Flaunting red-checkered tablecloths, Fred Chason's Grandsons Restaurant invites diners to lounge amid a boundless, buffet-style picnic of sumptuous Southern classics. Enclose meat mountains of barbecue chicken, seafood, meatloaf, or pulled pork with a sea of sides, such as the mac ‘n’ cheese or collard greens. Then further bolster the agriculture industry of your edible village by summoning a rainstorm of cobblers and pies. The buffet bounty spreads its barbecued wings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner ($4.99–$9.99) and is conveniently situated just off I-95 at exit 41, or at exit 41 1/2 when it makes its reappearance once every 300 years.
Customers won't find any heat lamps within The Wing Co.'s kitchen, but that doesn't mean their made-to-order wings aren't hot. Instead, the increased temperatures come from nine sauces, which run the gamut from sweet chili to Cajun to teriyaki. However, the cooks aren’t content to just spread sauce on wings. Upon customer request, they can also splash the tasty liquids over salads, riblets, and sandwiches—including their signature wing burger.
Matching the wings’ heat is the dining room's firefighter-themed decor. Hardhats and helmets double as lampshades, while firefighter boots, tanks, and clothing hang from the walls, in case of an emergency costume party.
Village Coffee House sates caffeine cravings and silences grumbling tummies with a wide selection of gourmet java drinks, fresh baked goods, and café fare. Much like when a bumblebee gets trapped in one's ear canal, Village Coffee House’s long list of espresso beverages generate an invigorating buzz that stays all day. Start your day off with a café mocha ($3.39/$3.99), caramel macchiato ($3.58/$4.58), or the featured coffee ($1.89/$2.09), made with a carefully selected blend of coffee beans from around the world. Though both locations serve coffee and pastries, the South Peak location offers eight breakfast combos, including a ham-and-egg omelet ($4.49), biscuits and sausage gravy ($3.99), and a BLT sandwich ($3.49), providing the nourishing sustenance needed to withstand a taxing day of typing, stapling, and capturing the pesky office alligator. Noontime noshers can refuel with a grilled or fried chicken salad ($6.99), bacon cheeseburger ($7.99), or fried bologna sandwich ($5.99). With hardwood and tile floors, warm hues, and a cozy selection of tables, couches, and oversized chairs, Village Coffee House provides a relaxing environment for visitors to sip on espresso and surf the free WiFi.
From sporting events to arcade games to electronic trivia, the 30 HD screens at Hellas Restaurant & Sports Bar engage diners with a variety of diversions. When not watching TV, diners can cluster around tables to order from a menu that includes Greek cuisine made with olives and feta cheese, as well as grilled steaks and seafood.
The bar's specialty drinks bear the names of Greek gods, such as the Aphrodite, which includes a sweet blend of Malibu, Midori, and vanilla vodka. During late nights on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the music turns up and the lights go low as the eatery transforms into a nightclub, complete with a live DJ, flashing lights, and actual basilisks that take over the dance floor with their best renditions of the worm.
Sophie's deli artists pile fresh, local ingredients into savory sandwiches that are accompanied by a copious catalog of coffee drinks and sweets. Sandwich sculptors occupy restless hands with hot paninis, such as the chicken florentine stuffed with in-house sliced and grilled chicken, provolone, and sautéed spinach on toasty sourdough ($7.99). Nonpressed sandwiches allow strata of proteins and trimmings to stand taller and wrinklier, counting among their ranks the J.M.M., freighting a 1/4-pound bundle of roast beef, horseradish aioli, and roasted peppers into mouth inlets ($6.99). Beat post-lunch snoozing fits with coffee drinks ranging from a basic house brew of the day ($1.55–$1.85) to more exotic potions such as a toffee nut latte ($3.35–$4.35) or love-inducing mocha. For a meal-ending burst of sweetness, Sophie's trucks ice cream from nearby Wilmington, arriving in 16 summery flavors, including georgia peach and cappuccino crunch, along with several fat-free options ($2.99/scoop).
Gabriella's serves up a menu of customizable pizzas alongside classic Italian pastas, sandwiches, and homemade desserts. A starter of crispy calamari ($6.95) primes taste buds for entrees such as chicken marsala served with pasta and italian bread ($8.95). An 18-inch pizza arrives fresh from the oven with an array of toppings ($10.50), such as pepperoni, banana peppers, and spinach ($1.50 each), while a personal pizza ($5.25), like a studio apartment, offers the freedom to arrange toppings ($0.75 each) however you'd like within 10 inches of personal space. Diners can twist fettuccine alfredo around forks with a choice of chicken or shrimp ($8.95–$9.95) before ending meals on a sweet note with a homemade cannoli ($2.75).