The menu at Nelly's is on the wall. It's written in chalk. There are no salads. There are, however, plenty of options. And, when I asked for my pulled pork without the bun, they did not even look at me funny.
My visit to Nelly's was spurred by the suggestion of Patch's own . Not only did she like the food, but she loved that you can walk from the restaurant into the neighboring furniture store. So I asked Patch readers who wanted to make the trek to Wilmington and raised her virtual hand. We had a great lunch with great conversation.
Our lunch at Nelly's was one of the first times I ordered the same thing as my dining companion - pulled pork. Mine, of course, came with no bun. And I also ordered the fries with cheese and bacon. The pork is served without BBQ sauce, but has a flavor to it - like a liquid marinade. With no bun, it was too much flavor. But I can imagine that on a bun, it is moist and delicious. I also liked the BBQ sauce at Nelly's. I am fairly picky when it comes to sauce - finding many of them too smokey. This was a good flavor.
Jepsen said she really enjoyed her sandwich and said she would be bringing her family back. I probably will too. Nelly's is a unique restaurant. With a menu on a chalkboard and the opportunity to write on the ceiling when you visit, it's worth the trip. In addition, I love the town of Wilmington - with its pretty downtown and the river running through. In fact, the river adds a pretty view across the street from Nelly's.
Nelly's is at 140 Bridge Street in Wilmington, which is on historic Route 66. You can find them on Facebook.