The Olive Cafe & Wine Bar is a fun little destination for families and friends to sample a wide range of delectable tapas and small plates in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. Tucked away along Military Cutoff Road, this restaurant is a fine spot for palates of all varieties, and appetites of all sizes.

The wine menu is a solid place to start, and features an extensive and ever-changing selection of wines from all around the world as well as close to the Cape Fear region. There’s also a separate cheese menu which also rotates regularly, and which typically includes more than 20 different cheeses to choose from. For a light meal, or a fine catering platter, the wine and 4, 5, or even 6 cheese plate selection can easily do the trick, but hungrier diners will want to peruse the extensive cafe menu as well. Here, patrons will find a delightful selection of plates and appetizers from all over the world, like bruschetta, southern egg rolls, green leaf lettuce cups, and even “bacon pops.” A wonderfully creative dining experience, with fully unique tapas and specials, The Olive Cafe & Wine Bar will also visitors and locals to tour the great tastes of the world without ever leaving Wilmington.

  • Monday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-12:00am
  • Saturday11:00am-12:00am
  • Sunday11:00am-3:00pm
Shell Island

Shell Island

Shell Island may not be a familiar term for new visitors to Wrightsville Beach, but it’s certainly well-known among locals and historians who like to explore the original roots of the area. Referring to the northern tip of Wrightsville Beach which was once the site of a popular resort, “Shell Island” is still an attractive destination for shell-seekers, fishermen, beachcombers, and anyone who likes a little peace and quiet in this otherwise bustling beach town.

Wilmington Educational Activities

Wilmington Educational Activities

Considering that Wilmington is home to the renowned University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), it should come as no surprise that the city is packed with educational activities of all varieties. From historic antebellum homes to local museums where the regional history comes to life through a variety of intricate displays, there’s always an engaging activity – as well as a learning opportunity – to be uncovered with every visit to Wilmington, NC.