We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Boca Bay

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2025 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-7216
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 241: English reviews
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood - excellent service - friendly, professional, and an OUTSTANDING Sunday brunch. A "locals" favorite.

Thank BigDanBear
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family ate at Boca Bay tonight for my birthday dinner. When making the reservation for 4 people it was clearly stated that we were there to celebrate a birthday. No one at the restaurant made mention of the birthday. We started at the bar as the restaurant offers Happy Hour appetizers from 5-7. The calamari was plentiful and sat... More 

Thank CM10358
Colts Neck, New Jersey
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at Boca Bay. Our server Shelby was attentive and gracious. Food was delicious. Atmosphere is lovely. A must in the area.

Thank mch32
St. Johns, Florida
Level Contributor
97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 13, many many different appetizers, entrees and desserts...everything was fantastic! Most of us ordered the grouper special and I think it's the best I have ever had. The service was wonderful and I'll definitely be back the next time I am in Wilmington.

Thank Alison G
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Level Contributor
136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let's just say the best part of the meal was the bread and herb butter. I ordered the Lobster Risotto, it had zero flavor, zero! It was pretty, filled with chopped tomato, leeks, and a grilled tomato- but it tasted like unflavored oatmeal. I just ate the lobster tail on top. My husband had spicy shrimp and tuna sushi roll....blah... More 

Thank April N
Grovetown, Georgia
Level Contributor
85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dark wood with white tablecloths felt very ship like and I felt very relaxed. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu . Their bread was amazing, warm and delicious. I ordered the seafood trio which was shrimp, scallops, and flounder and came with sides of succotash and a kind of cheesy scalloped potatoes. All was excellent, something I... More 

Thank S C
Huntington, West Virginia
Level Contributor
54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Good standby for dinner anytime and brunch has a good variety. There are usually children at brunch and I have seen them there for dinner, but at dinnertime, as accommodating as they are, children may do better elsewhere.

Thank Appaltripper
Southport, North Carolina
Level Contributor
42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Food has always been great, the chairs are very uncomfortable and hurt our backs and those of our guests. Too bad!

Thank Mickey207
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We showed up without a reservation to a packed house. A valet parked our car for us and we were seated on the outdoor covered patio within five minutes. The brunch was buffet style with a nice fresh selection. I had eggs Benedict, sausage links, bacon, cheese grits and a croissant. All was very good. My wife went to the... More 

Thank jeff C
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Level Contributor
210 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Parking is an issue to arrive early. The restaurant itself is quite pretty inside. We went when it first opened so all the complaints from previous reviews never occurred for us. Our waitress was attentive, gave great recommendations, food came out hot, fresh and yummy. Their bread is to die for. Portion sizes perfect. A bit pricey but they use... More 

Thank NCluvtrav

Travelers who viewed Boca Bay also viewed

Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast

Been to Boca Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2025 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-7216
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910-256-1887

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Boca Bay and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Boca Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?