Pleasure Island
Big Daddy's (Seafood)
Black Horn Bar & Kitchen (American)
The Deck House (American & Seafood)
The Dive Food & Spirits (Pub Fare)
The Gulfstream (Casual & Breakfast)
Havana's Fresh Island Seafood
Michaelangelo's (Italian)
Michael's Seafood Restaurant (Seafood)
The Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar (Seafood)
The Pepperoni Grill ({Pizza and Italian)
Sandpiper Subs (Casual)
The Shuckin' Shack
(Bar & Seafood)
The Surfhouse Cafe (Casual Organic)

Tangerine's Caribbean Grill
Treehouse Bistro



Treehouse Bistro
tapas style dining
Boutique fine wines, gourmet coffee, and tapas style dining. The folks at the Treehouse Bistro know how to live the goodlife. The best part is that they share it with us.

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Treehouse Bistro
308 S Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach
(910) 458-6033

$-$$$, BR
El Cazador
mexican restaurant
All the favorites. Tortas,Fajitas,Quesadillas & Enchiladas. Mexican food is a perfect compliament to a day at the beach. Enjoy some of the best Mexican food in the area.

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El Cazador
103 Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach
(910) 458 - 5226

$-$$, SF
The Dive Food & Spirits
The Dive fish tacos, Carolina Beach
The Dive has some of the best fish tacos on the beach. This casual pub has sandwiches and snacks all day and live entertainment at night. It's a fun place for lunch, dinner or late night drinks.

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The Dive Food & Spirits
6N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach
(910) 458-8282

$-$$, OS, SEA


The Gulfstream
Gulfstream Restaurant, Carolina Beach
The Gulfstream is where the locals dine. It was voted the area's best breakfast in 2008 and 2009. They also serve lunch, dinner, seafood, Greek specialties and daily specials. Bring cash because they don't take credit cards.

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The Gulfstream
78 Myrtle Ave
Carolina Beach
(910) 458-8774

$-$$, BR, SEA
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Big Daddy's
Big Daddy's, Kure Beach
A Kure Beach institution for over 30 years, Big Daddy's specializes in fried and broiled seafood, but they also have steaks, chicken, prime rib and an all-you-can-eat salad bar. Large groups are welcome. They serve lunch and dinner 7 days a week in the summer, but call ahead for their hours in the off-season.

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Big Daddy's
202 K Ave, Kure Beach
(910) 458-8622

$$-$$$, SF, SEA
Black Horn Bar & Kitchen
Black Horn, Carolina Beach
The Black is under new management this year and the food is better than ever. They feature made-from-scratch, international dishes including fresh seafood specials, great sandwiches, wings and ribeye steaks. Be sure to join them for lunch.

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The Black Horn Bar & Kitchen
On the Boardwalk
Carolina Beach
(910) 458-5255

$$-$$$, OS, SEA
Michaelangelo's Pizza & Subs
Michaelangelo's pizza, Carolina Beach
Michaelangelo's New York style pizza is the finest in Eastern North Carolina. They deliver to anywhere on Pleasure Island and also serve great pastas, subs and sandwiches. Their dining atmosphere is casual and friendly.

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Michaelangelo's
9 S Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach
(910) 458-4100

$-$$, DEL

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The Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar
Ocean Grill, Carolina Beach
The Ocean Grill is Pleasure Island's only oceanfront restaurant. You can sit inside, on the deck, or have snacks and drinks on their famous Tiki Bar which sits on an old pier over the waves. They have live music all summer long. Check our event calendar for thier concerts.

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The Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar
1211 S Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach
(910) 458-2000

$$-$$$, SF, OS, RES, SEA
Michael's Seafood Restaurant
Michael's Seafood, Carolina Beach
Michael's serves only the freshest seafood. It's been voted the #1 restaurant of the year by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. They have a fun bar and plenty of outdoor seating.


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Michael's Seafood Restaurant
and Catering

1206 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach
(910) 458-7761

$$-$$$, SF, OS, RES, SEA
The Shuckin' Shack
Shuckin' Shack, Carolina Beach
The Shuckin' Shack is Pleasure Island's only oyster bar. It's a fun little joint located right on the main drag. Oysters, shrimp and wings are their specialties. For great atmosphere and great cocktails this is the place to go.

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The Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar
100 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach
(910) 458-7380

$$-$$$, OS, SEA
Tangerine's Caribbean Grill
Tangerines, Carolina Beach
Located in the heart of Carolina Beach, Tangerine’s serves Caribbean style food and has one of the liveliest bars in town. They have a roof top deck that overlooks the yacht basin and a large covered porch that’s perfect for snacks and watching the world go by.

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Tangerine's Caribbean Grill
300 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach
(910) 707-0201

$-$$, OS, SEA, RES
Deck House, Carolina Beach
The Deck House is a casual restaurant that serves steaks, seafood, chicken and burgers. Check out their special board, because they have different specials every day.

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The Deck House
205 Charlotte Avenue
Carolina Beach
(910) 458-1026

$$-$$$, SF, SEA
The Deck House
Sandpiper Subs
Sandpiper Subs
716 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach
(910) 458-4885

$-$$, DEL
Sandpiper Subs has the biggest and best subs and sandwiches on the beach. They feature high-quality meats, make your sub to order and deliver to anywhere on the island. They have friendly service, but don't tell them that you're a Cowboys fan!

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Sandpiper Subs, Carolina Beach
Asian Buffet
The Asian Buffet has a buffet grill and sushi bar with over 100 Items, including sushi, broiled shrimp, mussels, BBQ beef ribs, sirloin steak teriyaki chicken and crab rangoon.

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Asian Buffet
2541 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 763-8808

$$, SEA
China Buffet
The China Buffet is the home of "the mile long buffet!" They also serve great sushi and have a brand new hibachi grill. They'll cook up great steak, chicken and seafood while you watch.

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China Buffet
3606 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 762-9868

$$, SEA
Banks Channel Pub
Fresh Seafood, Prime Meats, and local produce, the Banks Channel Pub and Grille is the spot to hang out in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy food and drink specials. The happy hour hangout on Wrightsville Beach.

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Banks Channel Pub
530 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC
(910) 256-2269

$ -$$, SEA, RS
Mama Fu's Asian House
Mama Fu's Asian House, Wilmington, NC
Mama Fu's Asian House is more than just fantastic Pan-Asian cuisine - it's a place where excellent Customer Service and a high-energy Atmosphere come standard. You will only find great tasting Good 'Fu' with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai dishes that are intricately prepared by highly trained wok cooks using fresh, high quality ingredients.

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Mama Fu's Asian House
941 International Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405-4170
(910) 256-2620

$-$$, RES, SEA

Nikkis Hibachi & Sushi
Voted Wilmington's Best Sushi and Best Vegetarian every year since 2004, Nikkis Hibachi steakhouse and Sushi bar is like the Michael Jordan of restaurants. For great atmosphere and the best sushi Wilmington has to offer, don't miss Nikkis.

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Nikkis Hibachi steakhouse and Sushi bar
1055 Military Cutoff Road.
Wilmington, NC  28405
(910) 509-8998

$-$$$, RES, OS, SEA
Wilmington
The Fudgeboat
Fudgeboat, Carolina Beach
The Fudgeboat serves over 16 flavors of fudge plus coffee, sodas and ice cream. Try the 'Any Fudge Sundae' Choose your flavor of fudge and they'll melt it over a home made Sundae. They also ship to anywhere in the world.

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The Fudgeboat
On the Boardwalk
Carolina Beach
(910) 617-9793

Squigley's Ice Cream & Treats
Squigley's Ice Cream, Carolina Beach
This old-timey ice cream parlor has premium hard ice cream and sherbet (also available in low carb and sugar free). Want to turn your ice cream into a Squigley? Pick the ingredients you want to add – like M&Ms, Oreos or fruit – and they’ll mix it in with their patented Squigley machine. The possibilities are endless.

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Squigley's Ice Cream and Treats
208 S Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach
(910) 458-8779
Coffee, Ice Cream & Treats
Krazy Kones
soft serve ice cream
It is a truly inspired creation that marries the freshest soft serve with a ribbon of delicious flavoring.  The dairy product is delivered directly from farmer Chris at Jackson Dairy in Dunn, NC.

Frozen refreashment innovation right here on the Carolina Beach boardwalk. Try one today!

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Krazy Kones
On the Boardwalk
Carolina Beach

(910) 548-5823

Port City Java
Port City Java, Carolina Beach
Port City Java has all the great coffee drinks you expect, plus smoothies and baked goods. They’re located in the Pavillion Medical Center across from the Food Lion.

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Port City Java
In the Pavilion Medical Center
1328 North Lake Blvd
Carolina Beach

(910) 458-2008

Pleasure Island, NC Restaurant Guide

The Pleasure Island Vacation Guide will help you plan your next meal in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, North Carolina. From hot dogs and hamburgers to sea scallops and sirloin, the Cape Fear Peninsula offers many dining options sure to please your palate. Browse our Pleasure Island Restaurant Guide to plan your next breakfast, lunch, dinner or treat.

Hop Lite Pub
hop lite pub and beer
Hoplite Pub & Beer Garden is Carolina Beach's new locals' secret. We serve standard American and Irish Pub Faire made fresh daily. Items like our Shepherd's Pie or Corned Beef and Cabbage are already becoming local favorites.

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Hop Lite Pub and Beer Garden
720 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-4745


$-$$, BR, SEA

The Pepperoni Grill
pizza
A neighborhood pizzeria that welcomes you and your family to visit and dine on authentic homemade thin crust pizza, oven toasted subs, fresh salads, calzones and more. We guarantee a pleasurable dining experience through caring service, homemade food that tastes great and a local small town feel..

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The Pepperoni Grill
2808 George II Hwy
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28422
(910) 845-5151

$$, SF
Havana's Fresh Island Seafood
Havanas, Carolina Beach
Enjoy terrific steaks and the Carolina's freshest fish grilled over an open flame. They also host weekly live acoustic music to entertain guests as they dine. You can eat inside in their elegant dining room or outside on their porch overlooking downtown Carolina Beach. Be sure to join them for their popular Sunday brunch.

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Havana's Fresh Island Seafood
1 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach
(910) 458-2822

$$-$$$, SEA, OS, RES