Wilmington’s dining scene continues to expand at a breathtaking pace. The city and surrounding areas not only benefit from the yearly tourism boom associated with nearby beach towns like Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach, but New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties are among the fastest-growing in the state in terms of permanent residents. With that growth has come a renaissance in the ILM dining scene, with a trend towards more diverse cuisine and year-round restaurants that aren’t totally dependent on tourists.
Eater Carolina’s Wilmington Heat Map will track some of the hottest new restaurants that have opened in the area within the last year. From high-end, locally sourced seafood to brewpubs with modern beach vibes, the Port City is poised to be one of the most exciting places to dine in 2022.
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