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Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Sawmill “We’re Opened Everyday to Serve you Good, Wholesome Food”

The Sawmill Restaurant has two convenient locations: Monkey Junction 5611 Carolina Beach Road and in Hampstead 15919 U.S. 17, for more information log on to and 

By: Allen Denning
Staff Writer

In the 1800’s the Cape Fear region was well known for its booming logging industry.  Working hard for long hours meant that there was a vital need for the unsung heroes of the business, the cooks.  “The cookhouse was critical to the success of North Carolina’s sawmill camps.”  They provided the fuel to keep the loggers going.  “A great cook was essential in retaining company men…A bad cook could cost a logging boss his best men.”  The Sawmill restaurant located in Monkey Junction and also in Hampstead, is a testament to those cooks who knew that a tasty, fresh and hearty meal was a valuable asset to the entire industry.   Truly a “mom and pop” style eatery, independently, locally and family owned and operated the Sawmill Restaurant has become famous for their delicious home style country cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Step inside the Sawmill and feel the comforts of home in an old world setting complete with photographs and salvaged memorabilia from actual Wilmington area Sawmills.  In true Sawmill cook fashion they serve up hearty home cooked meals to help fuel your own busy life!  Whether dining alone or with a group of family and friends you will find that the Sawmill has something for everyone and always treats their patrons like family!  The Sawmill’s Monkey Junction location has been there for 14 years with many of the same staff and regulars coming back again and again.  Over the years they have made many new friends and watched families grow.  Some love the Sawmill so much that they will go there to eat 3 times a day, and why not with an extensive menu and delicious daily home style specials created by Mama!  At the Sawmill you will get meals cooked fresh to order not just sitting under the warming lights all day long and their menu includes a vast selection of mouth watering choices. 
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, providing the energy you need to face your daily tasks.  The Sawmill can get you ready to take on any day ahead with their fresh cooked morning meals.  The offer everything from traditional egg plates and breakfast sandwiches to massive omelettes and Belgian waffles.  The choices span the spectrum of breakfast favorites; you’ll just have to go back every day to try them all!
When lunch or dinner time rolls around and your stomach starts to grumble, satisfy your craving at the Sawmill.  The lunch and dinner menus feature a vast variety of delicious and filling options.  You may have a hard time even looking past the daily specials which include appetizers, soups, and platters as well as a plethora of fresh vegetables and sides.  If you do decide to look at more you will see that they also offer more home style meals, seafood plates and sandwiches and more.  So if you are longing for a delicious meal of fried chicken, pulled BBQ, Hamburger steak with gravy, or any other southern home cooked meals look no further than the Sawmill.  The Monkey Junction location now features a salad bar which can be ordered as a meal or added to any other meal.  There is nothing quite as enjoyable as building your own perfect salad just the way you want to start off your meal.  The Sawmill’s Salad bar has everything you need to build your own perfect salad whether it is simply your favorite greens with dressing or a mountain of goodies. 
The Sawmill also specializes in catering services.  With the options to order and pick up at a Sawmill location, have the order conveniently dropped off at the event location, or even full service catering including delivery, set up and clean up, the Sawmill is the perfect choice for your next large or small function.  There seemingly endless array of options ensures that you will find the perfect meal to suit the tastes of your guests. The Sawmill Restaurant has two convenient locations.  In Monkey Junction they are located at 5611 Carolina Beach Road and in Hampstead they are located at 15919 U.S. 17.  Both Sawmill Restaurant locations are open at 6:00 a.m. every day of the week.  On Mondays through Saturdays they stay open until 9:00 p.m. and on Sundays they close at 3:00 p.m.  If you would like to find out more about the Sawmill Restaurant please give them a call at 910-350-6909(Monkey Junction) or 910-270-0056(Hampstead).  You can also find an abundance of great information on line at and