Where do you go in Wilmington for authentic southern soul food that includes everything from all-you-can-eat BBQ and fried chicken to Chitlins’? You head to Casey’s Buffet and BBQ. With never-ending helpings of filling fare, friendly service, and a casual down-home atmosphere, Casey’s will give any Cape Fear newcomer a complete primer on how to enjoy southern cuisine.

The overall philosophy of Casey’s is “Help Yourself!” and there are nice big rows of southern favorites to choose from. The fired chicken, chicken and pastry, BBQ pork, and catfish are big favorites when it comes to main dishes, although more adventurous eaters may also want to try the pigs’ feet or the Fat Back. The sides are just as mouthwateringly vast, and include green beans, mac and cheese, corn, boiled potatoes, and baked beans. Be sure and try some of the more traditional southern staples too – like the sweet potato soufflé, the rutabagas, the collards, and the black eyed peas – for a full sample of what makes southern side dishes so delicious. While it’s tempting to fill up on meats and veggies, there also a range of deserts, like banana pudding and seasonal bread pudding.

As the ultimate destination for ravenous appetites, Casey’s will impress any southern food lover with an endless array of hearty, made-with-love cuisine.

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Wilmington Railroad Museum

Wilmington Railroad Museum

With Wilmington's distinguished history as a thriving port community, few folks recognize at first that part of this reputation stemmed from its legacy as a bustling railroad center. In fact, for well over 125 years, railroading was the top industry in this town, surpassing importing and exporting goods along the Cape Fear River, (although the two businesses were certainly intertwined.)

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.