Mon-Thu: 11am to 9pm
Fri & Sat: 11am to 10pm
Sun: 11:30am to 8pm

351 South College Road
, NC 28403
910-338-2858 Restaurant
910-338-2858 Catering

MISSION BBQ opened its doors in Wilmington only a few weeks ago (7 April 2014) and is already one the number one spots to eat in the area.

The founders of MISSION BBQ, strive every day to remind everyone what makes our country great; its heroes.

They believe there is nothing more American than BBQ. And nobody more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve our communities and our country. They do what they do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, first responders.
With this in mind they use only the freshest foods. When I say fresh, I mean fresh. Everything is made fresh each day. You will never get left overs and it shows when you are served and eat your meal. It is going to be hard to find better BBQ anywhere and I do mean anywhere whether you get the turkey, chicken, pork or the brisket it is freshly prepared everyday. Each table is set with at least 7 different BBQ sauces. Service? You will not get better more polite service anywhere. 

At Mission BBQ, they are proudly serving those who serve. They run their business they way a business should be run, by putting the community and you the customer FIRST.

MISSION BBQ WEBSITE: http://mission-bbq.com


La Bella Airosa Mexican Restaurant

La Bella Airosa Mexican Restaurant
3500 North Kerr Avenue
Wilmington, NC

Open Tue - Sun
10:30 - 10:30
The La Bella Airosa Mexican Restaurant is the latest of many Mexican restaurants that have opened in the area. Located on North Kerr Avenue in the old Pearls Seafood House just a couple hundred feet from the N. Kerr and Castle Hayne Road intersection in Wrightsboro. It might not be the easiest place to find if you are new to the area but it will be worth the adventure looking for it. Even though they are just opening this week and are still trying to work the kinks out like all new restaurants have to do I would still rate them in the top 5 Mexican eateries in southeast North Carolina.

Today's meal consisted of Steak Faijtas and Chilles Rellenos.  The only complaint is the Cheese in the chiles could have been hotter. The Steak Faijtas were excellant, the meat had the best flavor and were as tender as anywhere that I have had Steak Faijtas. Desert was chocolate Flan. If you like flan and if you like chocolate this is the perfect blend. I am already looking forward to my next desert from La Bella Airosa. Service was the fantastic. All in all it was well worth the drive and will be adding it to my list of regulars.

Star News Article: http://foodies.blogs.starnewsonline.com/33592/la-bella-airosa-to-serve-authentic-mexican/ 


The Riverview Cafe

The Riverview Cafe
119 all Point Road
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

The Riverview has been serving seafood since 1946 so they must be doing something right. Located on the New River a few miles from the rear gate to Camp Lejeune in Sneads Ferry. It might not be the easiest place to find if you are new to the area but it will be worth the adventure looking for it.

Today's meal consisted of fries oysters, shrimp, scollops, okra and of course hush puppies.  The only complaint is they did not drain the oil they were fried in well enough,but the taste was still excellent there was also the baked potato which was as good as you will find anywhere, but maybe on the small side. Desert was chocolate pie with meringue topping. All in all it was well worth the drive up from Wilmington.


The Harp

The Harp
3rd Street and Greenfield Street

Have had breakfast there several times and it is a little above average, but what I went for today was the Fish and Chips. It was a little pricy but it was as good as anywhere in Wilmington that I have tried. It comes with 3 fish figures about 5 inches long and a inch wide, the best TARTER SAUCE in town and maybe the state, cold slaw that some of our fish houses should try to copy, it is the best, and of course chips, for those that don't know that mean fries in this case. It was missing something and can't quit out my figure. Even with it missing something I will be back for more. The one real complaint that I have they use Heinz Malt Vinegar and for me it just doesn't have the kick a malt vinegar should have. Now my standard for fish and chips is Cedric's which was the only place in Wilmington to get fish and chips for years, sorry to say it closed years back.

Give them a try I think you may like them. It has the atmosphere of an Irish Pub but don't expect to hear  an Irish accent spoken there unless Ireland has moved up north. Don't let that scare you, the lass was as sweet and helpful as any Southern Bell.