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Will any Wilmington restaurants be open for Christmas dinner in 2011?

Mike Voorheis

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More restaurants than you might expect are open on Christmas day this year. Here’s a good starter list. If you know of an addition, please add it in the comments below.


Innovations at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N. Water St., Wilmington [Map this], open 6:30-11 a.m.; (910) 763-5900.

Oceans at Holiday Inn Resort, 1706 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach [Map this], 6:30-11 a.m.; (877) 330-5050.

The Bistro at the Courtyard Marriott, Carolina Beach, open for breakfast until 8 a.m. (910) 458-2030.


The Pharmacy, 110 E. Moore St., Southport [Map this], noon-6 p.m. Reservations only. (910) 457-5577.

Melting Pot, 885 Town Center Drive (Mayfaire), noon-7 p.m. (reservations recommended, $27 for four-course meal), (910) 256-1187.

Ruby Tuesday, 5218 S. College Road, Wilmington [Map this], noon-9 p.m.; (910) 395-2396.

Sweet & Savory, 1611 Pavilion Place, Wilmington [Map this]; 1-5 p.m.; set menu four-course meal for $24.99 adult; $11.99 ages 4-11. (910) 256-0115.


Fox & Hound, 920 Town Center Drive (Mayfaire), open 4 p.m.-close (based on volume) (910) 509-0805.

Hoplite, 720 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach [Map this], 4 p.m.-close (based on volume), (910) 458-4745.

Indochine, 7 Wayne Drive, Wilmington [Map this]; 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; (910) 251-9229.

Slice of Life, 122 Market St., Wilmington [Map this]; grabslice.com; 6 p.m.-3 a.m.; (910) 251-9444.

All day

Harbor Masters, 315 Canal Drive, Carolina Beach [Map this]; 7 a.m.-2 a.m.; (910) 458-2800.

College Diner, 911 S. College Road, Wilmington [Map this]. Open 24 hours.

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5 Responses to “ Will any Wilmington restaurants be open for Christmas dinner in 2011?”

  1. On December 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm Tammy R wrote:

    All Waffle Houses are open 365 days a year.

  2. On December 17, 2011 at 12:13 pm barbara wrote:

    Can you give more suggestions this week?

  3. On December 20, 2011 at 6:27 pm KGB wrote:

    Katy’s on S. College road will be open 11am to 2am Christmas Eve and 5pm -2am Christmas day

  4. On December 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm Craig "THE Doorman" Shepard wrote:

    Tre Benzios at 121 N Front Street will be open after 5pm Xmas day and the dance club/lounge til 2am!

  5. On December 24, 2011 at 12:19 am Brock wrote:

    Hooters is the Christmas tradition in my family. Wings, Beer, and Football. Even mom loves it.

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