If you want to find good eats at a nice price, follow the college crowd. And in Wilmington, the crowd will typically lead Cape Fear newcomers to the South College Sandwich & Deli - a casual spot along South College Road that’s filled with flavorful basics with a slightly creative twist.
The menu is small but completely delicious, with a selection of grilled sandwiches in regular and large sizes for big appetites, side dishes including potato salad and homemade chips, and special sandwiches or entrees. The “Specials” is a good place to start for hungry patrons, and includes local favorites like the “Beef on Weck,” which boasts slow roasted angus beef piled high on homemade weck rolls, and the Haddock Fish Fry, which is available on Friday nights only from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Everyday diners will also find plenty of sandwiches to love, including the Port City Pepper with turkey, pepperoni, pepper jack and veggies, the Tarheel Roast Beef with provolone and horseradish, and the All American with smoked ham, smoked turkey, and American Cheese.
South College Sandwich & Deli may be crowded during the prime lunch hour, but the tasty results speak for themselves. With wallet-friendly prices and big sandwiches, this deli is gaining a following that’s well outside the local student realm.