The Boathouse restaurant is a moderately-sized and unimposing restaurant that’s located in a quiet section of Wilmington, close to Bradley Creek. But although it’s easy to miss, seafood fans will want to take a detour to find this subtle spot, which is stocked with Calabash catches and Low Country specialties.

The menu is basic but delicious for seafood fans, and features a hefty selection of fried and broiled entrees for both lunch and dinner. The recently renovated interior features rows of booths and tables, which are perfect for diners who want to roll up their sleeves and dig in. Patrons will be treated to big fish filets, fried shrimp, pasta dishes like shrimp or scallop scampi, and plenty of good side dishes like collard greens, French fries, mashed potatoes, and fried okra. There’s also a lot of sandwiches and salads for lighter appetites, as well as a full breakfast menu with waffles, omelets, pancakes, egg dishes, and all the southern home-cooking staples. Regardless of when a diner stops by, the dessert menu is also worth a look, thanks to a range of decadent dishes that range from chocolate cake to key lime pie. Always filling, and able to cater to both big southern and seafood appetites, The Boathouse is an off-the-beaten-path destination that’s worth a second look.

  • Monday7:00am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday7:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday7:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday7:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday7:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday7:00am-9:00pm
  • Sunday7:00am-9:00pm
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.

Top 10 Things to do in Wilmington, NC

Top 10 Things to do in Wilmington, NC

Wilmington is a city that’s brimming with activity. From a vibrant arts and theater scene to a collection of acclaimed museums, there’s no shortage of things to do in this popular port town. So brighten your vacation by ensuring that the following things to do are a part of your Wilmington agenda. With a world of entertainment, arts, history, and all-around fun waiting, it’s no wonder that Wilmington is a vacation destination that visitors return to again and again.