The Wayfarer Deli & Bistro is found in the heart of Downtown Wilmington along Front Street, and is a cool cafe that features bold cuisine with a surprising wealth of global influences. Never restricted to a certain type of flavor or food, this cozy restaurant that’s found in a circa 1900 historic building is a fine introduction to how uniquely flavorful the Port City can be.

Lunchtime and Happy Hour visitors will have a hard time deciding which corner of the globe to explore first, thanks to an extensive menu that borrows creative inspiration from all around the world. Focusing mainly on Paninis, sandwiches, and salads, (as well as homemade mac and cheese and soups), Wayfarer takes the “deli” concept to new and eclectic heights. Local favorites include the Chivito with seared Angus strip steak, smoked ham, hickory bacon, and fried eggs, as well as the Cuban Revolution with house-roasted pork, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, and spicy mayo. Can’t decide? Then go for the homemade meatloaf, which is a perfect example of southern home cooking in Panini form.

Always hopping, and always delicious, the Wayfarer Deli & Bistro is an elevated sandwich joint that will surprise visitors with its global creations, and all-around great taste.

  • Tuesday11:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-5:00pm
Wilmington, NC History

Wilmington, NC History

The history of Wilmington is one of the biggest lures for vacationers, as this popular Port City has an undeniably fascinating background that can be effortlessly explored and uncovered today. From its early roots at the dawn of the Colonial era, to its tumultuous role in the Civil War, the story of Wilmington is always engaging and as distinctive as the cityscape itself.

Downtown Wilmington, NC

Downtown Wilmington, NC

For many visitors, the waterfront downtown region is where the action is in Wilmington, and an extended visit to this area is the highlight, if not the majority, of a great Wilmington vacation. Downtown Wilmington is steeped in history, filled with attractions, and offers all the enticing restaurants and shops of a major city, while retaining its small-town coastal charm.