Wilmington Area Dining Guide

Anyone familiar with the Wilmington, North Carolina knows how much growth the area has experienced, and this popular destination has attracted chefs from all walks of life ready to offer up some of their most delicious recipes. New restaurants and bars seem to pop up all the time and we hope this growing list will be your guide to some of the area’s tastiest offerings. 

Porters Neck

Bridgewater Wines + DinesBridgewater Wines offers customers wines from around the world at all price points. They invite you to browse their extensive selection of wines in an inviting, comfortable environment or stay and enjoy a glass at the wine bar. This is a great place to relax and sample the specially crafted menu that not only pairs with but enhances the wines.

Cape Fear Seafood Co. Specializing in regional seafood, signature dishes, fresh ingredients and hand-crafted cocktails, this lunch and dinner restaurant offers a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Our State Magazine recognized them as one of five restaurants in NC to try Shrimp & Grits. From the saltimbocca to the kid’s menu, every appetite will find something delicious. 

K38 Baja Grill. Delicious drinks, fresh ingredients, and a relaxed beach vibe – K38 is offering up authentic Baja cuisine. Wait until you taste their chips and salsa!

Kornerstone Bistro. This neighborhood bistro, specializing in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, offers award winning dishes and weekly specials. Be sure to check out their casual and inviting atmosphere.

P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille. The ‘fresh not frozen’ approach is why these burgers and fries are award winning. Stop in and build your own today!


Burney’s Sweets and More. Whether it’s the most delicious, glazed croissants or a breakfast sandwich you are craving – Burney’s if offering up some delectable delights!

Burrito Shak. A restaurant with the simple goal of putting quality ingredients into inspired recipes in a quick dining atmosphere. 

Jebby’s on 17. A staple of Hampstead, Jebby’s serves up daily lunch and dinner specials including chicken pot pie, shrimp ‘n grits, fried chicken and so much more. 

Nineteen Bar and Restaurant. Located at the Olde Point Golf and Country Club, this restaurant is open year-round to the public and offers a variety of lunch and dinner options. 

Downtown Wilmington

Caprice Bistro. This bistro serves up delicious and authentic French fare in an intimate atmosphere. Be sure to indulge at the upstairs martini bar. 

The Fork ‘N’ Cork. Gourmet burgers, next level mac-n-cheese, and other palate pleasing pleasures in this quaint, brick walled restaurant. 

The German Café. Set in a casual, welcoming environment, this family owned operation is serving up the best of German cuisine along with house-made deserts. 

Rebellion. Here you’ll enjoy great food and great libations. From the tray of nachos to the yummy wings and mouth-watering burgers, and the extensive list of whiskeys, bourbons and other spirits. 

Savorez. Latin American fusion dishes served in a snug, brightly painted space with a vibrant and friendly ambiance. The lobster ceviche won’t disappoint. 

Midtown Wilmington

Double Happiness Chinese Restaurant. Serving up the most delicious and authentic Chinese dishes surrounded with traditional décor and formal touches with a welcoming ambiance.

Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn. “Hot, fast, cheap, and easy.” Their name and tag say it all! For an eclectic dining experience and gut busting burritos this is your spot.  

Indochine Restaurant. Thai and Vietnamese dishes served in an exotic, authentic setting with outdoor gardens and gazebos. 

Mac’s Speed Shop. Serving up Southern fare, live music, and cold drinks. 

Tandoori Bites. Welcoming staff and casual atmosphere, where you can enjoy classic Indian dishes. 

Carolina Beach

El Cazador Mexican Restaurant. Offering up authentic Mexican food and experience you will not soon forget. 

Havana’s Restaurant. Enjoy this cozy cottage setting as you dine on seafood and other assorted dishes. 

Hang Ten Grill. This laid-back, surf inspired hangout is serving up burgers, other handhelds, seafood, and weekend breakfasts. 

Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar. A great casual beachfront stop offering coastal cuisine with ocean views and live music at the Tiki Bar. 

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar.  This unique restaurant grew out of a vision for a local establishment that families of all ages can enjoy a great meal, served up fresh with creative cocktails in an environment that exudes relaxation. The casual atmosphere with its friendly and helpful staff has made many patrons feel very much at home, be they locals or visitors.

If you are like us, you’re ready to get out there to sample all of these tasty offerings. See one of our specially curated communities in the Wilmington Area of North Carolina, click to view our current incentives. Or if you own a preferred lot, you can choose from our portfolio of floor plans to personalize with numerous design options. Contact us today to get started on your new home journey.

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