe he or she is as it can be quiet depending on the night

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
4.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

We went for my husbands birthday...we loved the stuffed oysters they were delicious, the crawfish corn bisque was delicious, my hubby ordered the shrimp and grits and they were delicious. I ordered the bacon wrapped scallops but was disappointed they were pretty burnt. The staff were very friendly. The restaurant was nice but a little musty smell.