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Sep 14, 2002 01:45 AM

Recommendations Wilmington, Jacksonville, NC

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I will be in the Wilmington and Jacksonville, NC area for a week in October. Seeking good seafood, bbq and regional cooking. Inexpensive and homey places preferred. Thanks, LA Hound

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  1. Wilmington...ok but Jacksonville? the armpit of the state..really,Ill be interested if anyone comes up with anywhere there except for the huge and all fried chinese buffet at the Mai tai......

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    1. re: gary

      Lots of Great places to eat in WilmywoodThe Market St.Casual Diner is MY Favorite.But 20 minutes from J-ville on the North End of Topsail Island is Paliottis At the Villa Capriana,The best Italian and Seafood on Topsail Island.There are no good Restaurants in J-ville,sad but true.

    2. Jacksonville

      McCallÂ’s BBQ & Seafood - 2109 North Marine Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28546, 910-938-1956

      Smithfield's Chicken-n-BBQ - 315 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28546, 910-353-9595

      Smithfield's Chicken-n-BBQ - 1105 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540, 910-347-6355

      Thig's BBQ House - 1722 Catherine Lake Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540, 910-324-1161


      A & G Barbecue & Chicken - 609 Piner Road, Wilmington, NC, 910-791-4375

      Bubba's Barbecue Oven - 108 North Kerr Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28405, 910-397-9350

      Capt'n Bill's Backyard Grill - 4240 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403, 910-762-0173

      Carolina BBQ & Seafood - 2222 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403, 910-452-5500

      Derek's A & G BBQ - 609 Piner Road # D, Wilmington, NC 28409, 910-452-1060

      Flip's Barbeque House - 5818 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403, 910-799-6350

      Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue - 920 South Kerr Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403, 910-799-1581

      Mike's Barbecue Hut - 1632 Castle Hayne Road, Wilmington, NC, 910-762-1332

      Musser Seafood & Barbeque - 4240 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403, 910-762-0111

      Parchie's Barbeque - 1120 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, 910-763-2565

      Pearl's Seafood - 3500 North Kerr Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28405, 910-763-1122

      Raym's Ribs Chicken & BBQ - 2902 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412, 910-392-4900

      Smithfield's Chicken & Bar-B-Q - 7300 Market Street, Wilmington, NC, 910-686-4175

      Taste of Country - 226 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, 910-343-9888

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      1. re: Herb

        I was really glad to find this list of good BBQ Restaurants on the Web. Last summer I had a great BBQ party for my friends and family at Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue - 920 South Kerr Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403, 910-799-1581. I had lost the name of the place, but now I can contact them to plan another party on my trip there next month. The Internet is a wonderful thing! And, so is the Jackson's Big Oak pulled pig BBQ!

      2. I would definitely check out Lumina Station off of Rt.17 (northside toward J'ville). Cafe Atlantique is a must for a visit. The Brown Dog Cafe around the corner is also very good. There are several good restaurants in that area off Rt.17 near Military Cutoff Road.

        Also, you may want to try a few place above J'ville in New Bern. Downtown, there are quite a few nice bistros and cafes that offer excellent menus in a quaint atmosphere. Very Historic!

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        1. re: TLK

          Cafe Atlantique closed about three years ago, and the Brown Dog closed more like five years ago. On the up side, Opus is in Lumina Station and they're doing a killer job. The place has a casual feel to it, but it's not cheap. Chef Hilla's food is worth every penny, though, and in another city he would command much higher prices.

        2. Earlier thread there was a recommendation for Deluxe, ate there last night and it was wonderful. Great food and service! They had a sweet potato and corn chowder that was unbeleivable...

          1. In Wilmington:
            Catch,on Princess Street between 2nd & 3rd is great downhome food at a very reasonable price. They serve breakfast & lunch by the gentleman chef from Deluxe. Eat here and you will leave feeling clean.

            Deluxe is great for dinner and well worth a more upscale price. The deepest, broadest wine list in the region. Top shelf. The filet will make you order another to take home for breakfast.

            Tango du Chat pushes the envelope with extraordinary cuisine you would hope to get in LA, NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Charleston, etc. Too sophisticated for the chain crowd but truly a great experience.

            Near Wrightsville Beach: Sweet & Savory, between taco bell and Eastwood Road. Ask somebody who smells like beer where Fibber McGee's is and Sweet & Savory is across the street. This is where the locals who can taste, like to go for a casual, great meal. Awesome breads and pastries as well.