Being this close to the water may inspire a taste for the islands, and Wilmington visitors can appease this craving with a visit to Reggae Hut Bar and Grill. Located in the heart of the Downtown area, and just a few blocks from the Cape Fear Riverfront, this fun destination can cater to hungry lunchtime patrons and party-hopping night owls alike.
Like the bar and restaurant itself, the menu is big, bold, colorful, and casual, with a large collection of both familiar items and more unusual Caribbean dishes. Diners will want to start in the big appetizers section, which includes coastal classics like coconut shrimp and fried okra baskets, as well as more unusual items like “Bang Bang Shrimp” with island sauce and the Taste of Jamaica platter with jerk chicken, curry chicken, and jerk pork. From there, patrons can feast on a range of wraps, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees, which veritably all have a little extra island flavor. Dive into the Reggae Burger with jerk sauce, try the juicy jerk chicken sandwich, or go full-local with an entrée of Brown Fish Stew or Escovitch chicken or fish. With creative fare that can’t be found anywhere else in the downtown area, (and plenty of drinks to go around), Reggae Hut Bar and Grill is bringing new flavor to Wilmington.