Short order restaurant with a full gluten-free menu and relaxed atmosphere. Under new ownership, Mar 2020. Open Tue-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm.

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96 Reviews

First Review by VegansillyCat


Points +71

26 Nov 2023

Every city needs one

I was intrigued that their hot dogs were PETA award winning. Separated from my group on a business trip and ordered loaded fries, a hot dog, and a piece of cake. They were all amazing!! All of it!! 5/5 experience and highly recommended.

Pros: Sustainable take out containers, Vast selection



Points +42

12 Nov 2023

Amazing food and location

What more can you ask for? The best vegan restaurant in one of the most beautiful locations in the world! Staff are always welcoming. My favorite is the buffalo sandwich, homemade chips, and Arnold Palmer. Love it here!

Updated from previous review on 2023-11-12


Points +58

01 Nov 2023

Everything is amazing!!

We LOVE Sea Level! All of the food is so fresh and flavorful. Kale nachos are a MUST!

My new favorite is the crunch wrap. . .only available on Wednesdays now. We live over an hour away, so we usually visit on the weekend. Tonight was a treat! Please make it a regular item on the menu. It is phenomenal! I also tried a side of the tempeh, black bean chili. . .yummy!!!

All staff members are so friendly and helpful! If you are anywhere near the area, you should stop in and see them!

Updated from previous review on 2023-11-01

Pros: Kale nachos, Crunch wrap, Friendly staff

Cons: None


Points +232

11 Oct 2023

Really tasty

Food was flavorful and menu had a ton of options. Portions were also pretty large


Points +158

17 Sep 2023

A favorite place in Wilmington

The food, service and vibe are top-notch. We visited in July when we were in the area. When we came to Wilmington again, we knew we wanted to eat there again. This time we had the hot dog special, a plain dog and hot chips. We ended up sharing the cowboy chili as well, and both of us got the delicious sunset tea. We got dessert to go: a peanut butter cookie, an oatmeal pie, and the chocolate cake with chai, pecan and coffee topping. It was all very good and our server was friendly and attentive. On our way out of town, we decided to grab Reuben and hot chips to go which was an excellent choice. The Reuben is what I had on my initial visit and I highly recommend; it has so many flavors at once and the melange is wonderful. Adding here just in case management is reading this review: we would have ordered appetizer-sized nachos if it had been available.

Pros: Delicious food, Great service, Comfortable atmosphere

Cons: None


Points +20

03 Sep 2023

Great food

We have eaten at Sea Level City several times and have liked everything we have had. Great vegan food. Staff are super too.

Pros: Just a great place to eat.

Cons: There is only one in Wilmington


Points +45

01 Sep 2023


They opened right at the beginning of the pandemic. All I wanted was for them to not only survive but thrive.

I heard all about the Lentil burger and ordered it the way others had: chipotle, avocado, lentil burger, and fries.

It was delicious!

Pros: Welcoming staff, Fabulous Food, Competitve Prices

Cons: None


Points +74

25 Aug 2023

Fun Diner Atmosphere

The falafel was outstanding and I really enjoyed the burgers as did my non-vegan friends. The only thing that could use improvement is the brownie seemed stale.

Pros: Great burgers

Cons: Baked goods need to be fresher


Points +72

12 Aug 2023

So good!

My husband had the special, which was a tofu sandwich with melted Gouda and he said it was in his top 3 best sandwiches he has had. I had the avocado pita melt and it was delicious as well. Fries and hot chips were also great. We are also really happy with the service, the employees were all nice and accommodating. Prices were really great as well!

Pros: Delicious food, Reasonable prices , Great atmosphere and friendly staff


Points +58

16 Jul 2023

One of my Favourites!!

I have a large family and am the only vegan but I promise you all of them found something they loved about this place. my personal favourite were the Shrimp Tacos 🌮 omg you srsly wouldn't be able to tell these were vegan !

Pros: So many options, yummy desserts, and amazing atmosphere!

Cons: a little pricey but that's the quality is 🤌🏻


Points +114

05 Jul 2023

So good

The chavo burger & plantains are insanely delicious. Also love the peanut butter cookie. Everything is cooked so well and super tasty!


Points +18

24 Jun 2023

Best vegan place in North Carolina

I eat here about two days a week. I don't change much but what I get is so delicious no need to change. The staff is great. The food is great what else can I say.. they are the best in town!!

Pros: Everything about them is good, Very clean, Very people friendly I think.

Cons: mmmmmm?? This is super hard. , Just one and it may be just me.. no people , Of color work there. That would be nice to see


Points +164

24 Jun 2023

Always a delight for the senses!

The atmosphere is fun and bright, the staff is welcoming and the food is fresh and thoughtfully prepared…what’s not to love?!

Pros: The food, The atmosphere , The staff


Points +21

19 Jun 2023

Great Vegan Food!

Everything I’ve tried at Sea Level has been delicious. Most of the items are made in house so not a ton of processed food. My favorite is the Tempeh Reuben. Nice diner atmosphere.

Pros: Good, Employees , Atmosphere


Points +1225

04 Jun 2023

Absolutely incredible

Great food, cute atmosphere, friendly staff. So glad I got to visit. Can’t recommend this place enough.


06 Jul 2023


Points +103

27 May 2023

My favorite restaurant in wilmington

I always get the nachos with kale. the reuben is really good though. service is always very nice, i like the vibes a lot. they have cute treats and fun specials that regularly change. i’ve been going here since it belonged to the previous owner and love how green it is. I get nachos for takeout often and it’s often thoughtfully packed with cold toppings separate from the warm.

I’ll often go in with my gf, place a to-go order, walk over madame meerkats while i wait for food to be ready, and go back! sometimes i get a baked good but they’re not really what i go there for.

Pros: Entirely vegan, Lots of familiar options like hotdogs and nachos, A five starcertified ocean friendly establishment

Cons: A little pricey, smaller facility, wouldn’t take huge group


Points +78

20 May 2023

Gluten free yummmm

Love this place. Great vibe and excellent service.

Pros: Most Everything has a gluten free option, Variety menu, Milkshakes


Points +176

10 May 2023


AWESOME menu and food. Worth the trip! Oatmeal cookie sandwich was amazing and the Carolina dog delicious.

Pros: Taste, Variety, Oatmeal cookie sandwich

Cons: Too far from my house (haha)


Points +130

07 May 2023

Yummy comfort food

Always love an all vegan spot, especially in the south. Nice old school diner vibes, the type of place that’s open to all walks of life.

The queso was delish, the tortilla chips were perfect. I tried the Korean bbq grilled cheese special and it was a party in my mouth.

The rest of the menu looks good. I’m here in Wilmington working for a lil while so I’ll definitely be back.


Points +98

Mostly Veg
17 Apr 2023

Hits the Spot

I've eaten here a few times and I've never been disappointed. The sweet treats are great!


Points +214

08 Apr 2023

Out of This World!

Unbelievable vegan food with many GF options. Had the Buffalo Crunchy Dog. Hubby had Carolina Dog without the kimchi. Ordered Fried Shrimp as appetizers; incredible, shocked that they are GF and vegan! So, so good!! Had a side of fried plantains with jerk sauce that was just as amazing.
Visited again on our rainy Saturday for lunch. Started off with hot Chai with agave and oat milk. Hubby got the Coconut Curry soup; so tasty, warm and filling. He had the Buffalo Crunchy Dog. I had the Fried Shrimp burger, no onions with a side of plantains. My sandwich was heavenly! Purchased cookies to go: party, oatmeal, and oatmeal cookie pie (OCP).

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-07

Pros: Everything is vegan, Many GF options , Not expensive

Cons: None


Points +48

08 Apr 2023

Amazing all vegan!

Local options and all very good! Southern and coastal options all vegan!!

Pros: Amazing food all vegan!


Points +76

31 Dec 2022

Solid Vegan Diner

Pretty good food. Apparently had a veg hot dog that won a PETA award.


Points +26

Mostly Veg
17 Dec 2022

Great Place for Linch

I eat lunch here from time to time. The friendly servers are efficient and prompt. I typically get the kimchee Reuben so I can speak only to that item: I love it. I have chosen different side dishes and never has one disappointed me. This is the sort of locally owned business that deserves community support.


Points +132

22 Nov 2022

Good food and nice atmosphere

We had the shrimp tacos, a hot dog and the medit. Salad, all of them very nice. Quesedilla for the kids, would have been nice if it included a side.


Points +331

09 Nov 2022


They have some really great options. The chips and queso were some of the best we have ever had. It is very cute inside also. I would definitely recommend stopping here!!

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-09

Pros: All vegan :)


Points +194

24 Oct 2022

I love Sealevel!

Sealevel is my favorite veg spot when in Wilmington. They always have a bunch of delicious deserts, but their tempeh Ruben is where it is at (and don't forget about the kale nachos!). I love their spirit, restaurant vibe, and the food has never disappointed me.

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