Visitors and locals who are cruising along Carolina Beach Road and who are hungry for a laid-back lunch or dinner that’s topped with a frozen treat can swing by the casual but tasty Papa Fin’s. Tucked away among a collection of shops, restaurants and local businesses, and offering fast-casual fare in an easy-going setting, Papa Fin’s is just unique enough to satisfy a world of different cravings.

The menu is separated into burgers and sandwiches, house specialties, quesadillas and salads, and tacos and burritos, and each category has its own unique choices. Hungry traditionalists will want to bite into the big sandwiches, like the Philly Cheesesteak, the Turkey Bacon Club, or the American Cheeseburger, while more adventurous diners will want to try the more unique selections, like the Mexican Cheeseburger with jalapeños and avocado, or the Mexican house specialties like the Steak Mexicano, which is comprised of steak strips sautéed with onions and tomatoes. Be sure and save room for dessert, as Papa Fin’s offers more than a dozen ice cream flavors like cotton candy, strawberry cheesecake, and chocolate chip cookie dough. With lots of goodies that fit in well before or after a trip to the beach, Papa Fin’s is a good choice for fast and a little indulgent beach grub.

  • Monday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sunday12:00pm-6:00pm
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.

Henrietta III

Henrietta III

It's hard to miss the Henrietta III as she cruises along Downtown Wilmingtontowards the open waters of the Cape Fear River. As the largest cruise boat in North Carolina, and the state's only true stern wheel riverboat, the Henrietta III has become a staple of the downtown scene in Wilmington, adding to its historic charm and southern flair for fun.