Ms. Pat’s Wings is a locally owned soul food joint that has a basic exterior and interior, but plenty of delicious home cooking to go around. Located on the outskirts of downtown Wilmington, in a quieter area that’s rarely explored by visitors, this almost secretive spot is a decent option for delicious southern cuisine with no frills, but plenty of flavor.

The interior of Ms. Pat’s Wings is simple and clean, albeit basic, with an array of folding tables and chairs that are spread out throughout the small dining area. Where Ms. Pat’s Wings shines, however, is the food, which is cooked with love in batches, and served with a smile by the friendly staff. Every day has a new limited, but tempting selection of options, which includes the traditional wings of course, snack-sized fish bites, and a few sandwiches. Patrons will want to pay attention to the rotating specials board, which includes southern main dishes like chicken BBQ, as well as a host of comfort food side dishes, like fried okra, mac and cheese, slaw, green beans, and rice and gravy. Always delicious, despite (or perhaps because of) its simple atmosphere, Ms. Pat’s Wings is a unique destination for budget-friendly soul food at its most authentic.

  • Thursday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-8:00pm
New Hanover County Arboretum

New Hanover County Arboretum

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Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

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