Historic Oceanic Restaurant Reopens

Since its start in 1990, Oceanic has come to be known as the go-to place for Cape Fear residents and vacationers. It remains the only restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, situated on the Atlantic Ocean, and well known for its view: particularly from the appropriately named Crystal Pier.


Just like other businesses in the area, Hurricane Florence took her toll on this historic eatery when she released her power in September 2018.

In a statement from the Oceanic team:

It’s been a long journey, but one that was truly worth it.  Hurricane Florence impacted us all in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach back in September, and we needed to shut our doors while we worked through repairs.  We had a desire to open our doors quickly for the community, but decided to take a moment and dream.  Dream about what improvements we could make and what the Oceanic could be for our community. How could we make the space and experience better for our local families and those traveling far distances that have dined with us through the years.

The Oceanic and our place in Wrightsville beach is a special one.  We are part of Wrightsville’s storied history dating back to 1939 when the pier was first built and evolved from a simple fish house to a three-story restaurant.  Families have made special memories with us, and we wanted to continue to build on that legacy.

We have one of the best views of the Atlantic Ocean on Wrightsville Beach, but wanted our guests to be able to see the ocean, at its perfection, from any point or seat within the restaurant. We wanted to improve our efficiencies to provide better service and improve the spaces throughout the restaurant.

Over the last six months, we have been doing just that.  Taking the feedback from our guests and using it to re-imagine the Oceanic, work on delicious dishes and cocktails, improve the decor, spaces and views for you all to enjoy.

Before you leave, make sure to ask about their Summer Music Series or pick up a flyer with details on the lineup.  The series will run Fridays (6-9PM) and Sundays (Noon-4PM) April 1 through September 30.

703 S. Lumina Avenue

Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

(910) 256-5551