Tues: 4:00 - 10:00PM

Wed: 4:00 - 10:00PM

Thur: 4:00 - 10:00PM

Fri:    4:00 - 11:00PM

Sat:  11:00AM - 11:00PM

Sun: 11:00AM - 10:00PM


What They're Saying

Best sunset on the river!


Outside or indoor seating, socially distanced. Fabulous view of the river, fire pit to sit around and enjoy a glass of wine. And that’s just the ambience- the food is amazing! Try the shrimp nachos and/or tacos, delish! We have been here many times and it has been reliably wonderful.  Carolina Beach, NC

Excellent meal, beautiful ambiance, and perfect service.


Our second time here was as good as the first. The setting is beautiful, the service (thank you Sierra) was excellent and the food great. I had the prime rib sandwich and my wife had the Maryland crab cake and both were outstanding.We had a very enjoyable meal and will come back often.  Leland, NC

What a spot! I highly recommend!! Kid friendly!


What a spot! I highly recommend. Casual enough for kids but fun to dress up and visit! Lucky for us, Cameron was also our waitress- she rocks! So friendly, accurate with our order and offered great suggestions and excellent service. We had shrimp nachos and boudin balls for appetizer - both delicious! I had a wedge for dinner and the blue cheese dressing is homemade- one of my favorite recipes!! My dad had the fried seafood platter- the batter so very light and crunchy- not at all greasy! Sister had prime rib sandwich and b-in-law had bbq sandwich. Kids had Mac and cheese which was so creamy and yummy! The homemade chips with ranch were also yummy!! Awesome- can’t wait to try it in the warm weather. Wilmington, NC

A Favorite in the Wilmington Area


Same owner as Fork & Cork - James. We've been here many times. It's in a great location on the Cape Fear River and has absolutely beautiful views. Like his other restaurants it has very good food. We always order a combination of the raw oysters, brussels sprouts, or shrimp nachos to start. The oysters are worth a try since they have a unique blend of frozen bloody mary mix. We've tried many of the entrees and honestly have enjoyed them all. Hazelton, PA

Home Run for Wilmington


Please include Smoke on the Water on your list of the next best places to eat in Wilmington. An absolutely beautiful setting, whether you're sitting inside or outside. Great prices and great food! My favorites: #1 The brisket sandwich ($12), simply delicious!!! #2 The shrimp tacos, wonderful!! If it's a clear day, go in time to view an amazing sunset! I can't wait to go back . . . again and again and again. Florence, South Carolina

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