Outdoor Dining with a View

Thanks to a year-round mild climate and scenic views of both the river and sea, dining outdoors is a popular request that is easily granted by many area restaurants. So much so that downtown Wilmington was voted the “#1 Best Al Fresco Dining Neighborhood” in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards. On the Riverwalk, rooftop, or on boardwalks and piers, dining outdoors is a way of coastal life for both residents and visitors alike.

Through October 18, visitors can enjoy Downtown Alive, an open-air pedestrian shopping and alfresco dining experience in downtown Wilmington. Each week, Thursday through Sunday, restaurants and retail stores located within four blocks are expanding to the streets to safely serve customers and allow diners to enjoy our restaurants responsibly. Advance reservations with participating restaurants are encouraged.