Saturday, July 12, 2014

John Wright Restaurant {Review}

There is nothing like eating at a restaurant that values using local, sustainably produced foods to create their menu. The Accomac quickly became one that I love. My husband and I have been wanting to try out the John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville (imagine that?). I have heard that the owner is highly involved in the local food movement and anyone that has ever eaten there only has had good things to say.

So, on a slight whim, we decided to go to their pizza patio for dinner this past week. We did call ahead for a reservation (which I have also heard is prudent to do). The restaurant is in an old warehouse right on the Susquehanna River. There is also a shop in the restaurant but it was unfortunately closed so I cannot report on its wares or prices.

It was the perfect night to sit outside (meaning I was not cold and no rain). We were seated right at the edge of the patio with this view!

The unfortunate thing for me is that they do not have gluten free breads/pizza crusts. I would have loved a crab pizza made in their outdoor pizza oven! Fortunately there were plenty of gluten free options on the menu. We started by sharing house made tortilla chips with guac and salsa. This was some of the best guacamole I have ever had!

My husband decided on the JW burger with a side of broccoli salad. It looked amazing and on a home made roll.
 I felt a little veggie-deprived (I eat salads every day for lunch during the school year, why is it so hard for me to eat them when I am home??) so I ordered the Caesar salad (without croutons) and added a salmon skewer. I wasn't terribly impressed with the dressing but other than that the portion was perfect (especially since we were still nibbling our tortilla chips) and the salmon was perfect.
 Our standard dessert if available is creme brulee and thankfully they had it (it was the only gluten free dessert although the other ones sounded good if you can handle the gluten). Other than being slightly darker than I liked on top at some points it had a great flavor and would definitely be a repeat!
After eating you can enjoy some corn hole or take a stroll by the river. A local fire truck came and was pumping water which made a beautiful rainbow as part of our view.

 A stroll down to the riverside gave us a small history lesson and allowed us the background for a selfie :)

Bottom line, we will definitely revisit the John Wright Restaurant and look forward to eating inside and having available the full menu. My suggestion though is for everyone to go during the summer to experience the relaxing patio atmosphere AND go in the winter to enjoy the full menu!

Have you ever been to the John Wright Restaurant? If so, what did you order and what did you think?

Disclaimer: I was not solicited for nor compensated for this review, I simply wanted to share my experiences to help encourage others to try this great local restaurant!


  1. I've never been there but it looks awesome!

    1. I highly recommend it, and the good thing is that we didn't spend any more than if we had gone to the typical sit-down chain restaurant.

    2. And a friend just got engaged there last night!


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