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Outdoor Ocean Views - Solstice Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach, NC

Solstice Wrightsville Beach

4.1
4.1
46 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Solstice Kitchen + Cocktails is the place to indulge in spectacular food and stunning ocean views. Our award-winning Chef, William Roberts has designed a menu that is loved by locals and traveling foodies alike. Come taste your way through our market-fresh menu of coastal-American dishes and handcrafted drinks. We have a passion for market-fresh ingredients, honest cooking, and a beach-elegant atmosphere that’s welcoming to all.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm Bar Daily 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (910) 344-6802
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    William Roberts
  • Neighborhood
    Wrightsville Beach
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Healthy

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Wilmington

    Innovative

  • Wilmington

    Healthy

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

46 Reviews
  1. LawrenceH

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We never left the Holiday Inn Wrightsville Resort and ate all of our meals at this restaurant. Wendy was an OUTSTANDING waitstaff member who gave excellent recommendations and very prompt service. The food choices were numerous and all of our choices were excellent. The Sunday morning buffet was excellent, too, with outstanding omelets at the omelet station. There was great attention to detail and service. Value was excellent. And, yes, the adjacent bar had numerous local favorites to choose from. And you get to have an entire view of the ocean to the East of the restaurant. EXTREMELY clean environment, for sure, too.

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  2. NicoleC

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was wonderful. I only which we’d know. About them not serving the entrees at lunch. Limited us to a small selection of the menu.

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  3. Dolce

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best view of Ocean in all of Wrightsville Beach Server Wendy is the absolute best and makes the visit a great one. Food is a variety and priced on par with other WB establishments

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  4. MrsSmith

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Solstice for a wedding reception. Food, service and ocean view were all excellent.

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  5. MeganP

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend this brunch. So many choices and the staff was very good.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The “Easter brunch” was extremely disappointing. We were seated at 12 and at 12:30 the breakfast/brunch buffet said they were closing most of it - and that was part of the $48 per person cost. No one said anything about that so we only got 1 trip in. Not a lot of selection. No chocolate desert option. No breakfast potatoes. Way overpriced for what it was. Scenery of course beautiful and great service. Will order off menu next time.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love RC for special occasions and happily pay up for the experience. However something has changed. My wife loves their espresso martini, but they changed the recipe to be more efficient. When we complained, the marvelous staff offered to make it the “old way” at which time two other patrons heard us and requested the same and returned their drinks. Steak tasted different also. RC management take note. Customers frequent your establishment for the experience and expect to pay more to get it. The worst thing you could do is put the accountants in charge of strategy. Your strategists should be front line staff who know the voice of the customer.

    3 people found this helpful

  8. Cm11

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food here was nothing short of terrible. The cornbread was so dry it turned to dust when you picked it up, the house salad with ranch dressing tasted extremely sour and actually made one of our people sick the next morning. Instant mashed potatoes that were awful, and shrimp fritters that tasted frozen and with no flavor. I wouldn’t recommend this to my worst enemy

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Far beyond what you’d expect from a Holiday Inn. A very pleasant dinner with very good food. Hefty portions. Service was good.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. ShelleyC

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time visiting Solstice & it was amazing. Unfortunately we were there when the NC Watermelon convention was going on so the noise level was a bit loud. However, we will be back, especially when the weather is warmer so we can take advantage of the outdoor seating.

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  11. BillG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent breakfast spot in Wrightsville Beach. The breakfast buffet and omelette station were very good. They also served me gluten-free bread! And the views of the ocean are outstanding!! Beautiful place to dine.

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  12. Chris

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    View was gorgeous and the food was delicious We ordered the beef and it melted in your mouth Waitress was so pleasant

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  13. Lauren

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at Solstice for their Valentine’s Dinner. Everything was exceptionally delicious and the interior is gorgeous. Can’t wait to go back again when it’s light out and I can look out onto the beach! The chef is 100/10!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful outdoor space. Warm on a sunny February afternoon. Gorgeous view of the ocean. Food very good and service excellent.

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  15. JerryP

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was far better than we expected at a restaurant inside a Holiday Inn. Our server was excellent and the atmosphere was very pleasant as well.

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  16. Maddog

    Wilmington

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solstice was a pleasant surprise. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. We enjoyed a flat bread, fried shrimp and shrimp tacos. The serving were generous.

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  17. Witchypoo

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great window views of the ocean. Our server was excellent. We had a leisurely lunch without being rushed.

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  18. SherrieD

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You could hear the waves outside. The server and hostess were positive and friendly. The food was outstanding. Highly recommend!

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  19. LKJK

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    All staff was really friendly. Food was delicious & served in timely manner. Drinks took forever to arrive to our table.

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  20. ericlnc

    San Diego

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding meal with great service, beachside. They didn’t have my reservation for OT, but thankfully accommodated us on what seemed like a busy night. All dinner options we had were cooked perfectly and presented nicely.

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  21. LizT

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The music was way too loud and ruined our entire dinner experience. I thought we were going to a nice sit down restaurant to talk with friends we hadn’t seen in a while but I couldn’t even hear our conversation. We did ask to turn the music down to which it was slightly turned down but ultimately we decided to leave directly after our meal so we could go enjoy each other’s company elsewhere.

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  22. DocC

    Milwaukee

    132 reviews

    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Good experience except noisy small group at the nearby bar with several F-bombs. Ruined the peaceful ocean setting.

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  23. Turbinite

    Wilmington

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our wait staff person (Hannah) was very knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful. The food arrived in a timely fashion & was exceptional. The view of the water from our table was excellent and we actually saw dolphins surfacing several times during lunch. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always Exceptional service, food, and ambiance!!!!

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  25. bucketlist

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 5 course menu with paired wines was absolutely delightful! Each course was better than the next. Chef outdid himself. My friend and I enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to the next event

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  26. ChiquitaB

    Wilmington

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Was super pumped about dinner! I ordered the special of mahi w Prawns, & Pepper sauce, pesto & mesl was on bed of pasta! I asked server, “can we hold the pasta?” Just add a veggie side! She said np! She comes back and says, “Chef says he can’t do that! You don’t mess w the chef & their specials.” I said I just asked to hold the pasta?!! I’m a type 2 diabetic. It’s No big deal to do this. After waiting an additional HOUR for food, The meal came as a salad appearing to have been poured out of a bag of spring mix w a few cuc/diced tomato- with 3 over-cooked fish sticks & 3 over-cooked prawns on the side. Chef was having a bad night!! He was busy w a large wedding party reception but the Restaurant side should not have to suffer. The meal including tip was $76. Ruined the entire evening Vibe and the dinner was a catastrophe. I would never recommend this restaurant for dinner! On a positive note, the breakfast was phenomenal! The lady made a loaded omelette on the spot! Great service and disposition!! Maybe she should apply for the executive chef position!! And I use the term, “executive chef “very loosely..

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Band was too loud for the little amount of people there

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  28. Bhagwan1

    Key West

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a spur of the moment choice for Sunday brunch. As it turned out sitting outside on a mild day was a pleasant treat. Great view and solid, attentive service. The food (hamburgers) was good but not unique. Jusy an overall pleasant exdperience.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best wings ever! Overall it was fantastic!! We will go again for sure.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    I had not been to this restaurant in over five years. It was very light and bright with a very modern decor. However, there was a rough crowd in attendance at the bar. I don't know if they were locals. But they were cussing, drinking and very noisy. Some of them did go out onto the patio after one was called down for dropping the f-bomb. The hostess didn't seem to care that we had made our reservation through open table. He took us to the table and dropped off the menus. One of the people in our party was in a wheelchair. I had to move the chair and make a space for this person. Other restaurants that I visited over the week move chairs for us. Our waiter was very attentive and nice. Cole did a great job! The crab cake and green fried tomato appetizer was greatly enjoyed by one of the people in our party. They did not have a crab cake entree which the person would have preferred. The she crab soup was decent. It had crab in it. A little more would have been appreciated. There is a sign when you pull into the parking lot that states you need a parking pass. If you are just dining at the restaurant and not a guest of the hotel it is difficult to know what to do. I went up to the front desk and asked about the parking. It took them a few minutes but they finally found a parking pass for us. We were allowed to park for 2 hours. It was inconvenient to have to go all the way in the hotel and then back to our car to put the parking pass on our dashboard. It would have been nice if there would have been somebody at the front of the hotel where we entered to ask this question. But no one was there. The view of the ocean was the best part of the dining experience.

    2 people found this helpful

  31. jsfromnc

    Wilmington

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful view, ordered the burger medium rare and amazingly it was cooked that way. And it was very good.

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  32. carmenw

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous views and great drinks! Pork belly appetizer was so good but the shrimp tacos were just okay, kinda bland. Small portions for price but overall great vibes and place to eat and drink with friends so I would definitely be back!

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  33. EmilyR

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place , view of the ocean and the food was outstanding!

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  34. heather

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent! I got the blackberry jam pork chop and it was so delicious. The ocean backdrop was perfect.

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  35. TwylaJ

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and helpful staff made this experience wonderful. I would definitely return when I’m in Wilmington again. Having signage outside of the Holiday Inn would help guests navigate better. Having signage near the entry elevator would also be helpful as there are two elevators at the entry.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Made reservation for outside seating and didn’t get it. Was not able to park on the property due to a conference- street parking was difficult.

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  37. Leland22

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Easter brunch was delicious. The restaurant is very clean and well appointed. The views are spectacular!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were not staying in the hotel, but made Easter brunch reservations at Solstice. We were a bit disappointed to find it was only a typical hotel breakfast buffet: eggs, bacon, potatoes, etc and an eggs to order station. The line was very long and we had to wait for almost everything to be replenished. Additionally, our reservation said we needed a highchair and a booster seat (I understand that’s annoying, but I tried to let them know ahead of time) and the booth they had reserved for us would not accommodate either so we had to wait for another table to be cleaned (which is precisely why I included those details in the reservation notes). Our waitress was very kind and the restaurant is very nice and well appointed, with great views of Wrightsville Beach, but I don’t know that I would recommend it for brunch.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    She crab soup and cornbread were greasy and heavy. Scallops were not seasoned at all and on line of being undercooked. Service was inattentive. For a meal over $130 with base line tip was severely disappointing! The ocean view was the best part. So much for a wonderful birthday dinner.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t say enough good things about this place. It was an amazing dining experience. I had dinner at the bar and breakfast the next morning. All the food was great, service was great, the waitress was very attentive. The view of the sunrise while you ate was breathtaking. I am looking forward to my next visit.

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FAQs

Solstice Wrightsville Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 344-6802.

Solstice Wrightsville Beach is rated 4.1 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Solstice Wrightsville Beach

1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2646

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Wrightsville Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm Bar Daily 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Executive chef
    William Roberts
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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