Tower 7 in "Downtown" WB has you covered--same dude that owns K38 and Las Olas. Burgers = PT's at Military Cutoff, on the mainland. Or you could choose from the 1,000 other restaurants in the area depending on where you want to drive. If you want the best Latin food you have ever tasted, go to Los Portales in mid-town off College Rd.
Causeway Cafe for breakfast. Don't go to the Oceanic or Bluewater unless you want to pay too much for mediocre food.
Make sure to visit Britt's Donuts in Carolina Beach before they close down for the off-season. Ask for the "double dip." You won't regret it.
"Britt's Donuts, which has been operating for almost 70 years in Carolina Beach, recently received recognition in MSN City Guides as the second-best doughnut in the nation. The doughnut judging stems from an earlier article by Bret Stetka, a science and medical writer and doughnut aficionado, titled "America's Best Doughnuts". Following that story, Americans spoke out about their favorite sugary delight, clogging message boards with their suggestions. The response to the initial article sparked this sequel - the best independent, small-town doughnut shops in the nation." - Wilmington Star News