Guidebook for Wilmington

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Guidebook for Wilmington

Food Scene
Dining with a beautiful view of the Cape Fear River. An all time favorite.
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Pilot House Restaurant
2 Ann Street
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Dining with a beautiful view of the Cape Fear River. An all time favorite.
Flavorful Vietnamese food. Wonderful atmosphere and if you can sit in the back outside you really feel like you are oceans away. Call ahead or be prepared to wait. Worth it!
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Indochine Restaurant
7 Wayne Drive
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Flavorful Vietnamese food. Wonderful atmosphere and if you can sit in the back outside you really feel like you are oceans away. Call ahead or be prepared to wait. Worth it!
Great view of the inter coastal waterway. If you are in the mood for seafood, this is great. Casual and laid back.
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Fish House Grill
1410 Airlie Road
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Great view of the inter coastal waterway. If you are in the mood for seafood, this is great. Casual and laid back.
Nice glass of wine by the Cape Fear River.
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Le Catalan
224 South Water Street
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Nice glass of wine by the Cape Fear River.
Southport is only a 30 minute drive and a gorgeous scenic view. We love to make this drive, to see the ocean and the beautiful old houses. The Pharmacy is delicious. Great atmosphere, great service.
The Pharmacy Restaurant
110 East Moore Street
Southport is only a 30 minute drive and a gorgeous scenic view. We love to make this drive, to see the ocean and the beautiful old houses. The Pharmacy is delicious. Great atmosphere, great service.
Go during happy hours and you get great deals. Tapas served throughout dinner. Wonderful atmosphere and bar.
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Circa 1922
8 North Front Street
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Go during happy hours and you get great deals. Tapas served throughout dinner. Wonderful atmosphere and bar.
Cool place and healthy food! Gluten free options. You can also get a casserole to go and bring it home. Meal for 4. Great deal.
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Epic Food Co
1113 Military Cutoff Road
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Cool place and healthy food! Gluten free options. You can also get a casserole to go and bring it home. Meal for 4. Great deal.
Scenic 30 minute drive and very nice place to watch the sunset, drink a beer and have some shrimp. They also have conch fritters. This is one of our favorites.
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Provision Company
130 Yacht Basin Drive
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Scenic 30 minute drive and very nice place to watch the sunset, drink a beer and have some shrimp. They also have conch fritters. This is one of our favorites.
Farm to table restaurant. Fried green tomatoes and fresh fish.
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Rx Restaurant and Bar
421 Castle Street
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Farm to table restaurant. Fried green tomatoes and fresh fish.
Shaved Ice w lots of flavors. Just looking at it is fun! Eating it is even better. Kids & adults love it. You can also get froz yogurt here, acai bowls, organic coffee. Ask @ surf camp!
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SurfBerry
222 Causeway Drive
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Shaved Ice w lots of flavors. Just looking at it is fun! Eating it is even better. Kids & adults love it. You can also get froz yogurt here, acai bowls, organic coffee. Ask @ surf camp!
Love their Breakfast casseroles, iced tea, soups an sandwiches. Great local bfast and lunch spot!
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Jester's Café
607 Castle Street
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Love their Breakfast casseroles, iced tea, soups an sandwiches. Great local bfast and lunch spot!
Drinks & Nightlife
Best Mixologist in town, and usually a great hangout for the movie makers in town.
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Manna
123 Princess Street
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Best Mixologist in town, and usually a great hangout for the movie makers in town.
If you are craving BBQ, this is where to go. North Carolina is famous for their bbq. Great fried okra as well and hushpuppies. If you have never had these southern delicacies, you won't be sorry.
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Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue
920 South Kerr Avenue
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If you are craving BBQ, this is where to go. North Carolina is famous for their bbq. Great fried okra as well and hushpuppies. If you have never had these southern delicacies, you won't be sorry.
Pretty view of the Cape Fear River and wonderful seafood.
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Elijah's
2 Ann St
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Pretty view of the Cape Fear River and wonderful seafood.
Great drinks and dance floor.
Dirty Martini
1904 Eastwood Rd
Great drinks and dance floor.
Romantic Dinner in a beautiful old building. Then stroll by the river. Maybe grab a nightcap at a local bar nearby.
Aubriana's Steak & Seafood
115 South Front Street
Romantic Dinner in a beautiful old building. Then stroll by the river. Maybe grab a nightcap at a local bar nearby.
If you are craving a steak, this is the place to go. Great wine and cocktails as well. view of the river. Located inside the Hilton restaurant downtown Wilmington.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
301 North Water Street
If you are craving a steak, this is the place to go. Great wine and cocktails as well. view of the river. Located inside the Hilton restaurant downtown Wilmington.
Very good Pizza and Beer. Gluten free options as well. Stays open late night and will deliver.
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Slice of Life Pizzeria & Pub Downtown
125 Market Street
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Very good Pizza and Beer. Gluten free options as well. Stays open late night and will deliver.
One of our all time favorites. Great Mexican food. Salsa is wonderful!
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Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill
4 North Lumina Avenue
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One of our all time favorites. Great Mexican food. Salsa is wonderful!
Shopping
A wonderful place. The exhibits are beautiful and interesting. The cafe has a chef that we love the food. And don't forget to order cake- BEST cake in town. Cool gift shop and pretty jewelry also.
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Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street
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A wonderful place. The exhibits are beautiful and interesting. The cafe has a chef that we love the food. And don't forget to order cake- BEST cake in town. Cool gift shop and pretty jewelry also.
Best coffee in town hands down and support a good cause.
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Folks Cafe
1201 Princess Street
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Best coffee in town hands down and support a good cause.
Incredible home store. Linens, candles, art, jewelry and books.
Airlie Moon
1908 Eastwood Road
Incredible home store. Linens, candles, art, jewelry and books.
stroll through the antique mall and get a special memento.
Southport Antiques
105 East Moore Street
stroll through the antique mall and get a special memento.
Everything Else
Beignets on Sundays. What more can we say.
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Whole Foods Market
3804 Oleander Drive
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Beignets on Sundays. What more can we say.
Grreeat place to let the kids run wild and their imagination be free. Parents can usually sit back and drink a coffee.
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The Children's Museum of Wilmington
116 Orange Street
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Grreeat place to let the kids run wild and their imagination be free. Parents can usually sit back and drink a coffee.
A beautiful historic church that is just a block away. If you are in search for inspirational check out the Sunday 11 am sermon. Traditional.
First Presbyterian Church
125 South 3rd Street
A beautiful historic church that is just a block away. If you are in search for inspirational check out the Sunday 11 am sermon. Traditional.
Fashion Forward. Get a beautiful dress and/or lovely jewelry by local jewelry designer Vanessa Jenik. Chic and elegant.
Beanie + Cecil
1904 Eastwood Road
Fashion Forward. Get a beautiful dress and/or lovely jewelry by local jewelry designer Vanessa Jenik. Chic and elegant.
Best shoes in town and get a beautiful sundress to wear for a romantic dinner.
Monkee's of Wilmington
1900 Eastwood Road
Best shoes in town and get a beautiful sundress to wear for a romantic dinner.
Carolina Beach is 20 minutes from downtown. Britts has been written up in southern living and Coastal Living for their yummy donuts. You can also go to the aquarium while you are down there.
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Britts Donuts
11 Carolina Beach Avenue North
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Carolina Beach is 20 minutes from downtown. Britts has been written up in southern living and Coastal Living for their yummy donuts. You can also go to the aquarium while you are down there.
Live Music and dancing. Food and drinks. In summer outside on the roof is a great time.
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Reel Cafe
100 South Front Street
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Live Music and dancing. Food and drinks. In summer outside on the roof is a great time.
Walking distance and We LOVE seeing movies here on Mondays and Tuesdays. Usually its a great independent or foreign film. Historic theatre and thought provoking films.
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Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut Street
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Walking distance and We LOVE seeing movies here on Mondays and Tuesdays. Usually its a great independent or foreign film. Historic theatre and thought provoking films.
A wonderful gym to get your workout on. Ask for a day pass.
O2 Fitness Wilmington - Independence Blvd
1315 Independence Boulevard
A wonderful gym to get your workout on. Ask for a day pass.
Check out their site online to see if any cool concerts are playing. very close and a historic building.
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Brooklyn Arts Center
516 North 4th Street
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Check out their site online to see if any cool concerts are playing. very close and a historic building.
wonderful place to get lost in and pick up a novel or biography to read on your vacation. Support a local book store!
Old Books on Front St.
249 North Front Street
wonderful place to get lost in and pick up a novel or biography to read on your vacation. Support a local book store!
Wilmington's grandest historic mansion. This is also available to rent for parties and weddings. Gone with the Wind.
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Bellamy Mansion Museum
503 Market Street
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Wilmington's grandest historic mansion. This is also available to rent for parties and weddings. Gone with the Wind.
Nice place to catch a movie on a rainy day that is located just off Market street. Another great theatre is located at Mayfair but is a further drive from downtown.
AMC CLASSIC Wilmington 16
111 Cinema Drive
Nice place to catch a movie on a rainy day that is located just off Market street. Another great theatre is located at Mayfair but is a further drive from downtown.
Kids LOVE this place. Water slides for different ages and you can float around the moat in an inner tube. Video games. We call it "Jungle Rabbits" and you can play putt putt and go karts here. FUN.
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Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park
5320 Oleander Drive
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Kids LOVE this place. Water slides for different ages and you can float around the moat in an inner tube. Video games. We call it "Jungle Rabbits" and you can play putt putt and go karts here. FUN.
Nice small museum about the history of this great coastal town.
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North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
204 East Moore Street
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Nice small museum about the history of this great coastal town.
take this brief ferry ride over to Bald Head Island and go to the turtle conservatory. Learn all about turtles. Something for the whole family.
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Bald Head Island Ferry
1301 Ferry Road Southeast
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take this brief ferry ride over to Bald Head Island and go to the turtle conservatory. Learn all about turtles. Something for the whole family.
park your car, and take the ferry, Once on the island you get a golf cart. No cars. A little shopping, ice cream, pirate hunting, and learn about turtles at the conservatory.
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Bald Head Island
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park your car, and take the ferry, Once on the island you get a golf cart. No cars. A little shopping, ice cream, pirate hunting, and learn about turtles at the conservatory.