The Basics is just that - a place where you can experience all the basics of good Southern food - comfort, fresh regional ingredients, and long-standing favorites...


Whether you're searching for a hearty breakfast to get you going, a celebratory dinner with friends and family, a fun weekend brunch or a quick lunch to get you through the workday, we've got your answer right here. The Basics features a collection of traditional Southern recipes with a modern sensibility - using fresh ingredients, locally sourced seafood and produce, and homemade everything.


We've got your favorites from your childhood side by side with new takes on modern cuisine. So if you're feeling hungry, well, come on in...



(910) 343-1050



319 N Front St
Wilmington, NC  28401



Breakfast M-F 8a-11a

Lunch M-F 11a-4p

Dinner M-Th 5p-9p  Fr-Sat 5p-10p

Brunch   Sat-Sun 10a-3p