Sea Captains Calabash Seafood is a fairly traditional seafood restaurant that features a host of seafood selections in addition to southern-influenced fare. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this casual eatery will satisfy a craving for a vast selection of seafood favorites on a modest budget. 

The restaurant is found just north of Wilmington along US Highway 17, and is distinctive for its vintage, one-story exterior and glowing sign. The menu is just as classic, with a nice array of the basics – from breakfast platters with eggs, sausage and home fries, to hand-breaded seafood baskets and platters. This eatery is best for seafood fans, as the bulk of the three-page lunch and dinner menus are focused on sea-faring cuisine. Patrons will find a range of choices, including flounder, oysters, bay scallops, popcorn shrimp, large shrimp, and deviled crabs, which are typically available in broiled, grilled, or fried varieties. Non-seafood fans will find fare to enjoy as well, including burgers and chicken sandwiches, and home-style meals like pork chops, ribeye steak, and penne Alfredo with chicken or shrimp. Laid back and diverse enough to appeal to coastal cuisine fans, Sea Captains Calabash Seafood is a solid option for seafood fans who like traditional southern food.

  • Monday5:30am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday5:30am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday5:30am-9:00pm
  • Thursday5:30am-9:00pm
  • Friday5:30am-9:00pm
  • Saturday5:30am-9:00pm
  • Sunday6:30am-9:00pm
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.

Wilmington Riverfront Park

Wilmington Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park, which encompasses a decent chunk of the popular Downtown Riverwalk, is a scenic region which will lure visitors into pulling up a bench seat, staying a while, and enjoying the miles of Cape Fear River views on the horizon.