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Wilmington - Casual Lunch Place Near Downtown

wintersummer Feb 12, 2013 12:10 PM

We will be spending a few days in Wilmington. I've used these boards to line up some good dinner spots. I'm now looking for some casual lunch time places near downtown. Hopefully, we'll park the car and just spend a day walking around. Where should we have lunch?

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    D R C RE: wintersummer Feb 12, 2013 07:25 PM

    If you like Vietnamese food, Keith Rhodes' place www.phunrestaurant.com (better info at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Phun-Se...), highly recommended.

    1. ToothTooth RE: wintersummer Feb 13, 2013 11:56 AM

      There are lots and lots of Wilmington recommendations on this board, just do a quick search. That being said, if I'm eating a casual lunch downtown my two favorites are The Basics and The Copper Penny.



      Oh, and a couple more: Fantastic deli sammiches at Chops, sushi (and random various other cuisines) at Nikki's, and pub grub at Front Street Brewery.




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        work2eat RE: wintersummer Feb 14, 2013 01:56 PM

        Definitely seek out Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn located at 4002 Oleander Dr. There is also a Flaming Amy's Burrito Bowl at another location, but I haven't been.

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          ToothTooth RE: work2eat Feb 15, 2013 06:29 AM

          Flaming Amy's is okay if you've never had a burrito before, but it certainly isn't downtown.

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          yahooer RE: wintersummer Feb 16, 2013 09:03 PM

          We've always liked Catch alot. In fact, we used to drive down from Chapel Hill for a great seafood lunch. Keith Rhodes is a vastly talented chef and we'd choose either Catch or his new Vietnamese place which has a great sounding menu.

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            carolinadawg RE: yahooer Feb 17, 2013 06:26 AM

            The downtown location of Catch is now Phun, which Rhodes describes as a southeast Asian tapas bar. Catch is now located on Market Street, way out of downtown.

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