Ask a Wilmington local where to go for a casual lunch in Downtown Wilmington, and chances are they will list Chop’s Deli as one of their favorite options. Known for exceptional deli sandwiches, salads and soups, Chops Deli has gained a devout local following for fresh ingredients and made-to-order sandwiches that are dished out daily.

The menu is relatively small, but is oh-so-mouthwatering with a wide variety of cold and grilled sandwiches that are sure to appease meat eaters and hungry patrons. Favorites on the sandwich menu include the Bordeaux, a combination of rare roast beef, French brie, red onion, and homemade mushroom gray on French baguette, and the southern-inspired Malmo with homemade pimento cheese, black forest ham, maple glazed chicken, and homemade Cajun remoulade. Newcomers will want to try out the signature sandwiches, which is where the more unique sandwich creations can be found, while repeat guests might want to stick to the old favorites, like the club wrap, the fresh deli salads, and the always-rotating selection of soups.

All of the sandwiches are wonderfully overflowing, and patrons who fall in love with the fresh meats and cheese can even order them by the pound to enjoy at home. Always fresh and always satisfying, Chop’s Deli is Wilmington’s ultimate spot for sandwich heaven.

  • Monday11:00am-4:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-4:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sunday11:00am-8:00pm
Freeman Park

Freeman Park

The northernmost coastal region of Carolina Beach is home to the Freeman Park Recreation Area, a stretch of shoreline that is well known to adventurous, beach-loving 4WD truck owners. Unlike other stretches of the barrier islands off the coast of Wilmington, this park is special because it is completely undeveloped, and allows beach driving to off-roaders who like to cruise along the sand.

Wilmington Museums

Wilmington Museums

With its collegiate prestige and unique roots that extend from the Antebellum era to modern day Hollywood, it should come as no surprise that the museums that are found in and around Wilmington are as diverse as the vibrant cityscape itself. Expand your knowledge on everything from military history to scaly and scary reptiles by paying a visit to these acclaimed museums that call the Wilmington region home.