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Best American Restaurants in Wilmington

Port Land GrillePort Land Grille
American | Wilmington, Wilmington
The Bistro at TopsailThe Bistro at Topsail
American | Surf City, Wilmington
Mad Boar RestaurantMad Boar Restaurant
American | Wilmington, Wilmington
The Lifesaving Station - Sanderling ResortThe Lifesaving Station - Sanderling Resort
American | Duck, Outer Banks
Argyles RestaurantArgyles Restaurant
American | Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks

Best Italian Restaurants in Wilmington

Angelo's Pizzeria & BistroAngelo's Pizzeria & Bistro
Italian | Shallotte, Wilmington

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Wilmington's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Little Dipper1. The Little Dipper
1732 reviews
Fondue | Wilmington, Wilmington

Great service. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helped us pick the perfect meal. Wonderful experience. Thank you so much. More

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Aqua Restaurant2. Aqua Restaurant
1234 reviews
Seafood | Beaufort / Morehead City, Beaufort / Morehead City

excellent service fresh local seafood. Great craft beers. This is the best place to eat in Beaufort More

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Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant3. Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant
153 reviews
Sushi | Wilmington, Wilmington

Always a great meal. Fantastic service! More

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Circa 81 Tapas & Cocktaileria4. Circa 81 Tapas & Cocktaileria
446 reviews
Tapas / Small Plates | Beaufort / Morehead City, Beaufort / Morehead City

Open table reservation had us seated on arrival! Great food great service and fun servers! Highly recommend More

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Caprice Bistro5. Caprice Bistro
1477 reviews
French | Wilmington, Wilmington

The food is always delicious. The employees are exceptional and most have been at Caprice a long time. We dine here often and have never been disappointed. It’s a must for our out of town guests, too. More

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Baron's  - Holiday Inn FayettevilleBaron's - Holiday Inn Fayetteville
Southern | Fayetteville, Fayetteville

Baron's is open daily, offering Southern hospitality and the best food in the South. The finest meat and seafood dishes,the freshest fruits and vegetables are prepared with our chef's expertise and served with a smile.More

Cape Fear Boil CompanyCape Fear Boil Company
Seafood | Carolina Beach, Wilmington

Seafood Steam Pots
Low-Country Boils
Crab Legs
Peel & Eat Shrimp
Lobster Tails
Andouille Sausage
Corn on the Cob
Red Potatoes


Embassy Suites- Cloud 9Embassy Suites- Cloud 9
American | Wilmington, Wilmington

Cloud 9 rooftop bar is the premier open-air rooftop venue in downtown Wilmington. It's the perfect place to have a cocktail, have a bite to eat, relax and unwind. Guests enjoy views of Wilmington's historic harbor, ship channel and historic downtown. This is a spot you must visit. Enjoy sweeping vistas of the Cape Fear River and Historic Downtown Wilmington with incredible sunsets viewed on the ninth floor at Cloud 9. Relax with views, local brews (22 on tap) and robust wines that you can pair with locally inspired savory "bites"-- small plates that can be shared. There is even a crowler machine allowing you to transport your ale choice with you. Please watch their Social Media for Signature Events and Live Music schedules.More

American | Duck, Outer Banks

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Discover Coastal North Carolina

The coastal region of North Carolina is a vacation magnet, and food is big business all along the shoreline. Fresh seafood establishments abound in this area, with many of them catering directly to the visitors as much as the locals. Steakhouses are also very common along the coast for those looking for a great cut prepared just right. The South is barbeque country, and you can add the North Carolina coast to the list, as barbecue smokehouses are plentiful and usually found in a bar-and-grill setting. International food is also a very popular choice along the North Carolina coast. Selections include Thai, German, Indian, and even Peruvian cuisine. Of course, there are many national chain establishments as well as locally owned family restaurants and combination eateries for those wanting something quick.