At Crave we are all about customer service and satisfaction!

We have a hot dog menu with some next-level creations, inspired by none other, than our loyal customers! You can try it all from our loaded potato dog to our chili cheese or Memphis dogs. Order a double or a single, we don’t judge! Our BBQ menu has some classic favorites such as Tacos trio, showcasing pulled chicken, pulled pork, and smoked brisket, or our Mac N ‘ Brisket sandwich. Who doesn’t love delicious mouth-watering brisket, on a warmed brioche bun, slathered with mac n cheese, beer cheese, and some cheddar? We’ll wait…..

Make sure to check out our self-pour beer wall to wash it all down. We offer tons of local crafts and mixed drinks on tap. You can also enjoy some ax throwing with our digital boards with games like duck hunt and tik tac toe. The axes are real, and the games are fun! If you’re visiting with us and happen to come on a Wednesday, kids eat free. We have a family friendly environment where there’s truly something for everyone! Over 25 locations nationwide!

We hope to see you soon……

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Beer & Mixed Drinks!

Specialty Hot Dogs, BBQ & Beer!



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The Food was Awesome!

I ordered a bratwurst with bacon and sauerkraut and they asked me if I wanted either topping heated up or not. I like my sauerkraut cool on mine so that’s how I got it. Just nice being asked and given the option. The food was awesome and their toffee sticky cake is . Everyone there was super kind and I loved my experience. I’ll be coming back for sure. They also have a self pour beer wall that I can’t wait to try on my next visit!

– Garrett H.

Delicious Comfort Food!

Delicious comfort food! Mac and cheese or hash brown bowls are amazing! We also loved the beer wall! You pay for the beer by the ounce so you can try them all or only get as much as you want.

– Brooke Z.

Great Place to Eat!

Great place to eat! Fantastic beer choices and great menu

– Ceres B.

Super Clean & Welcoming!

We walked in the place was super clean and welcoming. The owner was really nice and welcoming as well. We loved that there were so many options to choose for barbecue sauce. We are looking forward to going back and trying more things on the menu.

– Deneatria C.

Affordable, Yummy & Family Owned!

We read some reviews before deciding to come here for our date night. I got the hot dog with cheese, super basic I know, but it was awesome. Hubby got the Crave Supreme which is basically a bunch of meat and brisket and cheese on top of a spicy sausage hot dog– he said he would definitely recommend. The sweet potato tots are to die for! We taste tested all of the complimentary BBQ sauces and while we did have favorites, they were all great. The beer wall was such a cool experience– getting to taste test all the ciders and beers! If you’re looking for an affordable, yummy, family owned restaurant to take your significant other to, Crave is the place to go!

– Katelyn M.

One of the best I've had!

Stopped in quickly to pick up some chicken when we realized we didn’t have any protein for lunch. Got a pound of pulled chicken and I have to say it’s one of the best I’ve had. I’m pretty snobby about BBQ and this chicken was perfectly juicy and smoky. They have a great beer selection, TVs, and a nice outdoor patio. Will definitely be back.

– Gabe D.

Food was good!

Food was good! Everyone was so friendly , we went for bingo night and won prizes for the restaurant. They also only bake everything! I will be going back again!

– Kayla B.

Hot & Fresh!

This place is beside another new food location I’ve been trying so I thought I’d give it a try! It was pretty good overall! Everything was hot and fresh and made while I waited which was nice! Everyone inside was very friendly as well and willing to give food suggestions which is always good too! They will certainly see me again!

– Quentajia S.

Best BBQ in Town!

This place is some of the best BBQ in town! The Trifecta Sliders are worth trying. 5/5 stars easily

– Emily J.


Delicious! I got loaded tots and he got the Mac and brisket sandwich. We were so hungry I forgot to take a pic before we started eating. The beer was great too!

– Erika E.

Great Idea!

Beer wall with great local selections and tasty BBQ. Loved all the sauces. Loaded tots were also a highlight of my experience. And if all that wasn’t enough, they really have one of the best atmospheres around, with great local music and corn hole out back to enjoy as well. Definitely will be returning many, many times!

– T. Davis

We All Loved Our Food!

I ate at Crave today with 13 other people and we all loved our food! I had the pulled pork sandwich and I highly recommend it!! I loved how I was able to choose from the different sauces. The staff was amazing and very helpful. The place was clean, friendly, relaxing, and very enjoyable. They had games that you could play when you got done eating. They had corn hole, connect four, and lots more.


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– J. Phillips

Food Was Excellent

Came here for lunch and a couple of beers. Experience and food was excellent. The hot dogs and cheese fries were on point. Laura was great and answered all of our questions. Will definitely be back.



– J. Ivey

We Had a Fun Time!!!

Was looking for a good hot dog, relax, kids and pet friendly and found it at Crave Hot Dog and Barbecue. Great customer service, friendly staff, delicious hot dogs 🌭, large beer selection 😎. We had a fun time!!!

– O. Deg

Delicious Food

Great place and delicious food. The staff was very friendly and courteous. We would love to return when we’re back in area for a movie.

– D. Williams

Phenomenal Service

This place had phenomenal service and an outside patio for our dog. The all beef hot dog was good value.

– B. Glover

Best Hot Dogs!

Best hot dogs in Wilmington! And they are half price on Tuesdays. I travel a lot and this is fast becoming one of my favorite spots in Carolina. Not do mention all they do for military Veterans (my father is a vet). Sometimes the Brunswick stew is on special. Pineapple Upsidedown Cake is magnificent. Immaculately clean place. Great beer selection. This spot is about to take off. Get there while it’s still somewhat of a hidden gem! Incredible staff, too, very nice and accommodating. Love it here.

– M. Vincent

Friendly Atmosphere

Had the ribs mac n cheese and sweet potato tots. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!! Decided to try something new it was a great choice. Friendly atmosphere service was great not a long wait. Will go back.

– N. Peterson

Fast and Friendly Service

A great place to eat overall. Fast and friendly service. The atmosphere is really cool and the food is delicious. A unique taste and selection of food with a southern twist.

– A. Ryan

Yummy Food

Yummy food and good service. Pour you own beer is sweet. Plus they are small local business who support the veterans and our services.

– L. Kitchen

Friendliest Staff

Probably the friendliest staff I’ve seen in Wilmington. The food is good and the have BBQ potatoes! I’ve been looking all over for those since we moved from TN.

– K. Kahn

Really Great Food

Really great food, atmosphere and customer service. Clean place. We got the Mac N Brisket sandwich, The Monster Pretzel, and two hotdogs. All very delicious and affordable. Definitely recommend!

– J. Cottle

Great Hot Dogs!

This place has great hot dogs! It’s not expensive at all, and the hot dogs are huge. They toast theirs buns like the pros do. My wife had their chicken sandwich and it was great too! I will definitely be coming back!

– T. Hines

Awesome Food and Service

Awesome food and service! Highly recommend the taco trio! We had a large family group that ate a little bit of everything and absolutely no complaints! We will definitely be coming back!

– R. Roof

Absolutely Delicious

The food here is absolutely delicious. I received a Huge portion!! They offer 6 different bbq sauces varying from vinegar to ketchup based at each table to add to your food. The environment was friendly from the moment we walked in the door. The self serve beer wall was very cool! I highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the Wilmington Area. Great food, great atmosphere, great beer, and great management!

– E. Vance

Great Atmosphere

We’ve been here maybe 4 times since they opened and each time we leave satisfied . Lots of choices and specials on specific days plus a wide selection of beers on tap. Great atmosphere for many occasions and their food reminds me of the southern cooking back home!

– C. Ball

Food Was Great

Food was great. Love the atmosphere and decor. Fast service! What impressed me the most was the table dedicated to the fallen soldier. Nice touch Crave!!

– T. Haney

Out Of This World

This place is awesome! The staff is courteous and wonderful. I ordered their loaded potato tots and it was out of this world! I will definitely come back.

– M. R.

Absolutely Delicious!

Absolutely delicious food!! The beer cheese was amazing. The BBQ taco trio was fabulous and a lot there! Definitely be back to try more!
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-Orlynda Carter

Definitely Recommend This Place!

We saw an ad for Crave and just had to try it. It was even better than expected! Fantastic food and an awesome beer selection! With plenty of tvs to watch the game on! Had a great experience and definitely recommend this place!

-Justin Reed


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