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Where can I find a good breakfast restaurant?

Liz Biro

City and country lovers alike find the best of both worlds each morning in Wilmington. Breakfast here can be grits and biscuits or Eggs Benedict with crab. No need to wake up early on Sunday. Brunch is available.

Dixie Grill

116 Market St., Wilmington [Map this]


Bacon, eggs, grits and biscuits are this genuine greasy spoon’s signatures, but contemporary fare like honey whole-wheat French toast and fried green tomato BLTs are offered, too. The 85-year-old restaurant is in a 105-year-old building over a legendary underground stream named Jacob’s Run. It’s a great place to begin a downtown tour.


4501 Market St., Wilmington [Map this]

(910) 799-3430

Casual and neighborly, this simple breakfast house’s fare is cheap and basic but good.  Expect the homey usuals — Western omelets, malted Belgian waffles, steak and eggs any style – along with some Southern staples like homemade biscuits, liver pudding and fried fish with grits and eggs.

Boca Bay

2025 Eastwood Road, Wilmington


Lots of people flock downtown for breakfast at Dixie Grill or the hip brunch scene at next door’s Deluxe, where a flamenco guitarist entertains the crowd. But don’t miss Boca Bay’s abundant and delicious brunch. Eggs Benedict, braised beef, an omelet station offering all sorts of fillings, fresh baked goods , waffles with fresh whipped cream, crepes, pasta, pastries, etc., etc., are served in a casual but stylish tropical setting. Think Bermuda villa.

Please post your thoughts on favorite spots below.

— StarNews food critic Liz Biro

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5 Responses to “ Where can I find a good breakfast restaurant?”

  1. On July 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm Coast wrote:

    Great breakfast, all day, at the Causeway Cafe in WB. Great food, good spot and wonderful people. Thanks

  2. On March 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm Mary Gaddy wrote:

    Chandler’s Wharf has a great breakfast place….Barista Cafe and Bakery….yummy omlets and the best French toast I have ever eaten!

  3. On July 18, 2010 at 10:01 am Ernest L.Gelegonya Sr. wrote:

    Milners Cafe & Catering,
    311 Judges Rd.
    Great Food 7:A.M.- 3: P.M.
    Food as it should be . . . .

  4. On August 2, 2010 at 2:41 pm Coach E. wrote:

    Jimbo’s, don’t forget Jimbos. Also College Diner is open later/earlier. Also Boodles.

  5. On August 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm Local wrote:

    Saltworks is one of my favorite breakfast spots.

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