Where better to get great fresh seafood than at the coast. The Wilmington area is home to some nationally recognized seafood restaurants. Check out the local, family owned seafood restaurants for the best hometown, seaside seafood experience.
At the southern end of Pleasure Island, at the Kure Beach Fishing Pier, stands an Island Icon, Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill, a family favorite for seafood, steaks, burgers and other casual dining for lunch and diner.
Right by the Atlantic Ocean is one of Pleasure Island’s must visit restaurants and bars… The Sea Witch Cafe & Tiki Bar. Serving tasty lunch and dinner entrees, daily specials and great pub food, the Sea Witch is the perfect spot to watch the game, enjoy a hot local band or just relax and feel the ocean breezes.
When you walk in the door of Blackburn Brothers, you know you found the best selection of today’s catch of fish, shrimp, crab and more. Displayed on ice and sold by the pound, you’re shopping where the restaurants shop—right a the docks on CB Harbor.
Sometimes on vacation, you just want a cold beer and a great steak! Now you can in Carolina Beach at The Squeeze, Ralph “Pops” Roof’s newest dining venture. Seafood lovers rejoice, The Squeeze has fresh seafood selections too.
The Lazy Pirate features pub food like wings, burgers and sandwiches in addition to great seafood dishes in a fun atmosphere with beach volleyball, corn hole, pool tables and lots of TVs for live sport.
You can’t go wrong if you know where the locals go… and that’s to The Gulfstream for good food, good service good prices. From breakfast choices to sandwiches and burgers, to seafood and entrees made just like home, Gulfstream is a Carolina Beach staple.
Located in the heart of Carolina Beach, Havana’s is choice of locals and visitors alike for fresh seafood dishes, excellent steaks and creative pasta dishes served with attention to detail by a friendly staff in a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere.
One of the few restaurants on Pleasure Island that can say they are fine dining. The Deck House features steaks, seafood and pasta specialties, a full Bar and Cocktail Lounge inside a former Presbyterian Church building.
Fins Island Buffet & Grill serves freshly prepared seafood buffet-style, with lots of seafood choices from shrimp and oysters to crab legs, plus a carving station, sides, a salad bra and desserts. We have a full bar with great wine, beer and spirits. Plus our rooftop grill offers the best view on the island.
Big Daddy’s now offers fresh local seafood prepared using all new recipes that bring out the best flavors of the ocean. Join us for lunch or dinner outside on the deck, at the tiki bar or inside in one of our large nautical themed dining rooms.
Gibby’s Dock and Dine offers the only Harbor Views of any dining establishment in Carolina Beach. Steps from the beach, the Boardwalk and with free parking, Gibby’s is the place to go for great seafood, burgers, wings and more. Open seven days a week from 7:00 am to 2:00 am.