Dine Downtown with Friends and Family

Posted Dec 10th, 2019 in Foodie Fodder



PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Rushing, Rx Restaurant

The holidays are a great time to eat, drink and be merry! You may also be too busy to cook at home so eating out is a great option. Whether you want to enjoy a meal with your family or entertain visitors, you can choose from around 100 eateries in Downtown Wilmington.


The downtown dining scene comprises a rich assortment of eateries. Most are casual and family-friendly offering a great selection of American cuisine. Because Wilmington is a coastal city, several restaurants specialize in seafood and oysters.

International restaurants include French, Italian, German, Asian, Turkish, Spanish or Mexican so you can tease your taste buds with a bold beef bourguignon, mouth-watering Wieners, pasta sauces handed down through generations, spectacular sushi, Mediterranean-style kebabs, a perfect pizza pie, tasty tapas or authentic Mexican street food. You can indulge in a multiple-course meal or opt for lighter fare like fondue or gourmet sandwiches.

The center city is brimming with fresh food with many establishments sourcing ingredients locally or focusing on farm-to-table. 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.

Downtown Wilmington also has some delicious breakfast options for the early birds heading to work or embarking on a shopping spree! You can energize your day with a full breakfast or kick-start that meeting with your favorite coffee and pastries, doughnuts or smoothies.

And don’t forget, you can always order some delicious sweet treats as gifts for friends and family or to brighten the day for your co-workers.

In the spirit of the season, be sure to take pictures of your favorite food and tag the downtown restaurant on social media to show your appreciation.

Enjoy a fine selection of food downtown this holiday season.

See Downtown Restaurant List