Anne Bonny’s is One-Of-A Kind in Downtown Wilmington

Posted Oct 1st, 2019 in Foodie Fodder

Downtown Wilmington is known for its eclectic collection of unique shops and restaurants and Anne Bonny’s Bar and Grill holds the distinctive title of being the only floating bar and restaurant in the center city.

Anne Bonny’s barge is moored adjacent to the RiverWalk at the foot of Dock Street. It is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Cape Fear River. With the Battleship NC to the north and the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to the south, guests always have a picture-perfect experience. It is open at 11:00 a.m. daily so you can enjoy delicious food, wine, beer or creative cocktails day or night.

During the recent Taste of the Town event, local restaurants competed for the 2019 best food and drink titles and the Ocean Breeze cocktail at Anne Bonny’s won the best drink award. Whether you choose a designer cocktail or a local craft brew, your experience will be memorable because sipping a drink or dining while on the river is like being on vacation.

The food is impressive too. The menu is mostly coastal-themed with options like crab cakes, fish and chips, seafood po’ boys, grilled Mahi sandwiches and lobster rolls. There are also options for the landlubbers and, right now, there are special dishes for football season.

Although Anne Bonny’s is located on the river, the barge remains at the dock so you can enjoy dining al fresco without leaving the area. Year-round, Wilmington’s climate is perfect for outdoor dining and the barge is designed to accommodate inclement weather with roll-down side panels for protection from the elements.

If you're looking for entertainment, Anne Bonny's often has live music from local artists. Follow them on Facebook for updates.


Anne Bonny’s is easily accessible from anywhere downtown and there is plenty of parking on-street and in nearby, surface parking lots so, be sure to check out this unique floating eatery.

Hours: Mon-Thurs, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Fri, Sat, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Sun, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Anne Bonny's Bar & Grill
108 S Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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