Restaurants in Wilmington

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Take The Bait And Stay For A Bite

You're invited to sit down at the water's edge, where your palate will be fed - and thirst, quenched - with fresh local seafood and regional specialties at more than 40 locally owned restaurants and pubs in downtown Wilmington's historic river district alone, voted as the #1 Best Alfresco Dining Neighborhood in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

From its riverbanks to its beaches - Wilmington and its island beaches are renowned for some of the South's best restaurants and eateries. Feast on down-home classics such as fried shrimp or pulled pork. Dine outdoors and indulge in excellent seafood creations at a popular riverfront or oceanfront spot. Craft beer aficionados can quench their thirst at local breweries and area top hops spots.

If your tastes are more international, you'll find menus featuring French, German, Greek, and Thai cuisine, to name a few. No matter where you dine, rest assured that Wilmington and our island beaches' restaurants serve the freshest local produce, meats, and seafood.

Below is a sampling of restaurant types from seafood to locally owned options. Find a complete list of savory restaurant options using the search box below.

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