Hell's Kitchen from "Dawson's Creek"
Hell's Kitchen, the bar where Joey (Katie Holmes) and Eddie (Oliver Hudson) worked in the sixth season of "Dawson's Creek".
118 Princess Street
STORY & PHOTOS
In the sixth season of "Dawson's Creek" (one of my all-time favorite shows), Joey (Katie Holmes) gets a job at a bar called Hell's Kitchen. Luckily for fans and travelers, there is a real Hell's Kitchen where "Creek" was filmed in Wilmington, NC, and it looks pretty much exactly like it did on the show.
The real Hell's Kitchen has the same wood bar and dive-y feel as Joey's fictional workplace, and Joey's rowboat from "Dawson's Creek" is part of the real restaurant's decor.
This photo from Yelp shows the bar area just as you'd remember it:
I visited Hell's Kitchen in 2006 and was psyched to set foot in one of Joey Potter's former hangouts.
(Pro tip: Hell's Kitchen also appeared on "One Tree Hill", which filmed in Wilmington just like "Creek"!)