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Wilmington Dining

CAPRICE BISTRO
Enjoy delicious French cuisine in generous portions at an affordable price. After dinner, venture upstairs and have a martini in the sofa bar... a cozy and relaxing atmosphere for all to enjoy. Location: 10 Market St., Downtown Wilmington. Dinner served nightly. Opens at 5pm, Sofa Bar opens 5pm until late.  www.capricebistro.com (910-815-0810)


CHESTER’S GREAT AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE
Winner of Best New Restaurant and Best Steak. Enjoy prime cuts of beef, fresh local seafood and more in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Featuring a Wine Spectator Award List. Location: Lumina Station, 1900 Eastwood Road, Ste. 2, Wilmington. Hours: Tues.-Thurs 5pm-11pm; Fri.-Sat. 5pm-12 midnight; Sun. 5pm-11pm.  www.chesterssteakhouse.org (910-256-0995)


ELIJAH’S RESTAURANT
An American seafood grill and oyster bar with outside dining in historic Chandler’s Wharf. Location: #2 Ann Street, Chandler’s Wharf. Hours: daily from 11:30am-Midnight.   www.elijahs.com (910-343-1448)


FRONT STREET BREWERY
A local favorite since 1995. Southeastern NC’s only Micro Brewery. Lager and Pilsners brewed on-site. Eclectic fare; from delicious sandwiches to special feature entrees. Location: 9 North Front Street, Downtown Wilmington. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-11pm; Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-12 midnight; Sun. 12 noon-10pm. (910-251-1935)


HENRY’S: A CASUAL AMERICAN RESTAURANT
Classic American fare including hearty two-handed sandwiches, pasta, fresh seafood, prime rib, and more. Lump crab cakes are a favorite. See inside back cover. Location: 2508 Independence Blvd. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11am-11pm; Sun.-Mon. 11am-10pm (Bar open one hour later).   www.henrysrestaurant.com (910-793-2929)


KATY’S GRILL & BAR
Voted “Best Burger” by Encore readers. Reasonably priced menu offers a wide selection of seafood, wings, wraps and sandwiches; homemade soups and fresh salad bar. Call for our Karaoke schedule. Location: 1054 S. College Road, Wilmington. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11am-9:30pm, Lounge 3 pm -until. (910-395-5289 or fax: 910-395-6204)


KILWIN’S OF WILMINGTON
Offers an impressive selection of fine chocolates, homemade fudge, and original recipe ice cream in an old-fashioned atmosphere. Fudge, caramel apples and many other products made fresh daily. Location: 16 Market Street. Hours: daily at 10am.   www.kilwins.com (910-772-1298)


PADDY’S HOLLOW RESTAURANT & PUB
A casual and friendly dining atmosphere tucked away in The Cotton Exchange. Downtown’s best place for chargrilled steaks, seafood, burgers, ribs, gourmet sandwiches, and large salads. Extensive beer selection. Game room. All ABC permits. Free parking. Location: N. Front & Walnut St. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-11pm; Sun. 12-5pm.  www.insiders.com/wilmington/wwwads/paddys (910-762-4354)


THE PILOT HOUSE RESTAURANT
Innovations on Southern regional cooking in the historic Craig House with outdoor dining and a newly renovated Riverfront bar. Location: #2 Ann St., Chandler’s Wharf. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11:30am-10pm; Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-11pm.   www.pilothouserest.com (910-343-0200)


RIVERBOAT LANDING
For over 20 years, The Riverboat Landing has offered Wilmington’s finest cuisine and unparalleled service. Eclectic menus, award-winning wine list and southern hospitality combine to make this landmark restaurant a must for locals and visitors alike. Location: 2 Market St., Downtown Wilmington. Hours: 11:30am-3:30pm, 4:30pm-10:00pm, daily. www.riverboatlanding.com (910-763-7227)


ROLY POLY ROLLED SANDWICHES
Truly unique sandwiches made from the freshest vegetables, top quality meats and cheeses, homemade spreads and delicious dressings all rolled tight in giant soft flour tortillas. More than 50 varieties or customize your own. Locations: 1 S. Front Street; 1616 Shipyard Blvd.; University Landing, S. College Rd. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10am-8pm; Sat.-Sun. 11am-8pm; S. College till 8:30pm.
(910-343-1311, 910-796-0045 or 910-452-7772)


SZECHUAN 132
Szechuan 132 has earned the reputation as one of the city’s finest: “The hands down choice restaurant.” Beautifully decorated with an elegant atmosphere, combined with an exceptional menu has deemed Szechuan 132 the best Chinese restaurant for years. Location: 419 S. College Rd. Hours: daily for lunch and dinner. (910-799-1426)


TASTE OF COUNTRY BUFFET
Voted Wilmington’s “Best Buffet and Country Cookin” 2 years in a row! BBQ, pig pickin,’ fried chicken, seafood, country vegetables and deserts. Family owned and operated. Catering also! Location: 226 South Front Street, Wilmington (910-343-9888) Second Location: Hwy 24 East I 40 Exit 364, Warsaw & Clinton (910-293-3213)


UNDERGROUND SANDWICH SHOPPE
Located in the basement of North Carolina’s first skyscraper, the Underground Sandwich Shoppe is truly underground. Visit historic Downtown Wilmington and the Underground for spectacular sandwiches, salads, soups, hot dogs, and more. Location: corner of Front and Market Streets. Hours: Mon.- Thurs. 11am-9pm; Fri.-Sat. 11am-Midnight; Sun. 11:30am- 6:30pm (call for out of season hours). (910-763-9686)


VINNIE’S ITALIAN BISTRO
Designer pizzas, traditional pizzas, calzones, and heros. Pasta dishes for every appetite, such as lasagna, ravioli, fettuccine alfredo, and more. Enjoy bistro specialties like chicken parmigiana and chicken and shrimp fra diavlo. Salads, soups and desserts. Location: 319 North Front Street in the Cotton Exchange. Hours: daily at 11am for lunch and dinner. (910-762-1222)