Wilmington visitors who are touring the downtown area’s famed Cotton Exchange can whet an appetite for a cold drink, a hearty lunch, or a decadent dinner with a visit to Paddy’s Hollow. Featuring an authentic brick-lined atmosphere that’s perfect for large meals, and a full menu that boasts everything from burgers to pub grub, Paddy’s Hollow is a crowd-pleaser that can cater to all sized-appetites (and especially big ones.)

The menu goes on for multiple pages, and boasts a wide selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, seafood, and even pizza-style flat breads. There’s also a nice array of steaks and ribs, pastas, chicken specialties, and combination platters, like steak and shrimp, or ribs, chicken and sausage. Newcomers will have a hard time making a decision, and may want to save plenty of room for a multi-course, and heaping meal. Start with an appetizer, soup, or fresh salad, like the creamy crab bisque with sherry, or the sautéed little neck clams, and top it off with a big sandwich, like the Chipotle Chicken Sub, or an Irish pub specialty, like the Shepard’s Pie or the Guinness Braised Corned Beef. When partnered with a local or imported draft beer, the fare at Paddy’s Hollow will leave every diner stuffed and satisfied.

  • Monday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-9:30pm
  • Saturday11:00am-9:30pm
  • Sunday11:00am-4:00am
Poplar Grove Plantation

Poplar Grove Plantation

Wilmington visitors can enjoy a visit to one of the oldest peanut plantations in the country with an easy drive to the Poplar Grove Plantation. Located just north of the center of Wilmington along US Highway 17, this semi-remote site is a picturesque and perfectly maintained example of antebellum architecture at its most charming.

Wilmington, NC Fishing Guide

Wilmington, NC Fishing Guide

For anglers who crave variety, there’s no place like Wilmington. Home to massive manmade lakes, seldom-visited creeks, wide Cape Fear River waters, and even easy proximity to ocean shorelines, the sheer options when it comes to casting a line is enough to make any fisherman excited about a visit.