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The Day Trip Experience

The Foodie Experience

 

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, CAROLINA BEACH, & SOUTH FRONT DISTRICT

Whenever there's a tasty dish, The Foodie is the first to find it. You take a bite out of life one dish at a time and always remember to snap a picture before digging in.

 

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The Foodie at Riverlights

Your Morning Stroll

THE DIXIE GRILL

Start your culinary tour at Downtown Market Street’s longest-standing restaurant, The Dixie Grill. This local hot spot has been serving unique southern fare, including fresh baked biscuits, benedicts, and French toast, since the 1920’s Gatsby era.

WAKE N BAKE DONUTS
If your donut dreams involve maple glaze with bacon bits or a Reese’s drizzle and butterfinger crumbs, head to Wake N Bake. Named "Best Donuts" in North Carolina by Buzzfeed. You'll find these must-have donuts in Carolina Beach and Downtown Wilmington.
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Your Afternoon Adventure

RIVERLIGHTS COMMUNITY

Visit the Riverlights Information Center for a community overview, complimentary lunch for two, and swag bag. Then, walk through our 10+ models and start dreaming up your future home.  

THE GETAWAY CAFÉ AND PROVISIONS

Great meals, great experiences, and a shared sense of place are found at the Getaway Café and Provisions. This café has a wide variety of delicious lunch and dinner options inspired by the American South.

TASTE CAROLINA

Eat your way through Wilmington with a local food tour. As you taste the best dishes from Wilmington’s favorite restaurants, you’ll learn about the city’s history and culture.

ELIJAH'S RESTERAUNT

Since 1984, this riverside restaurant has been serving up fresh seafood with an excellent sunset view. Home to Wilmington’s original riverfront dining and oyster bar, Elijah’s is a great lunch or dinner spot for locals and tourists alike.

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Your Electric Evening

BENNY'S BIG TIME PIZZERIA

This fun Italian eatery is owned by the star of PBS’ “Chef’s Life,” Vivian Howard, and is situated in an exposed brick, creatively graffitied building. At Benny’s, Chef Howard puts a southern spin on Italian favorites.

COPPER PENNY

End your evening with dinner and drinks at The Copper Penny. Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Guy Fieri would recommend trying our house favorites: Hot Roast Pork Sandwich, and the 109 Chestnut Chicken.

MANNA

Manna is the pinnacle of Wilmington’s farm to table scene. It's where artful cocktails meet culinary innovations, and photogenic plates grace the table with exquisite flair.

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Plan Your Day

To book your visit or ask questions, contact a Riverlights Community Specialist. You'll be in great hands whether you'd like to start scheduling your full day of fun or get right down to touring homes, meeting builders, and exploring amenities.

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Home is All About You

Discover which of our model homes is the greatest match for you and your family.

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Situated on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington just south of historic downtown, Riverlights is the perfect place for the young and the young-at-heart. We'd love to have you visit and discover Riverlights for yourself.

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