With a blossoming foodie scene, Carolina Beach is perfect for the epicurean-centric traveler looking to try new flavors. From classic seafood to International dishes with a coastal twist, sample and savor tapas-style by restaurant hopping in Carolina Beach.

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Start the night with a southern-style charcuterie board at Surf House Oyster Bar & Surf Camp, loaded with drop biscuits, pickles, goat cheese, deviled eggs, house jam and more and taste the bounty of locally sourced cuisine by ordering oysters by the ½ dozen. Known for a focus on small-batch spirits and beer, craft cocktails and a curated wine list, Surf House is also a great place to kick off the night with aperitifs.


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Next, head to Salt Fish Restaurant and Tiki Bar, with Caribbean and Polynesian influences, dishes are sea-to-table cuisine meets island flair. A perfect appetizer, their ceviche of the day changes based on fresh catches and in-season ingredients. Light and flavorful, it’s the ideal amount of flavor in-between appetizers and entrees or try a seafood-style salad with the tuna poke served with spicy mayo, seaweed, green onion, and avocado.

Indulge in easy-to-split entrees like the Chinese sausage and fried-rice stuffed pineapple, Tahitian beef skewers with mango BBQ chimichurri and banana leaf-wrapped fish of the day. Make sure to wash it down with a rummy yummy cocktail served in a festive tiki glass.


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For another entrée option, visit the second location of the popular Wilmington area restaurant, The Fork N Cork. Savory and Instagram-worthy entrees include their gourmet burgers like the Duck Duck Goose burger topped with a fried duck egg or dig into pot pies and the everchanging mac n’ cheese of the week.

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Celtic Creamery where Irish-style, velvety ice cream makes for a perfect end-of-dinner treat. The picture-worthy Tummy Trembler is perfect to split, it includes six scoops of ice cream over a split banana, eight hot doughnuts topped with fresh whip cream, cookie pieces, marshmallows, chocolate shavings and hot chocolate sauce with a flaming firework. Find other confectionary works of art at Scoopin’ Yummies or simply grab a quick sweet treat at their cotton candy bar.


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Sip in views on the Tiki Bar Pier at Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar or catch live music at SeaWitch Café & Tiki Bar. Make sure to stop by one of the 'diviest dives in America' at The Fat Pelican where over 350+ beer choices make for the perfect nightcap.

Taste the flavors of Carolina Beach and immerse yourself in an up-and-coming foodie scene with a night of restaurant hopping.