Start a busy day off right with a hot cup of coffee and a perfect hand-cut donut or hearty breakfast sandwich with a visit to the Donut Inn. Located on the corners of Eastwood Road and Military Cutoff Road, and open early for hardworking early-risers, this relatively new addition to the Wilmington dining scene is gaining accolades among local and visiting donut lovers alike.

The donuts are arguably the star of the shop, and include classics like glazed and Boston Crème, as well as more unusual options like the blueberry, the sour cream donut, and the sugary chocolate donut. There’s also a nice selection of homemade muffins, crumb cakes, pound cakes and coffee rolls, as well as a hearty array of breakfast burritos and sandwiches which are served on house-made brioche rolls. Lunch patrons have not been forgotten, and Donut Inn offers a full line-up of grab-and-go midday eats, which are displayed daily in a case, as well as daily soups and a chili of the day. Complement a donut or breakfast treat with a coffee or espresso drink, (there are plenty to choose from), and start a day off right with this traditional but wonderfully tasty new addition to central Wilmington. 

  • Monday5:30am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday5:30am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday5:30am-5:00pm
  • Thursday5:30am-5:00pm
  • Friday5:30am-5:00pm
  • Saturday5:30am-5:00pm
  • Sunday5:30am-5:00pm
Wilmington, NC Kayaking Guide

Wilmington, NC Kayaking Guide

With easy proximity to Masonboro Island and the outlying beaches, the Cape Fear River, and miles of creeks and bodies of water in between, kayaking is a dream in the Port City. Wilmington is home to a wide range of kayaking clubs, equipment providers, and miles and miles of trails, which means that any outing can turn into a kayaking adventure in no time. Explore the various guided tours and clubs available, or find a boat ramp and / or launching site and embark on your own adventure. No matter what kind of excursion you crave, Wilmington always sets the stage for an exceptional paddling adventure.

Wilmington Riverwalk

Wilmington Riverwalk

The Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington is a showstopper of a stroll that is a distinctive attraction all its own. Originally conceived in the 1980s as a way to generate more interest and tourism to the Cape Fear River waterfront regions of Wilmington's historic Downtown, today the Riverwalk encompasses a full mile of scenic boardwalk, hugging the borders of the riverfront, and providing visitors with endless views and easy access to some of the Downtown's most beloved attractions.