Whether you’ve lived in southeastern North Carolina your entire life, or you’ve recently arrived from somewhere else, our residents tend to discover fairly quickly just how rich a culinary scene we have in our coastal towns.
But sometimes we find our favorites and are then reluctant to try some of the others in our neighborhoods – why ruin a good thing, right? But if you’ve fallen into a rut this year and want to delight your taste buds, then the Intracoastal team has a few recommendations for you!
Spending the day in downtown Wilmington? We know the perfect place to stop for lunch or dinner. Featuring local favorites as well as more traditional pub fare, Copper Penny is a city staple located conveniently nearby many of the best shops and venues in town. You’ll frequently walk in to a fresh new cocktail, or a twist on the classic burger-and-fries kind of meal. Don’t even get us started on the many brews Copper Penny keeps ready for every group’s beer connoisseur! From local and regional items to the more nationally known brands, this restaurant has a little something for everyone.
If a view of the Intracoastal Waterway is what you need to really involve yourself in your new community, why not enjoy it over dinner? In Wrightsville Beach, you can do just that from Bluewater Waterfront Grill! Complete with a day dock right in front, this restaurant is all about displaying the coastal atmosphere to the fullest. The menu features American cuisine for brunch, lunch and dinner, even on select holidays. Just be sure to call ahead if you plan on coming by during peak hours – this place is popular among the locals for a reason!
Quick, before your resolution to start eating fewer sweets kicks in: give Britts Donut Shop in Carolina Beach a try! Located right on the iconic Carolina Beach Boardwalk, this bakery has been featured by Our State and other major publications just for its delicious glazed donuts. The recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and filling, and the texture of these treats is hard to deny. After your morning walk along the beach, or mid-afternoon in between rounds of games and fun at the many attractions nearby, take a bite out of some of Carolina Beach’s favorite snacks!
There are so many different ways to experience the local feel and culture here in coastal North Carolina, and one of our favorites is to sample all of the delectable eats that our entrepreneurs and chefs come up with! Keep an eye out for new locales opening up in your neighborhood this year, and stay up to date with the best tips for enjoying life here at the beach with our handy blog posts.