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Discover the best local spots for adventure and dining to make your stay a little more exciting! We've got all the best spots below, but if you also want to download the PDF, click that button below!


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Zeke’s - 534 Causeway Dr (7 min walk)


Take a walk across the causeway bridge and grab a cup of joe and healthy Acai Bowl. Zeke’s never disappoints.

The Workshop - 86 Waynick Blvd (1 min walk)

Upbeat coffee shop right across the street! 

A great little coffee shop located behind Wings has delicious coffee, smoothies, and an assortment of croissants, bagels, wraps and other breakfast and lunch delicacies. The line will be long but the owner gets people thru quickly and always with a smile and charm. They also have killer Shark Tooth jewelry!

Famous Toastery - 6722 Wrightsville Ave Wilmington (2 mile drive off the island.)

Breakfast & Brunch spot 


Tower 7 - 4 N Lumina Ave (Across the street)


One of our favorites on the beach. Fresh SoCal/Baja Mexican with NC twist. Fresh salsa and outstanding margaritas. Pro-tip: there’s gonna be a wait. Have a house Margarita and settle in. It’s worth the wait. Located just across Stone Street. Call ahead to get on the list for a table.  They will call you back when its ready and you don’t even have to leave your balcony!

South Beach Grill - 100 S Lumina Ave (2 min walk)

One of the best restaurants on the beach bar none. Fresh ingredients, great service and a bartender that knows what they are doing. Reservations recommended.

Trolley Stop - 94 S Lumina Ave (steps away)

Wanting a snack to tie you over until dinner. Go get you a Trolley dog across the street next to Wings. My go to is a Surfer Dog with Secret Sauce.

Vito’s Pizzeria - 8 N Lumina Ave (1 min walk)

Got that late night pizza craving? Take a stroll over to Vito’s for a slice. Or order dinner to go and eat it on the balcony. Love their Calzones!

Flying Machine Brewery - 530 Causeway Dr

Located in the same shopping center as Surf City, this brewery has solid beer and excellent food.


A Wrightsville Beach institution. Just underwent a total transformation and is under new ownership.  Delicious seafood and a great bar. Flip-Flops always welcome!


Are you pining for dinner with an ocean view? This is your spot. Great view, good food. You’re gonna spend a little more, but hey, ya only live once and how often do you get to eat at the beach while looking at the ocean.

Roberts Grocery - 32 N Lumina Ave (2 min walk)

Home of Roberts Famous Chicken Salad. They also have a hot deli. Nothing better than a Roberts Sausage Biscuit after a good surf session. Your local grocer with all your staple items and needs for your stay.


Jimmy’s at RedDogs - 5 N Lumina Ave (1 min walk)

Is it any wonder this top o’ the list? Local favorite. Live music during the week and jam packed on the weekends. Be ready to wait for a drink and try their Red Bull Slushie. Wednesday night is Bluegrass night!

The Palm Room - 11 East Salisbury St

Located down by Johnnie Mercer’s Pier The Palm Room is WB’s premier spot for live music.

Poe’s Tavern - 212 Causeway Drive

Great beer selection, excellent food and supreme atmosphere. This place is for those who don’t want to stay out til 2am but want good service, great food and lots of beer selections. Their soups are top notch! 

Jerry Allens - 38 N Lumina Ave (2 min walk)

Located across the street from Loggerheads, this bar is a little more tame than Jimmy’s at Red Dogs. Nice little outdoor area to have drink and watch the world go by.

Lagerheads Tavern - 35 N Lumina Ave #2802 (2 min walk)

A favorite if you like sitting under the shade of the porch and people watching. Cold beer, good drinks, and always an entertaining crowd.Located across the street from Jerry Allens.



Are you pining for dinner with an ocean view?  This is your spot.  Great view, good food.  You’re gonna spend a little more, but hey, ya only live once and how often do you get to eat at the beach while looking at the ocean.

The Bridgetender


Located just over the drawbridge this white table cloth fine dining establishment has great fresh seafood you can enjoy while watching boats cruise up and down the Intracoastal Waterway.  Reservations recommended.

Bluewater Grill


Located on Wrightsville Beach across Bluewater is known for great food and drinks overlooking Wrightsville Beach Marina.  Music on Sundays a bonus

The Fish House Grill


Looking for a “fresh catch” sandwich and an ice cold beer all while enjoying the sites and sounds of the intracoastal waterway?  This is it!  Pull up in your boat in a bathing suit or a casual business lunch, this place has excellent food, service and Wilmington Brewing Company’s famous Tropical Lightning beer on tap.



An Intracoastal waterway institution where the beers are cold, the drinks are plentiful and all the locals gather on a Sunday.  They also have a solid menu to help soak up the libations you may have consumed.



Wrightsville Performance Sailing - Lessons, Rentals, Charters, Sunset Cruises and more - 275 Waynick Boulevard (5 minute walk)

Book an adventure with Wrightsville Performance Sailing, Carolina Runner Boat Tours, and Blockade Runner Sailing Center: Located less than a ¼ mile south at the Blockade runner here you can book private sailing charters, sunset cruises, fishing charters, and sailing lessons Contact 910-622-2503 Or visit on-line at

Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours - 109 Causeway Dr 

Explore by boat! They offer shuttle service to Masonboro island, eco tours, sunset cruises, fishing, private charters and more. (910) 200-4002

Soundside at Blockade Runner - 275 Waynick Blvd (5 minute Walk)

A water sports venue with activities such as Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), kayak rentals, Hobie Wave rentals, fishing, and more. Located across the street from Blockade Runner Beach Resort on Banks Channel.

Alchemy Wellness Spa - 530 Causeway Drive, Suite #7

Book an adventure of a more relaxing nature like a Swedish or Deep tissue massage! Take a short walk across the Causeway Bridge to The Landing (Surf City Strip Mall).  Highly recommend you book your appointment in advance at or call 910-332-5357

Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier - 23 E Salisbury

Rent a rod and fish for the day!

Wrightsville Beach Loop 

Three mile walking or biking trail around the beach and intracoastal. Go across the street down Causeway Dr or right down N Lumina and follow around to Wrightsville Beach Park

Airlie Gardens - 300 Airlie Rd Wilmington 

Southern flora & fauna at its best! 67 acres of formal gardens, walking trails, lakes & the 500 year old Airlie Oak tree.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our local employees for more tips and suggestions. There are simply too many great places to include on this list.

Young Women with Shopping Bags


Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our local employees for more tips and suggestions. There are simply too many great places to include on this list.

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