1900 Restaurant & Lounge

1900 Restaurant & Lounge is a chic little dinner and late-night destination that has an eclectic Downtown Wilmington vibe, but which is found a little off the beaten path in a commercial shopping center along...

24 South Coffee House

Downtown Wilmington explorers who want to grab a quick cup of coffee and a warm homemade treat can make an easy stop along Front Street at the 24 South Coffee House. This chic and charming establishment has a collection...

A & G Barbecue & Chicken

The best cure for a Pleasure Island hangover or a post-beach ravenous appetite is southern home cooking, and A & G Barbecue & Chicken delivers with classic breakfast, lunch, and dinner comfort food with a clear...

A Taste of Italy

A Taste of Italy has New York roots and a prime location in the heart of Wilmington along College Road – a combination that has helped solidify this market’s reputation as one of the best delis in the Port...

Addicted To The Bean

Sometimes a name says it all, and Addicted to the Bean is a favorite destination for Hugh MacRae park-goers and UNCW college students alike to get an extra jolt of caffeine before an early morning run, a crucial final...

Amy’s Burrito Barn

When it comes to fresh Mexican fare on a budget, it’s hard to beat the diverse and delicious Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn. This collegiate favorite that’s found along busy Oleander Drive has a cult...

Archibald’s Deli & Rotisserie

Archibald’s Deli & Rotisserie is a cute stop for breakfast and lunch fans to grab a quick bite before crossing the Holden Beach Bridge to the shoreline. Found along Holden Beach Road, and located within a mint...

Asian Fusion Noodle House

Sometimes a name says it all, and Asian Fusion Noodle House is where hungry locals and visitors alike go to satisfy an appetite for large bowls of Japanese staples. Located in a particularly busy section of Market...

Asian Taste

Visitors who are exploring the business heart of Southport, or who are running errands at the local grocery stores and shopping centers, can duck in for a quick take-out or dine-in meal with a visit to Asian Taste...

Atlantic Seafood

The small and slightly inland community of Hampstead is regionally known as the “Seafood Capital of North Carolina” and this reputation is alive and well thanks to popular local seafood markets, like...

Atlantic Seafood and Steaks

Atlantic Seafood and Steaks is an all-encompassing spot for seafood and southern food lovers to dive into a wealth of coastal and / or Lowcountry dishes in a casual and friendly environment. Located along a particularly...

Aubriana’s Fine Dining

Located along a quiet side street just off the Downtown Wilmington waterfront, Aubriana’s Fine Dining is a posh and polished destination for great eats in the heart of the Cape Fear region. Boasting a full menu of...

Bagel Bakery

Many food lovers attest that you can always tell is an eatery is good by how busy it is, and the typical steady line at Hampstead’s Bagel Bakery certainly proves this theory. Located just off Highway 17 and...

Baked With Love

Baked With Love is a charming little café on the edge of Downtown Southport where visitors can pick up bakery-fresh goodies, breakfast fare, and lunches with ease. Known for its delectable made-to-order...

Balluchi Indian Fusion & Bar

The relatively new Balluchi Indian Fusion & Bar is an enticing spot that combines fresh Indian fare with an ornate lounge atmosphere. Open late, and featuring both a late-night locale for having fun, as well as a...

Bar-B-Que House

The Bar-B-Que House is a favorite local destination for southern food fans to load up on plates of barbecue, southern sides, and all the fixins’. Located along East Oak Island Drive, just a couple blocks away from...

Bdobo Mongolian Grill

Create your own Mongolian masterpiece with a visit to the casual but delicious Bdobo Mongolian Grill. Located along Market Street, this little gem is veritably hidden in plain sight, and is a fine destination for hungry...

Beach Bagels

Visitors who are en route to the beach and are in the mood for a quick breakfast or lunch on the go can pop into the convenient and surprisingly diverse Beach Bagels. Located just a shell’s through away from the...

Beach House Bar

The Beach House Bar is a casual taste of the islands in the northern Ogden region of the Cape Fear area. Known for its nightlife, cold drinks, and ultra laid-back atmosphere, the Beach House Bar is the place to go for a...

Beach House Burgers

Beach House Burgers is a classic burger shack that’s convenient to visitors who are lounging along the Kure Beach shoreline. Located less than a block away from the oceanfront, this seasonal stand features all the...

Beana’s Kitchen

Beana’s Kitchen is a traditional little diner that has all the classic southern fare that hungry patrons crave. Open for breakfast and lunch, and offering a lengthy four-page menu, this restaurant that’s...

Beer Barrio

Beer Barrio is a chic Happy Hour destination in the heart of Downtown Wilmington that’s renowned for ice cold drinks, fresh cuisine, and an abundance of good times. A perfect stop for refueling after a lengthy...

Bella Cucina

Bella Cucina is a family-friendly authentic Italian restaurant that has plenty of big bold flavors and lots of down-home hospitality to spare. Located along Southport Supply Rd and close to a number of local hotels and...

Bento Box

For a light lunch or dinner to reenergize after a day of exploring Wilmington’s central shopping plazas, head to the Bento Box. This colorful restaurant features a rainbow of fresh cuisine from Japan, China...

Bessie & Giuseppe

Bessie & Giuseppe is a casual little pizza and burger joint that utilizes freshly made pizza dough, homemade sauce, and cheese that’s been grated in house. Combined with fresh burger and pizza toppings, and a...

Bessie Burger

Bessie Burger is raising the bar for Leland area burger lovers, thanks to a wide range of burger and sandwich options that utilize 100% certified ground chuck, daily fresh bread, and hand cut French fries and onion...

Betsy’s Crepes

The Cape Fear region seems to have a love affair with delicate French cuisine, and Betsy’s Crepes puts one of this country’s favorite cuisines front and center as the star of the menu. Conveniently located...

Big Als Slam Dunk BBQ

Big Als Slam Dunk BBQ is a solid destination for Downtown Southport fans to get their grub on with a big selection of classic southern fare, bar munchies, and everything in between. With a friendly but casual...

Big Apple Cafe and Bakery

It’s hard to believe that a taste of New York can be so easily found this close to the Cape Fear shoreline, but the Big Apple Cafe and Bakery surprises newcomers with its authentic flavors, and big selection of...

Big Daddy’s Restaurant

Big Daddy’s Restaurant is a classic Kure Beach establishment that has been feeding hungry vacationers since 1970. A popular destination due to its long legacy as a central seafood-focused restaurant, Big...

Big Thai

For authentic Thai cuisine, go where the locals go and head over to Big Thai – a small Thai joint that’s located in the heart of Wilmington along Military Cutoff Road. This small but intimate Thai restaurant...

Billy Ray’s Family Restaurant

Billy Ray’s Family Restaurant is a unique destination that attracts sports fans and southern cooking fans alike. Located in a busy but more local section of Carolina Beach Road, this relatively new eatery serves...

Black Sea Grill

The Black Sea Grill puts a wonderfully unique spin on classic Cape Fear area seafood and southern dishes, with Mediterranean fare that allows the local ingredients to shine. From unique takes on “surf and...

Blue Asia

Blue Asia is a chic and cool little Japanese and sushi joint that is just a stone’s throw from the University of North Carolina Wilmington Campus, and therefore attracts a crowd of hungry college students and...

Blue Surf Café

Blue Surf Café serves up inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner fare to hungry UNCW college students, Wilmington locals, and savvy vacationers-in-the-know alike. Featuring a wonderfully extensive menu, with a host...

Boathouse Restaurant

The Boathouse restaurant is a moderately-sized and unimposing restaurant that’s located in a quiet section of Wilmington, close to Bradley Creek. But although it’s easy to miss, seafood fans will want to...

Bob’s Dogs

Vacationers who are looking for a fast and classic bite before reaching the beach can make a stop at Bob’s Dogs – a fun and funky hot dog restaurant (and more) that’s found just a few blocks away from...

Boca Bay

Located close to the coastal shorelines of Wrightsville Beach, Boca Bay is the place to go for an array of fresh seafood in an elegant and subtly refined atmosphere.

Bon Appetit

Start a trip to the beach or an exploration of the Cape Fear shoreline off right with a stop at Bon Appetit -  a fresh little breakfast joint that’s tucked away along Carolina Beach Road. Casual but...

Bouncing Log Café

The Bouncing Log Café is a gem of a find in the small town of Boiling Spring Lakes, that’s veritably hidden just inland of the popular vacation town of Southport. Open for lunch and dinner, this cool...

Bourbon Street

Downtown Wilmington is known for its collection of hip restaurants with culinary inspirations from around the world, and the centrally located Bourbon Street is no exception. Found just a block away from the waterfront...

Brasserie du Soleil

Brasserie du Soleil takes fine dining to an elevated level with lunch and dinner menus that are infused with traditional French dishes and flavors. Found near a small collection of shops just off of Westwood Road, this...

Bridge Tender Restaurant

For a full range of seafood and steak selections that is complemented with waterfront views, head to the edge of the Wrightsville Beach Causeway to the distinctive Bridge Tender Restaurant. Found within a unique...

Burrito Shak

Surfers who need a break from the Cape Fear area beaches, or Hampstead locals and visitors who need a hearty but refreshing lunch en route to or from Wilmington, will find plenty to love at Burrito Shak. This Burrito...

Buzz’s Roost

Buzz’s Roost is a fun little spot in the heart of Downtown Wilmington that is known for its solid sandwiches, seafood, and plenty of good times. With a nice long interior bar that boasts a full row or TVs, and a...

C-Street Mexican Grill

C-Street Mexican Grill is a fast-casual Mexican food joint that’s distinctive for its fresh ingredients and almost overwhelming menu. Located close to the corners of Shipyard Blvd. and South College Road, this...

Café Zola

Coffee and tea drinkers who adore a good book and a hot or cold brew will appreciate the chic and relaxing Café Zola. Found within a sweet local book store, and featuring a nice collection of well-made coffee...

Cam Café

Visitors who are touring the Cameron Art Museum don’t have to leave the premises to enjoy a creative and ultimately delicious lunch, thanks to the museum’s on-site Cam Café. Located in a bright and...

Camino Real Restaurante Mexicano

Camino Real Restaurante Mexicano is a solid option for Hampstead locals and visitors en route to or from Wilmington who need to address a hearty Mexican food craving. Featuring a convenient location along US Highway 17...

Cape Fear Restaurant

The Cape Fear Restaurant and Lounge is a vintage and family-friendly seafood restaurant that’s perched on the edge of the Cape Fear River in the heart of Downtown Southport. An easy destination for visitors who...

Cape Fear Seafood Company

Though almost hidden behind a busy section of College Road, Cape Fear Seafood Company nevertheless has a big reputation as one of the best places to go in Wilmington for outstanding coastal fare. Named by North...

Caprice Bistro

Caprice Bistro is Wilmington’s go-to for incredible martinis and French cuisine in the heart of the Downtown area. Found within a classic brick building, and boasting two levels of dining, (including an upstairs...

Captain Pete’s Seafood Restaurant

Captain Pete’s Seafood Restaurant is an acclaimed destination for Holden Beach vacationers to enjoy a big seafood-centric dinner, a round of refreshing cocktails, and an outstanding waterfront view, thanks to the...

Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Sports Bar

Take a break from the daily grind and dive into a game of volleyball, a trivia night, or just a few rounds and a hearty meal with friends and family with a visit to Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Sports...

Carolina BBQ House

Carolina BBQ House is a home-style buffet that offers big southern dishes to big southern appetites. Offering a rotating selection of comfort food with all the fixins’, this hearty destination will appease...

Carolina Girls’ Grillin’ Café

For breakfast, lunch and dinner, Carolina Girls’ Grillin’ Café is always cooking up something good. Located just north of Wilmington, on the outskirts of Castle Hayne, this eatery has a ton of big...

Carolina Table Salt & Company

The Carolina Table Salt & Company started as a simple salt venture, with locally grown salt that was used to spice up family pig pickins’ and low country meals like shrimp and grits. Today, the small seasoning...

Casey’s Buffet and BBQ

Where do you go in Wilmington for authentic southern soul food that includes everything from all-you-can-eat BBQ and fried chicken to Chitlins’? You head to Casey’s Buffet and BBQ. With never-ending helpings...

Catch

Catch has been making waves on the Wilmington dining scene since first opening in 2006, thanks to its award-winning and famous chef and owner, Keith Rhodes. Rhodes was a contestant on the national television show Top...

Causeway Gourmet

Causeway Gourmet is a delectable dine-in, take-out, and delivery spot where Ocean Isle Beach vacationers can feast on a wealth of freshly made sandwiches, entrees, salads, and so much more. Located on the inland side of...

Ceviche’s

Wilmington Visitors who think they’ve seen it all should plan a visit to the refreshingly cool Ceviche’s. Inspired by the cuisine of Panama, Central America, this unique eatery features a colorful menu...

Charlie MacGrooders

Charlie MacGrooders is a charming American Grill and pub that has an exceptionally convenient location on the edge of busy Village Road and US 74. A nice spot for Cape Fear visitors to take a break with a big meal and a...

Chasers Bar & Grill

Chasers Bar & Grill is a fun hang out for Oak Island locals and visitors alike, thanks to a friendly and nicely casual environment, plenty of game-worthy TVs, and a host of traditional bar food that goes well with a...

Check Six Brewing Company

Microbrews and homegrown breweries are taking North Carolina by storm, and the small town of Southport has its own brewery to explore, called Check Six Brewing Company. Family owned and operated, and named after a...

China Garden

China Garden is an easy-to-access Chinese food restaurant that’s found along a busy section of Hampstead, just off of US Highway 17. Sharing space with a chain grocery store and several other essential businesses...

China One

China One is a classic Chinese food take-out restaurant with a wealth of options and a prime location along Market Street. Exceptionally convenient for visitors and locals in the Porters Neck area, this fast and fresh...

Chop’s Deli

Ask a Wilmington local where to go for a casual lunch in Downtown Wilmington, and chances are they will list Chop’s Deli as one of their favorite options. Known for exceptional deli sandwiches, salads and soups...

Chopstix

Chopstix is a simple Chinese food take-out joint that has a decent local following and a convenient location along Market Street. Settled in between a host of local businesses, services, and shops, Chopstix is an easy...

Circa 1922

Indecisive diners will have a fine time at Circa 1922. This chic tapas bar and restaurant has a prime Downtown Wilmington location, and a wonderfully varied menu that allows patrons to sample veritably every elevated...

Clean Eatz

Healthy eaters and the diet conscious finally have a place to call their own in the Cape Fear region. Clean Eatz, which is found just north of the UNCW campus, specializes in creating ultimately tasty creations that are...

College Diner

Both college students and visitors alike can head to the centrally located College Diner to load up on heaping plates of classic American fare to either start off a day of exploring, or to cap off a night of exploring...

Copper Penny

The Copper Penny is a favorite go-to for Downtown Wilmington pub fans and beer lovers, thanks to a great combination of an extensive beer menu, tasty and filling cuisine, and an undeniably cool atmosphere.

Cousins Italian Deli

Cousins Italian Deli brings warm Italian hospitality to the Cape Fear region with an extensive deli menu and special family-style meals that are sure to make visitors feel absolutely right at home. A top-rated...

David’s Deli & Restaurant

David’s Deli & Restaurant is a solid breakfast or lunch destination for vacationers who are cruising from the mainland to the Wrightsville Beach shoreline. Located along Eastwood Drive, this casual and...

Dead Crow Comedy Room

Nothing is more relaxing and liberating than a big belly laugh, and Wilmington’s own Dead Crow Comedy Room is a perfectly convenient destination for Cape Fear visitors to sit back, enjoy a drink, and let loose...

Dead End Saloon & Fish Factory

Southport water lovers who are in the mood for a breezy lunch, dinner, or late bite will want to head to the Dead End Saloon & Fish Factory. Located in between historic Downtown Southport and Oak Island along Fish...

Deck House

The Deck House is a unique destination for a coastal meal, due to its eye-catching location in a former Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church and that was built in 1946. With a completely renovated interior that features...

Delphina Cantina

Delphina Cantina is a cool little spot for visitors who have freshly arrived on Bald Head Island and are in the mood for a light bite or an ice cold drink before making their way to their vacation rental home. Offering...

Detour Deli & Café

Detour Deli & Café might not be very big, but it makes up for its small stature with a deli menu that’s full of gigantic global flavors. Found within a miniature brick building on the outskirts of...

Dig & Dive

Dig & Dive is a neighborhood sports bar and restaurant in central Wilmington that is gaining a following that’s well outside the collection of apartment complexes and residential communities which border the...

Dock Street Oyster Bar

Dock Street Oyster Bar has an award-winning reputation as one of the best oyster bars in the Cape Fear region, and this downtown icon continues to impress seafood fans with its extensive steamer menu and plenty of...

Dockside Restaurant & Bar

Wilmington visitors who want the appeal of an oceanfront beach restaurant without taking a spin across the Wrightsville Beach Bridge can pop into the Dockside Restaurant. Located on the waterfront border, with a cool...

Double Happiness Restaurant

There’s plenty of joy to be found in the colorful dishes and unique flavors of the Double Happiness Restaurant. Found in between the heart of Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, this Dim Sum, Cantonese, and...

Drift

Drift is a chic little coffee house and café that serves up a world of artful drinks and fare to Oak Island vacationers and locals alike. Located just a block away from the oceanfront, and therefore a convenient...

Dry Street Pub & Pizza

Dry Street Pub & Pizza is a fresh pizza joint on the slightly inland outskirts of Downtown Southport that features a nice and colorful array of elevated Italian cuisine. With a 20-year history of providing Southport...

Eddie Romanelli’s

Eddie Romanelli’s is a favorite destination for Leland locals who are in the mood for comforting and deliciously filling Italian fare. Located in a posh brick shopping center in a busy section of Leland, and easy...

El Arriero Taqueria

El Arriero Taqueria takes the concept of Fresh Mex to new heights with a uniquely traditional menu and a solid pedigree of local Mexican food experts. Owned by the Ibarra family, the founders of the local favorite El...

El Cazador Mexican Restaurant

Carolina Beach vacationers who are craving a little Fresh Mexican fare, (which is understandable this close to the coast), can head to the centrally located El Cazador Mexican Restaurant. Found in the heart of Carolina...

Elijah’s

There’s nothing like enjoying a stunning waterfront view, and Elijah’s has a prime location along the Cape Fear River on the edge of Wilmington’s historic downtown. Featuring both indoor and seasonal...

Elizabeth’s Pizza

Though Elizabeth’s Pizza might look like a small pizza joint, with a subtle location along a busy section of commercialized Market Street, the decadent menu offers so much more than a slice or two of pie. Boasting...

Empire Deli & Bagel

Empire Deli & Bagel is a laid-back little breakfast and lunch joint that will satisfy any native New Yorker or New Englander who happens to be in the Cape Fear region. Located just north of Wilmington in the Ogden...

Epic Food Co

With a name like Epic Food Co, you’d expect the food to be something special, and this casual restaurant off of Military Cutoff Road does not disappoint. Featuring a breakfast, main, and dinner menu, as well as a...

Eric’s Grille

Eric’s Grille is a casual spot that’s found along a busy and more commercial section of central Southport, and which is known for classic American fare, home cooking, and a wonderfully friendly atmosphere...

Eternal Sunshine Cafe

Eternal Sunshine Café is a bright and cheerful spot to start the day with slightly unique breakfast and brunch fare that is sure to surprise even seasoned Wilmington food fans. Located just off of US Highway 74...

Falcone’s Italian Restaurant and Pizza

Falcone’s Italian Restaurant and Pizza is a classic Italian food restaurant in a slightly busy section of Leland that’s easy to reach via US Highway 17. Tucked away in a busy shopping center, this small but...

Family Pizza and Subs

Leland visitors and locals who are cruising along US 74 / 76, or who are spending a day running errands or doing a little grocery shopping, can enjoy a quick bite or a take-home family-friendly meal with a visit to...

Famous Subs & Pizza

Famous Pizza and Subs is a convenient destination for a crowd pleasing take-out or fast and casual dine-in meal, just outside of Downtown Southport. Located close to the junction of 87 and 211 – the two main roads...

Fat Andy’s Burger

Visitors who are cruising along the Cape Fear coastline from Oak Island to Southport can enjoy a fully satisfying break from the car with a visit to Fat Andy’s Burgers. Located in a tiny but tasteful coastal shack...

Fat Tony’s Italian Pub

Fat Tony’s Italian Pub is where comfort food and Downtown Wilmington’s hip bar scene combine, to completely decadent and filling results. Located just a block away from the waterfront, this casual stop for...

Fibber McGees Irish Restaurant & Pub

Fibber McGees Irish Restaurant & Pub is a sweet little pub and restaurant that’s found on a picturesque business-lined street on the outskirts of Landfall, and which is close to a handful of golf courses...

Fire Bowl

Locals and visitors in the Ogden area, which is just north of Wilmington along US Highway 17, can satisfy a hankering for Asian cuisine with a visit to Fire Bowl. Featuring a vast menu that’s chock-full of...

Firebelly Lounge

Firebelly Lounge is a longstanding hang-out for Wilmington’s college crowd. Originally located in the downtown area, and recently moved to its new location along Carolina Beach Road, this restaurant and lounge...

Fish House Grill

The Fish House Grill is located on the foot of the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge, and has been a Wilmington institution for generations of hungry, seafood loving patrons. The idyllic setting perfectly complements the...

Fish House Restaurant at Blue Water Point Motel & Marina

Blue Water Point Motel & Marina is an all-encompassing destination for mariners who are cruising along the Intracoastal Waterway to dock, dine, and enjoy a night off the water in the small coastal town of Oak Island.

Fishy Fishy Cafe

The Fishy Fishy Café is a favorite dining and drinks destination for Southport visitors, due to a prime location on the edge of the Intracoastal Waterway where the views are out of this world. Located next to a...

Flaming Amy’s Bowl

Flaming Amy’s Bowl has surpassed its original reputation as a go-to for hungry UNCW college students, and is now a veritable favorite Wilmington eatery in its own right, thanks to a towering menu that can be...

Flights

Flights is a cool destination on the Southport dining scene where patrons can enjoy a full “flight” of locally crafted brews and unique wines, as well as a host of appetizing fare that pairs perfectly with a...

Flying Fish Cafe Oak Island

Oceanfront dining is always a thrill for Cape Fear visitors, and the Flying Fish Café is a favorite spot on Oak Island for visitors to feast on coastally-inspired creations while enjoying a lovely on-the-sand...

Flying Pi Kitchen

Downtown Wilmington is known for its eclectic collection of restaurants that combine southern sensibilities with modern cuisine, and the Flying Pi Kitchen is no exception. Located along an unimposing corner of the...

Flytrap Brewing

Downtown Wilmington visitors don’t have to meander too far to join North Carolina’s growing homegrown beer craze, thanks to the centrally located Flytrap Brewing. Found just a few blocks away from the...

Folks Café

Folks Café is a sweet little coffee shop that’s found on the outskirts of Downtown Wilmington in an unimposing, (and very easy to pass by), one-story brick “home” in a cluster of small downtown...

Fork N Cork

The Fork N Cork is serving up a new blend of Artisan cuisine to the diners of Wilmington, with truly creative fare that takes advantage of local flavors, seasonal ingredients, and a hefty amount of imagination.

Fox and Hound Pub & Grille

The Fox and Hound Pub & Grille is a prime destination for visitors to relax with a pint and a hearty meal after a long day of shopping in the ultra-posh Mayfaire Town center. Featuring a full menu of drinks and...

Franks Pizza

Enjoy an easy meal without ever leaving the boardwalk with a stop at Franks Pizza. Serving Carolina Beach vacationers for more than 40 years, this casual pizza joint has satisfied generations of families with big floppy...

Freddie’s Restaurant

Visitors will find a surprising addition to the classic beach shops, bars, and restaurants that hug the Kure Beach oceanfront in the form of Freddie’s Restaurant. Easy to identify, thanks to a lemon yellow...

Front Street Brewery

Beer fans who want to see what brews the Coastal Carolina region can cook up can pay a lunchtime, dinnertime, Happy Hour or late night visit to Front Street Brewery. Known for a collection of flagship brews that are...

Frying Pan

Head to the very edge of waterfront Southport to enjoy a fine meal with an unbeatable view at the Frying Pan. This restaurant that’s located on the edge of Bay Street boasts local and down-home favorites like...

Genki

Genki is a fresh Japanese and sushi joint that’s tucked away along the popular Market Street in the New Centre shopping district. Boasting colorful and flavorful dishes that can satisfy any craving for Japanese...

Georges At Olde Point

Visitors who are enjoying a round at Hampstead’s popular Olde Point Golf and Country Club can polish off a game with a fresh lunch, post-game drink, or tempting dinner at the acclaimed Georges At Olde Point...

Giant

Giant is a unique experience for coffee and film buffs in the heart of film-obsessed Wilmington. Located next to the famed EUE Screen Gem studios, and featuring meeting rooms and an on-site movie theater that plays...

Gibby’s Dock and Dine

Whether you’re arriving by boat, by foot, or by car, Gibby’s Dock and Dine is the place to go for a solid coastal meal that’s enhanced with stunning views of the Carolina Beach Harbor. Bordering a...

Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant

Take a break from a diet and settle in for some rich Italian dishes with a visit to Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant. This decadent eatery, which is located in the heart of the Monkey Junction area, has a full menu...

Golden Dragon

Golden Dragon is a traditional Chinese Food restaurant with a convenient locale along Kerr Street, which is just a stone’s throw away from College Road, Oleander Drive, and the borders of the University of North...

Good Hops Brewing

Beach-goers who are in the mood for an ice cold brew after a full day on the beach, and who also appreciate a taste of something locally crafted and just a little different, will appreciate Carolina Beach’s own...

Goody Goody Omelet House

Goody Goody Omelet House Restaurant has the look, the feel, and the grub of a classic southern breakfast and lunch joint, with an accompanying long menu that features all the classics. Located in a vintage building...

Grannys Country Kitchen

The Cape Fear region is home to a wealth of good old fashioned southern cooking, and Carolina Beach’s own Grannys Country Kitchen brings these comfort food flavors to the heart of the shoreline, with a central...

Green Line Pizza and Steak

Green Line Pizza and Steak is located on the northern outskirts of Wilmington along Business US Highway 17, and is a nice and quick lunch or dinnertime spot for visitors who are en route to or from the Cape Fear...

Greenlands Farm Store

The wonderfully unique Greenlands Farm Store is worth a detour from the Southport Waterfront or Oak Island due to its petting zoo and gorgeous Bolivia, NC scenery alone. But visitors who stay to feast at the Farm Store...

Grinder’s Cafe

Patrons who want to settle in for a warm cup of coffee on a well-worn and soft couch, or who crave an easy bite to eat in a relaxing coffee house setting, will find a lot to love about Grinder’s Café. This...

Gulf Stream Restaurant

The Gulf Stream Restaurant is a casual little restaurant that borders a handful of shops and marinas in the heart of Carolina Beach. Featuring a classic exterior and a wealth of classic back-to-basic eats, this...

Gusto Grille

Gusto Grille is a unique addition to the slow-paced Leland dining scene, thanks to an eclectic menu that shines a spotlight on Turkish and Mediterranean fare. Utilizing fresh ingredients, and making just about...

Haag & Sons Seafood

For many Oak Island vacationers, the biggest draw of a coastal vacation is the option to pick up a wealth of local Cape Fear seafood to enjoy at home on the grill, in the oven, or on the stove top, and the home grown...

Halftime Sports Bar & Grill

Halftime Sports Bar & Grill is a fun destination just off of US 17. Ocean Highway that welcomes sports fans, night owls, and folks who are just passing through Leland and who could use a break in the form of a cold...

Halligans Public House

Halligans Public House is a surprising find in the primarily residential community along Masonboro Loop Road. Found within a small commercial center, this traditional Irish Pub is a fun destination for hungry families...

Hang Ten Grill

As the name would suggest, Hang Ten Grill is a casual beach joint with a definitive surfer vibe that serves as the perfect hang-out after a long morning or afternoon of riding the waves in Carolina Beach. Located along...

Havana’s

Havana’s is an all-encompassing steak, seafood and pasta restaurant that’s just a shell’s throw from the bridge to Wrightsville Beach. Offering lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch in a casual but slightly...

Hell’s Kitchen

Movie buffs and foodies alike will have a fine time at Hell’s Kitchen, a chic little Downtown Wilmington restaurant that had a guest role in the homegrown TV series, “Dawson’s Creek.” Located...

Henry’s

For fine cuisine that benefits from an overall “Farm to Table” philosophy, visitors can head over to Henry’s. Boasting a vintage warm interior with a long bar and an accompanying collection of booths...

Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet

Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet is a traditional Chinese food buffet that offers an array of lunch and dinner options for hungry Asian food fans. With plenty of seating, and expansive rows of hot and cold items, (as well...

Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

This brightly colored and expansive restaurant along Market Street is an eye-catching destination for seafood fans. Featuring a far-reaching menu of steamed, broiled, grilled and fried seafaring creations, Hieronymus...

Hiro Japanese Steak House

Visitors who are exploring the shops off of College Road, Market Street, and Eastwood Road can cap off a long day with a true Hibachi experience with a visit to Hiro Japanese Steak House. Offering the full...

Hoobie’s NY Pizza & Hoagies

Wilmington has more than its fair share of exceptional pizza joints, and even locals and visitors who are in the quieter Cape Fear regions, like the northern city outskirts near Interstate 40, will find a fantastic...

Hoplite Pub and Beer Garden

“Pleasure Island” is all about having fun, and the Hoplite Pub & Beer Garden, a true pub or “public house” lives up to this reputation with a full menu of brews and pub grub, and a relaxed...

Hops Supply Co

Hops Supply Co is a fresh gastropub on Oleander Drive that impresses patrons with its equally distinctive drink and food menus. With an internal dedication to provide an exceptional beer selection, as well as fresh and...

Hot Pink Cake Stand

Can’t decide whether to have a glass of wine or a decadent cupcake? Then why not do both? Hot Pink Cake Stand is a little gem along the streets of Downtown Wilmington, and this tasty destination serves up a world...

Hungry Heroes

Wilmington residents and visitors in the Ogden and Portners Neck regions can satisfy a hankering for a big thick sub or a floppy slice of pizza with a visit to Hungry Heroes. Offering take-out, delivery and dine in...

Hurricane Alleys

Summertime visitors who want to hop off the beach and enjoy a cold drink, an easy-going bite to eat, and a fine oceanfront view can stroll along the boardwalk to reach Hurricane Alleys. Located just off the dunes, this...

Ichiban Express

Ichiban Express is a small and unimposing eatery that’s found just a stroll away from the UNCW campus, but the solid fare and inexpensive prices makes this quick stop for Japanese cuisine a crowd pleaser. Fast and...

Ida Thai Cuisine

Ida Thai Cuisine is a refreshing little restaurant that’s found just inland of the Carolina Beach shoreline, and which is renowned for a heavy collection of authentic Thai dishes. Located in a vibrant green...

Indochine

Indochine has garnered a reputation as one of the most inviting Thai and Vietnamese restaurants in Wilmington, and for good reason. The vibrant and colorful menu is almost overshadowed by the exquisite surroundings...

Inlet View Bar & Grill

Inlet View is a fine spot for Southport visitors to slip into an island lifestyle, thanks to a sea-worthy menu, and a location that’s on a quiet edge of the Intracoastal Waterway. Easy to access by visitors who...

Innovations Restaurant

Innovations Restaurant is one of several restaurants that are found within the Hilton Wilmington Riverside – one of the largest hotels along the downtown waterfront, and a popular venue for large special events...

Ironclad Brewery

Downtown Wilmington visitors who want to cap off a full day of shopping and exploring can make a stop at the homegrown Ironclad Brewery for a wonderfully crafted pint or two in a casual, spacious, and all-around...

Island Hots

No beach trip is complete with a sunny hot dog and all the salty accoutrements, like French fries and onion rings, and Carolina Beach’s go-to for this shoreside treat is Island Hots. Located just a couple blocks...

Island Way

Water lovers can enjoy a decadent seafood meal that’s complemented with a stunning view of the ocean with a visit to Oak Island’s Island Way. Located along Beach Road and bordering a quiet stretch of sand...

Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill

Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is a fun destination for a Happy Hour drink and round of appetizers, an easy-going lunch or dinner, or a late-night snack right before the party begins. Located next to the Kure Beach...

Jackson’s Big Oak Barbecue

When you’re in the south, you have to chow down on big plates of homestyle BBQ, and Jackson’s Big Oak Barbecue doesn’t disappoint southern food fans, thanks to a hefty menu that’s loaded with all...

Jade Garden

Jade Garden is a fast and friendly Chinese food restaurant that’s found near a bustling and primarily residential section of Leland. Located close to both a grocery store and Highway 74 / 76, Jade Garden is a...

Jade Garden Rocky Point

Jade Garden is an easy-to-access and easy to enjoy Chinese Food restaurant that is found on the northern outskirts of Wilmington in the small Cape Fear community of Rocky Point. Close to a collection of local stores and...

Jamaica’s Comfort Zone

Dive into a heaping plate of something different with a visit to Jamaica’s Comfort Zone – a unique twist on the concept of hearty home cooking. Located close to the University of North Carolina Wilmington...

Java Dog

As the name would suggest, Java Dog is one of Downtown Wilmington’s few establishments where dogs aren’t only welcome, they’re expected. This cool coffee shop that’s located on the edge of Front...

Jax Fifth Avenue Deli & Ale House

Jax Fifth Avenue Deli & Ale House may look like a Swiss retreat, but the downhome cuisine and friendly atmosphere is the hallmark of a southern destination. Featuring an expansive interior with plenty of bar seating...

Jebby’s on 17

Jebby’s on 17 is an American grill and sports bar that’s impossible to miss, thanks to a convenient locale along Highway 17 in Hampstead, and a vibrant blue exterior that’s perfect for its...

Jerry’s

Jerry’s is the brainchild of Jerry Rouse – a Wilmington local who is famed for his nearly 40 years of catering experience. While fresh catering is still available, everyday patrons without a big party to...

Jester’s Java

Veer just outside of the heart of Downtown Wilmington and you’ll discover Jester’s Café – a fun and funky café that specializes in traditional breakfast and lunch fare with a twist...

Jimbo’s Breakfast & Lunch House

Jimbo’s Breakfast & Lunch House, an old school diner-style restaurant with a vintage exterior and sky-high sign, is a time-tested staple for solid breakfast and lunch fare in a basic but nevertheless inviting...

Jones’ Seafood House

Jones’ Seafood House is a local restaurant in the heart of Oak Island that has been serving vacationers for more than 50 years. A popular spot for generations of families who return year after year, the restaurant...

Joseph’s Italian Bistro

Enjoy a taste of Italy while admiring the waterfront heart of Southport with a visit to Joseph’s Italian Bistro. Located next to a cluster of marinas, and featuring a fine view of the adjacent Intracoastal...

Juggling Gypsy Cafe

Juggling Gypsy Café is a completely original destination where food, drinks, live music, a hookah bar, and even belly dancing can all be found. A popular hang-out with the college crowd, and a fun late-night...

K-38 Baja Grill

K-38 Baja Grill is Wilmington’s time-tested favorite for Fresh Mex cuisine and a definitive surfer vibe. Found along a hopping section of Market Street, this flagship restaurant serves up plenty of vibrant coastal...

Kabob and Grill

Take a stroll along the Downtown Wilmington waterfront, and along a historic section of South Water Street, you’ll find the eclectic and delicious Kabob and Grill. Specializing in refined Indian cuisine, and...

Kabuki Korean Cafe & Sushi Bar

Kabuki Korean Cafe & Sushi Bar is a distinctive restaurant that’s perfect for central Wilmington visitors who are in the mood for something that’s miles away from ordinary. Found along a bustling section...

Kate’s Pancake House

Kate’s Pancake House is a sunny destination for early risers, thanks to a colorful menu and bright interior that provides a great introduction to a day at the beach. Found in the heart of Carolina Beach along the...

Katy’s Grill and Bar

Katy’s Grill and Bar is a haven for sports fans, thanks to a recently renovated living room, a full bar with rows of flat screen TVs, a cool outdoor dining area complete with shady umbrella-topped tables, and an...

Keg and Egg

The Keg and Egg is a craft beer emporium with a big Pittsburgh-style influence which, when combined, creates a hearty menu that is sure to appease beer fans and hungry patrons alike. This unique beer garden and sandwich...

Kobe Japanese Steak House & Sushi

Kobe Japanese Steak House & Sushi is a fun destination for Oak Island visitors who are in the mood for something a little different, but which is still well-suited for the beachy environment. Renowned for its sushi...

Kornerstone Bistro

Kornerstone Bistro is a fun and slightly elevated little restaurant along Market Street that specializes in Italian, Mediterranean, and Latin cuisine. Boasting heaping plates of fresh pasta, and eye-catching appetizers...

Krazy Pizza & Subs

Krazy Pizza & Subs has an almost-hidden location along Shipyard Boulevard, but this fun little Italian eatery is worth a stop for its friendly but casual atmosphere, decent prices, and solid selection of NY-style...

Kure Beach Diner

The Kure Beach Diner is the perfect spot for anglers who need a break from casting off the Kure Beach Fishing pier, or for beach-goers who just need a little break out of the sun. Located just feet away from the...

Kyo Express

Kyo Express is a relatively new addition to the Southport dining scene, and is a convenient dine-in, take-out, and delivery restaurant that specializes in fast and fresh Japanese fare. Already popular with locals who...

Kyoto Asian Grille

Kyoto Asian Grille, a chic Asian fusion, Japanese and Thai restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere, is a favorite local destination for fresh and colorful Asian-inspired cuisine. Boasting an extensive menu and...

La Güera

A coastal town like Wilmington always appreciates fresh Mexican fare, and La Güera is the local go-to for authentic Latin cuisine at its budget-friendly best. Far beyond the typical tacos and burritos, (although...

La Kumbala

La Kumbala is a chic little Mexican restaurant that’s found in the heart of Wilmington along Market Street. Offering a full menu of authentic and sometimes hard-to-find dishes, this Mexican food restaurant is...

Lane’s Ferry Dock & Grill

Lane’s Ferry Dock & Grill is a lunch and dinner joint that’s found within a small residential-looking structure near the Cape Fear River. Though the region is little-known and seldom visited, the...

Las Olas Mexi-Q Grill

Las Olas Mexi-Q Grill is a relatively new but popular restaurant that is a sister restaurant to Wilmington’s acclaimed surfer hang-out, K-38. Found in the heart of the Mayfaire area along Military Cutoff Road...

Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill

Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill is a fun spot for beach fans and night owls alike, with a wealth of entertainment that’s just steps away from the wide outdoor patio and bar. Known for ice cold drinks, casual beach...

Le Catalan French Cafe and Wine Bar

Take a break from exploring the Wilmington waterfront and settle in for a little romance and fine French cuisine with a stop at Le Catalan French Cafe and Wine Bar. As the name would apply suggest, Le Catalan...

Little Bit’s Grill

Little Bit’s Grill is a small establishment in the heart of Oak Island that might be easy to pass by, but shouldn’t be missed by burger lovers and anyone who is craving a salty, decadent beach treat...

Little Buffalo Pizza Shop

Don’t let the “Little” in Little Buffalo Pizza Shop fool you – this sweet little pizza joint that’s on the edge of Downtown Wilmington in the Castle Hayne region serves up big slices, big...

Live Oak Cafe

Live Oak Café is a small but charming restaurant that’s found in a quiet and slightly inland region of historic Downtown Southport. Located within a turn-of-the-century home with three small dining rooms...

Locals Family Diner

Southport visitors who are in need of a strong cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast or lunch to start their downtown exploration will find everything they crave at the centrally located Locals Family Diner. Featuring a...

Loco Jo’s Grill

Loco Jo’s Grill is a fun destination for Cape Fear visitors to settle into a table or bar stool and feast on a colorful array of both traditional American, southern, and even global fare. With a unique menu that...

Long Island Eatery

Long Island Eatery is a classic New York Delicatessen and coffee bar that was founded by authentic New Yorkers and which is a decent spot to find a wide array of fresh salads, sandwiches, desserts, and drinks to enjoy...

Louie’s Hot Dogs

Louie’s Hot Dogs is a sliver of a restaurant that’s tucked away in Wilmington’s Historic Downtown, and which is less than a block away from the Riverwalk and ensuing waterfront. Measuring only 6...

Lovey’s Natural Foods & Cafe

Lovey’s Natural Foods & Café is a dream destination for vegetarians, health-conscious eaters, and anyone who craves a healthy meal or an array of natural and organic goodies. Located along Military...

Low Tide Pub

Casual and perfect for the college crowd, Low Tide Pub is where locals go to grab a beer, a bite to eat, and a little after-hours entertainment. This pub and bar is located on the edge of the UNCW campus, which makes it...

Lucky Joe Coffee

Lucky Joe Coffee is a lucky find for visitors who are cruising to or from the central Wilmington area via Interstate 40 or Business US 17. This coffee house that serves up fresh brews, smoothies, and even juices, is...

Luna Caffè

Luna Caffè is an inviting little coffee shop that’s found in a charming residential neighborhood on the edge of Downtown Wilmington, and which is bordered by historic cottage homes and antique stores...

Main Moon Chinese Restaurant

Main Moon Chinese Restaurant is a conveniently located Chinese food restaurant that allows patrons to enjoy pick-up or delivery service with perfect ease, thanks to an online ordering option, and both lunch and dinner...

Manna

Manna is an enticing fine dining destination in the heat of Downtown Wilmington that applies French techniques to elevated American fare. Using local ingredients whenever possible, diners will be treated to a...

Martino’s Italian Deli

Whether you’re in the mood for an easy-going lunch, or just want to pick up a collection of fresh ingredients to feast on back home, Martino’s Italian Deli delivers with authentic meals, meats and...

Mermaid’s Island Grill

Mermaid’s Island Grill is a cool restaurant in the heart of Holden Beach that’s known for cold cocktails, good beachy fare, and a laid-back atmosphere that fits in perfectly with the shoreside environment...

Merritt’s Burger House

Merritt’s Burger House is a classic little drive-in joint that’s been a subtle Wilmington institution for generations. Featuring a drive-in style exterior, complete with an old-school sign, this simple...

Michael’s Seafood Restaurant & Catering

Michael’s Seafood Restaurant is an all-encompassing stop for both easy-going seafood meals and catering for casual parties or big events. Located in a central shopping and business section of inland Carolina...

Midtown Deli

Midtown Deli is a fresh little sandwich shop that’s found just south of the Downtown Wilmington area along 17thstreet. Boasting a full menu of slightly upscale sandwiches, salads, and other fare that’s...

Might As well Bar & Grill

Might as Well Bar & Grill is a modest-sized bar and restaurant that’s a solid destination for filling food and Happy Hour or late-night drinks with friends. Boasting a big array of beverages and drink...

Mike’s Bites

Mike’s Bites is a relatively new addition to the Bald Head Island dining scene, and has a unique location in the old Cape Fear Light generator building on Federal Road, which is perfectly convenient for visitors...

Mike’s Fresh Seafood

Mike’s Fresh Seafood is located along a busy section of Market Street, but is often overlooked by seafood fans as its rustic exterior and convenience-store vibe might not register with visitors who are looking for...

Ming Yao Restaurant

Ming Yao Restaurant is a classic Chinese take-out food joint that’s convenient for visitors and locals in the Monkey Junction region, and which features an array of Thai, Cantonese, Szechuan, and Hunan-style...

Mission BBQ

Mission BBQ has a cool location, cool interior, and a big menu that boasts a world of bold and classic southern flavors. Opened on September 11, 2011 by two friends who went on a cross-country tour to discover the...

MJ’s Café

MJ’s Café is a unique little spot in the slightly-busy heart of Hampstead that is easy to access for visitors who are cruising into Wilmington via US Highway 17, and who are in the mood for a decidedly...

MoJo’s on the Harbor

MoJo’s on the Harbor is a stunning destination for a meal or a Happy Hour drink and light bite to eat with a prime waterfront view. Overlooking the adjacent marina, and featuring vistas that extend from the nearby...

Moore Street Market

Moore Street Market is an eye-catching destination for breakfast and lunch that’s found within a historic former home in the heart of Downtown Southport. Located just a shell’s throw away from the...

Mr P’s Bistro

Mr. P’s Bistro is a fine representation of Low Country cuisine, thanks to a long family history in the local Cape Fear seafood industry. Overseen by Executive Chef and the original Mr. P’s son, Stephen...

Ms. Pat’s Wings

Ms. Pat’s Wings is a locally owned soul food joint that has a basic exterior and interior, but plenty of delicious home cooking to go around. Located on the outskirts of downtown Wilmington, in a quieter area...

Nawab Fine Indian Cuisine

The goal of Nawab Fine Indian Cuisine is to provide authentic and genuine Indian cuisine to patrons at reasonable prices, and for Wilmington locals, this longstanding restaurant accomplishes the goal nicely. Boasting a...

NeMa Eatery and Lounge

The NeMa Eatery and Lounge is one of the newest hot spots to hit the Downtown Wilmington scene, and its ultra-modern menu is already turning heads among Cape Fear visitors and local alike. Featuring progressive spins on...

Niche Kitchen & Bar

Despite the name, the Niche Kitchen & Bar actually caters to veritably all tastes with a unique menu that combines classic tapas, sandwiches and entrees with inspired and coastal flavors. With a relaxed setting and...

Nicola’s

Though Nicola’s restaurant might not stand out along this busy section of Market Street, the stellar menu, which is loaded with a wealth of Italian favorites and decadent specialties, will lead visitors and locals...

Oak Island Restaurant

Oak Island Restaurant is a solid destination for Cape Fear visitors to enjoy a hearty breakfast, lunch, or dinner in a casual and family-friendly environment. Located along Oak Island Drive and easy to reach for...

Oak Island Subs and Salads

The Oak Island Sub Shop is a fast and convenient destination for beach-goers and central Oak Island explorers to grab an easy-going lunch or donner that’s nicely filling and pairs well with the sandy, salty...

Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar

Visitors who crave a refreshing seaside bite with an unbeatable view will want to check out the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar. Sandwiched in between two hotels, and perched directly on the oceanfront with a long pier that...

Ogden Tap Room

Ogden Tap Room is Wilmington’s newest haven for beer lovers, thanks to an extensive beer menu that includes 40 rotating beers on tap. Coupled with an inviting interior, a family-friendly atmosphere, and a full...

Okami Japanese Steakhouse

Okami Japanese Steakhouse offers a wide range of dining experiences under one extensive roof along College Road. From the traditional Japanese steak house “show,” with flying knives and freshly prepared...

Old Bridge Diner

Old Bridge Diner is a classic breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot that’s both budget-friendly and easy to reach for visitors who are staying both on and off Oak Island. Located on Country Club Drive, and almost...

Old Cape Fear Smoked Meats

Old Cape Fear Smoked Meats’ moto is “We Smoke It, You Inhale It!” and carnivores won’t be disappointed by the extensive, and unsurprisingly meat-heavy menu that’s loaded with southern...

Old South BBQ

Leland visitors with a big appetite can satisfy a BBQ craving and then some with a visit to Old South BBQ. Featuring both a set menu and a big buffet, this BBQ joint has all the southern staples that hungry patrons...

Olde Salty

The Olde Salty’s is a local icon that has been serving Carolina Beach vacationers for more than 20 years. Found within a fairly non-descript building along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, this classic lunch and...

Olde Southport Village Shoppes

Olde Southport Village Shoppes is a perfectly charming collection of about a half dozen local stores and services that will delight downtown explorers of all interests. Located along Howe Street, on the outskirts of the...

Olympia Restaurant

Visitors and locals who are running errands or enjoying a leisurely day of shopping along Oleander Drive can satisfy a big Greek appetite with a visit to Olympia Restaurant. Tucked away in a small shopping center off of...

On a Roll

On a Roll is a small little sandwich joint on the edge of the downtown area that shows newcomers just how good local cuisine can be on a roll, between two slices of bread, or curled up into a wrap. Boasting a big...

Osteria Cicchetti

Sample decadent Italian cuisine in a beautifully ornate atmosphere with a visit to Osteria Cicchetti. This classic but slightly modern bistro has a wonderful selection of Italian specialties that are sure to appease any...

Our Crepes & More

As the name aptly suggests, Our Crepes & More offers a vast range of both sweet and savory crepes that is sure to give Wilmington newcomers a delicious introduction to this traditional French cuisine. Located on a...

Paddy’s Hollow

Wilmington visitors who are touring the downtown area’s famed Cotton Exchange can whet an appetite for a cold drink, a hearty lunch, or a decadent dinner with a visit to Paddy’s Hollow. Featuring an...

Papa Fin’s

Visitors and locals who are cruising along Carolina Beach Road and who are hungry for a laid-back lunch or dinner that’s topped with a frozen treat can swing by the casual but tasty Papa Fin’s. Tucked away...

Paso Fino

Paso Fino is a completely authentic Mexican food restaurant, bar, and lounge that serves up overflowing plates of budget-friendly cuisine, as well as hosts big name Latin acts and live music in the adjoining lounge...

Paul’s Place Famous Hotdogs

Enjoy a great hot dog with a little dose of local history with a stop at Pauls Place Famous Hotdogs, which is found about 15 miles north of Wilmington in the small town of Rocky Point. A popular local destination for...

Pelicatessen

Vacationers who are staying at the Bald Head Island Club don’t have to venture too far away from the sprawling and sparkling pool to find a good and casual spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, thanks to the...

Pembroke’s

Pembroke’s is a favorite choice for fine dining in the Mayfaire region of Wilmington. Located just off of Military Cutoff Road, longtime fans declare that Pembroke’s is more of a “dining...

Pepperoni Grill

The Pepperoni Grill is a neighborhood pizzeria where Oak Island vacationers can get together and enjoy a family-friendly meal over a big pizza pie, a classic Italian sandwich, or a hearty pasta dish. Located just a...

Pilot House

Fresh seafood, southern cuisine, and the Downtown Wilmington waterfront all seem to go together seamlessly, and the fare and atmosphere at The Pilot House is no exception to this rule. Found within a former historic...

Pine Valley Market

There’s a little something for everyone to savor at the Pine Valley Market. Centrally located along College Road, this modest-sized establishment specializes in catering, fresh meats, wine, prepared foods to feast...

PinPoint Restaurant

PinPoint Restaurant is a chic little downtown restaurant with a big reputation as the perfect destination for a romantic Wilmington date night. Featuring a relatively seasonal menu that showcases local ingredients at...

Pirate’s Table Seafood Restaurant

Pirate’s Table Seafood Restaurant is a classic seafood restaurant that’s found along Carolina Beach road, and features all the Cape Fear region classics, but without the big close-to-the-beach prices. With a...

Pizzetta’s Pizzeria

For decadent pizza and pasta, Pizzetta’s Pizzeria is hard to beat. Though Pizzetta’s can get crowded on a weekend afternoon with hungry families who want to dive into the big floppy slices, the cheesy, gooey...

Plaza Mariachi

Plaza Mariachi is a central Mexican restaurant that’s located in a busy shopping and dining section of the small Cape Fear town of Leland. Found just off of US Highway 17, this fast and easy-going restaurant...

Poor Piggy’s

College students and professors who need a filling pick-up in between classes, or visitors who are taking a tour of the extensive UNCW campus, will want to look for the distinctive Poor Piggy’s food truck. With...

Pop’s Diner

Pop’s Diner is a nostalgic little eatery that will bring a smile to any Carolina Beach vacationer’s face. Featuring a cool 50’s atmosphere, complete with a jukebox and an occasional Elvis appearance...

Port City Brew Bus

Beer lovers will be thrilled to discover that there’s a local Wilmington tour designed just for them – the Port City Brew Bus. Open to visitors who are 21 and older, this tour bus heads to three of the...

Port City Chop House

Wilmington visitors who are in the mood for a big, juicy steak or a signature burger can head on down to the Port City Chop House. Elegant and a fine date night destination for carnivores, this steak house is sure to...

Port Land Grille

Port Land Grille is becoming one of Wilmington’s favorite destinations for delicious steaks and refined entrees in a warm and elegant atmosphere. Convenient for visitors staying in both Wilmington and Wrightsville...

PortCity Cheesesteak Company

PortCity Cheesesteak Company is a cool little sandwich shop that’s located just off of Market Street on the edges of Downtown Wilmington. As the name would suggest, this is place that Philly fans and natives can...

Ports of Call Bistro & Market

Ports of Call Bistro & Market is a catch-all destination for Southport food lovers of all tastes. Featuring an in-house bakery and market, as well as a dining area that serves up both fresh lunch and dinner...

Positalia Italian Eatery

Positalia Italian Eatery allows patrons to enjoy fresh Italian cuisine on their own terms, with a wealth of grilled items, fresh extras, and delicate sauces to create the perfect and completely personalized Italian...

Priddyboy’s Sandwich Grill

Priddyboy’s Sandwich Grill specializes in mouth-watering meals and friendly customer service in a nicely casual environment. Located on a busy section of South 17thStreet, Priddyboy’s is a fine destination...

Provision Company

For a cool cocktail to top off a long downtown exploration, or an easy-going and sunny meal to complement the waterfront surroundings, head to Southport’s Provision Company. Located on the edge of the Intracoastal...

Rainbow King

Rainbow King is a convenient stop for Hampstead locals and visitors who are in the mood for a dine-in or take-out Chinese food meal that’s fast, fresh, and tasty. Located just off of US Highway 17, and close to a...

Rb’s Roll “n” Seafood and Grill

Visitors who are cruising through Hampstead and who want to satisfy a seafood craving, ( a perfectly understandable desire considering that Hampstead is known as North Carolina’s seafood capital), can make a quick...

Reel Cuisine’s Pacific Grille

Reel Cuisine’s Pacific Grille, which is found just outside the downtown area along 17thStreet, is a truly unique destination for Wilmington visitors and locals who crave fresh flavors, healthy cuisine, and just a...

Reel Pizza

As the name would appropriately suggest, Reel Pizza is a fine destination for Hampstead and Cape Fear visitors who want a tasty pie or a nice helping of Italian fare without veering too far away from the heart of this...

Reggae Hut Bar and Grill

Being this close to the water may inspire a taste for the islands, and Wilmington visitors can appease this craving with a visit to Reggae Hut Bar and Grill. Located in the heart of the Downtown area, and just a few...

Riverboat Landing Restaurant and Bar

Riverboat Landing Restaurant and Bar will impress patrons right from the start with a stunning Downtown Wilmington location on the corner or Water and Market Streets. Featuring two levels of dining, including the...

Roko Italian Cuisine

Roko Italian Cuisine is a “casual-upscale” Italian eatery just off of Military Cutoff Road that features fresh fare that’s infused with local ingredients. Overseen by Executive Chef Jadran Peros...

Russell’s Place Restaurant

Russell’s Place Restaurant is a classic breakfast and lunch restaurant that brings traditional diner-style and wholly American fare to the heart of the Cape Fear region. With a basic but sprawling menu that...

Rx Restaurant and Bar

Rx Restaurant and Bar has a goal to feed the soul, with a distinctively fresh menu that uses local ingredients from regional growers, farmers and fishermen. With complementing drinks that are just as unusual as the...

S&L New York Style Deli

For a fresh breakfast or lunch with a clear New York-inspired influence, S&L New York Style Deli literally delivers. Located just outside the downtown area along busy 17thStreet, this little deli is garnering a...

Sahara Pitas & Subs

Sahara Pitas & Subs is a fun little spot that’s found along Market Street, and which features a colorful menu and equally colorful atmosphere. With an outdoor counter for easy ordering, lush outdoor seating...

Saint’s Cove Beach Bar and Grill

Every beach town deserves a good, friendly beach bar, and Carolina Beach certainly has more than its fair share. Visitors who are looking for a cool setting, great food, and a casual but fairly family-friendly...

Sakura Japanese Restaurant

For a taste of fresh Japanese cuisine that’s varied and budget-friendly, Sakura Japanese Restaurant is a solid and centrally located destination. Found in between the downtown area and the UNCW campus, this small...

Sam’s Hot Dog Stand

Sam’s Hot Dog Stand isn’t technically a “stand,” but it has all the flavor of a favorite hot dog stand in NYC or big metropolis that’s well outside the port city. Priding itself on great...

San Felipe Mexican Restaurant

San Felipe Mexican Restaurant is where Leland locals and visitors go to satisfy a craving for big and budget-friendly platters of Mexican fare. Located just off of US Highway 17, and therefore a convenient spot for...

San Juan Café

San Juan Café serves up gourmet Latin American cuisine in the heart of Wilmington, with a distinctive menu that has plenty of fresh coastal flavor and just a dash of southern influence.

Sea Captains Calabash Seafood

Sea Captains Calabash Seafood is a fairly traditional seafood restaurant that features a host of seafood selections in addition to southern-influenced fare. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this casual eatery will...

Sealevel City Gourmet

Vegetarians and fresh food lovers will find plenty of reasons to celebrate at the Sealevel City Gourmet – an enticing little café that boasts a wealth of fresh and handmade food and drink. Spearheaded by...

SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar

The SeaWitch Cafe & Tiki Bar is a casual little spot that has a definitive coastal vibe and a hearty menu that’s seemingly designed to appeal to salty appetites. Found just a block away from the oceanfront...

Shagger Jacks

Shagger Jacks is an ideal location for a post-beach drink, snack attack, or full meal, with a wonderfully varied and beachy menu that matches the cool, coastal surroundings. With seasonal outdoor and indoor seating...

Shelby Jeans Restaurant

Shelby Jeans Restaurant is a prime example of Carolina Beach’s love of late-night destinations and good southern restaurants, and this centrally located establishment that’s a minute’s walk away from...

Shirley’s Diner

Shirley’s Diner is a super casual restaurant that’s initially easy to miss, due to a Leland location that’s tucked away behind a busy shopping center, but which remains a popular destination for locals...

Shoals Watch Club

Boasting an incredible location surrounded by water, and an arsenal of amenities just waiting to be enjoyed by vacationers, the Shoals Club is easily one of the most unique and accommodating community clubs on Bald Head...

Shuckin’ Shack

Seafood lovers who don’t mind getting their hands dirty will want to take a stroll to the Shuckin’ Shack. Located in the heart of Downtown Wilmington along a busy section of Market Street, this casual and...

Shukai Thai & Sushi Bar

The Cape Fear region has an abundance of restaurants that specialize in delicious and creative seafood cuisine, and the Shukai Thai & Sushi Bar is no exception to this legacy. Located close to the Wrightsville Beach...

Siena Italian Restaurant

Authentic Italian dining in an inviting and casual setting is the everyday philosophy of Siena Italian Restaurant - a slightly elegant eatery that’s found in a quiet section of Wilmington along Masonboro Loop...

Silver Dollar

Silver Dollar is a fine representation of what makes “Pleasure Island” a popular destination for the after-hours crowd. Located along the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, and sandwiched in between a couple of cool...

Silver Hill Grill

A lot of newcomers are a little wary when they first arrive at Silver Hill Grill. Located in Supply, NC – which is just inland from Holden Beach – and found within a simple, one-story building that’s...

Six Happiness

Six Happiness is an all-encompassing Asian cuisine restaurant that features everything from an on-site sushi bar and lengthy sushi menu, to spicy curry dishes and Bento boxes. With a nice range of items of all sizes...

Slainte Irish Pub Monkey Junction

Wilmington residents and visitors in the Monkey Junction area have a new venue for a Sunday football game or a Happy Hour drink with friends in the form of the Slainte Irish Pub. With a friendly atmosphere, plenty of...

Something Fishy Seafood Restaurant

Something Fishy Seafood Restaurant is a back-to-basics seafood shack that’s found in central Wilmington along a quieter and less bustling section of College Road. Found within a modest sized but distinctive bright...

Sonja’s Grill

For a no-frills breakfast or afternoon meal that’s loaded with southern flavor and coastal North Carolina staples, head to Sonja’s Grill. Found just off of Highway 17, and convenient to visitors who are...

South College Sandwich & Deli

If you want to find good eats at a nice price, follow the college crowd. And in Wilmington, the crowd will typically lead Cape Fear newcomers to the South College Sandwich & Deli - a casual spot along South College...

Southern Thai

Started by two distinct restaurants which were established in both the United States and Thailand, Southern Thai is a fresh little restaurant that combines Thai cuisine with a heavy dose of southern hospitality. Located...

Southport Smoke House

Treat yourself to real wood-smoked BBQ and brisket, a mess of classic southern sides, and a friendly family environment with a visit to Southport Smoke House. Located on the outskirts of Howe Street on the edge of the...

Southport Tea House

For a sumptuous break from downtown exploring that serves as a perfect complement to the historic, southern atmosphere, plan an afternoon or Sunday morning to linger at the Southport Tea House. Located within a charming...

Stuffedwich

As the name would smartly suggest, Stuffedwich is where hungry Downtown Wilmington visitors go to get stuffed on a variety of piled-high hot and cold sandwiches. Located along Market Street in a small corner of a...

Sub Stop

For Wilmington visitors who are exploring the outskirts of the downtown area, or who are just setting off on a trip to the coastline via Carolina Beach Road, Sub Stop is an easy destination to feast on a big lunch, or...

Sugar Shack

The Sugar Shack is a cool Oak Island eatery that brings a little tropical spice to a traditionally beachy menu. Specializing in Jerk flavoring and entrees, this restaurant will wow patrons with an abundance of bold...

Sunny Sushi & Lounge

Wilmington visitors can enjoy a full taste of Asia without ever leaving the downtown region with a stop at the Sunny Sushi & Lounge. Located along Front Street next to a collection of cool bars, shops and...

Surf House

The Surf House is a chic brunch, lunch and dinner restaurant that takes full creative license with the traditional flavors of southern and coastal cuisine. Located across the Intracoastal Waterway from the Carolina...

Sushi Gem

Sushi Gem is a relatively new addition to the Hampstead dining scene, but its eclectic global menu and chic interior with darkened tables and a wraparound bar are already turning heads in the local community. Boasting a...

Sweet N Savory Café

There’s always something sumptuous to discover at Sweet N Savory Café – an artful little eatery that’s found on the edge of Wilmington’s Landfall Park, and the River to the Sea Bikeway...

Szechuan 132 Chinese Restaurant

Szechuan 132 Chinese Restaurant is a delightfully elevated Chinese restaurant that is found close to the University Landing Mall, and which features a relaxed atmosphere and a wholly unique menu. In business for nearly...

Taco Point

Cape Fear visitors who are cruising along I-40 en route to Wilmington and the surrounding beaches may want to bypass the cluster of popular fast food joints right off of exit 408, and head to Taco Point for a local...

Tama Tea

Tama Tea is a unique addition to the Wilmington coffee house and café scene, and is a unique little tea shop that serves up both hot and cold brews as well as a selectable selection of small sandwiches and midday...

Tandoori Bites

Tandoori Bites is a fresh Indian food restaurant that features an opulent ambiance and a wealth of delicious cuisine. Located long College Road, just steps away from the UNCW campus, this cool restaurant allows college...

Taqueria La Tapatia

Many locals attest that some of Wilmington’s best restaurants are those hidden hole-in-the-wall eateries that are easy to miss, and for Mexican food lovers, the Taqueria La Tapatia certainly proves this theory...

Taqueria Los Portales

Bypass the chain Mexican restaurants and fast food joints, and head to this little hole-in-the-wall local favorite for fresh Mexican fare that’s incredibly budget friendly and always delicious. Located along the...

Taste of China

Visitors who are staying in Southport or Oak Island, and who just want an easy, no-fuss meal to enjoy at home, can contact the small but accommodating Taste of China for easy Chinese take-out that’s varied enough...

Tastee Thai

Tastee Thai is a delicious little Leland destination that specializes in Thai, Sushi, and other flavorful Asian cuisine. Boasting both an inviting interior dining area as well as take-out service, Tastee Thai pride...

Taylor Cuisine Cafe & Catering

Enjoy a wealth of southern staples in a vibrantly colorful environment with a visit to Taylor Cuisine Cafe & Catering. A down-home establishment that evolved from a love of preparing different cuisines in some of...

Tazy’s Burgers & Grill

College kids and visitors who are cruising along Oleander Drive will find an easy lunch and early dinner spot in the form of Tazy’s Burgers & Grill. This casual eatery features sunny outdoor seating...

Terrazzo Trattoria

Terrazzo Trattoria is an Italian restaurant and pizza place that has a slightly elevated atmosphere and appeal, and a vast menu that showcases a wealth of Italian specialties. Located along a busy section of Military...

Terry’s North Carolina Bar-B-Que & Ribs

Enjoy good southern cooking that’s delivered with a side of southern hospitality with a visit to the classic Terry’s North Carolina Bar-B-Que & Ribs. Located along Long Beach Road in Southport, and close...

Thai by the Sea

Thai by the Sea is a refreshing destination for Oak Island beach vacationers to sink their teeth into something a little different. Featuring a beachy décor with interior shades of blue and lime green, but...

Thai Peppers

Visitors who are strolling through Downtown Southport and who are in the mood for something light, global, and different, can make a stop at the unique and flavorful Thai Peppers. This cool little Thai restaurant...

Thai Spice

For a fabulous introduction to the staples of Thai cuisine, take a trip to Thai Spice. This little restaurant that’s tucked away along Carolina Beach Road has a vast menu that includes all the favorites and a few...

The Basics

The name of “The Basics” is also an illusion to this casual eatery’s philosophy, which is to serve up all the stales of southern comfort food, keep it simple, and let the inherently rich and wonderful...

The Breakers Arcade

Enjoy a little old school fun, a refreshing ice cream cone, or a decadently sweet breakfast with a visit to The Breakers Arcade & Grill, which is found in the heart of Ocean Isle Beach. This family-friendly...

The Dive Food & Spirits

The Dive is an ultra-casual little spot that’s a fun destination for the after-hours beach crowd. Located just off of US 421, and bordered by a collection of beach bars, motels and restaurants, this little...

The Dixie Grill

The Dixie Grill is a down-home taste of southern cuisine in the heart of Downtown Wilmington. Found in a modest building just a couple blocks away from the waterfront, this breakfast, lunch and dinner spot is a longtime...

The Donut Inn

Start a busy day off right with a hot cup of coffee and a perfect hand-cut donut or hearty breakfast sandwich with a visit to the Donut Inn. Located on the corners of Eastwood Road and Military Cutoff Road, and open...

The Fortunate Glass

Wine lovers will adore The Fortunate Glass - a wine and tapas bar that has a 21 page menu, with 20 pages dedicated to wine (and beer) alone. Located in a central section of Downtown Wilmington, this little eatery is the...

The George

Take a break from strolling along the Wilmington Riverwalk and enjoy an impeccable meal with a waterfront view at The George. Featuring vast vistas of the adjacent Cape Fear River, and located in the heart of the...

The Golden Chicken

For an overflowing meal that’s definitely unique, head to The Golden Chicken. This casual restaurant that’s tucked away along College Street next to the UNCW campus specializes in Peruvian food, and offers...

The Greeks Mediterranean Deli & Market

Locals know that when it comes to hearty and convenient Greek fare, you got to visit The Greeks. This Mediterranean Deli and Market has an outstanding location in the heart of Downtown Wilmington, just a couple blocks...

The Grille At Bald Head Island Club

The Grille At Bald Head Island Club is a posh option for Bald Head Island visitors to feast on a seasonal selection of southern-inspired cuisine. Located on the southwestern edge of the island, and on-site for the...

The Harp

Take a trip to the edge of Downtown Wilmington to dive into authentic Irish cuisine with a visit to The Harp – a subtle little eatery that’s found just a couple blocks away from the Cape Fear Riverfront, and...

The King’s Table

The King’s Table is a central destination for golfing visitors and residents of the Castle Bay Country Club who crave a fresh sandwich, salad, or other bite to eat that pairs nicely with a full day on the golf...

The Little Dipper

Spend a romantic evening out in the heart of Downtown Wilmington with a visit to The Little Dipper. This charming fondue restaurant features heaping plates of veggies, breads, meats, and desserts that can be dipped into...

The Lunchbox

Wilmington visitors who are cruising along Shipyard Blvd or 17thStreet, and are in need of a quick lunch, can swing by The Lunchbox, a fun and funky sandwich joint that features a wealth of easy-going grub to go.

The Olive Cafe & Wine Bar

The Olive Cafe & Wine Bar is a fun little destination for families and friends to sample a wide range of delectable tapas and small plates in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. Tucked away along Military Cutoff Road...

The Paper Crane

The Paper Crane has an easy-to-miss location along Eastwood Road, but Wilmington sushi and Asian cuisine fans will want to try this spot that’s known for its distinctively colorful rolls, unique vegan options, and...

The Pharmacy Restaurant

The Pharmacy Restaurant is a New American restaurant that has a lot of historic southern style, and a cool location in the heart of the downtown area. Found along Moore Street and bordered by small patio tables that are...

The Pirates Deck

The Pirates Deck is a fun afternoon, evening, or even after-hours hang-out where patrons can feast on big plates of classic southern fare and seafood baskets in a relaxed and no-frills atmosphere. Located in one of the...

The Shack at Dockside

The Shack is a convenient and enticing destination for seafood lovers, thanks to a big menu where coastal fare hogs the spotlight. Located just off of US 421 in Carolina Beach, and just a couple blocks away from the...

The View At Brick Landing Plantation

The View At Brick Landing Plantation is the only on-island restaurant that’s situated on one of the Oak Island area’s picturesque golf courses. Overlooking the course as well as the not-so-distant...

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is a fun Happy Hour or late-night destination for pub fans who like good eats, a fun atmosphere, and a good excuse to sit back with a beer and watch the game. Located just off of the...

Tokyo 101

Tokyo 101 is a fun go-to for lunch or dinner after a full morning or afternoon of shopping in Wilmington’s expansive Mayfaire complex. Featuring a wealth of sushi and Japanese fare in a slightly upscale and...

Tokyo-Deli

Tokyo-Deli is easy to miss, but locals in-the-know are well aware of this little spot for exceptional Japanese cuisine. Located within a small shopping plaza along Carolina Beach Road, this tasty destination is part...

Tommy Thompson’s Grille

Tommy Thompson’s Grille is an on-site restaurant that’s found within the private golfing community, The Clubs at St. James. Featuring a la carte and more casual dining, as well as a daily soup, salad bar...

Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering

Don’t let the small size of Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering fool you – inside this small restaurant that’s almost hidden along Oak Island Drive is a world of big flavors and an extensive menu...

Two Fat Ladies Over a Simmering Pot

Sometimes a name says it all, and Two Fat Ladies Over a Simmering Pot is a local favorite for sumptuous soul food that’s made right, at a slow pace, and is served with a dose of southern hospitality. Take-out or...

Two Guys Grille

With solid prices, great grub, and a convenient location for Porters Neck locals and visitors, Two Guys Grille allows casual food fans to chow down on a hearty and slightly elevated menu without breaking the bank.

Umaii

When you’re this close to the coast, and in a city that’s as creative as Wilmington, it’s easy to find restaurants that take new twists with traditional seafood, and Umaii is no exception. This sushi...

Uncle Lim’s Kitchen

It seems that all Wilmington locals and frequent visitors are on the hunt for good Chinese take-out, and Uncle Lim’s Kitchen answers the call with a refreshing menu and a central location on the corner of Carolina...

Uncle Louie’s Pizza Lounge

Visitors and Wilmington locals on the hunt for a convenient and all-encompassing destination for pizza and Italian fare can call on Uncle Louie’s Pizza Lounge. This slightly upscale but still casual pizza parlor...

Uncle Vinny’s Pizzeria Ristorante

Most new vacationers to Carolina Beach are surprised to find that the region has more than its fair share of pizza and Italian eateries that are close to the oceanfront shoreline or the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, and...

Village Cafe & Deli

The Village Cafe & Deli is a unique little gem in the heart of Hampstead that’s found just off of US Highway 17 and, at first glance, looks like a residential home or business Visitors who find this little...

Wake N Bake Donuts

Carolina Beach visitors who want to satisfy an itchy sweet tooth will fall in love with Wake N Bake Donuts. A perfect stop for an easy, kid-friendly breakfast before heading to the shore, or to pick up a dozen donuts...

Wasabi Sushi

For a big range of sushi selections and Asian cuisine without straying too far from the University of North Carolina campus, head to Wasabi Sushi. This budget-friendly destination is within walking distance of several...

Wayfarer Deli & Bistro

The Wayfarer Deli & Bistro is found in the heart of Downtown Wilmington along Front Street, and is a cool cafe that features bold cuisine with a surprising wealth of global influences. Never restricted to a certain...

Whiskey Trail Pub & Grill

Whiskey Trail Pub & Grill is a hidden gem that’s tucked away near the Masonboro Sound, and which serves as a popular hang-out for Wilmington residents in the Masonboro Loop and Monkey Junction area. Serving up...

White Front Breakfast House

White Front is a no-frills breakfast joint that’s found within a weather-worn, one-story building on the outskirts of the downtown area, and despite its humble exterior, is a popular local go-to for good breakfast...

Wilmington Taco Factory & American Grill

Don’t let the busy location along College Road, or the simple black and white sign, fool you - Wilmington Taco Factory & American Grill is the UNCW student-approved location for fast, yummy fare on a budget.

Wilmington’s House of Pizza

Wilmington’s House of Pizza is a convenient destination for folks along College Road who are craving a pie and a big helping of Italian fare. Located along College Road, and close to a wealth of local shopping...

Winnies Tavern

Visitors who crave a really good burger and a beer in a super casual environment should make a beeline to Winnies Tavern. Located in a relatively quiet section of Wilmington, with a slightly rustic exterior, Winnies is...

Wok & Roll

The Wok & Roll is a classic Chinese food restaurant that caters to Leland locals and visitors alike. Boasting budget-friendly prices, a nice variety of dishes, and big portion sizes, this popular Chinese food...

Yacht Basin Eatery

For a classic coastal bite to eat that’s almost eclipsed by the brilliant view, head to Yacht Basin Eatery. This waterfront restaurant with seasonal outdoor seating and a location on the very edge of downtown...

Yosake

Yosake is a chic little sushi bar, Asian fusion restaurant, and after-hours lounge that has an equally cool atmosphere, menu, and location in the heart of Downtown Wilmington. Located on the second floor of a historic...

Zaaki Grill

Greek and Lebanese fare is surprisingly well-suited for the beach environment and lifestyle. Featuring cool flavors and plenty of fresh veggies, beach fans are starting to relay on this global cuisine, and Zaaki Grill...

The Cotton Exchange

The Cotton Exchange

Visitors can celebrate Wilmington's deep-rooted history in trade with a visit to the historic Cotton Exchange. The complex of eight buildings features over 30 shops and restaurants that are worthy of exploration, and will provide an enjoyable morning or afternoon of retail therapy for Wilmington visitors of all tastes and styles.

Cape Fear Boating Guide

Cape Fear Boating Guide

One of the most popular pastimes in the Cape Fear region is boating, and for very good reason. Surrounded by water that can range from the Cape Fear River itself to a network of salty canals and inlets that connect with the Atlantic Ocean, there are literally hundreds of miles to explore in this divinely coastal region. Enjoy a long and scenic trek down the Intracoastal Waterway, or just enjoy a cruise or tour of the downtown Wilmington waterfront. No matter how you prefer to explore, the Cape Fear boating scene is always beautiful, diverse, and ideal for an open water ride.