Detour Deli & Café might not be very big, but it makes up for its small stature with a deli menu that’s full of gigantic global flavors. Found within a miniature brick building on the outskirts of Downtown Wilmington, this arty café has just enough room for a row of small tables and counter seating, (as well as a nice outdoor patio that’s inviting in the warm weather months), but patrons will keep coming back despite the limited space for the world of flavors.

The sandwich menu is scrawled on the menu board above the counter, and newcomers will be surprised to find a lot of unusual options that are side by side with the traditional American classics. Patrons can order the basics, like a ham, turkey or Italian hoagie, but can also treat themselves to a unique creation on a French baguette, a Torta, or even a Bahn Mi. (In fact, there are a number of torta and Bahn Mi varieties that are piled high with different proteins and veggies.) Always filling in the small café or on the go, the relatively new Detour Deli & Café is already gaining a big following among the hungry local and sandwich loving crowd. 

  • Monday11:00am-3:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Sunday11:00am-3:00pm
Burgwin-Wright House Museum and Gardens

Burgwin-Wright House Museum and Gardens

The Burgwin-Wright Museum House may be one of many former Wilmington residences that claim historical significance and a long and storied history, but this home is remarkably beautiful and distinctive in its own right. Built in 1770-1771, the home is one of the top twenty oldest homes in North Carolina, and the oldest museum house in the state. Carefully preserved throughout the centuries, despite natural deterioration, military occupancy, and the Civil War, the Burgwin-Wright house is an enchanting step back in time for Wilmington visitors and residents alike.

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.