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.

24 South Coffee House
24 S. Front Street
Anne Bonny's
108 S. Water Street
The Basics Gourmet Soul
319 N. Front Street
Beer Barrio
34 N. Front Street
Beer Bellies
109 Market St.
Bespoke Coffee & Dry Goods
202 Princess Street
Black Sea Grill
118 S. Front Street
Bourbon St. Restaurant
35 N. Front Street
Brooklyn Cafe
706 N. 4th Street
Buffalo Bayou
301 N. Water Street
Cape Fear Rum Cake
225 S. Water Street
Caprice Bistro
10 Market Street
215 Princess Street
Circa 1922
8 N. Front Street
Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar
9 Estell Lee Place
The Copper Penny
109 Chestnut Street
Cousins Italian Deli
7 N. 3rd Street
CRUST Kitchen & Cocktails
124 Princess Street
Detour Deli and Cafe
510 1/2 Redcross Street
Dixie Grill
116 Market Street
Dram + Morsel
33 S. Front Street
Dunkin Donuts
101 N. 3rd Street
2 Ann Street
Fat Tony's Italian Pub
131 N. Front Street
Fork N Cork
122 Market Street
The Fortunate Glass
29 S. Front Street
Foxes Boxes
622 N. 4th Street
Front Street Brewery
9 N. Front Street
The George On The Riverwalk
128 S. Water Street
The German Cafe
316 Nutt Street
Hell's Kitchen
118 Princess Street
Hungry Sparrow Restaurant
701 Castle Street
The Husk
33 S. Front Street
I Love NY Pizza
28 N. Front Street
Island Fresh Mex Grill
310 N. Front Street
Java Dog Coffee House
307 N. Front Street
Jester's Cafe
607 Castle Street
Jimmy John's
120 Market Street
Kilwin's Ice Cream
16 Market Street
Lazy Jack's Ice Cream Shack
101 S. Water Street
The Little Dipper
138 S. Front Street
Louie's Hot Dogs
204 1/2 Princess Street
Luna Caffe
604 Castle Street
123 Princess Street
Marina Grill
18 Harnett Street
NeMa Burger & Pizza Lounge
225 S. Water Street
Nikki's Sushi Bar
16 S. Front Street
Old Wilmington City Market
119 South Water Street
On A Roll
125 Grace Street
Paddy's Hollow
310 Walnut Street
Peking Gourmet
120 S. Front Street
Pender's Cafe
205 N. Front Street
The Peppered Cup Cake
105 S. Front Street
Pink Baking Company
114 N. Front Street
PinPoint Restaurant
114 Market Street
Platypus & Gnome
9 S. Front Street
Port City Java
502 N. Front Street
Port City Java
21A N. Front Street
Port City Popcorn
365 N. Front Street
Pour Taproom
201 N. Front Street
15 S. Front Street
Red Eye Bakery
1013 N. 4th Street
The Reel Cafe
100 S. Front Street
Rolled & Baked
509 Castle Street
121 Grace Street
Ruth's Chris Steak House
301 N. Water Street
Rx Restaurant and Bar
421 Castle Street
402 Chestnut Street
The Scoop Ice Cream and Cafe
365 N. Front Street
Shuckin' Shack
127 N. Front Street
Steam Restaurant and Bar
9 Estell Lee Place
Stuffedwich NC
11 Market Street
306 N. Front Street
Sweets Bakery
129 Princess Street
Tugboat Tony's Bagel Cafe
106 N. Water Street
Waffle House
255 N. Front Street
Wake and Bake Donuts
114 Princess Street