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Where to eat, drink, and stock up on Christmas day in the Wilmington area

A handful of restaurants and bars in the Wilmington area, like Hell'l Kitchen on Princess Street, will remain open on Christmas day. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)
A handful of restaurants and bars in the Wilmington area, like Hell’l Kitchen on Princess Street, will remain open on Christmas day. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)

WILMINGTON — Out of eggnog or have some cabin fever this Christmas day?

For those looking to hit the streets in search of something to eat or drink, and for others who forgot an ingredient for their Christmas feast, we’ve gathered a list of restaurants, bars, and grocery stores open on Christmas day in the Wilmington area.

While most of the major supermarkets — Harris Teeter, Lowes, and Trader Joe’s — are shut down for the day, a few small specialty stores remain open.

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Below you’ll find information on hours and locations of grocery stores, restaurants, and bars that will be open in the Wilmington area.

Restaurants and bars

Big Thai Restaurant1319 Military Cutoff Rd.5–9:30pm
Blue Asia Bistro341 S. College Rd. #5211am–10pm
China King845 S. 17th St.11am–5pm
Denny’s1201 College Rd.24 hours
Denny’s7245 Market St.24 hours
IHOP5628 Carolina Beach Rd.6am–3pm
IHOP5355 Market St.6am–3pm
Indochine7 Wayne Dr.5pm–10pm
Hell’s Kitchen118 Princess St.6pm–2am
Fox & HoundMayfair Center4pm–midnight
Jade Garden2601 Castle Hayne Rd.10:30am–9pm
Jade Garden1735 Reed Road (Leland)10:30am–9pm
Joe’s Oasis6400 Carolina Beach Rd.4pm–11pm
The Harp1423 S. 3rd St.Noon–8pm
Hooters5112 Market St.4pm–Midnight
The Husk31 S. Front St.3pm–2am
Lucky Star Chinese3926 Market St.11am–10:30pm
Lucky Star Chinese6002 Oleander Dr.11am–10:30pm
Nikki’s Hibachi Steakhouse1055 Military Cutoff Rd.4–10pm
Oceans at Holiday Inn 1706 N. Lumina Ave.6:30am–11am
Peking Gourmet120 S. Front St.11am–10:30pm
Sweet n Savory Cafe1611 Pavilion Pl.11am–6pm
Silver Dollar (Carolina Beach)3 Cape Fear Blvd. 4pm–2am
Tavern 146309 Market St.4pm–2am
Waffle HouseAll locations24 hours

Grocery Stores

Asian Life Market4302 Market St.9:30am–5pm
Earth Fare943 Military Cutoff Rd.Closed
Food LionAll area locationsClosed
The Fresh MarketMayfaire Town CenterClosed
Harris TeeterAll locationsClosed
La Huerta Fresh Produce830 S Kerr Ave.8am–5pm
Lowes FoodsAll locationsClosed
Tidal Creek Co-Op5329 Oleander Dr.Closed
Trader Joe’s1437 College Rd.Closed
Sam’s Superette1023 S 6th St.7am–10pm
Sam’s Superette 21415 Dawson St.7:30am–8pm
Whole Foods3804 Oleander Dr.Closed
World MarketMayfaire Town CenterClosed
Village Market Grocery26 S 2nd St.8am–midnight


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