Somehow food just tastes better outdoors—that’s why we love to grill. That’s why we have picnic tables and patio furniture. And that’s why Wilmington NC restaurants have created terrific outdoor patios for dining.
We love eating outdoors on a pretty day! Sometimes it’s just too nice out to duck inside a restaurant. Luckily, Wilmington, NC restaurants know their patrons well, and that means they offer plenty of awesome outdoor patios and dining areas. Here are a few of Wilmington’s best outdoor patios for your dining pleasure.
Make reservations for the outdoor patio at upscale steakhouse Ruth’s Chris, with amazing views of the Cape Fear River, the Memorial Bridge, and downtown Wilmington.
Daddy Mac’s sits oceanfront. A wide deck set with dining tables affords a beautiful view. Few things are more pleasurable than enjoying a good meal while watching and hearing waves break in the background.
Residents and guests love the indoor and outdoor seating areas, fireplace, views of the pool and surrounding nature. All menu items are locally sourced season produce, picked fresh from the River Bluffs Farm, with nearly 90% of the menu offerings made onsite in the Porches Cafe kitchen.
Banks Channel at Wrightsville Beach boasts cozy outdoor patio dining with umbrella tables as well as pub fare, drinks, and entertainment.
The Bluewater Grille has two stories of outdoor dining available with fine views and breezes from the Intracoastal Waterway.
This Wilmington landmark, Elijah’s, is nestled along Cape Fear Riverwalk and offers outdoor dining with a wonderful river view as well as casual fare and an excellent oyster bar.
Dine on the pier! The Oceanic’s coastal fare is perfectly suited to its outdoor pier dining, beloved by Wilmington residents for many years.
The huge terrace at Oceans at the Holiday Inn in Wrightsville Beach invites everyone who loves an oceanfront view—and who doesn’t?
For history and a view, you can’t beat the Pilot House outdoor patio dining. It’s right on the Riverwalk for fresh air and boat- and people-watching. The food’s yummy, too!
After soaking up sand, salt, and sun on Wrightsville Beach, quench your thirst and hunger on the spacious, open outdoor patio at the South Beach Grill.
Located in The Forum, you’d never guess Bento Box spot had such a quaint and inviting outdoor patio.