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Oceanic Restaurant and Grill

703 Lumina Ave S, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2166
+1 910-256-5551
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (104 reviews)
“seafood” (112 reviews)
“shrimp” (98 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
703 Lumina Ave S, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2166
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate on the pier. After waiting 45 minutes for our lunch to arrive, it looked like it had been sitting under a heat lamp. Quiche that was supposed to be basil and tomato was broccoli and mushroom. Waitress never offered bread or drink refills,...More

1  Thank happyWilmington_NC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on our first night at Wrightsville Beach, thanks to a recommendation from a business owner downtown. We sat outdoors & enjoyed a fabulous view of surfers getting last rides in for the evening. The service was timely & both meals-Salmon & fish &...More

Thank Sherree L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove here from maybe 5-7 miles away expecting a great seafood experience for our first time visit to NC. Not so great. Service was slow....food was just OK and prices ridiculous for the portions. I live in NYC and expected better. I'd not wast...More

2  Thank Maggie A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very casual setting. Food was ok. Steak was not cooked as ordered and green beans were under cooked. Beautiful setting to watch the sunset and grab a few drinks.

1  Thank Shelly R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is great for watching the goings on at the beach, but for me that was the only redeeming thing about the place. Service was fine but nothing special. The décor was dated. The food was only mediocre and way overpriced. The hush puppies...More

2  Thank Rondi F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a favorite when in Wrightsville Beach. Food and service are excellent, Pricing is reasonable.

Thank wjh50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday my wife and I drove 140 miles to Oceanic to have lunch. Oceanic is situated on Wrightsville beach and in incorporated into a pier experience. The food was excellent, I had shrimp and grits and my wife had grilled Mahi-Mahi. Both were exquisite. We...More

Thank WA0LSH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oceanic is one of our Wrightsville Beach vacation "go to" places to eat. We took our daughter and her friends for her 21st birthday tonight, and the food was outstanding. From the crab dip appetizers to the stuffed flounder, everything was wonderful. Divine blackened scallops!...More

Thank Greg L
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Oceanic Restaurant and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review Greg! I'll make sure Jackie gets a shout-out! Happy 21st to your daughter!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing special on the food end of things. Pints were cold and the views are nice. Gumbo Luke warm and okay. The melts were also okay but did not have much in them.

Thank Islandhopper365
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Oceanic Restaurant and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and the feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to the Oceanic for years...at least once per vacation. This year we went twice. The views as always were fantastic. The food is just ok...rather bland and not very memorable. We really wish they'd spruce up their food quality...that place would...More

Thank parkcitygal
WeCare-BrandManager, Owner at Oceanic Restaurant and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and the feedback

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Patti P
27 June 2017|
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Response from elewis9 | Reviewed this property |
25 January 2017|
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Response from WeCare-BrandManager | Property representative |
Hmmm, I'm not really sure. I would say its a low probability, but they definitely show up sometimes. Sorry I couldn't be more help! Cheers - Tyler
Elizabeth A
11 July 2016|
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Response from BeachcombersNC | Reviewed this property |
You asked "Do you take reservations on a Friday night in the summer?" I don't work there, I am only a customer. However, each time I have been at the Oceanic they have accepted reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Lumina Ave S, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2166
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-5551
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