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
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, NC Boating Guide

Wilmington, NC Boating Guide

Wilmington originated as a port city, and its reputation as a haven for vessels of all sizes has lasted throughout the generations, making it one of the most popular boating destinations in southeastern North Carolina. From unique cruises of the downtown area to extended treks along the Intracoastal Waterway, the sheer range of boating adventures will entice any mariner to drop anchor in this distinctive town. Spend a day exploring the local waterways, or sign up for an area cruise, and discover why Wilmington life is at its finest on the water.