From Our Editors
For 75 years, Stanley’s Tavern has satisfied Wilmingtonians’ hunger for ribs, wings, and sports with an award-winning ambience and menu. Stretch stomachs for sported stuffing with beer-battered local mozzarella ($7.49). Racks of meat ($21.99 for a full rack of ribs, $15.99 for half) arrive luxuriating in one of five savory treatments, including the original blend of orange marmalade and sesame seeds, a Memphis-style rub, and the smoky Jack Daniel’s sauce. Stanley's Famous Wings (10 for $9.99, 20 for $17.99) cry out for consumption with a variety of sauces and bleu cheese dip. For flavor filed between bready horizons, opt for a sandwich such as the vegetable panini, which packs portobello mushrooms, roasted peppers, and provolone smothered in caesar dressing between two slices of sourdough ($8.99). Kobe beef burgers ($10.99 for an 8 oz. patty) are hand-ground by scissor-handed chefs with hearts of gold. Finish meaty meals with a slice of fried cheesecake drizzled with raspberry sauce ($5.99).