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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great "on beach" dining. Take a stoll and visit the Coast Guard Station - Wrightsville Beach. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Taco Place
$$
“Southern California Baja style tacos, burritos, and sandwiches. Fresh made everything and local seafood. Best margaritas you've ever had. And their Rsh tacos and salsa are to die for. Very popular with locals and tourists. The wait on the weekends in the Summer can be over two hours. Make sure to beat the crowds!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$
“Great place on the ICW Sunday afternoon has music call head to check on times and who’s playing. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“A famous spot for locals and tourist. Right on the Intercoastal Waterway with amazing views, live music on the weekends, food, and drinks with an indoor and outdoor bar. Walk around the docks as well. Bring sunscreen!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bakery
$$
“Great food and hugely popular. Prices are good and breakfast and brunch is the most popular time of day but the wait isn't typically too long.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“Buzzy Panamanian cafe offering Latin-inspired fare & tropical drinks in a relaxed, vibrant setting. The food here is so refreshing, you're going to love it. Pro tip: sit in the back patio garden on a nice evening.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Beach
“Kayak rentals, SUP rentals, kayak tours, these guys pretty much have it all. Check them out if you are ready to explore.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“A varied seafood menu that includes sushi is served in refined digs with a full bar & covered patio. (Comfort food • Small plates • Healthy options)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Burgers at the beach, tv's at the bar, and garage doors that are open during nice days!!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fantastic French restaurant with an open atmosphere and outside seating. Fresh oysters, good wine, and their deserts come in minis so you can try all kinds.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Local Boutique shopping and eating for those who like to support local businesses. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Large bar area for more casual dining. Great Italian Food and small plates ”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place for swimming and fishing. But, further away, parking is limited and pricey. Virtually always open, (with the exception of a hurricane closing or two), the pier is one of the best spots on Wrightsville Beach to reel in the big one, get those lines wet, or just relax and enjoy an unparalleled view of the endless Atlantic Ocean landscape.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“My favorite place to get sushi, I go for sashimi and sushi, but if you feel like fried rice or rolls, or if it is a random night they have fried chicken, its all good!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Overlook the water, good food and relaxed setting. Love the Tuna bites, lemon pepper calamari and the Mahi sandwich. Try the home made banana bread pudding with ice cream!!!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Great little place with breakfast foods, premade sandwiches, smoothies, coffee, tea and beer & wine. This is one of our favorite hangouts, simply because it's right next door!”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Great "on beach" dining. Take a stoll and visit the Coast Guard Station - Wrightsville Beach. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Southern California Baja style tacos, burritos, and sandwiches. Fresh made everything and local seafood. Best margaritas you've ever had. And their Rsh tacos and salsa are to die for. Very popular with locals and tourists. The wait on the weekends in the Summer can be over two hours. Make sure to beat the crowds!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great place on the ICW Sunday afternoon has music call head to check on times and who’s playing. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A famous spot for locals and tourist. Right on the Intercoastal Waterway with amazing views, live music on the weekends, food, and drinks with an indoor and outdoor bar. Walk around the docks as well. Bring sunscreen!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great food and hugely popular. Prices are good and breakfast and brunch is the most popular time of day but the wait isn't typically too long.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“Buzzy Panamanian cafe offering Latin-inspired fare & tropical drinks in a relaxed, vibrant setting. The food here is so refreshing, you're going to love it. Pro tip: sit in the back patio garden on a nice evening.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A varied seafood menu that includes sushi is served in refined digs with a full bar & covered patio. (Comfort food • Small plates • Healthy options)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Burgers at the beach, tv's at the bar, and garage doors that are open during nice days!!”
  • 11 locals recommend

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