Manna is an enticing fine dining destination in the heat of Downtown Wilmington that applies French techniques to elevated American fare. Using local ingredients whenever possible, diners will be treated to a multi-course menu that is sure to be a full-fledged experience, and a prime introduction to elegant Cape Fear cuisine.

The atmosphere is slightly understated, with soft lighting and a small interior bar in addition to a scattering of tables, which perfectly sets the mood for a feast of delicate fare. The kitchen menu, (there’s also a separate bar menu with drinks and lighter fare), changes with the season, and features a small number of sections in appetizer, entrée and dessert categories. Though always subject to change, patrons can expect to see unique starters like red wine braised beets with Clemson blue cheese, endive, and port reduction, or NC pork belly with pumpkin rigatoni. The entrees are ever-changing as well, and also impress guests, with star ingredients like slow braised beef ribs, NC duck breast, and local fresh catches, all expertly prepared in new and refreshingly unique ways.

As a result of this eclectic and elevated fare, Manna is a favorite go-to for a Wilmington date night, and continues to hold onto its reputation as one of the best downtown destinations for fine dining.

  • Monday5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Tuesday5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Wednesday5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Thursday5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Friday5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Sunday5:30pm-10:00pm
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.

Cape Fear Museum

Cape Fear Museum

The Cape Fear Museum, (shorthand for the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science), has been educating and entertaining visitors for well over 100 years. Founded in 1898, the museum is the oldest operating museum in North Carolina, and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Distinguished for its modern structure and Market Street location in the middle of Downtown Wilmington, the museum has a wealth of information on the history, wildlife and culture of the 50-square mile Cape Fear region. More than 50 thousand exhibits can be found within its brick and concrete walls, and patrons of all ages will surely find an exhibit or two that is engrossing, educational, and sheds new light on this essential coastal Carolina region.