Get Outta the City Girlfriends Getaway

Friday Lunch: The Country Squire

A glass of Country Squire wine served with lunch @ The Country Squire is a perfect way to kick off a weekend getaway in Duplin County. Lunch at “The Squire”, as the locals refer to it, is a true dining experience.  Be sure to take a tour of the place – it is very beautiful and quite unique plus be sure to sample their wine in their Tartan Tasting room!  They’ve got fantastic menu items, including surf and turf.  My personal favorite is the chicken teriyaki paired with a delicious glass of Country Squire’s own Highlander Cabernet/Merlot Blend.

The Country Squire
Address: 748 Nc 24 And 50 Hwy, Warsaw, NC 28398

Phone Number:910-276-1727
Hours: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Wednesday– Friday (lunch)
11:30 pm – 2:00 pm Sunday (lunch)
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Wednesday and  Thursday (dinner)

5:00 pm- 10:00 pm - Friday and Saturday (dinner)

Closed for lunch on Saturday



Friday Afternoon:  Liberty Hall / Cowan Museum of History and Science

After you’ve enjoyed your lunch, take a short drive over to Main St. towards Liberty Hall in Kenansville.  You will immediately be transported to the antebellum south upon seeing the beautiful Greek revival plantation home of the Kenan Family.  See the wedding dress from Mary Lily Kenan who married Henry Flagler in what was known as the "Wedding of the Century!"

Directly next to Liberty Hall is the Cowan Museum of History & Science.  It’s fascinating to see the collections of artifacts and farming and woodworking tools used back in the 19th century, and what life was like then. Also, explore and relax in their Native Plant Garden.

Liberty Hall
409 S Main St, Kenansville, NC 28349
Hours: 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday
Cowan Museum of History and Science
411 S Main St, Kenansville, NC 28349
 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday

Friday Night: Dinner & Live Music @ the Mad Boar, in Wallace

Drop off your bags at The Holiday Inn Express in Wallace and then get ready for dinner! Conveniently located adjacent to the Holiday Inn Express in Wallace, is The Mad Boar Restaurant.  It’s casual dinner spot in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.  They’ve got an extensive regional menu with fresh seafood entrees from the nearby North Carolina Coast.  On Friday & Saturday nights, they have live music that starts at 8:30pm, so you can uncork, unplug, and unwind with your besties!

Mad Boar Restaurant
111 River Village Pl, Wallace, NC 28466
Phone Number:
11:00 am – 10:00 pm - Monday & Tuesday (Pub Hours)
11:00 am – 10:00 pm - Wednesday &Thursday
11:00 am – Midnight – Friday & Saturday
11:00 am – 10:00 pm - Sunday
Holiday Inn Express
131 River Village Pl, Wallace, NC 28466
Phone Number: 


INSIDER TIP:  – Be sure to check out their daily specials and band line up on their website, www.madboar.com!

Saturday Morning:  Shopping in Downtown Wallace

Downtown Wallace has quite a few quaint boutiques and shops!  Stop by Art of Hope  and Tin City Western Wear.  If you like boutique fashion, you will also enjoy stopping by  The Glass Slipper.  For some more pampering, stop by Gilmore's Coffee Shop for baked goods and coffee!

Address: 100 NW Railroad Street, Wallace, NC 28466


Do you like soaps?  Before leaving Wallace, don’t miss checking out The Shea Shack at 617 Southerland Street. They carry an assortment of handmade all natural beauty products such as Body Butters, Facial Scrubs, Raw Shea Butter and Raw Black Soap.



Saturday Lunch:  The Bistro @ Duplin Winery

Afterwards enjoy a glass of sweet Duplin wine served with lunch @ The Bistro.  The atmosphere at Duplin Winery is always a lot of fun!  Enjoy a tasting, have some laughs and relax while you savor a meal prepared by their expert Chef.  On your way out, you’ll want to check out the gift shop!  You’ll find specialty food items, boutique-style clothing, personal care products, lots of cute gift ideas, and of course, wine!

The Bistro @ Duplin Winery
505 N Sycamore St, Rose Hill, NC 28458
Phone Number: 800-774-9634
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11:00 am–3:00 pm




To get some real value – I recommend you check out Duplin County’s Wine & Dine Package that includes an overnight stay and other perks. For more information, contact guest services at The Holiday Inn Express in Wallace.

Saturday Afternoon: Tasting & Tours – Duplin Winery

Explore the largest winery in the South, Duplin Winery.  Tastings at the tasting bar a a lot of fun  and tours of the winery are free!  You’ll learn about the nuances of wine sampling and the 5 S’s of wine tasting:  sight, smell, swirl, sip and savor.  Enjoy!

Address: 505 N Sycamore St, Rose Hill, NC 28458
Hours: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday

Tours start at 11:00 am Monday through Saturday
(Last tastings of the day are offered two hours prior to closing)

Tastings are $5 per person 
(Upgrade to a Deluxe Wine Tasting for $10 per person, includes delicious gourmet crackers and dip)


Saturday Night: Dinner at Rose Hill Restaurant

Enjoy one of the best Southern Style home-cooked meals you’ll ever have at The Rose Hill Restaurant, located across the street from Duplin Winery.  The menu specialty is Pit-Cooked Barbecue Pork and Barbecue Chicken  along with daily specials.  Yummy goodness!

Address: 312 N Sycamore St, Rose Hill, NC 28458
Phone Number: 910-289-2151
Hours: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday

Sunday Morning:  Manis & Pedis – in Wallace @ ACC Nails

After breakfast at the hotel – it’s time for manis & pedis!  ACC Nails in Wallace is the perfect place for some well-deserved pampering!

Address: 5615 S Nc 41 Hwy # 500, Wallace, NC 28466
Phone Number: 910-285-4900
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am–7:30 pm, Sunday: 10am–6pm

Sunday Lunch:  MIK's in Wallace

After pampering yourself, you’ll enjoy MIK's for lunch!  This is a local family- owned restaurant in Wallace.  They specialize in appetizers, wide variety of hot wings and burgers, BBQ, seafood.  YUM!

Address: 105 South Norwood Street, Wallace, NC 28466
Phone Number: 910-285-5600
Hours: Mon. – Tues. 5 pm – 10pm, Wed. – Thur. 11 am – 10pm, Fri. - Sat. 11 am – 12 am, Sun. – 12pm – 10pm