Hampstead is just North of Wilmington, a sleepy town that Wilmington locals are escaping to and QUICKLY! Nestled between Topsail Island and Wrightsville Beach, the waterfront town holds the areas best-kept secrets for boating and beautiful water with the seclusion from an abundance of woodlands. Tranquility is the best way to describe Hampstead, NC. It is truly the perfect escape yet with big-city amenities at your fingertips, great restaurants, shopping, health care, and more are just minutes away. 


Sawmill Grill

Good ol' homestyle Southern cooking! Home cooking and friendly service is what The Sawmill is all about, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a comfortable setting. Both Sawmills are dining landmarks for locals and visitors alike. Just good food, great service and plenty of it!

Camino Real

Authentic Mexican cuisine! The owners immigrated from Degollado, Mexico and brought their family recipes to share with the community. Great atmosphere, great food, and specials that are sure to make you smile!

Burrito Shak

A Hampstead hometown favorite, this restaurant was built with the vision of sharing the taste of high-quality fresh-mex cuisine in a family friendly atmosphere. Quality ingredients and perfect for the whole family!

Oval and Ale

They offer artisan style pizza, salads, 12 rotating craft beers, bottled beer and wine. Indoor and outdoor seating options. Family friendly environment. *Fast casual, no table service.

Nunzio's Pizza

Local to the community since 2010, they offer a wide selection of pizzas, ranging from traditional Italian flavors to new favorites – and they’re always customizable.

Jebby's on 17

They offer artisan style pizza, salads, 12 rotating craft beers, bottled beer and wine. Indoor and outdoor seating options. Family friendly environment. *Fast casual, no table service.

Sushi Gem

An Asian Bistro which serves Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisine. They have the best sushi rolls selection in the area (over 60 specialty rolls) Take a quick look over the sushi page and find something that might interest.

The Italian Market

A family owned restaurant just minutes away from Salters Haven. They provide fresh breakfast sandwich's, cold or hot hero subs, pasta dishes, and so much more! This authentic Italian store offers heat and eat options personal or family size and catering! This is a local favorite for lunches on the go, take out dinners, and authentic Italian grocery shopping.


Ironclad Golf and Beer Garden

There’s absolutely no better golf course to create lasting memories for your next special occasion. At Ironclad Golf & Beer Garden, their specialty is providing an unforgettable time at our golf course in Hampstead, NC. They aim to be the perfect place to spend a fun night with friends while enjoying a round of golf and delicious beers. They offer a driving range, craft beer, seltzers, and even night golf. And once you’re done winning a few games, stop by the brewery for everything from lagers to IPAs. ALL 18 Holes are Now Open! Contact them today to schedule your tee time and start playing!

Leaf and Barrel Provision Co.

Leaf & Barrel is Hampstead's first and only craft beer and fine wine bottle shop, striving to bring you only the finest hand selected beer, wine, and cigars to consume on site in a fun, low key, family/pet friendly environment!


Matter More Coffee

Serving coffee with a purpose, Matter More's owner says the reason behind their name is the idea that “What unites people, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic or status, is a desire to know with certainty that who they are and what they do matters." Swing by for your daily caffeine boost and a smile from their kind and friendly staff!

Burney's Sweets & More

A place to escape your troubles, slow down, and enjoy a croissant. Perhaps the iconic, fried croissant (a true fan-favorite)... or maybe a dozen of the sophisticated donuts with artisanal fillings.

A Taste of Sunrise Coffee House and Gathering Place

Offering locally roasted coffee to inspire and provide their local community a unique environment where locals and visitors to North Carolina coastal shores can stop by and take a break to be free from the stress of work, school or home. Whether it's for a few hours or 5 minutes, everyone needs a place to escape sometimes!


The Orange Blossom

The Orange Blossom is a fun boutique loaded with unique handcrafted, brand new, gently used, up-cycled, and vintage furniture, gifts, home decor, jewelry, and more!


Coastal Fitness Center

A family owned and operated facility. A one-stop shop for fitness in the Hampstead area. They have top of the line Hammer Strength equipment, cardio deck with entertainment center, free weights, multiple squat racks, multiple bench press stations, ab and core area, and more!

Axis Fitness Center

STRENGTH, CONDITIONING, and ENDURANCE - together with fellow athletes and unparalleled coaching, this method has been tested and the results speak for themselves. A 24 hour gym with scheduled group courses or use the gym on your own, having the option of either makes this gym ideal for the day to day person.

Cross Fit Reignited

Fitness for all levels regardless of where you are on your fitness journey, they have the ability to scale their programs to fit you and your goals. They pride themselves on their communities located in Wilmington and Hampstead will welcome you with open arms as you learn the movements they utilize in CrossFit.