Fresh food galore, a pinch of international flavor and a whole lot of Southern charm. This is the recipe that makes downtown Wilmington's dining scene so delicious. Menus offer every heart's delight, whether it's a platter of jumbo, fried shrimp or pulled-pork barbecue nachos dripping with cheese. Share creamy crab dip on a romantic riverfront balcony or gather the family for pizza topped any which way. International tastes range from proper English tea to French steak frites, German schnitzel, Japanese sushi, Turkish kabobs and Thai curry -- just to name a few. And don't forget breakfast. Downtown Wilmington is known for the South's tastiest morning meals. Whatever you choose, expect the best. Farmers and fishermen fill restaurant larders with lush produce, prime meats and succulent seafood, all turned into irresistible combinations by downtown Wilmington's top chefs. Of course, every meal has a sweet ending. Red velvet cupcakes, Grand Marnier cream crepes, bourbon pecan pie anyone? Better request an extra spoon.

141 North
141 N. Front Street
24 South Coffee House
24 S Front Street
Anne Bonny's
108 S. Water Street
Beer Barrio
34 N Front Street
Bella's Bar Local
19 Market St
Bespoke Coffee
202 Princess Street
Black Sea Grill
118 S Front St
Cape Fear Rum Cake
225 S. Water Street
Caprice Bistro
10 Market St
215 Princess Street
Chops Deli
130 North Front Street
Circa 1922
8 N Front St
Coastal Cupcakes
129 Princess St
The Copper Penny
109 Chestnut St
Detour Deli and Cafe
510 1/2 Redcross Street
Dixie Grill
116 Market St
Dram + Morsel
33 S. Front Street
Dunkin Donuts
101 N. 3rd St.
2 Ann St
Folk's Cafe
1201 Princess Street
Fork N Cork
122 Market
The Fortunate Glass
29 S Front St
Foxes Boxes
622 N. 4th Street
Gio's Italian Ice
106 N. Water Street
Grace on 2nd
121 Grace St
Hell's Kitchen
118 Princess St
The Husk
33 S Front St
I Love NY Pizza
28 N Front St
301 N Water St
Island Fresh Mex Grill
310 N. Front Street
Java Dog Coffee House
307 N Front St
Jester's Cafe
607 Castle St
Jimmy John's
120 Market St
Kat 5 Kava
123 Grace St
Kilwin's Ice Cream
16 Market St
The Little Dipper
138 S Front St
Louie's Hot Dogs
204 1/2 Princess St
Luna Caffe
604 Castle St.
123 Princess Street
NeMa Burger & Pizza Lounge
225 S. Water Street
Nikki's Sushi Bar
16 S Front St
On A Roll
125 Grace St
Paddy's Hollow
310 Walnut Street
Peking Gourmet
120 S Front St
Pender's Cafe
205 N Front St
The Peppered Cup Cake
105 S S. Front Street
PinPoint Restaurant
114 Market Street
Platypus & Gnome
9 S Front St
Port City Java
502 N. Front street
Port City Java
300 N Front St
Port City Java
21 N. Front St.
Port City Popcorn
365 North Front Street
Pour Taproom
201 N Front St
Red Eye Bakery
1013 N. 4th Street
The Reel Cafe
100 S Front St
402 Chestnut Street
The Scoop Ice Cream and Cafe
365 North Front Street
Shuckin' Shack
109 Market St
Steam Restaurant and Bar
9 Estell Lee Place
Stuffedwich NC
11 Market St.
306 N Front St
The District
1001 N. 4th Street
Tugboat Tony's Bagel Cafe
106 N. Water Street
Waffle House
225 N. Front Street