Wilmington visitors who want the appeal of an oceanfront beach restaurant without taking a spin across the Wrightsville Beach Bridge can pop into the Dockside Restaurant. Located on the waterfront border, with a cool exterior that boasts an ocean-blue facade and a handful of palm trees, this eatery brings seaside cuisine to the edge of Wilmington.

Overlooking a small collection of marinas and open waters, the menu at Dockside Restaurant perfectly complements the coastal locale. Patrons will find a nice selection of seafood starting with the extensive appetizers list which boasts everything from blue crab dip to Oysters Rockefeller. There’s also a fine selection of salads and steamer plates, like shrimp and clams, to whet an appetite before moving onto the entrees. In this main section of the menu, patrons will have a hard time deciding whether to satisfy an appetite with a burger or fresh sandwich, or to go for the gusto with a sea-faring entree. When in doubt, go for something local and fresh, like the Southern Hoppin’ John with grilled shrimp, or the Low Country Succotash with fried oysters and Texas Pete aioli.

Boasting a nice blend of Cape Fear classics and traditional beach fare, Dockside Restaurant presents a fine opportunity to enjoy coastal and waterfront cuisine without leaving the edge of Wilmington.

  • Monday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Sunday11:00am-10:00pm
Scenic Spots in Wilmington, NC

Scenic Spots in Wilmington, NC

From antebellum mansions that steal the scene, to stunning waterfront vistas that can be admired from the downtown streets, Wilmington is a city that is brimming with beauty in every direction. On your next Wilmington vacation, pack along your camera, and be sure and plan an outing to these iconic landmarks, parks, and attractions where the views are breathtaking, and the local landscape is simply unforgettable.

Top 10 Attractions in Wilmington, NC

Top 10 Attractions in Wilmington, NC

With centuries of history, a coveted arts scene, and a brilliant setting against the Cape Fear River, Wilmington’s inherent legacy and culture produces a stellar collection of attractions that will entice any visitor. Discover a port community where the past meets an artful present, and be sure that these must-see attractions are on your list to fully experience this amazing city from the inside out.