The Basics

The Basics

319 North Front Street • In the Cotton Exchange • (910) 343-1050

www.thebasicswilmington.com

Located in downtown’s Cotton Exchange, The Basics serves the finest Southern cuisine around. From Hoppin’ John to locally caught seafood to house-smoked BBQ, The Basics takes classic soul-food dishes and adds a twist, giving them new life. Age-old entrées, like battered-and-fried oysters, are served atop freshly mixed greens. Collard greens are locally grown and vegan. Dinner has rotating specialties that change to reflect the freshness of the season. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner! Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Specialty Sangria will be on special all week for $5 per glass.

Lunch

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Crab Cakes – Ginger spiced with traditional tartar sauce, $9.75

Fried Green Tomatoes – Onion relish and honey Dijon, $7.25

Warm Spinach Dip – Served on French baguette for dipping, $7.50

Fruit and Cheese Plate – Specialty cheeses and fresh fruit, $9.25

Fried Oysters – Cornmeal-breaded local oysters, topped with jalapeño aioli, $10.50

Southern Canapé – Devilled eggs, spiced pecans and pimiento cheese, $7.75

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($5.95 unless otherwise priced)

Peach Cobbler – Baked to order with soft, flaky crust

Coca-cola CakeBased on traditional chocolate-pecan cake 

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding – Served warm with vanilla ice cream

Hummingbird Cake – Old-South spice cake with cream-cheese icing

Flourless Chocolate Torte – Served with raspberries and whipped cream

Cheesecake du Jour – Chef’s choice with fresh seasonal toppings

Dinner

BUY ONE APPETIZER, GET SECOND FREE. CHOOSE FROM:

Crab CakesGinger-spiced with traditional tartar sauce, $9.75

Fried Green Tomatoes Onion relish and honey Dijon, $7.25

Warm Spinach DipOn French baguette for dipping, $7.50

Fruit and Cheese Plate Specialty cheeses, fresh fruit, $9.25

Fried Oysters Cornmeal-breaded local oysters, topped with jalapeño aioli, $10.50

Southern Canapé – Devilled eggs, spiced pecans and pimiento cheese, $7.75

Herbed Olive OilGrilled ciabatta bread, $4

Summer Squash and Brie TartPeach-jalapeño jam, $8

Smoked Wings In a green tomato hot sauce, served with cucumber dill dressing, $9

BUY ONE DESSERT, GET SECOND FREE.  CHOOSE FROM

($5.95 unless otherwise priced)

Flourless Chocolate Brownie Sundae – Ice cream and whipped cream

Strawberry Shortcake – Fresh berries over classic shortcake and whipped cream

Glass of Champagne – Lovely Spanish cava

Peach Cobbler – Baked to order with soft, flaky crust

Coca-cola Cake – Based from traditional chocolate-pecan cake    

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding – Served warm with vanilla ice cream

Hummingbird Cake – Old-South spice cake with cream-cheese icing

Flourless Chocolate Torte – With raspberries and whipped cream

Cheesecake du Jour – Chef’s choice of fresh seasonal topping

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