Ocean Friendly Establishments

Ginger Taylor of Wrightsville Beach Keep It Clean presenting Blockade Runner Beach Resort with their Ocean Friendly Establishment certificate.

Plastic Ocean Project has teamed up with Surfrider Cape Fear Chapter and Wrightsville Beach Keep It Clean with a new initiative to recognize local businesses for their efforts in curbing the single-use plastics used in their establishments. The first step is to only offer straws upon request. The following businesses have signed an agreement to train their staff to not automatically put straws in guest’s drinks.  This is a self-regulated initiative, and restaurants are encouraged to ensure waitstaff are educated and adhering to the initiative.


Blockade Runner Beach Resort
275 Waynick Blvd,
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

7210 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

6623 Market St.
Wilmington, NC 28405

Chop’s Deli
130 N. Front St. – Suite 101
Wilmington, NC 28401
7037 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

Blue Surf Cafe
250 Racine Dr
Wilmington, NC 28403

Betsy’s Crepes
127 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

Carolina BBQ
1602 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403

Crabby Mike’s
121 S. Topsail Dr
Holly Ridge, NC 28445

Swansboro Food & Beverage Co.
106 N. Front St
Swansboro, NC 28584

Sea Level City Gourmet
1015 S Kerr St
Wilmington, NC 28403

Spoonfed Kitchen and Bakery
1930 Eastwood Rd Ste, 105
Wilmington, NC 28403

Fat Tony’s
131 N Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

Poe’s Tavern
212 Causeway Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Nawab Fine Indian Cuisine
6828 Market St.
Wilmington, NC 28405

Copper Penny
109 Chestnut St
Wilmington, NC 28401

703 S. Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Tandoori Bites
1620 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403

La Perla
1103 N 20th St
Morehead City, NC 28557

Epic Food Co.
The Forum
1113 Military Cutoff Rd
Wilmington, NC 28405

Platypus and Gnome
9 South Front St,
Wilmington, NC 28401

The Foxes Boxes
622 N 4th St
Wilmington, NC 28401

114 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Oriental Medical Therapies
217 N 5th Ave #203
Wilmington, NC 28401

Outer Banks Brewing Station
600 S Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Cape Fear Seafood Company
5226 S. College Rd, Ste 5
Wilmington, NC 28412
140 Hays Lane, Ste 140
Wilmington, NC 28411

Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar
1211 Lake Park Blvd S
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Shagger Jacks
8004 E. Oak Island Dr
Oak Island, NC 28465

Mellow Mushroom
4311 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC 28403

Mojo’s on the Harbor
10 Marina Wynd
Bald Head Island, NC 28461

Shuckin Shack Oyster Bar
6 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
109 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
13460 Hwy 50 Suite 101
Surf City, NC 28445

Inlet View Bar and Grill
1800 Village Point Road
Shallotte, NC 28470

How to become an Ocean Friendly Establishment

To become an Ocean Friendly Establishment, please email Tricia here. Interested to read more, Ocean Friendly Establishments was featured in the Wilmington Business Journal.