For authentic Thai cuisine, go where the locals go and head over to Big Thai – a small Thai joint that’s located in the heart of Wilmington along Military Cutoff Road. This small but intimate Thai restaurant has all the staples as well as an abundance of fresh and spicy specialties, ensuring that patrons can enjoy a full meal of something a little different without ever leaving the Cape Fear region.

While take-out is always an option, patrons may want to settle into the small but inviting dining area with soft lighting, and dark wood tables and chairs, for a lingering meal. The menu is naturally extensive, and features a world of appetizers, soups, salads, noodles, fried rice, curries, and stir fried specialties, allowing patrons to find their favorite Thai dishes with ease. Visitors who are new to Thai cuisine will want to start with a classic, like Thai dumplings or spicy lemongrass soup, and then more on to one of the delicious curries, like the yellow curry with blended carrots and potatoes, or the spicy red curry with a chili and coconut milk base.

With the ability to be light and refreshing, or hearty or decidedly filling, Big Thai is a flavorful destination for eclectic appetites of all sizes.

  • Monday5:00pm-9:30pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-9:30pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-9:30pm
  • Thursday11:00am-9:30pm
  • Friday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Saturday5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Sunday12:00pm-9:30pm
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.

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.