Where to eat American food in Bald Head Island: The Best Restaurants and Bars

May 29, 2020 Jacquiline Delozier

Best American restaurants nearby. Discover the best American food in Bald Head Island. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for American restaurants near you.. Bald Head Island, historically Smith Island, is a village located on the east side of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. Compared to the city of Wilmington to the north, the village of Bald Head Island is small and somewhat remote. It is only accessible by ferry from the nearby town of Southport. There are few cars on the island; instead, residents drive modified electric golf carts. Bald Head Island is nationally recognized for its sea turtle nesting activity.
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10. Ports of Call

116 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3814 American, International Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 910-457-4544 http://portsofcallbistro.com
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4 based on 438 reviews

Downtown at 116 N Howe St. Southport, NC 28461 Two blocks from the water.

Reviewed By ChefSten

Fresh bread, delicious soup, great salads. Wonderful selection of red and white wines, plus signature cocktails. The main course was top notch-filet mignon with crab, mash potatoes and brussels sprouts with balsamic. Finish with a cappuccino and tartufo. Wonderful dining.

9. Kate's Pancake House

102 Lake Park Blvd S, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5133 American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible +1 910-458-3663 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kates-Pancake-House/122982534444907
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4 based on 803 reviews

Kate's Pancake House

Reviewed By LisaG0305

They have so many choices for pancakes and other options besides pancakes too. They give you lots of food. Honestly my husband and I probably could have ate off of just one plate instead of us each getting separate ones. Good service too.

8. Old Bridge Diner

132 Country Club Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-8313 American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available +1 910-250-1184 http://www.facebook.com/oldbridgeOKI/
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4 based on 210 reviews

Old Bridge Diner

Reviewed By Pam P

This was our least expensive meal on the island. Everyone ate well and was happy. Service is extremely good and efficient. This was probably the only meal during our week at Oak Island that no one in my party complained about anything! Breakfast served the whole time they are open. Definitely a diner and a very well run one.

7. The Provision Company

130 Yacht Basin Dr, Southport, NC 28461-3712 American, Bar, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront +1 910-457-0654 http://www.provisioncompany.com/
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4 based on 1317 reviews

The Provision Company

Reviewed By Todd1971

Can’t beat the view. The wait process is very efficient and was much shorter than we were told. Self serve drinks make it easy to keep your cup full. The food was decent but not outstanding. The shrimp was slightly over cooked. The deviled crab cakes were good and the conch fritters were excellent. Very lively place and worth the experience when in Southport.

6. Loco Jo's Bar and Grill

602 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3479 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible +1 910-457-9009 http://www.locojos.com
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4 based on 355 reviews

Loco Jo's Bar and Grill

Reviewed By KimNE

First time trying this place and won’t be back. I expected so much more after reading the glowing reviews and then we were quite disappointed. They were full and busy, but I wouldn’t actually consider that a compliment to the place as I usually would. There is only about 6 tables for the whole restaurant and two of them being outside. Ofcourse, not counting the small bar area.A family member called first to inquire how busy they were and explained whoever answered the phone was quite rude and uninviting with curt one word answers.Hi, are y’all really busy right now.She replied, yes.Do you have a wait for a table?She replied, yes.Okay, how long is the wait?She replied, 15 minutes.As each inquiry was made she seemed more disgusted and couldn’t be bothered. She could have replied with the first question. “We are currently full and have a 15 minute wait”. Anyway, we should have just went somewhere else, but we had not tried this place yet on one of our previous Southport visits and passed it off as someone having a bad day answered the phone. The place is so small and we often caught the staff and assuming older manager lady talking negatively about the guests. A lot of talk about wanting the night to be over...The food was just average, so between the the lady that answered the phone who couldn’t be bothered to encourage a family to come in for a great experience and the unprofessional atmosphere, I would say pass. If you are a serious beer drinker you may enjoy your experience more, but as a friendly family restaurant, not impressed.

5. Bar-B-Que House

5002 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-5227 American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 910-201-1001 http://www.bestbbqonthebeach.com
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4 based on 516 reviews

Bar-B-Que House

Reviewed By Charleston_WVMike

We arrived around 5:15 on a Friday evening and ordered a variety of items for take out for 3 couples and 2 children. The young women who took our orders were very friendly and efficient, and our order came out in about 10 minutes. Everything was delicious --- especially the brisket and the BBQ chopped pork! Be sure to try the cinnamon butter on the hush puppies! Highly recommended!

4. Surf House Oyster Bar & Surf Camp

604 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4823 American, Seafood Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service [email protected] +1 910-707-0422 http://www.surfhousenc.com
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4 based on 359 reviews

Surf House Oyster Bar & Surf Camp

Online menu through review websites may not reflect current menu. Please visit official restaurant website to see up to date menus.

Reviewed By sunflower35

My husband and I had "date night" at Surf House while visiting Carolina Beach. This is the second time we've had dinner at this establishment. We started with the raw oysters and fish pate. Both were fresh and beautifully presented. For our entrees, I had the fish of the day (Golden Tile) and my husband had the Pecan Crusted Catfish. Both were delicious and worth the price. Lovely cocktails and wine list too!

3. Fish Bites Seafood Restaurant

6132 Carolina Beach Rd Ste 11, Wilmington, NC 28412-2788 American, Seafood Brunch, Lunch, Dinner Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Ca [email protected] +1 910-791-1117 http://FishBitesSeafood.com
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4 based on 1013 reviews

Fish Bites Seafood Restaurant

A quaint Fresh Seafood experience that won't break the bank. We offer the best quality seafood provided by the owner and other reputible suppliers. We provide an amazing dining experience from Hello to Good-bye. Come check us out and see what all the talk

Reviewed By slowee08

Small restaurant in a small strip shopping center. The grouper, Crab legs, and sides were delicious. Left nothing on our plates. Homemade desserts were tempting so we tried the lighter option (coconut angel food cake) and were not disappointed. The location is far away from downtown Wilmington

2. Mr. P's Bistro

309 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461-3419 American, Seafood Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 910-457-0801 http://www.mrpsbistro.com
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4 based on 642 reviews

Mr. P's Bistro

A longtime Southport institution, one of the top dining spots in town. Low Country-leaning menu. Good wine list

Reviewed By Whatithinknc

I love this restaurant! I always get the underground tuna because it’s so delicious and so much better than anywhere else. Service and food are always great here and we can always take guests here and know we will have a wonderful experience. Don’t ever leave!

10 Things to Do in Bald Head Island That You Shouldn't Miss

1. Cape Fear Boil Company

1140 Lake Park Blvd N Unit F, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4100 American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit C [email protected] +1 910-707-3034 http://www.capefearboilcompany.com/
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5 based on 122 reviews

Cape Fear Boil Company

Cape Fear Boil Company is a locally owned seafood restaurant/caterer specializing in traditional NC 'Coastal Low-Country Boils' serving the Cape Fear region. Our steam 'Pot-To-Go' service also provides our acclaimed boil without the full service catering.

Reviewed By FancyThat313

For our wedding day, we didnt hesitate going with Cape Fear Boil Co. to cater. Ty was exceptional with knowing what questions to ask and addressing food allergies with a few family members. He called a few days prior to the wedding to confirm everything and what Tim he he would be there. The food was perfect. So good, as the bride, i was first at the table to eat and i put an apron over my dress so i could dive right in. It was amazing! They supplied everything. All we had to do was eat up. For the price, the amount of food, and quality.... This was the the easiest decision for us. Highly recommend!! Thank you guys for great food and service!!!!

Where to Eat in Bald Head Island: The Best Restaurants and Bars

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