Drink & Eat


Savor Fresh Coastal Flavors

From steakhouse favorites to seafood that’s fresh from the dock, Hotel Ballast is downtown Wilmington’s new go-to address for drinks and dining inspired by the region. Whether you’re grabbing coffee on the go, enjoying deliciously imaginative cuisine (and a priceless waterfront view) at Board & Barrel Coastal Kitchen, or celebrating a big day over a perfect steak, we’ve got plenty of Carolina goodness on the menu.


A bespoke bourbon bar pouring it’s very own private label “Edgar’s Truth” bourbon, Board & Barrel Coastal Kitchen serves up barrel-aged cocktails and imaginative small plates with a Southern twist. Sit indoors or score a seat on the breezy outdoor patio to enjoy the chef’s seasonal delights.

Board & Barrel Coastal Kitchen

Monday – Friday 7 am to 10 am
Buffet Breakfast | Saturday & Sunday 7 am to 11 am
Monday – Friday 11 am to 2 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 2 pm 
Daily  5 pm to 10 pm
Take out:
Monday – Saturday 11 am to 9 pm


Board & Barrel Bar

Sunday – Thursday 11 am to 11 pm
Friday & Saturday 11 am to 12 am


Kick off a day of meetings or meandering around Wilmington’s National Register Historic District at Buffalo Bayou, our upper lobby hotspot for fresh-baked breakfast treats, locally roasted coffee, and light fare made in-house.

Daily  6 am – 11 am