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Elegant, Contemporary, and Delicious: Covey Restaurant

Covey Restaurant


Nestled in midtown Wilmington you will find a gorgeous and welcomed addition to town called Covey Restaurant. The restaurant offers a dining experience that blends traditional Southern flavors with contemporary culinary artistry. After driving by the building multiple times and hearing all the buzz about it, my wife and I decided it would be the perfect setting for her birthday dinner.

The Setting

Covey is arguably one of the most beautiful restaurants in Wilmington. You would be hard pressed to find another space that would rival the ambiance they offer. The contemporary and cozy design features many nooks, which gives guests a unique experience with every visit. The private dining areas makes it an ideal setting for not only intimate or group dinners but also potentially for small business meetings. From the tile work, wood work, floor to ceiling glass, and fixture choices, the decor is extremely impressive.

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The Covey Restaurant Culinary Delights

Covey Restaurant offers bar service, Sunday brunch, and dinner service. My wife and I went for dinner. Unfortunately, we have not yet tried their brunch, but, I hear great things and am excited to give it a try! To start our meal, we ordered the Potato Pave and Tuna Tartare. Both delicious. For our mains, I had a NY Strip Steak and my wife ordered The Catch of the Day which was the winner of our favorite entree. Her grouper was accompanied by roasted root, Asian greens, brown butter and crispy greens.  For dessert we had the Brulee Peach Mousse which was a great way to end an amazing meal.

Some of the other fan favorites include:

1) Fried Chicken – with smoked red onion, green beans, collards, Asian pear mustard

2) NC Shrimp & Grits – with local mushrooms, Nueske’s bacon, grilled peppers, tomato broth

3) Crab Taglietelle – with North Carolina crab, sunchoke cream, egg yolk, rosemary

4) Covey Smash Burger – with house brioche, cheddar, bread and butter pickles, red onion, french fries

5) Roasted Duck – with country fried apples, charred greens, burnt maple bordelaise

To see the full menu, click here!

The Covey Restaurant Dining Experience

At Covey, it’s not just about the food; it’s about the entire dining experience. The attentive and knowledgable staff is always ready to guide you through the menu and provide suggestions, ensuring that your meal is a memorable one. The service was wonderful during our meal as we felt like our waitress was very professional, accommodating, and easy to talk to.

Covey also offers outdoor seating, a fantastic wine list, and an overall great atmosphere that will keep brining you back for more. 


Covey Restaurant in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a delightful culinary journey through the heart of Southern cuisine. With it’s dedication to authenticity, creative twists on classic dishes, and commitment to local sourcing, Covey provides an exceptional dining experience that captures the essence of the region. From the moment you step through the doors, you have an appreciation for the attention to detail and elegant atmosphere. Whether you’re a local looking for a new dining spot or a visitor seeking a true taste of the South, Covey Restaurant is a great option to check out when you have the opportunity.

Where is Covey?

You can find Covey in Wilmington’s midtown, at the intersection of Independence Blvd. and Tiburon Dr. They are near Independence East and One Midtown, right in between downtown Wilmington and Wrigthsville Beach.

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Matt Cedrun

Wilmington has been home for Matt on and off since 2003. He's excited to share all the incredible things the city has to offer!


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