Wilmington, NC Restaurants
Coastal Fare with a Southern Flair
Come sample traditional Southern fare, coastal cuisine and more. Wilmington’s River District alone has more than 40 locally owned restaurants and pubs, with cafés and restaurants lining the Riverwalk, Front Street, and beyond.
Discover why downtown Wilmington was voted in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards as the “#1 Best Al Fresco Dining Neighborhood.” Follow the Wilmington Ale Trail to find craft breweries and bottle shops, enjoy pet-friendly spots with scenic waterfront views on their outdoor patios or explore new riverfront restaurants featuring rooftop bars along the River District’s north end.
Whether you are in the mood for a seafood feast at a popular riverfront or oceanfront spot, or farm-to-table offerings are what you crave, you are sure to be satisfied with our many savory restaurant options.
Fresh to Table
Wilmington and our Island Beaches are surrounded by water producing a bounty of fresh-caught seafood, and the climate here allows for bountiful farmland produce.
Explore a vibrant foodie scene with sea-to-table fare, noteworthy noshes and southern favorites.