Southport and Oak Island, N.C., offer a variety of dining options with strong local and visitor followings. Bald Head Island offers just four restaurants, but they appeal to any mood. A deli and market, a steam bar and two restaurants give the island’s visitors and residents great options. You will eat well in this coastal area, especially if you love fresh seafood including shrimp, oysters, scallops, clams, crab and fish. Many restaurant menus feature local seafood, but you’ll find that all the restaurants offer a wide range of choices and that there are numerous non-seafood-oriented restaurants as well.
If you'd like to explore dining in other locations, Wilmington offers many options. The area boasts a variety of food and drink purveyors appealing to all palates, appetites and budgets. Our handy price code will help you budget all your meals while you’re here.
The nightlife scene in this area tends toward the quiet side – live music in a restaurant bar, sports on TV or the occasional outdoor concert. We tell you about your options in this section. This section is also the place to find information on planning a wedding, including caterers, reception and rehearsal dinner locations, cake bakers and all the other things you need to make your wedding dreams come true.