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The Best Restaurants on Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach boasts a diverse and thriving food scene that caters to every palate. In this blog post, we invite you to embark on a delightful exploration of the best restaurants in the area, each offering a unique blend of flavors, ambiance, and culinary innovation. From charming cafes to upscale fine dining establishments, this area of Coastal North Carolina has something to satisfy every craving. Join us as we unveil the reasons why Wrightsville Beach is a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts, where each bite tells a story of passion and creativity. Get ready to indulge your senses and discover the culinary gems that make our community a haven for food lovers.



Located just across the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge is Ceviche’s, a unique Panamanian cafe offering Latin-inspired fare and tropical drinks. The fresh sustainable approach to the Pamana Cruise was inspired by Owner and Chef, Hunter Tiblier who grew up in Panama fishing and surfing with his dad. This unique restaurant serves up an unparalleled experience that celebrates locally sourced seafood and produce. The menu changes seasonally, ensuring you’re always treated to the freshest ingredients available. With it’s vibrant atmosphere and incredible food, this restaurant is a guaranteed favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. 

  • Cuisine Type: Panamanian 

  • Atmosphere: Causal Attire

  • Hours: Lunch - Tuesday to Saturday: 11am - 3pm, Dinner - Monday to Saturday: 5pm - 9pm

Origins Food & Drink

If you’re looking for an exceptional steak dinner with an elevated service, Origins at Autumn Hall is the pinnacle of dining. They have prime steaks sourced from small farms in the Midwest and an extensive collection of wine that is actively hand-curated from around the world. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are crafted in their scratch kitchen into a handmade pasta dish or a delicious seafood option. Origins

Cuisine Type: Modern American Fare

Atmosphere: Fine Dining

Hours: Daily, 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9pm

Tower 7 

Backed by the recipes and vibes of Baja California, Tower 7 brings the ultimate experience, with the freshest ingredients serving up fish tacos, homemade guac, burritos, fajitas, the best frozen margaritas and more. The ambiance is nothing short of a vibe – a casual, laid back surfer atmosphere that mirrors the coastal lifestyle. 

  • Cuisine Type: Baja Mexican Grill

  • Atmosphere: Casual 

  • Hours: Daily, 11am - 10pm

Poe’s Tavern 

Poe’s Tavern is a Wrightsville Beach staple on the island and a must-visit for anyone looking to try the authentic flavors of the region. The menu is a tribute to the local waters and area farms, featuring seafood and certified organic produce that are as fresh as they come, specializing in in-house gourmet burgers, fish tacos, sandwiches, salads, craft beer and cocktails. With brick walls and hewn oak floors, this Edgar Allen Poe inspired beach bar and restaurant creates a warm and inviting atmosphere you’ll find yourself returning to year after year. 

  • Cuisine Type: American Grill

  • Atmosphere: Casual 

  • Hours: Daily, 11am - 10pm

Kipos Hellenic Cuisine

Kipos Hellenic Cuisine offers an authentic Greek menu – including Greek wines, as well as a convivial, bright, white and airy Mediterranean setting. In addition to traditional Greek dishes like Avgolemono, Yiouvetsi and Moussaka found at Kipos, an abundance of locally soured seafood -- including fresh crudos and a large selection of seafood entrees like pan seared grouper, grilled whole fish, and NC shrimp are also favorites. Kipos- an extension of Owner Giorgios Bakatsias' wildly popular Kipos brand, celebrates the food and culture of his homeland – this time with a intentional focus on the sea. Kipos offers an elevated counterpoint to Bakatsias’ beloved and more rustic Kipos Greek Taverna located in Chapel Hill, NC. Kipos goes above and beyond any Greek restaurant you’ve visited before. 

  • Cuisine Type: Greek

  • Atmosphere: Causal Fine Dining 

  • Hours: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5pm - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm - 10pm 

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From the upscale elegance of Origins to the laid-back vibes of Tower 7, Wrightsville Beach’s restaurants offer a culinary journey that's as diverse as it is delicious. The island's restaurants provide a diverse and delectable array of flavors, each influenced by the area's abundant natural resources. When planning your Wrightsville Beach getaway, choose more than just any vacation rental—secure an unforgettable stay directly with Landmark. Explore our selection of Landmark Vacation Rentals properties and make your reservation today for a memorable vacation matching the excellence of the local cuisine. Browse our Wrightsville Beach rental properties and book today!