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Whatever happened to Frazier’s Pier 20 Seafood Restaurant?

Ken Little

Frazier’s Pier 20 Seafood Restaurant was at 614 S. College Road, Wilmington [Map this], from 1984 to 2003. It is apparently fondly missed by a number of people, including Gene Meadows, city of Wilmington tax collector.

Meadows said the owners last paid for an annual privilege license in June 2003. The restaurant was sold later that year.

Meadows was among many local residents who ate at Pier 20.

“It was a popular place, to be in business between 1984 and 2003. They must have done something right,” Meadows said.

A favorable StarNews review in March 2003 described the eatery as “the kind of old-school fish house where the simple menu offers seafood combined any way you’d like in a fried or broiled platter alongside fries, slaw and hushpuppies.”

Robert Frazier, who paid for the last privilege license from the city, could not be located.

The property has since housed several restaurants, including The Farm House and McDaniel Farms Creamery.

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4 Responses to “ Whatever happened to Frazier’s Pier 20 Seafood Restaurant?”

  1. On August 22, 2010 at 8:18 am Steve Rivenbark wrote:

    What was the name of the barbecue restaurant that occupied the building prior to Frazier’s?


  2. On August 24, 2010 at 5:43 am mike wrote:

    the bar-b-que restaurant was named “MAYO’S”

  3. On August 24, 2010 at 11:34 am cathy wrote:

    It is now able to be rented as a meeting facility – Nathan Sanders still owns.

  4. On August 29, 2010 at 8:44 pm Ric wrote:

    It’s strange that you addressed Frazier’s 220 Seafood and Red Lobster on the same day, 220 Seafood was originally a franchise based in Greensboro I think, on Hwy 220. Frazier’s was originally just off of Wrightsville Beach on the property now occupied by First Citizens Bank. They sold the property and opened Austin’s at the site on Oleander that eventually became Red Lobster and is now TGIF. Next 220 opened on College Rd after the property was bought by a NE NC tobacco farming family named Mayo and operated unsuccessfully as a BBQ place.

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