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Wilmington Area Restaurants

Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a romantic evening out, these restaurants and dining establishments are sure to please. We picked the best restaurants in the Wrightsville, Carolina and Kure Beach areas for you to try. If you plan on boating, check out the area dock and dine restaurants

Jack Mackerels Island Grill Kure Beach

At Jack Mackerels Island Grill enjoy fresh seafood, steaks, salads and sandwiches prepared using Caribbean flavors, ingredients and recipes while you take in the Kure Beach sea breeze from the second-floor deck.

Kure Beach Carolina Seafood

Big Daddy's Restaurant is a quinessential Kure Beach "must-eat." Serving up Calabash-style seafood, fresh catch of the day prepared to your preference,...

Shark Bar and Kitchen Logo

The Shark Bar & Kitchen boasts "local farmers, fishers, ranchers, roasters, and foragers". Stop by for brunch, lunch or dinner, seven days a week.

Fresh Seafood

Oceanic Oceanfront Dining provides the perfect experience for the seafood connoisseur looking for a fresh, local taste of Wrightsville Beach. Enjoy live music on the pier Friday at 6pm and Sundays at 12pm during brunch! Oceanic is connect to Crystal Pier, a local landmark! The pier not only provides an unforgettable outdoor dining experience for our guests, but it is also a free, public fishing pier and can be reserved for private events, such as wedding ceremonies.


Bridge Tender is an excellent choice for seafood or steaks. Located at the foot of the Wrightsville Beach Draw Bridge, Bridge Tender has great views offers dine and dock space.

Crab dip and bread
(910) 458-2822

Havana's offers a great selection of cuisine, including seafood, steaks and pasta in a lively atmosphere.

Fried seafood po boy
(910) 458-7761

Established in 1998 by Michael and Shelly McGowan, Michael’s Seafood Restaurant has been receiving rave reviews from locals and visitors for more...

Chicken Fajitas in a cast iron pan

Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill offers fresh Mexican cuisine and tasty margaritas - any way you like them. Stop by all day for drink specials and come in daily after 5pm for food specials.


South Beach Grill serves up Southern-inspired dishes, sourced from local ingredients. They have an outdoor patio and waterfront views.

Moscow Mules

House-ground hamburgers and a huge selection of craft beer make Poe's Tavern a must when you need a break from seafood.