Larry Morgan, general manager of Bluewater Restaurant, is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, and moved to Wilmington after his two children moved here first. He loves coastal community living and describes himself as energetic and driven.
None of the folks running the chic restaurant in Wilmington’s Embassy Suites hotel is named James Watt (who perfected the steam engine). Their names are Alan Nelson, Nicole Boudrieau and Tyler Powell. But eventually, they could collectively take on the name Hero, the Greek who actually invented the device in the first century.
They’re serious about their beer here. At Hops Supply Co., you can not only order a craft beer, but also drink in the knowledge from Hops’ bar staff, who can help you pair your pour with the most complementary fare in flavor, spice and panache.
Oceanic Restaurant is a landmark of Wrightsville Beach, connected to the historic Crystal Pier sitting directly on the Atlantic Ocean. This unforgettable beachfront venue is located on South Lumina Avenue with direct beach access, and convenient parking located adjacent to the restaurant. The entire restaurant offers panoramic views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and was recently renovated in March 2019 to enhance the dining experience and views of the ocean.
The Oceanic Restaurant is rooted in Wrightsville Beach history for over the last 40 years, and the historic Crystal Pier it’s attached to, 40 years older than that. The pier, when first built in 1939 was the longest wooden pier in the Atlantic Ocean and even to this day, is the only wooden pier in Wrightsville Beach, expanding 475 feet into the water.
Two giant, flat-screen televisions and 46 other broadcast sports throughout the family-friendly restaurant. In between are all manner of sports memorabilia from local and state teams. Watch all the games at booths, bar tables, an inside bar and beautiful outside bar and patio.
Somehow food just tastes better outdoors—that’s why we love to grill. That’s why we have picnic tables and patio furniture. And that’s why Wilmington NC restaurants have created terrific outdoor patios for dining.
Part pub, part formal dining room, and serving dinner, late-night eats and weekend brunch, Banks Channel Pub and Grille, on Causeway Drive in Wrightsville Beach, has something for everyone. Televisions, a friendly bar, traditional pub tables and two pool tables fill the pub and grill in front. Linen-draped tables appoint the separate, more formal dining room.
Italian family tables are boisterous places, full of opinion, conversation, laughter and, always, good food. Ryan Morabito and Erika Henderson grew up eating at those tables, and opened Tarantelli’s Ristorante Italiano in downtown Wilmington in 2016.