IDA Thai Cuisine

IDA Thai Cuisine 304 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC
(910) 458-8136

This has to be absolutely the best Thai food around.They go the extra mile to make sure that you are happy with both food and service and I don't think you will find better service anywhere in this area. We came in one night with a group of 14 at closing and they did their best to make us feel at home and welcome. No short cuts in service or food. No working around us trying to get ready to close. All their attention was on serving us and making sure we were happy with our food. I have been there 5 times now at different time and it is always the same PERFECT service and food.

If I still used the 1 to 10 rating this would be a 12


Shucker Oyster Bar and Grill

Shuckers Oyster Bar and Grill, 6828 Market Street, Wilmington, NC

Shuckers Oyster Bar and Grill is in the same location that once was The Naked Kingfish and is a definite improvement. The service is excellent and the staff go out of there way to make it a meal worth having. Prices are equal to other eaters of it's class and you get good portions. The oysters were a little dryer than I like and on the small side, BUT this is the off season and they are gulf coast oysters which tend to be smaller and less salty than the North Carolina variety.  We also had fish and chips which were better than I have had anywhere else in the Wilmington area and where cheaper than most.

Now what would I suggest to improve Shuckers? Keep the staff they have! The oysters steamed a little less. Bring them out covered in a hot damp cloth, helps hold the heat in.  For the locals make sure you have some home made hot pepper vinegar on hand and the best quality butter you can find to melt. Other than this keep everything the same. 

We will be back for another happy dinning experience.

Our overall Score: 8 out of 10