5 Fabulous Cheap Eats under $10 in Wilmington

5 Fabulous Cheap Eats under $10 in Wilmington

There are actually many places that offer cheap eats under $10 around UNCW that dole out big portions and are big on flavor. Check out these five top places to grub without breaking the bank.

P T's Olde Fashioned Grille

P T’s Olde Fashioned Grill offers a diverse menu of traditional American classics with burgers being their specialty. They serve up massive platters of chicken tenders, extra-long hot dogs, fresh lemonade, salads, and much more.

Diners rave about the fresh-cut french fries that can be seasoned with lemon pepper, cajun spices, or another topping of choice like cheese or chili and onions. Sit indoors or head out to the patio at this cheap eatery that doesn’t skimp on flavor.

Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn

Those looking for a laid-back place for cheap eats in Wilmington near UNCW will find their solution at Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn. Their specialty is burritos in about a dozen different flavors, but the diner also doles out a good selection of Mexican classics at excellent prices.

There are several vegan options available, and diners rave about the ultra-fresh salsa bar and salad station. Portions are typically large enough for sharing, and there is an outdoor patio where locals gather for food and drinks for lunch and dinner. Service is fast for those in a rush.

<p><em>Visit <a href="https://jimbosbreakfastandlunch.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Jimbo’s</a>, an iconic establishment, and support a family business and a piece of Wilmington’s living history.</em></p>

Visit Jimbo’s, an iconic establishment, and support a family business and a piece of Wilmington’s living history.


Get the day started off with a satisfying breakfast and recharge with cheap lunch and dinner options at Jimbo’s on South College Road in Wilmington, NC. They have recently revamped the menu at this cozy, long-running family business that’s been around for 40 years. They serve breakfast all day and stay open late.

When french toast, eggs, breakfast meats, pancakes, or a classic dish is in order, place an order with Jimbo’s. Don’t forget to check out their daily specials that are almost always under $10.

Casey’s Buffet

Looking for a huge buffet for under $10 in Wilmington’s nearby campus? Check out the sprawling, no-frills spread at Casey’s Buffet on Oleander Drive. The food is hot and fresh, and there is no limit on how many trips diners can make to the buffet bars. Typical options include fried chicken, pasta, seafood, barbecue, and dozens of sides along with a salad bar. There is typically no wait, so it’s a great place to pop in for a quick bite on a hurried day.

Winnie’s Tavern

Soul food and freshly made colossal burgers are the standouts at Winnie’s Tavern at 1895 Burnett Boulevard near the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Over half the meals on the menu are priced under $10, and they offer impressive drink specials daily. This coastal tavern is adorned with a nautical theme and is often packed with hungry diners who want to take advantage of this laid-back local staple that’s been around since 1962.

Some stop by for a meal and then hang out for a game of pool with friends or to check out sports on the big screen televisions at Winnie’s Tavern. Great food, friends, fun, and fast service have been bringing in patrons for four generations. Come by and check out their daily specials!

Whether you are on the go or want to pick up some cheap eats around town, these five eateries don’t disappoint and are very affordable. Most allow call-in orders, and a few will even deliver!

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