The Banks Channel Pub & Grille is a casual stop on the eastern edge of the Wrightsville Beach Causeway that’s perfect for visitors who want to settle in, watch a game, and / or feast on a host of pub-style beach fare. The hearty menu is a dream for big appetites, and with a wide range of drinks and drink specials, and late-night hours of operation, this local hot spot will be a popular hang-out for Wrightsville Beach night owls.

Banks Channel Pub & Grille features a dinner, brunch, and late night menu which all feature their own line-up of temptations. For brunch, patrons can cure a handover with big plates of Belgian waffles or pancakes, or more unique fare like a “Waffle Clubber” which features eggs, cheese, bacon and ham on a fresh waffle bun. For dinner, diners can enjoy big plates of steamed seafood, a range of sandwiches, and entrees like fish and chips or grilled chicken mac and cheese, while late-night bar patrons can order up a burger or sandwich, or a classic pub appetizer like nachos, cheese fries, and Buffalo wings. Filling and a little decadent, the Banks Channel Pub & Grille is where cold drinks and filling food happily combine. 

Wrightsville Beach
  • Monday4:00pm-1:00am
  • Tuesday4:00pm-1:00am
  • Wednesday4:00pm-1:00am
  • Thursday4:00pm-1:00am
  • Friday4:00pm-1:00am
  • Saturday10:00am-2:00am
  • Sunday10:00am-2:00am
Cape Fear Serpentarium

Cape Fear Serpentarium

Not for the squeamish, the Cape Fear Serpentarium will surely thrill all of the reptile lovers in your crew, with one of the largest collections of live exotic venomous snakes in the country. Serpentarium owner and founder Dean Ripa, as well as the Serpentarium itself, has had local and national notoriety as one of the best places to come virtually face-to-face with an exotic but deadly critter. The Serpentarium has even been the focal point of a number of magazine articles, news articles, and even an Animal Planet television show, Fatal Attractions.

Top Activities for Kids in Wilmington, NC

Top Activities for Kids in Wilmington, NC

Wilmington is brimming with activities that are ideal for the younger crowd. From amazing tours on the Cape Fear River to a host of sites and attractions that are ideal for kids, keeping everyone in the family – especially the youngest members – is a breeze in this engaging town. Start your family-friendly expeditions by ensuing that these amazing activities and destinations are on your vacationing agenda. With so many adventures waiting to be discovered, it’s no wonder that Wilmington continually lands on the top of the list of Kid Friendly North Carolina Vacation Spots.