Outdoor Dining

Yacht Basin Provision Company
130 Yacht Basin Drive
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-0654

Fondly called “Provisions” by the locals, the Yacht Basin Provision Company was established in 1993 and has been a local hot spot ever since. The panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway from the restaurant’s wooden deck make each dining experience picturesque. Boats cruising the waterway serve as entertainment while waiting for a delicious meal of conch fritters, yellow fin tuna sandwich or famous crab cake burger. Price range: $1.50 – $18.00

 

Eli jah’s
2 Ann Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 343-1448

Few restaurants downtown can boast to having marvelous views of the river; whether inside or outside, lounging on the patio, Elijah’s certainly can. Originally established as a maritime museum, Elijah’s is now a year-round scenic dining experience. Whether looking for a satisfying lunch, relaxing dinner or to shuck some oysters, Elijah’s various menus cater to all palates. Price Range: $6.95 – $27.95; Oyster Bar: $4.50-$27.95

 

Harbor Masters Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge
315 Canal Drive
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458 – 2800

Whether putting around on a boat all day or coming from the office, Harbor Masters offers an extraordinary view of the waterfront that makes it a growing spot for entertaining guests, business luncheons or special occasions. If you’re famished from a day on the boat, pull into the floating dock and dine inside or outside on the comfortable outdoor deck. The menu offers a little something for everybody with local and Caribbean inspired dishes, and even a unique sushi menu. Sundays they offer the local favorite oyster roast that gave the restaurant its local fame. Price range: Unannounced for Summer 2013. $6.95 lunch specials, $.50 Wing Mondays, $1 Taco Tuesdays and $9.95 All-You-Can-Eat Fried Shrimp Wednesdays.

 

Indochine
7 Wayne Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 251- 9229

In the mood for something a little exotic? Specializing as a “Far East Cafe,” Indochine’s menu exhibits flavors of Thai and Vietnamese food at reasonable prices. Indochine offers both lunch and dinner on a beautiful, Asian-inspired patio complete with private huts for dining and a Tiki bar for fast service. Whether dining outdoors or inside, the ambience of this restaurant is perfect for a date night, party or celebration dinner. Price range: $3.95 – $19.95

 

The Isles Restaura nt & Tiki Bar
417 West 2nd Street
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
(910) 575-5988

As one of Ocean Isle’s only waterfront restaurants, The Isles Restaurant and Tiki Bar is a must-visit restaurant this season. With breathtaking views from the beautifully, huge patio and a serene ambience both inside and out, this seafood restaurant is great for families, large parties, business luncheons or dinners, special occasions, breakfast, lunch, late night dining or just drinks and dessert. The Isles Restaurant also specializes in events like weddings and receptions. The views and access to the beach that this restaurant wields is perfect for any special day. Price range: $5.00 – $25.00

 

Oceanic
703 S. Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-5551
Most locals around Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach know the Oceanic for its location, hugging the sands of the Atlantic Ocean. As the only restaurant physically on the beach, the Oceanic really is the place to be after a day spent lounging in the sun. All attire is welcome, from bathing suits covered by T-shirts to cocktail dresses and suits. Bring the family in for a break from the sun and dine in the shade on the Crystal Pier, recently renovated to seat more guests comfortably, or in the dining rooms inside that offer panoramic views from the comfort of air conditioning. Price range: $3.99 – $31.99

 

Riverboat Landing
2 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 763-7227

Located at the intersection of Water Street and Market Street in downtown Wilmington, Riverboat Landing is one of the best places to go for dinner or lunch for a view of the river. You can dine inside and watch both people and boats pass by, or you can request a table for two on one of the private balconies upstairs for an intimate, beautiful dinner. The lunch and dinner menus offer tastes for any palate, and all at affordable prices. Price range: $3.00 – $23.00

 

Fishy Fishy Cafe
106 Yacht Basin Drive
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-1881

Nestled in the heart of Southport, Fishy Fishy Cafe is definitely a local spot for great food and great views. Right on the water, the restaurant offers casual dining both inside and out, with a nice patio for dining under the sun or stars. For boaters, boat slips are available so that you can slide in and take a break from a long day at sea. Price range: $3.95 – $25.95

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