The shopping strip where Jerry’s Food Wine and Spirits location won’t grab you, but this restaurant’s food and service will. Jerry’s is nearly hidden in a strip mall at the crossroads of Eastwood Drive and Wrightsville Avenue just before you drive across the drawbridge to Wrightsville Beach.
The kitchen crew prepare scrumptious from-scratch soups and specials daily, the offerings blending classic preparations with Southern touches. Starters include quail breasts with sundried cherries over Southern collard greens with crispy smoked bacon and port wine-brown sugar sauce.
For dinner, the chateaubriand is the most flavorful and tender in Wilmington. The goat cheese-crusted grilled grouper with roasted tomatoes, buttered asparagus, whipped potatoes and honey-lemon aioli is superb. There’s butter-grilled filet mignon, rosemary-dijon grilled rack of lamb and Jerry’s popular crab imperial-stuffed flounder with lemon-caper beurre blanc.
If it all seems so rich, don’t fret. Half portions are available for diners with smaller appetites, meaning you’ll have room for one of the luscious desserts. The restaurant has a full bar and an extensive wine list with prices from moderate to princely. Many of the wines offered here are not available in other Wilmington restaurants. Servers are friendly, knowledgeable, professional and attentive.
Jerry’s Food Wine and Spirits opens at 6 p.m. daily for dinner. Remember that the restaurant’s owner, Jerry Rouse, has more than three decades of catering experience. If you need a caterer for a special event, Jerry’s is the place to call.
For more information visit www.jerrysfoodandwine.com.
See what our local and visiting customers have to say about Jerry’s Food Wine and Spirits!
“One of the best restaurants in Wilmington. Seafood is always fresh, the service is spectacular, and the portions are a good size for fine dining.” – Zach W
“Cozy — with exquisite food and service. Truly the best kept secret in Wilmington.” – Mary Ann Owen
“Great food!!! Fantastic service!!! Wonderful atmosphere!!! A hidden gem in New Hanover County!!!” – Anthony Russo