Hampstead Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Hampstead

April 15, 2018 Natalie Tallman

Hampstead is an unincorporated community in Pender County, North Carolina, United States. It is located between Wilmington and Jacksonville on U.S. Route 17.
Things to do in Hampstead

1. Jebby's on 17

15831 US Highway 17 N, Hampstead, NC 28443-3307 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 217 reviews

Jebby's on 17

Reviewed By GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat - Surf City, North Carolina

We stopped in the afternoon for an quick early & simple dinner, so it was almost empty.
My wife had the "TurkeyBLT" Sandwich. It came with Hickory Smoked Turkey, AppleWood Bacon, Swiss, Red Onion, English Cucumbers, & a Wonderful Avocado-Mayo Aioli on Grilled Sour Dough Bread. She thought it was absolutely delicious, I sampled it & agreed. Her side was "Red & Sweet Potato Hash" which was also very good.
I was going to try the Pork Chop, but so glad I changed to the "Jebby Burger" w/ Bacon, Swiss & Sautéed Onions", medium rare, then add a small amount of mayo & ketchup, on a Grilled Brioche Bun & this equals "ONE OF THE BEST BURGERS EVER". So moist & tasty, I will definitely go back for this burger. My side was "Cheddar Grits" which was also enjoyable.
Our server was Ashley, who helped us with recommendations & was very pleasant.
Overall, it is a small, but nice & clean sports bar/ restaurant.

2. Bagel Bakery

16865 US Highway 17 N, Hampstead, NC 28443-3278 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 910-270-9099
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Bagel Bakery

Reviewed By Bear E - Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Being from New England, I have found it very difficult to find "Good" Bagels in North Carolina. As such, I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon a small place in Hampstead, North Carolina called the Bagel Bakery. They had the most awesome bagels I have had in 3 years. The service was excellent and very prompt.They even had SALT Bagels to die for. If in the area be sure to stop they will treat you well.

3. Port City Java

14280 US Highway 17 N, Hampstead, NC 28443-9201 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Brunch SGD 13 +1 910-270-9833
Excellent
48%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Port City Java

Reviewed By DontStayInOnePlace - Wilmington, North Carolina

One would tend to think a Port City Java coffee house would serve a true Espresso Coffee - wouldn't you think so?
Well, think again, they serve an alleged Espresso coffee, which is just a strong version of a regular cup of coffee - WHAT ???

Let me be the 1st. to inform & educate the owners of this Alleged Coffee House Chain --> A true Espresso Coffee is a mini-cup of very strong and flavorful cup of ESPRESSO COFFEE - Brewed at High-Pressure and Temperature in a True Espresso Machine --> NOT just a Strong Cup of REGULAR COFFEE.

Nough said...

4. Burrito Shak

15489 US Highway 17 N Unit 1, Hampstead, NC 28443-7830 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 4 - SGD 10 +1 910-319-0243
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Burrito Shak

Fresh, Fast and Fun food made to order in front of you. Everything is made from scratch using high quality products.

Reviewed By Mdwaugh2001 - Sneads Ferry, North Carolina

I went to this place right after it opened over a year ago and was deeply disappointed as the food seemed very bland.

We decided to check it out based on comments from some of our friends and I was blown away with how good to was. Thinking this may have been a fluke, I returned the next week and it was just as good.

I love the salsa bar and multiple sauce choices. Their chicken is excellent. They are a very nice staff that even catered to the unrealistic demands of a two year old.

Large portions at great prices. The chipotle salsa is amazing. This has become my "go to" place in Hampstead.

5. Sawmill Grill

15919 US Highway 17 N, Hampstead, NC 28443-3747 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 910-270-0056
Excellent
39%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 147 reviews

Sawmill Grill

This is a second location for the Sawmill Restaurant. Original location: 5611 Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington, NC 28412

Reviewed By Alex S - North Carolina

Local family took a group of about twenty to eat here after a Saturday funeral. They had made reservations, so we were seated in less than 5 minutes. The servers were very attentive to our needs (drinks, hush puppies, special orders). Being from the inland of NC, I ordered the Tuna steak. THEY KNOW HOW TO COOK IT! Along with the okra, I was in hog heaven. My wife had the pork chops (of which I ate one of them). They were tender; you could cut it with your fork. I give this place 5 STARS!! WE WILL RETURN!!

6. Village Cafe Hampstead

15444 US Highway 17 N, 47 S. Hampstead Village Dr., Hampstead, NC 28443-3548 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 25 +1 910-821-1234
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

Village Cafe Hampstead

Reviewed By b c - hamptead

Went there for a late lunch took forever for the waitress to come over and when she did she told me another waitress would be over then she came back and asked me if the other waitress came over so I said never mind and left they must be making way to much money for my business

7. Brooklyn Pizza Company

16865 US Highway 17, Hampstead, NC 28443-7116 Delivery, Takeout Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 910-270-0101
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Brooklyn Pizza Company

Reviewed By wecacnna - Surf City, North Carolina

Above average sauce in meals-lots of great sandwiches. Eat in restaurant or to go. They also do catering. If you love pizza and ItaliAN food you will not be disappointed-

8. Sushi Gem

17230 US Highway 17 N, Suite 124, Hampstead, NC 28443-7465 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 910-821-1285
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

Sushi Gem

Reviewed By FortMillMom - Fort Mill, South Carolina

My family and I ate here last week to celebrate my husband's birthday and we will definitely go back. The sushi was very good and the price was ok. If you order more than 8 rolls, they will offer you the sushi boat. Take it, it's fun! They also have a beautiful aquarium.

9. Homeport Restaurant

17230 US Highway 17 N, Suite 108, Hampstead, NC 28443-7465 Waitstaff American, Italian, Pizza, Seafood Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 910-406-1265
Excellent
80%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Homeport Restaurant

We are a nice restaurant where you can come enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner in the hampstead area.

Reviewed By MissyPA71 - Wilmington, North Carolina

Visited on a late, Sunday afternoon. Service was okay. Waitstaff was friendly. Food was okay.

However, our Calzone was cold in the middle and one of the kids meals never came out. (Strange because it wasn't busy and we obviously had two children). To their credit, that meal eventually came out and we weren't charged for it. ---But, the rest of us were done eating.

Seems like most people enjoy this establishment so it's possible that since they recently opened in Hampstead, NC, that we may stopped in at an "off" time when staff may have been short, or, still in training.

10. Bojangles'

22913 US Highway 17 N, Hampstead, NC 28443-3101 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 910-329-0707
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Reviewed By wecacnna - Surf City, North Carolina

Perfect for families on vaca and residents who need a real type meal at a affordable price. We almost always get hot fries and food. Our fav is the family feast which last most meals at least 2 days-12 pieces of chicken,3 sides,1/2 gallon tea (sweet,not and half/half. some of the best tea ever and great drinks with lots of syrup-never watery. with the meal you also get lots of meaty chicken supremes and tons of biscuits. Our last selection was mac.cheese-beans-slaw the bis/chicken pieces make a good breakfast the next day or dinner. We get take out plates and cups and the package they pack it in is user friendly so you never worry over it spilling in your car even if you are alone. Breakfast is served all hours and never a long wait either. The price for our dinner was 29.00 and a biscuit avg-3.00.They do have great country ham.

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