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Local seafood in Wilmington, NC

Tom Philpott Jan 29, 2007 08:36 PM

Hello 'hounds, I; looking for a restaurant in Wilmington that specializes in fresh, local ingredients, esp, seafood. It's for a special; occasion, so price is no object.
Thanks in advance.

  1. Andiereid Jan 30, 2007 12:47 PM

    Here are a few I know of:

    Deluxe downtown does an excellent job with local fish and buys a lot of their other produce and meat from local sources.
    PortLand Grille
    Masonboro Bistro
    South Beach Grill (Wrightsville Beach)

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      joshuahmel Feb 1, 2007 08:06 AM

      For lunch, Catch downtown on Princess Street between Second and Third is great. I ate there last week and had the shrimp burger. It was fabulous and only $8.00. The chef also works at Deluxe so Catch is only opened from 10am-2pm on weekdays.

      1. Andiereid Feb 1, 2007 08:45 AM

        Good to know. I'd seen them working on the space downtown before it opened and wondered if it was going to be any good. Will have to give it a try for lunch soon.

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          appilm Feb 2, 2007 01:17 PM

          You have to try 22 North. Every meal I have had there is amazing. It is on Wrightsville Beach at 22 North Lumina Ave. They only have a few things on the menu and then every night they have 10-12 "blackboard specials" that the chef has created for that night. They use lots of local ingredients including locally caught seafood. It's a nice atmosphere, but not too fancy, so might not be what you're looking for for this special occasion - but you've got to check it out. The prices are very reasonable also. This is probably my favorite restaurant in a town overflowing with amazing places to eat!

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          1. re: appilm
            Andiereid Feb 2, 2007 02:06 PM

            Where is that, appilm? Is that before the bridge over Banks Channel?

            1. re: Andiereid
              carolinadawg Aug 10, 2007 07:55 AM

              I think its across the street from King Neptune in "downtown" WB.

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