Cater Away

Caprice stacks with sweet basil dressing from Joe Caldropoli’s Coastal Catering & Events. Courtesy photo

Caprice stacks with sweet basil dressing from Joe Caldropoli’s Coastal Catering & Events. Courtesy photo

A wedding is not only a celebration of a couple’s love but should also be a celebration of things the couple loves together. As for dining, it is an opportunity to enjoy a bride and groom’s favorite cuisine and to raise a toast in their honor.

From Boiling Spring Lakes to Bald Head Island, local caterers offer an array of options, in both food and price. Regional seafood abounds, and even global fare excites and delights. While almost any restaurant may take on a wedding or rehearsal dinner if one only asks, we’ve compiled a list of tried-and-true caterers in our area, allowing them to describe what their catering is all about. Bon appétit!

Atlantic Seafood and Steaks
5059 Southport-Supply Rd. SE, Southport
457-4477 •
Known for a wide variety of fresh seafood, low-country entrees and 100 percent Angus beef steaks. Enjoy a family-friendly casual dining experience.

Bald Head Island Club
1 Salt Meadow Trail, Bald Head Island
457-7300, ext. 106 •
From elegant, sophisticated soirées with four-course catered dinners to fun, romantic parties with a modern or vintage twist, the Bald Head Island Club offers an exclusive experience for your wedding day. Our exquisite culinary team will build a customized menu specifically for you.

BBQ House
5002 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island
201-1001 •
We will deliver to you at a location of your preference. A BBQ House meal is perfect for wedding rehearsals or receptions, company functions or family gatherings. A BBQ House feast is sure to bring on the smiles. Got a smaller event? We also offer cooked-on-site pork “butt”—we smoke ‘em, you pick ‘em up and enjoy all the praise. Don’t forget to ask about our delectable offering of side items and cakes by E&E!

Bella Cucina
5177 Southport-Supply Rd., Southport
454-4540 •
Leave the worry to us and let Bella Cucina help to make your function a huge success. We offer a wide selection of seafood, Italian and American cuisine using fresh products from local purveyors. Bella Cucina: real fresh—real Italian.

Coastal Catering & Events
591 S. Shore Dr., Boiling Spring Lakes
We are a full-service caterer. We specialize in weddings, corporate, small, large events. We can help with all aspects of your catering needs from start to finish. We service Topsail to Myrtle Beach area and anything in between. We offer free tastings to up to four people, no charges for cake cutting and no corkage fees. Great Food, great service, great people.

Frying Pan
319 W. Bay St., Southport
From heavy appetizers to full-scale entrees, Frying Pan can do anything a bride and groom could want. In the past they’ve roasted pigs for catering, and even served delicacies such as butternut squash soup and clam chowder.

Plaza Garibaldi
1671 N. Howe St., Ste. 1, Southport
Offering authentic Mexican right here in Southport. We can help you build a catering menu to fit your needs, from guacamole to rice and beans, and of course more.

Shagger Jacks
8004 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island
933-4103 •
It’s your day … It’s your menu. Offering modern American cuisine, every aspect of your event is fully customizable. Choose items from our popular seafood specialties, grilled entrees and favorite hors d’oeuvres or work with our talented kitchen staff to create your day. Make your appointment now by giving us a call.

Shoals Club
100 Station House Way, Bald Head Island
457-3705 •
Known for its Southern-inspired cuisine and regional seafood specialties, the Shoals Club relies on the freshest locally and regionally sourced ingredients. Sample menus are available when you contact the Shoals Club’s Events Planning Division.

Taylor Cuisine & Catering
731 N. Howe St., Southport • 454-0088
Bald Head Marina at Deep Point • 457-7830
We are a full-service restaurant, catering and personal chef company where we cater to your taste and “Taylor” to your budget. Taylor Cuisine Cafe & Catering, Inc. evolved from the love of preparing all types of cuisines and years of working in the restaurant industry in New York. We pride ourselves in quality, service, creativity, and most importantly, fresh food.

The Omelette Man NC Catering
1761 Juniper Rd., Southport
269-8880 •
We have been providing the Wilmington, Southport and Myrtle Beach communities with delicious food for many years. No project is too small or too big for our executive chefs, and we are happy to create most any dish for your special occasion. We offer omelette stations, pasta stations, a carving station, breakfast, brunch and dinner parties, and more.

Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering
6220 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island
With a focus on fresh seafood and excellent steaks, pastas and hors d’oeuvres, Turtle Island offers on- and off-site catering. Everything is full service with a liquor permit.

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