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Oceanic Restaurant and Grill

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703 S Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2166
+1 910-256-5551
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Leland, North Carolina
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200 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Oceanic sits in part on a long pier overlooking the beach and ocean. The day we were they it was 75 degrees and the beach was packed with college kids. It's a large restaurant with two levels in addition to the outside pier seating. Our server Christina, was very pleasant and helpful. The food was quite good, but the star... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Average food, although I like the she crab soup and crab dip... The rest is average with a most excellent view! Bar is happening and summer programs are good, live music.

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Thank rtmcintyre3
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Oceanic is the perfect place for taking out-of-towners. Every table seems to have a great view of the ocean. I have sat and watched dolphin playing while I ate on the pier. They have plenty of parking. Enjoy a good meal and then head straight out to Wrightsville beach for a beautiful walk. You can access the beach directly... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wife had the crab cakes and I had the lump crab and cheese grill. Wife raved over the lump meat, only, crab cakes (I had tastes!). I loved the grilled cheeses with lump crab meat. Service was excellent from start to finish. And, the ocean views were superb!!!

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Thank Robert M
Grobbendonk, Belgium
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135 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After 2,5 weeks travelling the south I had my last lunch of my vacation here. The Oceanic is on a great location, on THE pier from Dawson's Creek opening scene, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Besides this the chef cooks original, nice, healthy food AND they serve pink lemonade. Service goes by young girls and boys who do their best to... More 

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WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Oceanic Restaurant and Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Isabelle! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oceanic is a classy restaurant with delicious seafood and a very nice atmosphere. It's great for a romantic dinner, a business lunch or just the family dining together.

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Thank krissypoo79
WeCare-BrandManager, Manager at Oceanic Restaurant and Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Krissy! More 

Knightdale, North Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch after attending a show at the Carolina Opera , and lunch was excellent. The staff was very nice , couldn't be better. It is a busy place but does not interfere with lunch .

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Thank Chris M
WeCare-BrandManager, Manager at Oceanic Restaurant and Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review Chris! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This great restaurant, in the best location on Wrightsville Beach only gets better each time I visit. I had dinner on my own last night, at the bar and Mark, who was bartending for his first time ruled the floor! I had the sesame encrusted Ahi Tuna and it was fresh and delicious. For dessert Mark made me the best... More 

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Thank susan h
WeCare-BrandManager, Manager at Oceanic Restaurant and Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review Susan! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best ocean view seafood restaurant around. Great service food and atmosphere. I come here all year round and never dissatisfied.

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WeCare-BrandManager, Manager at Oceanic Restaurant and Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Tracy! More 

Clayton, North Carolina
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Oceanic is a good restaurant with a great view of Wrightsville Beach. The food was excellent and the service good. We had to wait about 45 minutes before being seated, as they were very busy it was worth it. I had the shrimp and grits and the rest of our party had fish or chicken, nobody complained about the... More 

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WeCare-BrandManager, General Manager at Oceanic Restaurant and Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Shelby! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 S Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2166
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wrightsville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-5551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?