Jordan and Christopher's Guidebook

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Jordan and Christopher's Guidebook

Food scene
LUNCH - Fantastic space with quirky accents and incredible food and service!
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Crust Kitchen and Cocktails
124 Princess St
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LUNCH - Fantastic space with quirky accents and incredible food and service!
DESSERT -This is by far the best cupcake place to visit, pretty much ever. We have tried nearly every single kind of cupcake available here and we cannot find anywhere nearly as amazing.
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The Peppered Cupcake
105 South Front Street
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DESSERT -This is by far the best cupcake place to visit, pretty much ever. We have tried nearly every single kind of cupcake available here and we cannot find anywhere nearly as amazing.
DINNER - Our favorite pizza place in town! The food is really quirky, but AMAZING! Highly recommend choosing more than one pizza choice and getting your pizza split in half just to try more than one kind.
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Benny's Big Time Pizzeria
206 Greenfield St
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DINNER - Our favorite pizza place in town! The food is really quirky, but AMAZING! Highly recommend choosing more than one pizza choice and getting your pizza split in half just to try more than one kind.
BREAKFAST - Very relaxed little diner, that if you didn't know about it, you would definitely miss it. The prices are fantastic and breakfast here is our favorite. HOWEVER, breakfast stops at 10:30AM, so get there early! The service is wonderful, it seems as if every waiter and waitress knows you and helps you out no matter if you are their table or not.
The Original Salt Works
6301 Oleander Dr
BREAKFAST - Very relaxed little diner, that if you didn't know about it, you would definitely miss it. The prices are fantastic and breakfast here is our favorite. HOWEVER, breakfast stops at 10:30AM, so get there early! The service is wonderful, it seems as if every waiter and waitress knows you and helps you out no matter if you are their table or not.
LATE NIGHT GRUB -This place is weirdly hidden right on the Main Street of Downtown Wilmington. It's weirdly pretty empty but the kitchen is open till 2AM and the food is insanely good. If you want to go somewhere to meet up and actually hear someone, this is the place to be. (COVID WISE: we tried to go here recently and it unfortunately seems as if they aren’t taking the whole situation too seriously. The food is amazing but during COVID they may not be the best pick)
Bar Local Pub & Pizzeria
19 Market Street
LATE NIGHT GRUB -This place is weirdly hidden right on the Main Street of Downtown Wilmington. It's weirdly pretty empty but the kitchen is open till 2AM and the food is insanely good. If you want to go somewhere to meet up and actually hear someone, this is the place to be. (COVID WISE: we tried to go here recently and it unfortunately seems as if they aren’t taking the whole situation too seriously. The food is amazing but during COVID they may not be the best pick)
DINNER - Quirky little themed restaurant. We would like to say it is worth a visit!
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Poe's Tavern - Wrightsville Beach
212 Causeway Dr
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DINNER - Quirky little themed restaurant. We would like to say it is worth a visit!
BREAKFAST/DESSERT - THE BEST DONUTS AROUND, you have to get at least one before you go! They have all different crazy kinds, and you will never regret the one you choose.
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Wake N Bake Donuts - Wilmington
114 Princess St
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BREAKFAST/DESSERT - THE BEST DONUTS AROUND, you have to get at least one before you go! They have all different crazy kinds, and you will never regret the one you choose.
DINNER - $$$$$$ but the most popular $$$$ restaurant around
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Rx Restaurant and Bar
421 Castle Street
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DINNER - $$$$$$ but the most popular $$$$ restaurant around
BREAKFAST - Pretty dang good, but it's always packed. Worth a shot though, this is such a well known place.
Famous Toastery of Wilmington
6722 Wrightsville Ave
BREAKFAST - Pretty dang good, but it's always packed. Worth a shot though, this is such a well known place.
BREAKFAST - This place is incredible. Bagels are TO DIE FOR. It is packed, but heck, it's a good one to go to. They have one downtown now also!
Beach Bagels
BREAKFAST - This place is incredible. Bagels are TO DIE FOR. It is packed, but heck, it's a good one to go to. They have one downtown now also!
LATE NIGHT GRUB - This is literally a hole in the wall, no seriously, an actual hole..in a wall. This is outside of Satellite bar (which is also really cool). You need to try their nachos (with no meat even). They are so very good and it's such a cool little place. We love it.
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Block Taco
120 Greenfield St
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LATE NIGHT GRUB - This is literally a hole in the wall, no seriously, an actual hole..in a wall. This is outside of Satellite bar (which is also really cool). You need to try their nachos (with no meat even). They are so very good and it's such a cool little place. We love it.
DINNER - Ok, like this is THE best diner burger. The place is super adorable also.
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Winnie's Tavern
1895 Burnett Blvd
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DINNER - Ok, like this is THE best diner burger. The place is super adorable also.
LUNCH/DINNER - OUR FAVORITE MEXICAN FOOD PLACE - We always get the fajitas! (splitting an order is actually plenty for two people!)
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K38 Baja Grill
5410 Oleander Drive
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LUNCH/DINNER - OUR FAVORITE MEXICAN FOOD PLACE - We always get the fajitas! (splitting an order is actually plenty for two people!)
LUNCH/DINNER - Super touristy type recommendation, but it's still good. Be prepared to wait like an hour to get a seat though.
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The Copper Penny
109 Chestnut Street
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LUNCH/DINNER - Super touristy type recommendation, but it's still good. Be prepared to wait like an hour to get a seat though.
This is a MUST visit. Dining is right on the beach, literally, and the food is SO GOOD. This is such an amazing place to go during sunset. Highly recommend. Sit outside on the deck, it is a must.
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Oceanic
703 South Lumina Avenue
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This is a MUST visit. Dining is right on the beach, literally, and the food is SO GOOD. This is such an amazing place to go during sunset. Highly recommend. Sit outside on the deck, it is a must.
DINNER- This is the beach location of Baja Grill essentially. It's honestly one of our favorites and you can trust the food is ALWAYS good. Get the queso.
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Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill
4 North Lumina Avenue
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DINNER- This is the beach location of Baja Grill essentially. It's honestly one of our favorites and you can trust the food is ALWAYS good. Get the queso.
DESSERT - MY FAVORITE ICE-CREAM PLACE (ok yes it is gelato, but like same thing okay?) and the place itself is absolutely precious!! The icecream is to freaking die for. So incredible! You have to try it!!
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Gelarto
18 South Water Street
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DESSERT - MY FAVORITE ICE-CREAM PLACE (ok yes it is gelato, but like same thing okay?) and the place itself is absolutely precious!! The icecream is to freaking die for. So incredible! You have to try it!!
DINNER or JUST DESSERT- THIS IS A MUST VISIT. This super unique spot is AMAZING. The food is incredible and the service is great. It makes going to dinner an experience and event rather than just eating. It is on the expensive side (you’ll probably spend like $60 for two people), but you get so much and dessert!! If you are here it is worth the stop. PS. They are usually booked up BUT you can come and sit at the bar with little to no wait. You can also split pretty much everything on the menu and have plenty. && the dresscode isn’t exactly fancy if you don’t feel like dressing up.
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The Little Dipper
138 South Front Street
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DINNER or JUST DESSERT- THIS IS A MUST VISIT. This super unique spot is AMAZING. The food is incredible and the service is great. It makes going to dinner an experience and event rather than just eating. It is on the expensive side (you’ll probably spend like $60 for two people), but you get so much and dessert!! If you are here it is worth the stop. PS. They are usually booked up BUT you can come and sit at the bar with little to no wait. You can also split pretty much everything on the menu and have plenty. && the dresscode isn’t exactly fancy if you don’t feel like dressing up.
DINNER/DESSERT - Food is definitely $$$$ and the serving size is pretty small but I had to add this mainly for the dessert. The place looks a little less local and more corporate but the service was sweet, and there is some outdoor dining. We had the creme brulee and the tiramisu, and they were OUTSTANDING. So, if you wanted to just go for dessert we recommend.
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Roko Italian Cuisine
6801 Parker Farm Dr
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DINNER/DESSERT - Food is definitely $$$$ and the serving size is pretty small but I had to add this mainly for the dessert. The place looks a little less local and more corporate but the service was sweet, and there is some outdoor dining. We had the creme brulee and the tiramisu, and they were OUTSTANDING. So, if you wanted to just go for dessert we recommend.
DINNER - $$ food here is top notch && sunset here is an amazing treat! I have heard (and experienced) that The George downtown on the water is the best sunset view, but I think this takes one of the top 3 spots for sunset views while dining. (The George is like bottom three no lie)
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Smoke on the Water
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DINNER - $$ food here is top notch && sunset here is an amazing treat! I have heard (and experienced) that The George downtown on the water is the best sunset view, but I think this takes one of the top 3 spots for sunset views while dining. (The George is like bottom three no lie)
DINNER - Not only is the food great BUT the atmosphere is to die for. This is an EXPERIENCE rather than just a meal. Dine outside for what feels like a very Disney-theme-parked attraction. We recommend getting the appetizer sampler and wanted to let you know they mean business when it comes to spicy. Anticipate things being spicier than notated but otherwise really good.
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Indochine Restaurant
7 Wayne Drive
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DINNER - Not only is the food great BUT the atmosphere is to die for. This is an EXPERIENCE rather than just a meal. Dine outside for what feels like a very Disney-theme-parked attraction. We recommend getting the appetizer sampler and wanted to let you know they mean business when it comes to spicy. Anticipate things being spicier than notated but otherwise really good.
DINNER - more corporate feel but it’s located directly on the dock of downtown Wilmington, which is really very nice. Their food is really great and I usually get the jerk chicken.
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Marina Grill
18 Harnett St
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DINNER - more corporate feel but it’s located directly on the dock of downtown Wilmington, which is really very nice. Their food is really great and I usually get the jerk chicken.
BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER - BRAND NEW burger joint called Mess Hall at the outpost downtown!! Super awesome little place and hop’n with life right now! VEGAN OPTIONS!
348 Hutchison Ln
348 Hutchison Lane
BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER - BRAND NEW burger joint called Mess Hall at the outpost downtown!! Super awesome little place and hop’n with life right now! VEGAN OPTIONS!
LUNCH - $$ Awesome little place at Wrightsville beach to grab food and drinks! We had the blue crab dip, chicken avocado wrap, and ahi tuna wrap and everything was amazing. I also saw a pina colada come out that looked INCREDIBLE. Deff a great spot to dine at after or before the beach.
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Shark Bar and Kitchen
13 E Salisbury St
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LUNCH - $$ Awesome little place at Wrightsville beach to grab food and drinks! We had the blue crab dip, chicken avocado wrap, and ahi tuna wrap and everything was amazing. I also saw a pina colada come out that looked INCREDIBLE. Deff a great spot to dine at after or before the beach.
Sightseeing
Very clean and upbeat beach. This is definitely our favorite beach to hit up. HOWEVER parking can be CRAZY, so either park near by and Uber or get there early and expect to spend some time finding parking. (highly suggest an Uber or Lyft)
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Wrightsville Beach
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Very clean and upbeat beach. This is definitely our favorite beach to hit up. HOWEVER parking can be CRAZY, so either park near by and Uber or get there early and expect to spend some time finding parking. (highly suggest an Uber or Lyft)
If it's a nice day, we highly suggest a walk downtown and on the riverwalk!
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If it's a nice day, we highly suggest a walk downtown and on the riverwalk!
Activities
You can rent so many different things here - stand up paddle board (SUP), bikes, kayaks, etc! It's like $20/hour of SUP, but it is on the inter coastal, right up against the ocean (filled with jellyfish - so cool!) Definitely worth checking out. https://www.wrightsvillesup.com/about
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Wrightsville SUP
96 W Salisbury St
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You can rent so many different things here - stand up paddle board (SUP), bikes, kayaks, etc! It's like $20/hour of SUP, but it is on the inter coastal, right up against the ocean (filled with jellyfish - so cool!) Definitely worth checking out. https://www.wrightsvillesup.com/about
This is now one of the only two places you can go to play beach volleyball. Chris and I actually play competitively here, so if you go, you might see us! Call ahead to see if they have any pick-up courts available.
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Capt'n Bill's Backyard Grill
4240 Market St
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This is now one of the only two places you can go to play beach volleyball. Chris and I actually play competitively here, so if you go, you might see us! Call ahead to see if they have any pick-up courts available.
A little outdated but for $12/person it isn't a bad trip!
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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road
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A little outdated but for $12/person it isn't a bad trip!
You can play beach volleyball here! However - there are only two courts available, so call ahead.
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Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill
701 North Lake Park Boulevard
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You can play beach volleyball here! However - there are only two courts available, so call ahead.
Haven't been yet, but you get to throw axes around, so I'd say it is a cool place to go!
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Axes & Allies
1122 S 3rd St
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Haven't been yet, but you get to throw axes around, so I'd say it is a cool place to go!
The seats are full out recliners, need I say more?
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Regal Mayfaire & IMAX
900 Town Center Drive
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The seats are full out recliners, need I say more?
The seats are also awesome here, but not recline-able. BUT TUESDAYS ARE $6 MOVIE DAYS!
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The Pointe 14
2223 Blockbuster Road
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The seats are also awesome here, but not recline-able. BUT TUESDAYS ARE $6 MOVIE DAYS!
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Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut Street
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Little hidden comedy club downtown. They always have semi-big time comedians here and it is always a good time! (maybe avoid open mic night)
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Dead Crow Comedy Room
265 North Front Street
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Little hidden comedy club downtown. They always have semi-big time comedians here and it is always a good time! (maybe avoid open mic night)
Little tiny wine shop downtown that is great if you want to grab a drink in a cute little close space with a close friend. They also have amazing little chocolates and a back patio - so yes.
Mon Ame Chocolate & Wine Bar (MAC Wine Bar)
19 S 2nd St
Little tiny wine shop downtown that is great if you want to grab a drink in a cute little close space with a close friend. They also have amazing little chocolates and a back patio - so yes.
This is actually worth a trip to, super gorgeous and a great little walk about on a nice day.
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Airlie Gardens
300 Airlie Road
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This is actually worth a trip to, super gorgeous and a great little walk about on a nice day.
Poplar Grove is super close by and usually has something going on. Large events like markets (farmer's, crafter's, etc) and other crazy parties or happenings. They even have tours.
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Poplar Grove Plantation
10200 U.S. 17
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Poplar Grove is super close by and usually has something going on. Large events like markets (farmer's, crafter's, etc) and other crazy parties or happenings. They even have tours.
Weirdly large little amusement park with putt-putt, go carts, water slides, and I believe an arcade.
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Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park
5320 Oleander Drive
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Weirdly large little amusement park with putt-putt, go carts, water slides, and I believe an arcade.
Roller Derby events happen here! Check it out! https://www.capefearrollergirls.com/bout-schedule
7207 Ogden Business Ln
7207 Ogden Business Lane
Roller Derby events happen here! Check it out! https://www.capefearrollergirls.com/bout-schedule
Coffee Shops
One of our favorite coffee shops - very down to earth with REALLY great coffee and coffee spin-offs. This place has such a home-y feel and you can usually find a table.
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24 South Coffee House
24 S Front St
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One of our favorite coffee shops - very down to earth with REALLY great coffee and coffee spin-offs. This place has such a home-y feel and you can usually find a table.
Again! Another favorite! The specialty coffees are a MUST TRY and parking is FREE!! Definitely a hidden gem!
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Luna Caffe
604 Castle St
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Again! Another favorite! The specialty coffees are a MUST TRY and parking is FREE!! Definitely a hidden gem!
ALSO A LOCATION AT 15TH STREET - WAY LESS CROWDED
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Bespoke Coffee & Dry Goods
202 Princess St
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ALSO A LOCATION AT 15TH STREET - WAY LESS CROWDED
YOU CAN VIEW THE OCEAN FROM HERE. This alone makes it a great coffee shop.
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SUNdays Surf Cafe
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YOU CAN VIEW THE OCEAN FROM HERE. This alone makes it a great coffee shop.
This is one of our "smoothies on a beach day, treat yo'self" places
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The Workshop
86 Waynick Blvd
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This is one of our "smoothies on a beach day, treat yo'self" places
The food here is super good and so is the coffee - hipster x20 and it's just all great
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Casa Blanca Coffee Roasters
7409 Market St
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The food here is super good and so is the coffee - hipster x20 and it's just all great
DRINKS - ok, you caught me! It isn't a coffee shop, but it is a little drink spot so I had to add it here. It's a little cute place nearby that sells bubble tea (all freaking kinds!). This is such a great place to pick up a little refresher!
Tap Tea Bar
250 Racine Drive
DRINKS - ok, you caught me! It isn't a coffee shop, but it is a little drink spot so I had to add it here. It's a little cute place nearby that sells bubble tea (all freaking kinds!). This is such a great place to pick up a little refresher!
Little drive up - one stop window for coffee & drinks!! Absolutely adorable and such a must visit for a unique experience in a unique place! ALSO HOME OF MESS HALL BURGER AND BREAKFAST JOINT! Brand new (7.22.2020)
Outpost Coffee Co
348 Hutchison Lane
Little drive up - one stop window for coffee & drinks!! Absolutely adorable and such a must visit for a unique experience in a unique place! ALSO HOME OF MESS HALL BURGER AND BREAKFAST JOINT! Brand new (7.22.2020)
Shopping
Best shopping mall in the area. Fairly brand new, in a great neighborhood and area (close to the beach!) with most of your shopping favorites.
Mayfaire
6835 Conservation Way
Best shopping mall in the area. Fairly brand new, in a great neighborhood and area (close to the beach!) with most of your shopping favorites.
Awesome little shop - I think it's more a millennial type vibe (we love it)
Modern Legend
342 Nutt St
Awesome little shop - I think it's more a millennial type vibe (we love it)
Really laid back record shop. You can find all your old favorites here, and they often times have little concerts here - worth looking into.
Gravity Records
612 Castle Street
Really laid back record shop. You can find all your old favorites here, and they often times have little concerts here - worth looking into.
This is where I purchase our shower bundles for the Airbnb! This place is amazing and run by the best people around. Usually you can find them at a local farmer's market or pop up shop, and you need to get flowers from them because they are amazing.
Mother of Wild a Flower House & Event Co
167 Porters Neck Road
This is where I purchase our shower bundles for the Airbnb! This place is amazing and run by the best people around. Usually you can find them at a local farmer's market or pop up shop, and you need to get flowers from them because they are amazing.
Local Grocery & Essentials to our Listing
Essentials shopping to The Swan
Lidl
1451 Eastwood Rd
Closest Walmart
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Walmart Supercenter
5226 Sigmon Road
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Closest Walmart
Costco Wholesale
5351 Gingerwood Dr
Target
4711 New Centre Drive
T.J. Maxx
341 South College Road
Bars
You get wristbands here to try as many different beers and wines you wish (a lot of local beers and wines). They also have board games if you want to snag one.
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Pour Taproom
201 N Front St
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You get wristbands here to try as many different beers and wines you wish (a lot of local beers and wines). They also have board games if you want to snag one.
This is such a local favorite! They have old school arcade games (pinball, basketball, skee-ball, darts, foosball etc) This place is an absolute blast and you won't regret it.
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Blue Post Billiards
15 South Water Street
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This is such a local favorite! They have old school arcade games (pinball, basketball, skee-ball, darts, foosball etc) This place is an absolute blast and you won't regret it.
Seriously this bar is super cool, and they have a back like garden-open area type deal with lights and corn-hole. + a stage where they usually have some great live music. All-around awesome.
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Satellite Bar and Lounge
120 Greenfield Street
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Seriously this bar is super cool, and they have a back like garden-open area type deal with lights and corn-hole. + a stage where they usually have some great live music. All-around awesome.
This place is brand-spanking new, and also super cool. This is in the new 15th street cargo district, which is very up and coming.
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Alcove Beer Garden
348 Hutchison Lane
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This place is brand-spanking new, and also super cool. This is in the new 15th street cargo district, which is very up and coming.
Brand new 80s themed bar
Coglin’s Wilmington
206 Market Street
Brand new 80s themed bar
Super cool speakeasy themed bar.
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The Blind Elephant
21 North Front Street
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Super cool speakeasy themed bar.
GO HERE AT SUNSET - thank me later
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Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar
9 Estell Lee Pl
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GO HERE AT SUNSET - thank me later