Farm-to-table restaurants in Wilmington and our Island Beaches show off the local bounty and some of the freshest ingredients as possible. They are also racking up the accolades as manna received the AAA 4-Diamond Rating and PinPoint was listed one of the South's Best New Restaurants by Southern Living magazine. See a sampling of the area's freshest cuisine below.


Catch Modern Seafood serves local items with a modern twist. Catch strives to support North Carolina's organic farmers, local fisheries and sustainable fishing practices to stimulate the local economy and serve the best seafood in southeastern North Carolina as well as an array of vegetarian and vegan offerings.

EAST Oceanfront

EAST Oceanfront provides a coastal food culture experience that rivals the view of the Atlantic Ocean with fresh seafood and produce from the Blockade Runner's own garden scape and local purveyors. The kitchen sources local and creative fare with nods to the flavor influences from California, Mexico, Asia and the Mediterranean. 


manna utilizes local, regional and American ingredients to paint a picture of American food that uses colors that are only born and hued here for a stunning presentation. Fresh ingredients are as local as possible, so long as the quality is fantastic and the price is fair. manna does not buy local for the sake of buying local. Taste innovative American cooking that is rugged and wild, yet elegant.

PinPoint Restaurant

Featuring the bounty of the Wilmington area's greatest farmers, fisherman, oystermen, and shrimpers with fresh farm to table fare, PinPoint offers a variety of dishes for every taste. This award-winning restaurant is rooted in strong Southern tradition and love of cooking.

Port Land Grille

Searching out local sources and buying seasonal produce and ingredients, Port Land Grille supports local farmers and fisherfolk in North Carolina. Finest quality meats and the freshest seafood are prepared on a wood-fired grill and everything is made in-house with the menu changing with tides of the season.

RX Restaurant & Bar

This casual yet refined restaurant boasts a sophisticated Southern menu with all barbecue smoked on site! Seasonings and vegetables are picked from the herb-filled window boxes and rooftop garden at the restaurant. Located in downtown Wilmington, Rx Restaurant & Bar is here to feed your soul. The chef is committed to bringing fresh food to your table, so the menu changes daily based on what can be found locally.  

South Beach Grill

Locally sourced from the sea and land, South Beach Grill has welcomed guests at Wrightsville Beach for over 20 years. Lunch and dinner menus change daily with Chalkboard Specials to ensure the freshest cuisine and a covered dog-friendly patio overlooks the Banks Channel anchorage. 

Surf House Oyster Bar + Surf Camp

Surf House Oyster Bar + Surf Camp menus rely on small local farm involvement and sustainable regional seafood. With a focus on craft cooking, small batch spirits and beer, and a ranging cocktail program and wine list, the aim is to be the standard-bearer for dining in the region.

22 North

Offering traditional Southern comfort food with a classical French and Creole flare, 22 North takes full advantage of the naturally abundant resources of the Carolina low country gleaning produce and seafood from local and regional purveyors. The chalkboard menu changes daily to ensure the freshest dishes possible.