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  • NCgirlvip
    Coastal North Carolina •116 reviews
    5.0
    Dined today
    Went for restaurant week but added oyster Rockefeller appetizer with $3 off & they were delicious. I love the fruit bread in the bread basket. Cocktails were delicious as was the filet, mashed potatoes & creamed spinach sides. We had excellent service from Shelly. We like the complimentary valet parking.
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    Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NCPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Wilmington
    4.7
  • KristenBvip
    Coastal North Carolina •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    If you’re visiting the Wilmington area, Seabird is a cant miss experience! From the decor, the bathrooms, the lighting, and the extreme attention to detail by everyone from the hostess and bartenders to the chefs the experience here is always a five star experience! It’s not hard to see why Chef Dean Neff and his restaurant have been nominated for a James Beard award! Our waitress Colby is absolutely awesome and always remembers us when we come into the restaurant! The mezcal sour was divine! The peel eat shrimp is a unique take and the focaccia bread underneath is the best toast I’ve ever had! And the oysters! Chef’s kiss. My husband can never stray from the swordfish schnitzel so he had that. Our daughter got the lobster fra Diavlo which was good enough that we wanted to lick the plate as well as the smoked catfish and the oyster pie. Everything was absolutely phenomenal . We also splurged last night because it was a birthday and had the sticky toffee pudding, which was drool worthy! Run don’t walk to Seabird!
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    SeabirdPrice: Expensive• Seafood• Wilmington
    4.9
  • JillW
    Coastal North Carolina •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Fantastic service from Gabriel and the food was great! For a large open dining room the noise level wasn’t a problem at all. Nice experience with a well decorated theme. Loved the brick walls.
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    Tarantelli’sPrice: Moderate• Italian• Wilmington
    4.7
  • OpenTable Diner
    Coastal North Carolina •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Feb 23, 2024
    Our food was delicious. My husband had the catch and I had the blackened salmon. Both were fresh, moist and seasoned well . The service was excellent. Our waitress was friendly, efficient and professional .. We enjoyed our evening.
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    Riverside Kitchen & BarPrice: Moderate• American• Wilmington
    4.7
  • SteveT
    Coastal North Carolina •1 review
    4.0
    Dined on Jan 20, 2024
    The food was tremendous. Excellent taste and good potrions. The loud music detracted from the overal ambiance.
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    Flavor HillsPrice: Expensive• Southern• Jacksonville
    4.1

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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.

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The best reviewed restaurant in Wilmington is It's All Gravy Trattoria

The best vegetarian restaurants in Wilmington are Tarantelli’s, The Green House Restaurant - Wilmington and Kipos Hellenic Cuisine

The restaurants with the best service in Wilmington are Shark's Bar & Kitchen, It's All Gravy Trattoria and Sugar Shack

The restaurants with the best ambiance in Wilmington are Paradiso Roma Ristorante, Shark's Bar & Kitchen and It's All Gravy Trattoria

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