Mainland Restaurants and Dining

The small towns that make up the area’s Mainland pack big flavor. Several restaurants have settled in towns just across the Cape Fear River from Wilmington, offering fresh seafood, American classics, internal dishes and more. There are neighborhood markets serving up gourmet sandwiches, and several places that sell unique specialty gifts in addition to great food. You’ll even find a local spot to enjoy fresh, farm-to-fork dishes, then head outside for pony rides and encounters with other friendly farm animals.

There’s no doubt that exploring the mainland when you’re hungry will lead to finding a place you’ll want to make a part of every visit.