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Wilmington-area restaurants place town in Yelp’s Top 10 list

Yelp, the national crowdsourced review website, has released a new list with new summer travel inspiration. They used restaurant recommendations from their users for a list of the top ten US food destinations.

Three North Carolina cities, including Wilmington, made the list.

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The report made a point of mentioning that Yelpers love the crab cakes at Bridge Tender, 1414 Airlie Road, near Wrightsville Beach. This is a local spot where you can enjoy great food while admiring the view of the Intracoastal Waterway. They also say the crab dip from Cape Fear Seafood Company, which has a local restaurant in Leland, Porters Neck and Monkey Junction, is particularly popular.

The Bridge Tender Restaurant at 1414 Airlie Road in Wrightsville Beach is a local favorite overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.  FILE PICTURE

Yelp’s data science team regularly compiles a list of destinations for foodies, researching which cities got the highest restaurant ratings from foreigners and what visitors enjoyed the most. For the 2022 list, they only included places with fewer than 250,000 residents that have “must know” food scenes.

Asheville, home to some of the recent James Beard Foundation award winners, was No. 1 and Kill Devil Hills in the Outer Banks was fourth on the list. Elsewhere in the region, Charleston, SC and Savannah, Ga. were also among the “Small towns, big flavors” spots.

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Allison Ballard is a food and restaurant reporter at StarNews. You can reach her at [email protected]

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