Restaurants

IN WILMINGTON NC

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.

COASTAL CAROLINA FAVORITES

A bespoke bourbon bar pouring its 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 Carolina pulled pork sliders, Cheer Wine-braised short ribs, and pimento cheese fondue.

6.30 am – 10 pm Daily

COLD-BREWED CREATIVITY

Buffalo Bayou

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.

6 am – 8 pm Daily

SIGNATURE STEAKS, SEASONED AND SIZZLING

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

From the moment it opened, Ruth’s Chris has reigned as Wilmington’s premier steakhouse. Pairing USDA Prime midwestern beef with the trademark searing and serving techniques that have made the brand a legend for a half-century, Ruth’s Chris delights guests with expertly prepared cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, and classic desserts.

Monday – Thursday 4 – 10 pm

Friday – Saturday 4 – 11 pm

Sunday 4 – 10 pm