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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Thai Restaurant
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“Great ambiance and menu. Meal choices for everyone and good drink choices as well. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“We are just a few steps walking distance to the Ocean Grill & Tiki bar. Great fish tacos (ask for fries to substitute chips) or generous Burgers or plump large Oysters (I like mine in a Caesar Salad). Thursday nights at 7:00 - the Tiki bar really rocks with Live bands fireworks seen from Downtown launch site. Afternoon chill out in between sunning with a cold beer or fancy (too pricey) drinks. Ask for a house Margarita. Cheaper and just delicious. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This historic brewery is in downtown Wilmington by the river. The food is great. Rumor has it, it may be haunted! ; )”
  • 41 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“I would say this is one of the finer dining options in town. Go on Sunday to the bar from 5:30-6:30 PM for the Beggars Can't Be Choosers small plates for $9 each (our favorite was the meat option) and Dealer's Choice cocktails for $8. So fun and creative! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
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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.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“A lot of guests asked me to put this on the list. I still like Winnie's Tavern for a burger. But if you want to be in the middle of downtown and sit outside, this is a good spot.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Located in the old Halls Drugstore, Rx serves up delicious farm to table food. They have a great brunch on Sundays too.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A Southport must! Great burgers, seafood, and views of the Inland Waterway.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Shop & Service
“Wander through lots of unique local shops with local artists in an historic setting. Free parking if with a purchase receipt. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Southern style comfort food, with some of the best breakfast and dinner options around. They use only biodegradable paper products and are proud members of the Plastic Ocean Initiative.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Circa has been consistently serving great food in a Historic setting for years. It's another great place to go have a cocktail and share a small plate. I'm not positive, but I think it has recently been sold, so hopefully the food quality stays the same. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Burrito Place
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“Another Wilmington food classic; It is a burrito barn and has a unique atmosphere.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Freddie’s is great if you’re looking for a quiet, intimate vibe. The place serves delicious Italian food. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Delicious and fresh seafood. Healthy cooking. Family owned. Best Seafood chowder around!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“Locals continue to choose this restaurant again and again for delicious food and wine.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“A charming upstairs sushi and cocktail bar, located one block from The Tarrymore. A downtown favorite!”
  • 24 locals recommend