Hagood Homes’ Top 5: Favorite Wilmington Area Restaurants
Hagood Homes’ Top 5: Favorite Wilmington Area Restaurants

Where can you get the best food in coastal Carolina? Practically anywhere! From fine dining restaurants to quaint and casual eateries, the Cape Fear region is a foodie’s paradise. Even Yelp agrees. They named Wilmington one of the best 2022 Foodie cities in the U.S.

We’re lucky to have some great restaurants conveniently located near our sales and design center – not to mention in close proximity to some of our amazing communities like Compass Pointe and The Bluffs on the Cape Fear. So, the next time you visit our beautiful coastal area, make sure you experience the food scene for yourself. With so many fabulous options to choose from, it will be hard to pick your favorite. To help give you some suggestions, our staff compiled their top five here.

1. True Blue

True Blue   True Blue

Patrick K’s favorite, True Blue, is a fine dining experience AND butcher shop. The True Blue brand has two locations. Near our sales center, the first location True Blue Butcher & Table, is in the Forum on Military Cutoff Road and is known for its amazing meats, from filet mignon to New York strip to pork chops and Japanese wagyu. You’ll always find amazing cuisine using the best ingredients in an elegant and energetic atmosphere. The second location, True Blue Butcher & Barrel, is near downtown on Greenfield Street, convenient to our Compass Pointe and The Bluffs on the Cape Fear communities.

2. Ceviche’s


Ceviche’s is a must-stop for Troy, co-founder and designer of every Hagood home, when she’s in town. The Panamanian-inspired cafe features Latin fare like Ropa Vieja, sancoho soup, and jerk shrimp skewers, just to name a few. This small neighborhood gathering spot on Wrightsville Avenue is also known for its tropical drink menu. They use only the freshest ingredients and the friendliest service!

3. Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill

Tower 7

When you’re looking for a laid-back vibe with exceptional food, Tower 7 on Wrightsville Beach is a must – according to Josh! Tower 7 is a local favorite and features dishes with authentic and adventurous flavors inspired by Southern California cuisine, including the Yucatan Shrimp Quesadilla, Baha fish tacos, and the SoCal Carne burrito. And don’t forget the margaritas! Josh’s favorite is the Wannabe.

Josh and friends at Tower 7
Sales Agent Josh Adams after celebrating his birthday with a Wannabe margarita (or three) at Tower 7.

4. Roko Italian Cuisine


Our list would not be complete without an Italian restaurant! Roko is Patrick W’s favorite place to dine. Located at Mayfaire Town Center, it’s an intimate and casual-upscale dining experience – perfect for date night – and features eclectic dishes of seafood, steak, pasta, and salads, all made with the freshest local ingredients.

5. Brasserie du Soleil

If authentic French cuisine is your favorite, then you’re in for a treat at Brasserie du SoleilHannah’s recommendation. Located in Lumina Station on Eastwood Road, they have everything you might expect, including escargot, crepes, charred octopus, bouillabaisse, and a Brasserie salad, built your way! But, don’t forget dessert. Hannah’s favorite is the mini Crème Brûlée. They offer indoor and outdoor seating with lots of charming ambiance and attentive service.

Hannah and friends at Brasserie
Left: Sales Agent Hannah Tew celebrating her birthday with her out-of-town besties. Right: Brasserie’s amazing mini desserts!

Interested in calling our food lover’s paradise home?

Not only is coastal Carolina a top destination for food lovers, but it’s also an amazing place to call home. For more than 25 years, Hagood Homes has designed and built quality-built homes of distinction that embody a coastal lifestyle. We guarantee personal involvement, expert design, and a trusted partnership with every home. We’d love to assist you in your home-building or home-buying journey. Come visit us, and we’ll do lunch!

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