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Shell Island Bistro

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2700 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1699
+1 910-256-8696
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Morrisville, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our meals were fresh and delicious and the service was wonderful! I would highly recommend the restaurant at Shell Island Resort!

Thank isherman2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service are excellent I had breakfast, lunch & dinner on site and both the quality and price were very good. The service & atmosphere are very good. It is easy and helpful to have a good restaurant right on site.

Thank ncroofer
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good food, nice variety. Indoor & Out door seating.Offers Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. We had a delicious Reuben,Chef Salad, Hamburger, Fish Tacos,and several other great eats.

Thank Alyson J
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

My wife and I truly enjoyed the Breakfast Buffet on the morning we checked out. The wait staff was cheery and responsive, and the wide range of breakfast items made for a superb meal. The restaurant offers a nice view of the beach. The omelet chef was was accommodating as to what you wanted and how you wanted it cooked.... More 

Thank Robert D
Twin Cities,, Minnesota, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Restaurant is located on the first floor of hotel. Good spot if you need something fast and don't want to leave the hotel. However, there is nothing special about this place.

Thank Scott P
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Food took a while, but we had Crab Dip and also a Steak sandwich. Good drinks, though a bit over-priced. Enjoyed the meal.

Thank 950julien
High Point, North Carolina
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67 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here the night we arrived. Food was excellent and waiter was great. Surprising fries not included with a $26 Steak entree. Also had lunch one day and portions were great and once again waiter wad great.

Thank Terry P
Commerce Township, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Perhaps because we are visiting this location after the season this restaurant was not at its best. If you want to pass yourself off as a "resort" the staff should be outfitted better in the restaurant. The food was very average and very little thought was given to presentation. At $26 an entree, I expect better. It would not be... More 

Thank pondoak
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We stay at Shell Island and absolutely love their food. Breakfast buffet is outstanding with the option to get chef made to order omelettes and waffles. We have enjoyed every lunch and dinner we have ever had there also. I Recommend the crab dip!!! Staff couldn't be any better!!!

Thank Lisa H
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I enjoyed the food, however, I was not impressed with the buffet. I absolutely suggest that you wait the few extra minutes to order exactly what you want. The bartenders are fantastic as well!

Thank Dfreshour

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1699
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-8696

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?