Most experts will agree—few meals are more celebrated than brunch. This satisfying midmorning meal is relaxed, extravagant, and palate-pleasing, thanks to the wide range of sweet and savory choices. Lucky for us, Wilmington, NC has a number of delicious brunch spots to satisfy our appetites. Whether you prefer the bustle of the Riverwalk or the laidback atmosphere of the beach, there’s something for everyone on the Port City’s menu.

Boca Bay

2025 Eastwood Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Located near Wrightsville Beach, Boca Bay boasts an amazing Sunday brunch buffet. The spread includes biscuits and gravy, eggs Benedict and Florentine, shrimps and grits, waffles, pancakes, muffins, smoked salmon, and good, strong coffee. Because this is such a popular spot, the dishes are constantly being replaced, so the food always tastes fresh. Make sure you come hungry—this buffet is all you can eat, and you’re going to want to make the most of it. 

The Basics
319 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

A casual all-day spot, this well-known restaurant takes the staples of Southern comfort food, including Fried Chicken Biscuit, Migas, Southern Grits, and keeps it simple and satisfying. Their goal is to combine these traditional flavors and ingredients with new ways of preparation in order to put a twist on familiar favorites. It’s a goal they’ve achieved a few times over!

The Dixie Grill
116 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

The Dixie Grill has been around almost as long as Wilmington. Today it’s a local hot spot that often has a line out the door, but don’t worry—it’s more than worth the wait. Their unique, delicious dishes always hit the spot, and their relaxed atmosphere and Southern hospitality guarantee a good time. Our favorites from their brunch menu include Banana Pecan French Toast, Sweet Potato Pancakes, and the amazing Dixie Benedict.

Rx Restaurant and Bar
421 Castle Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Located in downtown Wilmington, NC, Rx Restaurant and Bar isn’t just concerned with feeding your body—they also want to feed your soul.  They’re known for inventive dishes that rely almost entirely on local farmers and fishermen, with a menu that changes daily depending on what’s available. It’s the perfect place to grab a late breakfast before a day spent searching through Castle Street’s many antique shops.

Sweet n Savory Café
1611 Pavilion Place
Wilmington, NC 28403

Consistently named one of the best local restaurants in Wilmington, NC, the Sweet N Savory Café serves up gourmet dishes without any pretense. This family-friendly location has live music most nights, and their brunch menu has everything you could possibly want for a midmorning meal. This is a great place to fortify yourself before a long day at Wrightsville Beach, as it’s on the way to the water.

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