Savor The Fresh Flavors Of Coastal North Carolina

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.

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    Board & Barrel Coastal Kitchen

    Coastal flavors meet Southern culinary traditions on the Wilmington riverfront

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    Buffalo Bayou

    Gourmet-to-go coffee, tea, and light fare made with local ingredients

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    Ruth’s Chris Steak House

    Custom-aged USDA Prime midwestern beef, seared to perfection

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    In-Room Dining

    Don’t feel like going out? We’ll bring the goodness to you, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm (midnight on weekends)


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