Dining Guide – AMERICAN

BLUEWATER
Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of sailing ships and the Intracoastal Waterway while dining at this popular casual American restaurant in Wrightsville Beach. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Favorites include jumbo lump crab cakes, succulent seafood lasagna, crispy coconut shrimp and an incredible Caribbean fudge pie. Dine inside or at their award-winning outdoor patio and bar, which is the location for their lively Waterfront Music Series every Sun. during the summer months. Large parties welcome. Private event space available. BluewaterDining.com. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC. (910) 256.8500.
■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Fri 10am-11pm; Sat & Sun 10am – 11pm.
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach
■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining
■ MUSIC: Music every Sun. in Summer
■ WEBSITE: bluewaterdining.com

 


BLUE SURF CAFE
Sophisticated Food…Casual Style. We offer a menu that has a heavy California surf culture influence while still retaining our Carolina roots. We provide a delicate balance of flavors and freshness in a comfortable and inviting setting. We offer a unique breakfast menu until noon daily, including waffles, skillet hashes and sandwiches. Our lunch menu is packed with a wide variety of options, from house roasted pulled pork, to our mahi and signature meatloaf sandwich. Our dinner features a special each night along with our house favorites Braised Beef Brisket and Jerk Chicken Empanada’s. All of our entrees are as delicious as they are inventive. We also have a full beer and wine list. Come try the “hidden gem” of Wilmington today. 250 Racine Drive, Wilmington 910-523-5362.
■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Monday to Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown
■ FEATURING: Daily Specials, Gluten Free Menu, Infused Lemonade, Outdoor Patio, New Artist event first Friday of every month and kids menu

 


BUFFALO WILD WINGS
If you’re looking for good food and an atmosphere that’s fun for the whole family, Buffalo Wild Wings is the place! Award winning wings and 20 signature sauces and seasonings. Plus…salads, wraps, flatbreads, burgers, and more. Tons of Big screen TVs and all your favorite sports. We have daily drink specials, a HUGE draft selection, and Free Trivia all day every day. Come in for our Weekday Lunch Specials, only $5.99 from 11am-2pm. Visit us for Wing Tuesdays with 50 cent wings all day long, or Boneless Thursdays with 60 cent boneless wings all day long. Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to dine in or take out.
■ SERVING LUNCH, DINNER & LATE NIGHT: Mon-Sat 11am-2am and Sun 12pm-2am
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: 2 locations-Midtown (910-798-9464) and Monkey Junction (910-392-7224)
■ MUSIC: Live Music on Thursday and Friday nights at Old Eastwood Rd. location and Friday nights at Monkey Junction location
■ WEBSITE: www.buffalowildwings.com

 


CATCH
Serving the Best Seafood in South Eastern North Carolina. Wilmington’s Native Son, 2011 James Beard Award Nominee Chef Keith Rhodes explores the Cape Fear Coast for the best it has to offer. We feature Wild Caught & Sustainably raised Seafood. Organic and locally sourced produce & herbs provide the perfect compliment to our fresh Catch. Consecutively Voted Wilmington’s Best Chef 2008, 09 & 2010. Dubbed “Modern Seafood Cuisine” we offer an array Fresh Seafood & Steaks, including our Signature NC Sweet Potato Salad. Appetizers include our Mouth watering “Fire Cracker” Shrimp, Crispy Cajun Fried NC Oysters & Blue Crab Claw Scampi, Seafood Ceviche & Conch Fritters to name a few. Larger Plates include Plancha grilled Painted Hills Steaks, Blackend Red Drum Filet, Charleston Crab Cakes, Tempura OBX Scallops, Flounder Escovitch & Pan roasted Queen Trigger fish. Custom Entree request gladly accommodated for our Guest. (Vegetarian, Vegan & Allergies) Hand Crafted seasonal desserts from Alan DeLovely. Full ABC Permits. 6623 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405.
■ SERVING DINNER: Mon-Sat 5:30pm-9pm
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington
■ FEATURING: Acclaimed Wine List

 


EAST OCEANFRONT DINING AT BLOCKADE RUNNER
Award-winning cuisine accompanied by the sounds of breaking surf + a soothing coastal breeze, that’s East Oceanfront Dining. Our chef, Ben Ramsey, will pleasure your palate with fresh local seafood, produce from our own gardenscape + other harvest from local purveyors. Chef Ramsey is focused on the best of what our region has to offer and he + his staff are delighted to serve you. You’ll dine in the comfort of our relaxing restaurant or if you choose, our canopied, oceanfront deck provides a memorable ambiance for any evening. If you’re looking for a more casual bite or maybe just a drink or two before dinner, have a seat in the Aquarium Lounge. A great selection of wine, beer or spirits can provide just what you’re looking for as you settle in for an evening of coastal culture. For reservations and information concerning best rates and packages, please call 1-800-541-1161.
■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: The Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd.
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach
■ WEBSITE: www.blockade-runner.com

 


ELIJAH’S
Since 1984, Elijah’s has been Wilmington, NC’s outdoor dining destination. We feature expansive indoor and outdoor waterfront dining, with panoramic views of riverfront sunsets. As a Casual American Grill and Oyster Bar, Elijah’s offers everything from fresh local seafood and shellfish to pastas, sandwiches, and Certified Angus Beef selections. We offer half-priced oysters from 4-6 every Wednesday & live music with our Sunday Brunch from 11-3. Whether you are just looking for a great meal & incredible scenery, or a large event space for hundreds of people, Elijah’s is the place to be.
■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun-Thurs 11:30-10:00; Friday and Saturday 11:30-11:00
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown Wilmington
Kids menu available

 


ETERNAL SUNSHINE CAFE
Wilmington’s new unique restaurant, Eternal Sunshine Café, is conveniently located between downtown and Wrightsville Beach, also close to UNCW. It is a great spot to savor a gourmet breakfast, like cinna-swirl pancakes with coffee cream cheese syrup or a southwest benedict with chipotle hollandaise on a made from scratch biscuit. The lunch menu is filled with fresh delectable salads, sandwiches on house baked breads, and pitas. Come experience the innovative twist on breakfast classics and a casual lunch guaranteed to make you a regular customer. May the tranquility of Eternal Sunshine Cafe’s atmosphere shine upon your face and reinvigorate your day. Serves breakfast all day. Dinner COMING SOON!
■ SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH: Monday-Wednesday 7-2, Thursday-Friday 6:30-2, Saturday 7-2, Sunday 8-2
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: North Wilmington
■ WEBSITE: www.eternalsunshinecafe.com


HALLIGAN’S PUBLIC HOUSE
“Failte,” is the Gaelic word for “Welcome,” and at Halligan’s Public House it’s our “Motto.” Step into Halligan’s and enter a world of Irish hospitality where delicious food warms the heart and generous drinks lift the spirit. Be sure to try Halligan’s house specialty, “The Reuben,” number one with critics and of course our customers. One bite and you’ll understand why. Of course, we also serve a full selection of other delicious entrees including seafood, steak and pasta, as well as a wide assortment of burgers, sandwiches (Halligan’s Cheese Steak), and salads. And if you are looking for a friendly watering hole where you can raise a glass or two with friends, new and old, Halligan’s Public House boasts a comfortable bar where fun-loving bartenders hold court daily and blarney fills the air. Stop by Halligan’s Public House today, “When you’re at Halligan’s….you’re at home.” With 12 beers on tap and 16 flat screen TVs, you can watch your favorite game and enjoy your favorite drink. Enjoy two locatons: 3317 Masonboro Loop Rd., and 1900 Eastwood Rd. in Lumina Station.
■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: 7 Days a Week Monday-Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
■ NEIGHBORHOODS: Masonboro Loop & Lumina Station
■ FEATURING: The Best Reuben in Town!, $5.99 lunch specials, Outdoor Patio
■ WEBSITE: www.halligansnc.com

 


HENRY’S
A local favorite, Henry’s is the ‘place to be’ for great food, a lively bar and awesome patio dining. Henry’s serves up American cuisine at its finest that include entrees with fresh, local ingredients. Come early for lunch, because its going to be packed. Dinner too! Henry’s Pine Room is ideal for private functions up to 30 people. Henry’s is home to live music, wine & beer dinners and other special events. Check out their calendar of events at HenrysRestaurant.com for details. 2508 Independence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC. (910) 793.2929.
■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun. – Mon. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Tues.- Fri.: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sat.: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown
■ FEATURING: Daily blackboard specials.
■ MUSIC: Live Music beginning at 5:30 p.m.
■ WEBSITE: www.henrysrestaurant.com

 


HOLIDAY INN RESORT
Oceans Restaurant located in this oceanfront resort is a wonderful find. This is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh Seafood & Steak dinner while dinning outside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Eric invites you to experience his daily specials in this magnificent setting. (910) 256-2231. 1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach.
■ SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Sun.-Sat.
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Wrightsville Beach
■ FEATURING: Waterfront dining
■ WEBSITE: www.holidayinn.com

 


HOPS SUPPLY CO.
At Hops Supply Co., we are dedicated to the craft of excellent cuisine and delivering hops in its most perfect form exemplified by our selection of craft beers. As hops are the heart of flavor for beer, our local seasonal ingredients are the soul of our culinary inspired American fare. Keeping it fresh, flavorful and at times, unexpected, is the goals we plan on continuing to hit with our first-class service, menu and bar. The combination of chef-inspired food and our craft bar makes HopsCo a comfortable and inviting gastropub that attracts guests of all types – especially a local crowd who can feel right at home whether ordering a classic favorite or trying a new culinary delight! 5400 Oleander Dr. (910) 833-8867.
■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Sun-Thurs 10:57 am – 10 pm; Fri-Sat 10:57 am – 11 pm {Bar open until midnight}
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Midtown
■ WEBSITE: www.hopssupplycompany.com

 


THE LITTLE DIPPER
Wilmington’s favorite fondue restaurant! The Little Dipper specializes in unique fondue dishes with a global variety of cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, chocolates and fine wines. The warm and intimate dining room is a great place to enjoy a four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street. (910) 251-0433.
■ SERVING DINNER: 5pm Tue-Sun; Seasonal hours are Memorial Day through October
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown
■ FEATURING: Tasting menu every Tues. with small plates from $1-$4; Ladies Night every Wed; $27 4-course prix fixe menu on Thurs.; “Date night menu,” $65/couple with beer and wine tasting every Fri. and half price bottles of wine on Sun.
■ MUSIC: Mondays and Memorial Day – October from 7 – 9p.m.
■ WEBSITE: www.littledipperfondue.com

 


OGDEN TAP ROOM
Wilmington’s go to Southern Gastro-Pub. With a menu featuring some southeast favorites and a few from the bayou. Ogden Tap Room offers a selection the whole family will enjoy. With 40 beers on tap from around the world, The O Tap is a Craft Beer Enthusiast dream come true. Ogden Tap Room also has a great wine selection as well as a full bar featuring the areas largest Bourbon selection. You are sure to leave Ogden Tap Room a happy camper.
■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon-Thurs 11am-Midnight, Fri & Sat 11am-1am, Sunday Noon – Midnight.
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: Ogden
■ FEATURING: Live Team Trivia Tues 7:30-9:30pm
■ MUSIC: Every Thursday 8-10pm
■ WEBSITE: www.ogdentaproom.com

 


PINE VALLEY MARKET
Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop and butcher. Now, Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti are expanding their talents into serving lunch in-house, so folks can enjoy their hearty, homemade meals in the quaint and cozy ambience of the market. Using the freshest ingredients of highest quality, diners can enjoy the best Philly Cheesesteak in Wilmington, along with numerous other sandwich varieties, from their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their take-home frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD.
■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER: Mon.-Fri.10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Sun.
■ NEIGHBORHOOD: South Wilmington
■ FEATURING: Daily specials and take-home frozen meals
■ WEBSITE: www.pinevalleymarket.com

 


THE TROLLY STOP
Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is a five-store franchise in Southeastern North Carolina. Since 1976 they have specialized in storemade chili, slaw and various sauces. As of more recently, select locations (Fountain Dr. and Southport) have started selling genuine burgers and cheese steaks (Beef & Chicken). Our types of hotdogs include beef & Pork (Trolly Dog), all-beef (Sabrett), pork smoked sausage, Fat Free (Turkey) & Veggie. Call Individual Stores for hours of operation or Look at our website trollystophotdogs.com Catering available, now a large portion of our business. Call Rick at 297-8416 for catering and franchise information.
■ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER
■ LOCATIONS: Wrightsville Beach (910) 256-3921
Southport (910) 457-7017
Fountain Dr. (910) 452-3952
Boone, NC (828) 265-2658
Chapel Hill, NC (919) 240-4206 – COMING SOON!
■ WEBSITE: www.trollystophotdogs.com

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