Start a busy day off right with a hot cup of coffee and a perfect hand-cut donut or hearty breakfast sandwich with a visit to the Donut Inn. Located on the corners of Eastwood Road and Military Cutoff Road, and open early for hardworking early-risers, this relatively new addition to the Wilmington dining scene is gaining accolades among local and visiting donut lovers alike.

The donuts are arguably the star of the shop, and include classics like glazed and Boston Crème, as well as more unusual options like the blueberry, the sour cream donut, and the sugary chocolate donut. There’s also a nice selection of homemade muffins, crumb cakes, pound cakes and coffee rolls, as well as a hearty array of breakfast burritos and sandwiches which are served on house-made brioche rolls. Lunch patrons have not been forgotten, and Donut Inn offers a full line-up of grab-and-go midday eats, which are displayed daily in a case, as well as daily soups and a chili of the day. Complement a donut or breakfast treat with a coffee or espresso drink, (there are plenty to choose from), and start a day off right with this traditional but wonderfully tasty new addition to central Wilmington. 

  • Monday5:30am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday5:30am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday5:30am-5:00pm
  • Thursday5:30am-5:00pm
  • Friday5:30am-5:00pm
  • Saturday5:30am-5:00pm
  • Sunday5:30am-5:00pm
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.

Masonboro Island Coastal Estuarine Reserve

Masonboro Island Coastal Estuarine Reserve

Situated on the edge of the Cape Fear Coastline in between the bustling towns of Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, the Masonboro Island Estuarine Reserve is a unique slice of undeveloped and natural barrier island shoreline that’s an important habitat for countless coastal species. Hard to reach but wonderfully isolated, visitors who make a trip to this literal deserted island will be rewarded with great shelling, beautiful landscapes, and miles of beaches to go around.