Wilmingtonbiz logo
Print
Restaurants

Nollie's Taco Joint Opens In Carolina Beach

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jun 14, 2017
Nollie's Taco Joint in Carolina Beach serves tacos, burritos and other Mexican specialties. (Photo courtesy of Nollie's Taco Joint)
Following several months of renovations at 3 Pelican Lane, Nollie’s Taco Joint is now open in Carolina Beach, serving California-style tacos, burritos and other Mexican specialties.
 
Owner E.J. Griffin said he modeled his menu after the Mexican food trucks he used to frequent in southern California.
 
“Our style is a little different than what you’ll find at other Mexican places in the area,” Griffin said. “It’s all very fresh and simple, but full of flavor.”
 
The menu includes tacos with grilled chicken, roasted pork, grilled skirt steak and fish. Griffin purchases mahi-mahi daily from Blackburn Brothers Seafood, just down the road in Carolina Beach.
 
“Every morning I buy what I think I’ll need for the day so it’s as fresh as possible,” Griffin said. “If we run out I just walk over and buy some more. I can’t imagine doing it any other way when we’re this close to the ocean.”
 
All of the tacos can also be made in to hearty burritos with a choice of beans and rice, or a salad in a crispy taco shell with lettuce and chili lime ranch dressing. Nollie’s makes all of their dressings, salsa, guacamole, marinades and sauces in house, according to Griffin.
 
In addition to a wide range of beer, both Mexican and domestic, Nollie’s cocktail menu includes a creative mix of libations created from beer and wine, all $6 or under. Drinks include twists on traditional Bloody Marys and margaritas as well as mimosas and sangria. There’s also the Mayday with Mexican beer, fresh lime juice, fresh muddled cilantro, jalapeno, pineapple puree and sweet and sour mix, and the 50-50 with Sam Adams Summer Ale and lemonade on the rocks.
 
Griffin, an avid skateboarder, named Nollie's after a skateboarding trick and decorated it with skate memorabilia he’s collected over the years. The interior seats about 20, while an outdoor patio seats another 16 to 20, just a half block from the ocean.
 
Nollie’s Taco Joint is located at 3 Pelican Lane in Carolina Beach and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Griffin plans to extend the weekend hours as necessary.
 
Have a tip for Restaurant Roundup? Email us at: [email protected].

Story On The Map

Join The Discussion

Similar Stories

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Mike stonestreet 300x300

New Technology Means More Options For Community Association Billing And Payments

Mike Stonestreet - CAMS (Community Association Management Services)
Aaeaaqaaaaaaaaidaaaajdhiztrkodm0lte2yjetngrkmy1hotrmltawmdvlmwqyztmymw

Collaboration: Strength In A Diverse Workplace

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Stoyc 3 300x300

Six Ways Bad Credit Can Ruin Your Life

Patrick Stoy - Market Consulting Mortgage

Book On Business

Bob2017

The 2017 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!
Print Only
$24.95 - Qty
Print + Excel File
$79.95 - Qty

In The Current Issue

Area Options Abound For Active Seniors

As the members of the baby boomer generation seek out ways to keep fit and enjoy their retirement years, the number and variety of fitness options continue to grow, especially in popular retirement destinations like Wilmington and the surrounding beach communities.

Boomers Not Going Quietly Into Retirement

Peggy O’Leary is one of a growing cohort of individuals over the traditional retirement age of 65 who want to remain professionally engaged....

Some Opt For Smaller Homes, Rentals

Retirees are a major part of the demographics, along with millennials, driving the ongoing demand for multi-family rental housing locally an...

Ico topnews Editor's Picks

Gov. Cooper Vetos Bill That Includes Funding On GenX

Christina Haley O'Neal - About 12 hours ago

UNCW Professor Awarded $1.5M Grant To Research Future Of Coastal Communities

Cece Nunn - About 13 hours ago

Cape Fear Serpentarium Reopens After Repairs

Christina Haley O'Neal - Sep 20, 2017

Il Forno Pizzeria Now Open At The Pointe At Barclay

Jessica Maurer - Sep 20, 2017 Trending News
Services

Gierie Orthodontics

At Gierie Orthodontics our passion is creating beautiful smiles. Dr. Bill Gierie is committed to maximizing your aesthetic potential through enhancing the appearance of the teeth and face. We strive t ...more

Ico trending Trending News

Ico newsinimages News in Pictures

Have a tip, pitch or guest column?  Send us a tip.

Gallery Galleries

Video Videos

Power Breakfast: Coach C.B. McGrath - June 2017
Wilmington's Most Intriguing People of 2016

Register to Continue Seeing Wilmington's Best Business Coverage!


There are three ways to register for free.

Sign in with LinkedIn, Facebook or create an account:



Already registered? Login here.

Your free registration includes:

  • Access to 10 articles per month on WilmingtonBiz.com
  • Email updates to stay informed on local business news
  • A mobile optimized website
  • Advanced notification of Business Journal events
  • Management of your digital and print subscriptions
Laptop iphone ipad