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.

The Basics
319 N Front St
Beach Bagels
130 N Front Street
Beer Barrio
34 N Front St
Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria
206 Greenf Greenfield St
Black Sea Grill
118 S Front St
Block Taco
120 Greenfield st #B
Brooklyn Cafe
706 N 4th St
Buffalo Bayou
301 N Water St
Cape Fear Rum Cake
114 N Front St
Caprice Bistro
10 Market St
215 Princess St
Chicken in the Box
1124 N Fourth Street
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
Dixie Grill
116 Market St
Downtown Nutrition ILM
240 Princess Street
Dram + Morsel
33 S Front St
Dram Yard
101 S. 2nd St.
101 N 3rd St
2 Ann St
2 Market Street
Fork N Cork
122 Market St
The Fortunate Glass
29 S Front St
Fun Bowl
24 N Front St
18 S Water St
The Harp
1423 South Third Street
Hell's Kitchen
118 Princess St
The Husk
31 S Front St
I Love NY Pizza
28 N Front St
Java Dog Coffee House
303 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
Love, Lydia Bakery
1502 South 3rd St
Luna Caffe
604 Castle St
123 Princess St
Marina Grill
18 Harnett St
Nikki's Sushi Bar
16 S Front St
Nutty Buddies
365 N. Front St
Paddy's Hollow
310 Walnut St
Peking Gourmet
120 S Front St
Pender's Cafe
205 N Front St
The Peppered Cupcake
105 S Front St
Port City Java
502 N Front St
Port City Java
21A N Front St
Port City Popcorn
365 N Front St
Pour Taproom
201 N Front St
Quanto Basta
107 N 2nd St
15 S Front St
Red Eye Bakery
1011 N 4th St
The Reel Cafe
100 S Front St
Ronnie's Crab Shack
1411 Castle St
Rooster and the Crow
225 S. Water Street
121 Grace St
402 Chestnut St
The Second Glass
1540 S 2nd St #110
Shuckin' Shack
127 N Front St
Steam Restaurant and Bar
9 Estell Lee Place
306 N Front St
Taste the Olive and Vine
25 North 3rd Street
The Cheeseboard
119 S Water St
Waffle House
255 N Front St
Wake N Bake Donuts
114 Princess St