Your visit to Wilmington or Wrightsville Beach just isn’t complete without at least one breakfast (served from 6 a.m until 2:30 p.m. 7 days a week) at Causeway Cafe, located just over the drawbridge from the beach. It ‘s such a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike, plan to spend time waiting for a table. Fresh seafood omelets are very popular. My favorite item is the “Eggs Neptune,” (just like Eggs Benedict but with local Blue Crab instead of Canadian bacon.) Also try their fried pickles and fried green tomatoes. (Lunch sandwiches and wraps also available.)
The Oceanic is the only restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, NC situated on the beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. A favorite for locals and tourists, be sure to ask for a seat on the umbrella covered pier where you can watch sunbathers, surfers, kites, and windsurfers and enjoy the fresh Atlantic breeze. For starters they are known for their She-Crab soup. As an entrée, their three shrimp platter is awesome.The Crystal Pier attached to Oceanic provides great outdoor seating and sets the stage for outdoor music when the weather permits. Not to be outdone by the view, our chef’s culinary expertise has inspired many signature dishes that keep our guests coming back.
Located on the Intracoastal Waterway just minutes from Wrightsville Beach, this restaurant offers relaxing dining and gorgeous views from its three-story high building. Enjoy local favorites such as coconut shrimp, jerk chicken and homemade salsa.
Trolly Stop Hot Dogs
Another local favorite located at Wrightsville Beach and downtown Wilmington is The Trolly Stop. Hot dogs are named after local tourist spots. Try : the North Carolina with mustard, chili, and coleslaw; the Wrightsville Beach with mustard secret sauce, onions & cheese, and diced to tomatoes, or the Battleship with mustard, salsa, onions and diced tomatoes. Or choose your own version.