Seafood lovers who don’t mind getting their hands dirty will want to take a stroll to the Shuckin’ Shack. Located in the heart of Downtown Wilmington along a busy section of Market Street, this casual and cool seafood joint is the perfect spot to dive into a world of fresh and messy seaworthy cuisine.

The menu is loaded with appetizers, samplers, sandwiches, baskets, salads, platters and more, ensuring all seafood fans can enjoy their favorite dishes in any style they choose. While many of the seafood selections can be seasonal, and only available when locally caught, patrons can nevertheless enjoy a world of year-round favorites. For something light to compliment one of the Shuckin’ Shack’s signature cocktails, try the Ahi tuna, the crab balls, or the peel and eat shark bite shrimp or oysters from the appetizer section. For something far heartier, head to the big seafood platters, which can include heaping buckets of crab legs, steamed shrimp, steamed clams, and steamed oysters, which are piled high with corn on the cob and topped with Old Bay seasoning.

A fine destination to discover what Lowcountry Cuisine is all about, the Shuckin’ Shack is a good spot for Wilmington newcomers to sample all the coastal flavors that make this section of the East Coast undeniably tasty.

  • Monday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-12:00am
  • Saturday11:00am-12:00am
  • Sunday12:00pm-10:00pm
Expo 216

Expo 216

Explore one of the newest art spaces in the culturally rich city of Wilmington with a visit to Expo 216. Located in the heart of the downtown area, this gallery is a fine destination to discover a wealth of talents through a series of exhibits and gallery events that will make any newcomer fall in love with the Wilmington arts scene.

Wrightsville Beach Park

Wrightsville Beach Park

The sunny Wrightsville Beach Park, conveniently located in the heart of town, is a fantastic destination for an outdoor adventure that doesn't necessarily entail a trip to the beach. Adjacent to the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation's main facilities, the Wrightsville Beach Arboretum, and plenty of wide open green spaces, this park is a perfect spot for enjoying a little free fun in the sun, without the risk of getting sand in the shoes.