Ask a Wilmington local where to go for a casual lunch in Downtown Wilmington, and chances are they will list Chop’s Deli as one of their favorite options. Known for exceptional deli sandwiches, salads and soups, Chops Deli has gained a devout local following for fresh ingredients and made-to-order sandwiches that are dished out daily.

The menu is relatively small, but is oh-so-mouthwatering with a wide variety of cold and grilled sandwiches that are sure to appease meat eaters and hungry patrons. Favorites on the sandwich menu include the Bordeaux, a combination of rare roast beef, French brie, red onion, and homemade mushroom gray on French baguette, and the southern-inspired Malmo with homemade pimento cheese, black forest ham, maple glazed chicken, and homemade Cajun remoulade. Newcomers will want to try out the signature sandwiches, which is where the more unique sandwich creations can be found, while repeat guests might want to stick to the old favorites, like the club wrap, the fresh deli salads, and the always-rotating selection of soups.

All of the sandwiches are wonderfully overflowing, and patrons who fall in love with the fresh meats and cheese can even order them by the pound to enjoy at home. Always fresh and always satisfying, Chop’s Deli is Wilmington’s ultimate spot for sandwich heaven.

  • Monday11:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-4:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sunday11:00am-8:00pm
Bijou Park

Bijou Park

Bijou Park is a hidden gem of a "blink and you'll miss it" attraction in Wilmington, and is a perfect spot for weary shoppers and strollers to find a quiet bench, stretch out their legs, and relax. Located in a rare gap in between downtown buildings on 225 N Front St, the park straddles the heart of Downtown Wilmington and a Riverfront parking area, but the section in between is quiet, peaceful, and buffered from the sound of the downtown traffic by the two tall but historic buildings on either side.

Wilmington Riverfront Park

Wilmington Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park, which encompasses a decent chunk of the popular Downtown Riverwalk, is a scenic region which will lure visitors into pulling up a bench seat, staying a while, and enjoying the miles of Cape Fear River views on the horizon.