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Tugboat Tony's Bagel Cafe

Tugboat Tony's Bagel Cafe Family owned cafe on the riverfront in downtown Wilmington. We offer the most delicious coffee, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, muffins and chips!

Operating as usual

Proud to say we haven’t missed a day due to hurricanes or covid…but sadly, Tugboat Tony’s has turned over command to a n...
12/01/2021

Proud to say we haven’t missed a day due to hurricanes or covid…but sadly, Tugboat Tony’s has turned over command to a new owner. Thank you for many amazing years of love and support. Please continue to support the new café and all of the small businesses in our community.

With Love,
TUGBOAT TONY⚓️

We will never forget🇺🇸...#911memoral  #neverforget #wtc #nyc #groundzero #american #heros
09/11/2021

We will never forget🇺🇸
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#911memoral #neverforget #wtc #nyc #groundzero #american #heros

We are overwhelmed by all of the love and support we have felt from our friends, patrons and community.🙌🏽We are happy to...
07/25/2021

We are overwhelmed by all of the love and support we have felt from our friends, patrons and community.🙌🏽We are happy to announce we have our three, 15 minute parking spots back in the lot on Princess and N Water!
Thank you to the city of Wilmington for their prompt attention to this matter. We hope to see everyone soon and continue to serve this little big town we love. 🍴😊⚓️

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF WILMINGTON,NCDear Mr. Mayor:Two months ago , a loyal customer of Tugboat...
07/22/2021

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF WILMINGTON,NC

Dear Mr. Mayor:
Two months ago , a loyal customer of Tugboat Tony's Bagel Cafe at 106 N. Water Street wrote you a letter pointing out how the lack of parking was affecting
the businesses on Water Street between Princess and Chestnut due to the ongoing construction which has been in progress some three years. After no response,
the letter was posted on facebook and within 1 day, three 15 minute parking spots were designated in the private parking lot on Princess Street.
Four weeks ago the parking spaces were eliminated . Calls to the city were responded to with assurances that the parking spaces would be reinstated and we
are still waiting.
The repairs on this segment of Water Street have dragged on for years through delayed starting dates, contractor not working due to lack of payment by the city,
and quite honestly some lack of caring about the establishments on this part of Water Street. We have gone from June to July and now on to August and we have some doubts
since there are days where we see no one working and equipment sitting idly. We generally respond to our customers when they ask us how is business by stating we are a "non-profit". When a customer calls and asks us if the construction is still ongoing and we answer yes, they hang up. We see a rough road ahead when sidewalks and access to us will further hamper business if there
is no game plan in place.
Please re-instate the three 15 minute parking spaces in the private parking lot which now charges $6.00 an hour for parking.
Respectfully, Tugboat Tony

Come down for breakfast or lunch. We are OPEN!!!
07/04/2021

Come down for breakfast or lunch. We are OPEN!!!

Remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We are OPEN today 7a-2p...#memorialday #americanholiday #obser...
05/31/2021

Remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

We are OPEN today 7a-2p
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#memorialday #americanholiday #observation #usmilitary #freedom #bravery #sacrifice #cafe #newyork #coffee #bagels #breakfast #lunch

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there making it look easy when we know it is not🌸We appreciate and love you!...#...
05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there making it look easy when we know it is not🌸
We appreciate and love you!
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#mama #mothersday #love #respect #appreciate #honor #unconditionally #care #life #mother #madre #mami #mom #grandma

05/06/2021

ISO part time help
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
15/20 hours a week
Email: [email protected]

03/13/2021

Tugboat Tony would like to thank the Mayor and the city of Wilmington for their quick response and support for the small businesses of
Water Street.

https://www.wect.com/2021/03/12/business-owner-says-water-street-construction-continues-hurt-local-stores/?fbclid=IwAR2-...
03/13/2021
Business owner says Water Street construction continues to hurt local stores

https://www.wect.com/2021/03/12/business-owner-says-water-street-construction-continues-hurt-local-stores/?fbclid=IwAR2-FErR8-Vwgv081wf_f4Hc3GXkIoW0vMPJJpxyntNGd7HF6xKlzC8q6Fw

For more than two years, Tony Savas has had to deal with ongoing construction on Water Street, directly in front of his business Tugboat Tony’s. Just 10 days ago the city once again blocked off the portion of road in front of his store in order to once again, do construction work - now - Savas is ...

We are happy to announce there are three (15 minute) parking spots available in the parking lot adjacent to our building...
03/13/2021

We are happy to announce there are three (15 minute) parking spots available in the parking lot adjacent to our building on the corner of princess!
Please, come down and enjoy Tugboat Tony’s breakfast or lunch this weekend!
Thank you to everyone for their ongoing love and support! 🍴😊⚓️

Letter to the mayor. #savesmallbusiness #downtownwilmington #grateful
03/11/2021

Letter to the mayor.
#savesmallbusiness #downtownwilmington #grateful

You can order your breakfast from bed this weekend. Or even the night before. Just set a time for pickup and your favori...
01/16/2021

You can order your breakfast from bed this weekend. Or even the night before. Just set a time for pickup and your favorite breakfast or lunch sandwich will be waiting for you at @bagelcafe.ilm 😋
Click here📱
https://tugboattonys.square.site/

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#bagels #cafe #downtown #wilmington #bacon #egg #cheese #newyork #coffee #brew #shoplocal #capefearriver #eat

2021 brings you a quick and easy way to order your favorite meals from Tugboat Tony’s! Click the link below and give it ...
01/04/2021

2021 brings you a quick and easy way to order your favorite meals from Tugboat Tony’s! Click the link below and give it a try today. Pick up at the window or select curbside and someone will bring it right to you in your car. 😃yay!
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https://tugboattonys.square.site/
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#cafe #online #pickup #curbside #coffee #bagels #bacon #egg #cheese #soeasy

We have a huge announcement to make. Starting tomorrow January 4, 2021, we will launch our NEW online ordering site. So ...
01/03/2021

We have a huge announcement to make. Starting tomorrow January 4, 2021, we will launch our NEW online ordering site. So quick and easy, save time by ordering online for pickup or curbside.
Just think, your favorite breakfast or lunch sandwich at your fingertips, just the way you like it. Add coffee, a soda or Joe’s tea to the bag and take your meal to go.
Thank you downtown wilmington for your continued support. Please tell a friend!🗣

https://tugboattonys.square.site/

Need a platter for your next event, meeting, brunch, bridal or baby shower, corporate event, birthday or any special eve...
01/02/2021

Need a platter for your next event, meeting, brunch, bridal or baby shower, corporate event, birthday or any special event?! We’ve got you covered😉

We can customize the platter to fit your needs. Bagels can be presliced and sandwiches can be individually wrapped. Add fruit, muffins, cookies or pastries to your platter. Coffee by the cup, carafe or bag is available too.

Email: [email protected]

Wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy new year!💥✨💫#newyear #bye2020 #hello #2021 #happy #healthy #family #frien...
12/30/2020

Wishing you and yours a very happy and healthy new year!💥✨💫
#newyear #bye2020 #hello #2021 #happy #healthy #family #friends #food #eat #cafe #coffee #bagels #sausage #bacon #egg #cheese #lattes #breakfast #lunch #allday #tugboats #riverfront #capefear #wilmington #downtown #waterstreet #smallbusiness

Tugboat Tony’s will be open until noon on December 24th and closed on Christmas Day!Wishing you and yours a very merry C...
12/24/2020

Tugboat Tony’s will be open until noon on December 24th and closed on Christmas Day!
Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!🎄

You know what to do. ...#smallbusinesssaturday #smallbusinessowner #familyowned #supportsmallbusiness #shoplocal #shopsm...
11/28/2020

You know what to do.
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#smallbusinesssaturday #smallbusinessowner #familyowned #supportsmallbusiness #shoplocal #shopsmall #wilmington #nc #downtown #cafe #coffee #bagels #sausage #egg #fresh #food

Tomorrow is #smallbusinesssaturday ❕❕❕Don’t forget to support your local businesses and shops. We have gift cards availa...
11/28/2020

Tomorrow is #smallbusinesssaturday ❕❕❕
Don’t forget to support your local businesses and shops.
We have gift cards available for purchase so you can give the gift of the best bagels and coffee around😉
While you’re stopping in, try one of our bacon egg and cheese sandwiches or a holly jolly latte! Bring breakfast home for the family. Everyone will be glad you did.
Thank you to our amazing community for continuing to support our family owned small business here in downtown wilmington😊🍽⚓️
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#smallbusiness #family #community #support #downtown #wilmington #nc #bagels #coffee #bacon #egg #cheese #sausage #latte #shoplocal #smallbusinessowner #fresh #food

Tugboat Tony’s will be OPEN til noon tomorrow for Thanksgiving Day! We are thankful for our loyal customers who have sup...
11/25/2020

Tugboat Tony’s will be OPEN til noon tomorrow for Thanksgiving Day!
We are thankful for our loyal customers who have supported us through some crazy times, especially this year.
Grab breakfast for the whole crew. Try a sweet treat like one of our specialty coffee lattes or bring home a bag of our 100% Colombian coffee straight from New York to enjoy after lunch or dinner.
#thankful #thanksgiving #gratitude #local #localfood #smallbusiness #support #customer #food #breakfast #lunch #bagels #coffee #bacon #cheese #sausage #sandwich #latte #capuccino #turkeyday

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parent...
11/18/2020

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks.

Tugboat🌲Tony’s is proud to be collecting toys this year. Please drop off an unwrapped toy to the cafe.

Let’s make this Christmas (especially after 2020🙄) extra special!🎁🎁🎁

#toysfortots #christmas #christmasspirit #peace #love #joy #children #marinecorp #donate #gifts #2020 #tugboattonys #family #smallbusiness #breakfast #lunch #coffee #cafe

To all of the men and women who have served, thank you. Especially our grandfather who immigrated here from Italy and im...
11/11/2020

To all of the men and women who have served, thank you.
Especially our grandfather who immigrated here from Italy and immediately joined the army, the most American thing he could do.🇺🇸
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#proudtobeamerican #purpleheart #veteransday #brave #veterans #soldiers #landofthefree #america #unite #freedom #gratitude #forever

Happy Halloween from the ghouls and goblins at Tugboat Tony’s @bagelcafe.ilm ...#halloween #breakfast #morning #eggs #ba...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween from the ghouls and goblins at Tugboat Tony’s @bagelcafe.ilm
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#halloween #breakfast #morning #eggs #bacon #cheese #bagel #coffee #ham #breakfastsandwich #hot #fresh #newyork #downtown #wilmington #capefearriver #familyowned #smallbusiness #october31 #skullandbones

Looking for a place to stay downtown? Try one of these Airbnb’s, conveniently located steps from the river walk on S Wat...
08/19/2020

Looking for a place to stay downtown? Try one of these Airbnb’s, conveniently located steps from the river walk on S Water street. Close to restaurants, bars, museums, wedding venues and of course, all activities on the Cape Fear River. It’s even walking distance to @bagelcafe.ilm so you can still get your fix of New York style coffee and bagels in the morning 😉😉
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#airbnb #riverwalk #downtown #wilmington #waterstreet #sleep #staycation #datenight #weddings #celebrations #businesstrips #couples #families #walk #stroll #capefear #river #homeawayfromhome #wifi #smarttv #cozy #convenient #clean

Nothing is more satisfying than feeding hard working, dedicated teachers that we know have gone above and beyond for our...
08/13/2020

Nothing is more satisfying than feeding hard working, dedicated teachers that we know have gone above and beyond for our children. It has been a tough time since schools were closed...but today, we celebrate and welcome back staff and students to a “new normal” and fresh start.
Thank you to the teachers at Porters Neck elementary school and to all teachers across the country!🇺🇸
#portersneckelementaryschool #pelicans #teachers #school #pta #family #newyear #food #breakfast #bagels #creamcheese #fruit #juice #coffee #downtown #wilmington #thankyou #supportsmallbusiness #enjoy 🙂⚓️🍴

Want to take home bagels for the whole family? Call us in advance so we are sure to have the flavors you want and the qu...
04/07/2020

Want to take home bagels for the whole family? Call us in advance so we are sure to have the flavors you want and the quantities you need. Two day advance notice is appreciated, for any day of the week😉😉
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And we will be OPEN on Easter Sunday until 1pm. Hoping to keep some normalcy with bagels for breakfast😃 Please call ahead to order your dozens and half dozens to go. What a treat for the whole family. Our cream cheese flavors are plain, honey walnut, jalapeño, veggie, scallion. You can get those in half pounds and pounds.
Thank you for your support during this crazy time.
#smallbusiness #bagel #cafe #newyork #coffee #breakfast #lunch #togo #curbside #pickup #staysafe #coronavirus #pandemic #downtown #wilmington #riverfront #capefear #eat #fresh #food #family #easter #sunday

Address

106 N Water St
Wilmington, NC
28401

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 1:30pm
Tuesday 7am - 1:30pm
Wednesday 7am - 1:30pm
Thursday 7am - 1:30pm
Friday 7am - 1:30pm
Saturday 7am - 1:30pm
Sunday 7am - 1:30pm

Telephone

(910) 769-6570

Services

  • Kids
  • Outdoor
  • Takeout
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Lunch

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Just wanted you to know how happy this native New Yorker was to enjoy a Tugboat Tony's Bagel Cafe bagel sandwich this morning. 🥯 I was in NYC a couple weeks ago and had an awful egg and cheese bagel (at LGA, serves me right). All I kept thinking of is that I can get a good NY bagel at home in Wilmington. Oh, and yes, I parked in the free 15 minute spot (even though all spots are free on Sundays).
#WilmingtonNC and our island beaches know a thing or two about bagels. 😍 ⁣ Happy #NationalBagelDay! How do you indulge #WheninWilmington? 🥯 ⁣ ⁣ 📷: Beach Bagels, @every_last_bite of Mr. Bagel Meister Carolina Beach, Yelp Wilmington of S & L New York Style Deli and Tugboat Tony's Bagel Cafe
Best bagel and Wilmington , beats out Beach Bagels. Made with the authentic NY touch by Authentic Nyer Anthony
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The 2020 Restaurant Madness competition began with a bang for our top 16 restaurants with the top seed and last one in separated by only 32 votes. We are in for a wild ride the next 4 weeks. It’s anyone’s Chompionship to win. Voting for the Sweet 16 begins on Thursday, March 5th. Tugboat Tony's Bagel Cafe Copper Penny Anne Bonny's Bar & Grill Circa 1922 The Fork n Cork PinPoint Restaurant Beer Barrio Caprice Bistro Savorez Rooster & The Crow The Foxes Boxes Benny's Big Time Pizzeria The Basics @ the Cotton Exchange Front Street Brewery Slice of Life @blackseagrill
Just wanted to drop a line a say that you guys are the best, and thank you for the chocolates! All of us in my department at CFCC love Tugboat Tony's.
Still recovering from beer fest & costume parties? Same fam! Tugboat Tony's Bagel Cafe to is the hangover cure of all Monday scaries 👻
☀️ Hey Wilmington ☀️ Looking for something AWESOME to do on this cloudy Saturday?! How about vote for some of your favorite business for "Best of the Best" awards!! We're up for best Bakery, Sweet Shop, and Gluten Free Options! Also be sure to vote for some of our Downtown friends with Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Wilmington NC for Best Cocktail Selection and Tugboat Tony's Bagel Cafe for Best Bagels!! Thank you for all your support!! 💗💗 https://starnewsonline.gatehousecontests.com/2019-Best-of-the-Best-ShorePicks/gallery?group=320980
1st person ever to consume both signature sandwiches (the hangover + the giant mess) in one sitting! Thanks guys for coming in. See you soon. Go Nick!
Went to tugboat Tony’s this morning for food. We live about a block away. Line was out the door, which was fine, we’re used to waiting as long as the foods good. As I was waiting in line, the person taking orders had to step back to help with the overflow of orders. Deff understaffed, but again, I understood. What I didn’t understand was as soon as the guy taking orders left the counter the cook walked out. My husband and son were outside so I went to check on them, and I see the cook lighting a cigarette WITH HIS GLOVES ON in front of my infant. Of course, my husband moved as soon as he did but then we saw this guy smoke his whole cig and go back inside and not even change his gloves. Sure to say we’ll NEVER go back. Can’t wait for beach bagel to open up downtown.
Hey Tony!! Wayne says Hi and Senior Softball players miss you A LOT!!
Grubhub customers have requested your everything bagels and caprese panini be delivery options. Who is the best person to speak to about this?