Mike’s Fresh Seafood is located along a busy section of Market Street, but is often overlooked by seafood fans as its rustic exterior and convenience-store vibe might not register with visitors who are looking for fresh casual seafood either in-house or on the go. With that being said, visitors should nevertheless take a second look at this destination, which has a rotating selection of frozen and fresh catches, and which operates under the mantra of “You buy, and we fry.”

Obviously, being a seafood market, visitors can pick up whole fish, shellfish, and cut filets to take home and cook at their leisure, but hungry patrons who’d rather not do the work can also pick out their main dish and have it cooked right on-site by the in-house kitchen. Visitors will want to check out the messy specials board, which is always changing, and which can include classics like flounder, shrimp, oyster or scallop plates, specialties like grouper or Mahi Mahi, or even land-lubber treats like hot and battered wings. There’s also plenty of sides, including French fries, potato salad and fried okra, and a super-casual atmosphere that’s good for fast meals. A surprising find for seafood fans, Mike’s Fresh Seafood will make newcomers re-align their perception of what makes a good seafood joint.

  • Monday8:00am-11:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am-11:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am-11:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am-11:00pm
  • Friday8:00am-11:00pm
  • Saturday8:00am-11:00pm
  • Sunday9:00am-10:00pm
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Cape Fear River

Cape Fear River

While Wilmington visitors will arguably enjoy the best views of the Cape Fear River, this distinctive river actually spreads out throughout most of the coastal and piedmont regions of North Carolina, originating in the town of Haywood, just north of Greensboro, NC, and flowing all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

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.