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Food scene in Cape Fear River

Donut Shop
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“Famous donuts! Seasonal. Must try! Only have glazed donut but it’s the best donut around. Melts in your mouth. Cash only. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“A unique dining experience and huge portions. Come enjoy asian cuisine and Mai Tais. Pro Tip: try to sit outside in the garden. Usually a long wait here so see if you can make a reservation.”
  • 61 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place to hang out in Carolina Beach for a fun night out while listening to some great live music!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great staff, beautiful scenery, great food & drinks very close to your beach getaway!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great spot for locals in Carolina Beach! Be prepared to wait if you go during the dinner rush. Oyster shooters, crab legs, oysters, hush puppies, peel n eat shrimp, plus! Strap on a bib and get to crackin'!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“When you tell people you came to Southport, they will ask if you went to Provisions. This place is unique. You order of a blackboard menu, grab your own beer out of the cooler (on the honor system) and find a seat on the deck overlooking the Yacht Basin. They bring your food out yelling your name. Plan to wait during summer months and it is closed in the winter.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Largest menu for a pub, brewery is on site, one of the first breweries in town. $$”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
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“Home of some great burgers and a classic Philly cheesesteak, this is a locals hangout. In my opinion, they have the best sweet potato fries in town and a great selection of beers.”
  • 36 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“For high-end dining, you cannot go wrong here. Our favorite night to go is Sundays when they do their "Beggars can't be choosers" menu. The menu indicates you pick seafood, meat, veggies, dessert, cocktails, beer or wine. Past that, you have no idea what you'll receive and you can't make suggestions or modifications. Super fun dining experience for those who are adventurous with no dietary restrictions. Pro tip: when doing "beggars can't be choosers" go right at 5pm when the doors open as spots are limited to the bar.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Casual spot for local, sustainable seafood, which also offers surfing classes & group ocean outings.”
  • 28 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. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Located four blocks up Castle St, this modern American restaurant serves a great brunch or dinner. Rx is another neighborhood favorite, and a great place to enjoy dinner with friends or with a date. They have a varied menu, with some classical dishes mixed with modern Southern cuisine. The chef focuses on using local ingredients, so you will see many dishes incorporating foods native to our state. The menu changes seasonally, but you will not be disappointed with any of the choices available. Rx offers vegan and vegetarian options.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Known for its chowder, this casual seafood spot also serves steaks as well as beer & cocktails.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Burrito Place
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“Another Wilmington food classic; It is a burrito barn and has a unique atmosphere.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“Incredible burgers and huge portions. This restaurant is really small so be prepared for a wait. Luckily there's lots of bars nearby as you wait for your table.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Good food, fun atmosphere, overlooks the water, live bands play on weekends. ”
  • 24 locals recommend