Guidebook for Wilmington

Caitlin
Guidebook for Wilmington

Food Scene

This is one of our very favorite places to eat. The kitchen is so creative and the food is consistently fabulous. It's a laid-back atmosphere without pretentiousness. That said, don't let the name fool you -- this isn't gourmet with respect to the atmosphere, presentation, and, thankfully, price! The food is outstanding. *Please note: Sealevel is temporarily closed while ownership transitions — we anticipate it being just as fabulous when it reopens*
32 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Sealevel City Gourmet
1015 S Kerr Ave
32 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
This is one of our very favorite places to eat. The kitchen is so creative and the food is consistently fabulous. It's a laid-back atmosphere without pretentiousness. That said, don't let the name fool you -- this isn't gourmet with respect to the atmosphere, presentation, and, thankfully, price! The food is outstanding. *Please note: Sealevel is temporarily closed while ownership transitions — we anticipate it being just as fabulous when it reopens*
This is a Wilmington favorite. We are known for chowing down on their Thai Me Up burrito without cheese, with black beans, marinated tofu, and extra sauce inside that beautiful cylinder of goodness.
79 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn WILMINGTON LOCATION
4002 Oleander Dr
79 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
This is a Wilmington favorite. We are known for chowing down on their Thai Me Up burrito without cheese, with black beans, marinated tofu, and extra sauce inside that beautiful cylinder of goodness.
Without question, these are our favorite sandwiches in town. We especially love their avocado torta.
25 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Detour Deli & Cafe
510 Red Cross St
25 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Without question, these are our favorite sandwiches in town. We especially love their avocado torta.
Try their fresh spring rolls with tofu and their tofu banh mi! So tasty.
10 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Pho Cafe
3926 Market St
10 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Try their fresh spring rolls with tofu and their tofu banh mi! So tasty.
Unique Latin American food you won’t find anywhere else in town! Presentation of food is beautiful! Located on the northern side of downtown Wilmington, it’s a short drive from our place. Be aware the dining room is on the smaller side so you may have to wait to be seated — or grab a seat at the bar!
90 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Savorez
402 Chestnut St
90 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Unique Latin American food you won’t find anywhere else in town! Presentation of food is beautiful! Located on the northern side of downtown Wilmington, it’s a short drive from our place. Be aware the dining room is on the smaller side so you may have to wait to be seated — or grab a seat at the bar!
Indochine is a very popular Thai restaurant that has won numerous awards. They are open for lunch, close in the afternoon, and then reopen for dinner. We highly recommend getting there early (before they open for dinner) to avoid long waits! Or if you don’t mind waiting, grab a drink at the bar and enjoy the outdoor garden.
186 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Indochine Restaurant
7 Wayne Dr
186 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Indochine is a very popular Thai restaurant that has won numerous awards. They are open for lunch, close in the afternoon, and then reopen for dinner. We highly recommend getting there early (before they open for dinner) to avoid long waits! Or if you don’t mind waiting, grab a drink at the bar and enjoy the outdoor garden.
A healthy option for a filling salad after a day at the beach! Order at the counter with all your fixings and then enjoy the Southern California vibe of the dining area.
Chopt Creative Salad Co.
1125 Military Cutoff Rd
A healthy option for a filling salad after a day at the beach! Order at the counter with all your fixings and then enjoy the Southern California vibe of the dining area.
68 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Sweet n Savory Cafe
1611 Pavilion Pl
68 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great views of the water!
30 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Marina Grill
18 Harnett St
30 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Great views of the water!
Casual fare on the River Walk with frozen drinks. Sign me up!
31 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Anne Bonny's Bar and Grill
106 S Water St
31 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Casual fare on the River Walk with frozen drinks. Sign me up!
We love D + M — a great vibe for date night downtown and the food is excellent! Be prepared to climb stairs!
19 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Dram and Morsel
33 S Front St
19 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
We love D + M — a great vibe for date night downtown and the food is excellent! Be prepared to climb stairs!
Another great downtown option — it is in the same building as Yosake. Be prepared to climb stairs!
84 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Yosake Downtown Sushi Lounge
33 S Front St
84 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Another great downtown option — it is in the same building as Yosake. Be prepared to climb stairs!

Arts & Culture

438 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Battleship North Carolina
1 Battleship Rd NE
438 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Beautiful gardens that boast some of the biggest Live Oak Trees in Wilmington! Check out a Friday Concert if you are visiting during the summer!
Airlie Gardens
300 Airlie Road
Beautiful gardens that boast some of the biggest Live Oak Trees in Wilmington! Check out a Friday Concert if you are visiting during the summer!

Shopping

Beautiful outdoor walking mall with lots of restaurants and a large variety of shops. There is also a movie theater with recliner seats!
145 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Mayfaire Town Center
145 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Beautiful outdoor walking mall with lots of restaurants and a large variety of shops. There is also a movie theater with recliner seats!
Not the best mall but it fits the bill if there is a specific store for which you are looking!
40 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Independence Mall
3500 Oleander Dr
40 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Not the best mall but it fits the bill if there is a specific store for which you are looking!
A huge consignment store with multiple buildings (including a warehouse)! Definitely worth checking out to see if you find a hidden treasure to commemorate your trip to Wilmington! Hit up Indochine (see food entries) in the same trio as they share a parking lot.
21 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Ivy Cottage
3030 Market St
21 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
A huge consignment store with multiple buildings (including a warehouse)! Definitely worth checking out to see if you find a hidden treasure to commemorate your trip to Wilmington! Hit up Indochine (see food entries) in the same trio as they share a parking lot.

Essentials

A budget friendly grocery store — it is the closest grocery store to us (the Castle Hayne Rd location) if you are in a pinch!
54 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Food Lion
965 Old Folkstone Rd
54 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
A budget friendly grocery store — it is the closest grocery store to us (the Castle Hayne Rd location) if you are in a pinch!
We like to support this co-op. Go for it! They have so much to offer. We love picking up some tasty desserts from in front of the coffee, juice, and smoothie bar. They also have a great hot bar. Check out the farmers market on Saturday mornings — best one in town (much better than the downtown FM)!
28 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Tidal Creek Co-op
5329 Oleander Dr
28 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
We like to support this co-op. Go for it! They have so much to offer. We love picking up some tasty desserts from in front of the coffee, juice, and smoothie bar. They also have a great hot bar. Check out the farmers market on Saturday mornings — best one in town (much better than the downtown FM)!
54 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Whole Foods Market
3804 Oleander Dr
54 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
There are many Harris Teeter locations throughout Wilmington.
123 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Harris Teeter
3501 Oleander Dr
123 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
There are many Harris Teeter locations throughout Wilmington.
53 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Trader Joe's
1437 S College Rd
53 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona

Sightseeing

Beautiful waterfront views!
8 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
The Riverwalk Landing
2 Ann St
8 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Beautiful waterfront views!
This is a great place for a walk of any variety -- romantic, mind-clearing, exercise, etc.
26 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Riverfront
26 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
This is a great place for a walk of any variety -- romantic, mind-clearing, exercise, etc.

Drinks & Nightlife

We dig this spot. The jalapeno beer is great!
54 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Wilmington Brewing Company
824 S Kerr Ave
54 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
We dig this spot. The jalapeno beer is great!
Fun place! They often have live music.
63 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Edward Teach Brewing
604 N 4th St
63 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Fun place! They often have live music.
This is a very cool spot, definitely worth checking out. They often have live music and Sunday evenings is their hottest night when they feature live bluegrass bands. It is hoppin' on Sunday nights. They have a wonderful outdoor area as well.
126 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Satellite Bar and Lounge
120 Greenfield St
126 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
This is a very cool spot, definitely worth checking out. They often have live music and Sunday evenings is their hottest night when they feature live bluegrass bands. It is hoppin' on Sunday nights. They have a wonderful outdoor area as well.
59 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar
9 Estell Lee Pl
59 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Fun bar with an arcade in the back!
37 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Blue Post Billiards
15 S Water St
37 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Fun bar with an arcade in the back!
Over 60 beers on tap! Get a wristband and sample the different brews — you are charged by the ounce and you control your pour size. Stick with a few or try them all !
24 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Pour Taproom
201 N Front St
24 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Over 60 beers on tap! Get a wristband and sample the different brews — you are charged by the ounce and you control your pour size. Stick with a few or try them all !

But fist: coffee!

Our favorite coffee shops around town!
We were so stoked to have randomly stumbled across this place. It's very stylish on the inside and the drinks and treats have always satisfied. On the way to Wrightsville Beach.
35 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Drift Coffee & Kitchen
110 Dungannon Blvd
35 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
We were so stoked to have randomly stumbled across this place. It's very stylish on the inside and the drinks and treats have always satisfied. On the way to Wrightsville Beach.
Cute coffee shop in Downtown Wilmington. The coffee is good and the historic charm is even better!
54 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Bespoke Coffee & Dry Goods
202 Princess St
54 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Cute coffee shop in Downtown Wilmington. The coffee is good and the historic charm is even better!
Excellent coffee and book shop!
6 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Pomegranate Books
4418 Park Ave
6 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Excellent coffee and book shop!
Another cute coffee shop with some vintage shopping nearby.
36 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Luna Caffe
604 Castle St
36 Recomendado por los habitantes de la zona
Another cute coffee shop with some vintage shopping nearby.