The Good Life | Wilmington Food Scene
Your 3-day weekend guide to gobbling your way through the Port City
Fruity drinks on the water and enough crab cakes to build a fort. Thanks to a Wilmington, NC, zip code, this may be my daily reality—but it’s not real life for everyone. I get that. Living in a vacation town definitely comes with its perks, and one of them is the multitude of visitors we receive looking to live it up Wilmington-style for the weekend. Opening our homes to our tourist and traveler friends of all ages comes with a responsibility, though. Being a coastal
native means that it’s your job to show these folks a good time—especially
when it comes to food. But, with every versatile group having different dining destina-
tions in mind, how do you map out your Friday, Saturday, and Sunday itineraries to
please your friends?
This is where I come in (No, seriously, can I come?). With Wilmington offering so
many restaurant styles that speak to the masses, I decided to split things up and lay
out three (three-day) eating excursions. Whether you live riverside and happen to be
hosting guests or are a tourist yourself in town for a long weekend—pay attention. I’m
about to show you how to seamlessly cruise your way through the Port City’s cuisine.
Eat Your Heart Out, Wilmington
by Fanny Slater