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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“One of the nation's premiere gardens featuring 67 acres of beautiful Southern nature. Explore walking trails, formal gardens, and beautiful big oaks.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Sitting outside in a tiki booth ordering excellent food with a fun atmosphere, great spring or fall dining!”
  • 68 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Food and drinks on the water. You can sit on the pier over the ocean and enjoy a frozen drink or bite to eat. Indoor seating available too. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“With the tiki bar you feel like your on a true beach vacation. Good food. Good drinks and average prices. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Also known for their food. Go to happy hour from 4-6 or after 10PM and get the 1/2 price apps - especially the onion rings. The best in town. Always a good happy hour beer special too!”
  • 40 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“I would say this is one of the finer dining options in town. Go on Sunday to the bar from 5:30-6:30 PM for the Beggars Can't Be Choosers small plates for $9 each (our favorite was the meat option) and Dealer's Choice cocktails for $8. So fun and creative! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great place for surf & turf and drinks. Located right on the main strip and around the corner from the Boardwalk!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Beautiful venue. It is a popular tourist restaurant but still worth a stop for beverages and apps. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
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“The food here is delicious. We especially enjoy the salmon burger with sweet potato fries. The wait is usually long so we suggest going at a time that isn't the standard meal time.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“An easily overlooked beach break, it’s become a favorite surf spot for many locals. Established in 2001, Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill has become a local favorite just like that famous surf break we discovered. We continue to bring you flavors that fuel the spirit of adventure and that never-ending search for the perfect local spot in Wrightsville Beach, NC.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“Another restaurant just outside the front door that you have to try. Large portions and nice waitstaff. Always crowded.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Organic farmers and fishermen. Locally inspired southern cuisine. Can't go wrong here. Also excellent for brunch!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Casual spot for local, sustainable seafood, which also offers surfing classes & group ocean outings.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great view while you enjoy some delicious seafood. Line gets super long so but worth the wait! ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Shop & Service
“Wander through lots of unique local shops with local artists in an historic setting. Free parking if with a purchase receipt. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Longtime local favorite place grab a cold drink and mingle in the afternoon - located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway with plenty of outdoor seating. ”
  • 30 locals recommend