Being this close to the water may inspire a taste for the islands, and Wilmington visitors can appease this craving with a visit to Reggae Hut Bar and Grill. Located in the heart of the Downtown area, and just a few blocks from the Cape Fear Riverfront, this fun destination can cater to hungry lunchtime patrons and party-hopping night owls alike.

Like the bar and restaurant itself, the menu is big, bold, colorful, and casual, with a large collection of both familiar items and more unusual Caribbean dishes. Diners will want to start in the big appetizers section, which includes coastal classics like coconut shrimp and fried okra baskets, as well as more unusual items like “Bang Bang Shrimp” with island sauce and the Taste of Jamaica platter with jerk chicken, curry chicken, and jerk pork. From there, patrons can feast on a range of wraps, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees, which veritably all have a little extra island flavor. Dive into the Reggae Burger with jerk sauce, try the juicy jerk chicken sandwich, or go full-local with an entrée of Brown Fish Stew or Escovitch chicken or fish. With creative fare that can’t be found anywhere else in the downtown area, (and plenty of drinks to go around), Reggae Hut Bar and Grill is bringing new flavor to Wilmington.

  • Monday11:00am-2:00am
  • Tuesday11:00am-2:00am
  • Wednesday11:00am-2:00am
  • Thursday11:00am-2:00am
  • Friday11:00am-2:00am
  • Saturday11:00am-2:00am
  • Sunday12:00pm-12:00am
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Wilmington Riverwalk

Wilmington Riverwalk

The Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington is a showstopper of a stroll that is a distinctive attraction all its own. Originally conceived in the 1980s as a way to generate more interest and tourism to the Cape Fear River waterfront regions of Wilmington's historic Downtown, today the Riverwalk encompasses a full mile of scenic boardwalk, hugging the borders of the riverfront, and providing visitors with endless views and easy access to some of the Downtown's most beloved attractions.

Bijou Park

Bijou Park

Bijou Park is a hidden gem of a "blink and you'll miss it" attraction in Wilmington, and is a perfect spot for weary shoppers and strollers to find a quiet bench, stretch out their legs, and relax. Located in a rare gap in between downtown buildings on 225 N Front St, the park straddles the heart of Downtown Wilmington and a Riverfront parking area, but the section in between is quiet, peaceful, and buffered from the sound of the downtown traffic by the two tall but historic buildings on either side.