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Wilmington’s Sandwich Gem: The Half Sandwich Shop

The Half Sandwich Shop


Nestled on the north end of downtown Wilmington is the charming, culinary gem known as The Half sandwich shop. This delightful restaurant sits in a 1,000 square foot brick building that used to be a Wilmington Branch of NC Mutual Life Insurance Company.  The Half has gained a loyal following due to it’s creative, delicious, and well-crafted sandwiches.

Collaboration of Interests

The Half is a collaboration of sandwiches, beer, and art which creates the perfect combination for an enjoyable meal experience. Their menu options are extremely complimentary to vegan, vegetarian, and meat lover crowds alike. Their innovative sandwiches are created with inspirations from around the globe.  Some of the crowd favorite signature sandwiches include:

1.) The Mixto –  roast beef, ham, salami, fresh mozzarella, olive salad, onion, roasted red pepper, and mixto sauce on ciabatta bread

2.) Italian Parts Unknown – ham, genoa salami, capocollo, provolone, shredduce, tomato, onion, giardiniera, red wine vinaigrette, and sandwich spice mix on an Italian roll

3) The Rachel – turkey, kraut, slaw, swiss, and Russian dressing on rye bread

4) The Harvey – roast beef, pickled onion, swiss, slaw, and tangy garlicky mustard sauce on ciabatta bread

5) The Jojo – ham, turkey, kimchi, savory mayo, fresh cucumber on ciabatta bread

The Half Sandwich

A Warm and Cozy Ambiance

The staff are extremely kind and welcoming as soon as you walk in. The interior boasts a rustic charm with exposed brick walls and vintage decor. Whether you choose to sit down for your meal or take it to go, The Half offers a chill atmosphere that is ideal for having a casual lunch or dinner with friends, family, co-workers, and clients. 


The Half sandwich shop is more than just a place to eat. It’s a culinary destination that embodies the spirit of the local community. With a diverse menu, delicious sandwiches, and inviting atmosphere, The Half has solidified itself as a must visit spot in the heart of Wilmington. So, whether you’re a local or a traveler looking for an authentic taste of the city, make sure to give this place a try!

Enjoy Your Sandwich!

The google map for where the restaurant is located can be found at the bottom of this article. Enjoy your sandwich!

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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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