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.

Anne Bonny's
108 S Water St
Beer Barrio
34 N Front St
Beer Bellies
109 Market St
Black Sea Grill
118 S Front St
Brooklyn Cafe
706 N 4th St
Buffalo Bayou
301 N Water St
Cape Fear Rum Cake
225 S Water St
Caprice Bistro
10 Market St
215 Princess St
Circa 1922
8 N Front St
Clean Juice Cape Fear
300 N Front St
Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar
9 Estell Lee Place
The Copper Penny
109 Chestnut St
Detour Deli and Cafe
510 1/2 Redcross St
Dram + Morsel
33 S Front St
Dram Yard
101 S. 2nd St.
Dunkin Donuts
101 N 3rd St
2 Ann St
Fork N Cork
122 Market St
The Fortunate Glass
29 S Front St
Foxes Boxes
622 N 4th St
225 Water St
Grow NC
225 South Water Street Unit J
Hell's Kitchen
118 Princess St
The Husk
33 S Front St
I Love NY Pizza
28 N Front St
Java Dog Coffee House
307 N Front St
Jester's Cafe
607 Castle St
Jimmy John's
120 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 St
Marina Grill
18 Harnett St
Nikki's Sushi Bar
16 S Front St
On A Roll
125 Grace St
Paddy's Hollow
310 Walnut St
Peking Gourmet
120 S Front St
Pender's Cafe
205 N Front St
Pink Baking Company
114 N Front St
PinPoint Restaurant
114 Market St
Platypus & Gnome
9 S Front St
Port City Java
21A N Front St
Port City Java
502 N Front St
Port City Popcorn
365 N Front St
Pour Taproom
201 N Front St
15 S Front St
Red Eye Bakery
1013 N 4th St
The Reel Cafe
100 S Front St
Rooster and the Crow
225 S. Water Street
121 Grace St
402 Chestnut St
Shuckin' Shack
127 N Front St
Stalk and Vine
224 S Water St
Steam Restaurant and Bar
9 Estell Lee Place
306 N Front St
Taste the Olive and Vine
25 North 3rd Street
Waffle House
255 N Front St
Wake and Bake Donuts
114 Princess St