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Kornerstone Bistro

The restaurant merges flavors of the Mediterranean with the bounty of produce and seafood found in southeastern North Carolina.

Wilmington's Best Brunches

What distinguishes brunch from breakfast? A menu that includes sweet and savory items, designed for hanging out rather than pure nourishment.

Bridge Tender

Chef Benjamin Anders came to the helm at Bridge Tender Restaurant three years ago, and says he’s never felt more at home in a kitchen. 

Southern Specialties

Make it southern, buy it locally, throw in something unexpected

Best of Wilmington 2016

The BEST of the BEST...from the CITY to the BEACHES...with some new categories and a few surprise winners this year

Take it Outside

Picnic recipes for eating Alfresco

Ruth's Chris Steak House

There are certain times in life that require a fancy restaurant. A place where cell phones don't ring, where there is no need for schmaltz, schtick, or cover bands. 

Fantastic Al Fresco Dining Spots

Our outdoor dining guide list some of the best places around Wilmington to graze, nurse a beer, and just soak up the sun.

Easter Feast

Where Spring is served family style

Hotel Ballast

Port Land Grille

Now a special occasion staple in town, with parties and wedding proposals being a normal occurrence

Fresh Catch

Here are 21 of the best seafood restaurants in Wilmington NC.

Cape Fear Seafood Company

Like its Monkey Junction predecessor, the newest Cape Fear Seafood Company location in Porters Neck is tucked away off Market Street in an unassuming shopping center.

Girl's Night-In

These choices would be perfect for a girl’s get together, or perhaps a special Valentine’s party – served with champagne, of course.

Holiday Brunch

On the first day of Christmas (or the twelfth, or the twentieth ...), treat your true loves and out-of-town guests to the leisurely joys of a holiday brunch. 


Inspired Panamanian Restaurant & Bar

Let's Eat

Enjoy the journey with our mouthwatering guide to our list of 13 local faves, that are time-tested tried-and-trues

Awesome Autumn Cuisine

 A sophisticated take on the cuisine of the South, with an urban flair and emphasis on fresh and local

Nikki's Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Creativity and freshness are two of the defining values of the Nikki's franchise.

Italian Eateries Around the Port City

Italian restaurants in Wilmington ― pizzerias, trattorias, wine bars, and more.

Caprice Bistro

This gem of a restaurant and its talented owners may be one of the last of its kind.

Cooling Cuisine

Excerpts from a Southerner’s Summer Survival Handbook

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