Sometimes a name says it all, and Two Fat Ladies Over a Simmering Pot is a local favorite for sumptuous soul food that’s made right, at a slow pace, and is served with a dose of southern hospitality. Take-out or dine-in patrons will know they’ve stepped into the right place when they see the sign on the wall that says “Never Trust a Skinny Cook,” and the experience just gets better from here, thanks to big helpings of traditional southern cuisine.

The menu changes regularly, but includes regular staples like fried chicken, fried pork chops, fried flounder or shrimp, chicken gizzards, and shrimp and gravy, just to name a few of the hearty main dishes. These feast-worthy proteins are complimented by a nice selection of classic southern sides, including cole slaw, fried okra, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked beans, and collard greens. Served piping hot with a side of cornbread, diners may have to wait a few minutes for the freshly made food, but the mouthwatering soulful fare is always worth it. Bring a big appetite, and take a day off from the diet, and dive into this local favorite for home-cooked, and always completely satisfying, southern grub.

  • Thursday12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Friday12:00pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday8:00am-12:00am
  • Sunday12:00pm-9:00pm
Wilmington Riverwalk

Wilmington Riverwalk

The Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington is a showstopper of a stroll that is a distinctive attraction all its own. Originally conceived in the 1980s as a way to generate more interest and tourism to the Cape Fear River waterfront regions of Wilmington's historic Downtown, today the Riverwalk encompasses a full mile of scenic boardwalk, hugging the borders of the riverfront, and providing visitors with endless views and easy access to some of the Downtown's most beloved attractions.

Downtown Wilmington, NC

Downtown Wilmington, NC

For many visitors, the waterfront downtown region is where the action is in Wilmington, and an extended visit to this area is the highlight, if not the majority, of a great Wilmington vacation. Downtown Wilmington is steeped in history, filled with attractions, and offers all the enticing restaurants and shops of a major city, while retaining its small-town coastal charm.