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Riverboat Landing

Riverboat Landing Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://riverboatlanding.com
  • Email: caffephoenix@mac.com
  • Phone: (910) 763-7227
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday: Brunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30m - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, American
  • Executive Chef: The Morgan Brothers- Alex and Nate
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Water
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Riverboat Landing
Downtown Wilmington's landmark dining destination. At the foot of Market Street with balconies overlooking the Cape Fear River, a second floor "al fresco" dining room and views to the Battleship North Carolina. Built in 1854, the unique blue building is featured in countless renditions of Wilmington's historic waterfront and endures as one of the areas most recognized restaurants, not only for the character of the architecture but the quality of the cuisine.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "If you're looking for a casual evening, a romantic date night, or just some great food (at a reasonable price), you should definitely stop into the Riverboat Landing. They have cute two-person balconies that look out over the Cape Fear river. They don't take reservations for this prime real estate, but they always do the best they can to be accommodating. The food is divine. The steaks melt in your mouth, the potatoes and veggies are always fresh, the appetizers are fantastic, and the seafood is always cooked perfectly. There are so many great choices, you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I took my best friend for a day trip on her birthday to Wilmington, and wrapped it up on a perfect note at Riverboat! Our server was professional, polite, and welcoming and the food was out of this world. We were lucky enough to get a table on a balcony and we were constantly admiring the view! This restaurant is a gem of Wilmington and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area. I will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Beautiful setting, over the top delicious cuisine, and spectacular outdoor view. It doesn't get much better than this."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This a good but not great restaurant. The seating experience was frustrating. Lots of reasons why every table that we preferred was "not available" to us. Once we got seated things improved with good service and excellent food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The lobster rosetto was out of this world. We have lived in Wilmington five years and this was our first visit, but not our last."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Weather permitting, balcony seating would be preferred. Inside simply too dark. Food & service were both good. Would return but cannot recommend."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Would recommend for lunch or dinner... Great view... Private balcony... Exceptional service ... Fantastic clam chowder!!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came here for a Valentine's Day celebration and absolutely loved the food. I got the salmon and he got the mahi, and both were cooked to perfection and were absolutely delectable. However, we had checked out the normal menu online beforehand and saw reasonable prices, but their Valentine's Day menu was pretty pricey. We didn't realize there was a special menu - but now we know! Other than that, it was sooo good. I would definitely recommend a friend here."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I enjoyed the atmosphere; it wasn't overly crowded or noisy. I had the prime rib dinner and it was good; but not any better than when I made a prime rib roast for Christmas Dinner. The buttermilk mashed potatoes were very simple and for a pricey restaurant you figure the chef would put a bit more effort into it to make it a more favourable memory and entice return patronage."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for our Valetines Dinner and it was divine!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very romantic on the private balcony. The food was very good as well as the service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went with my girlfriend and we had a great time. A solid date night choice!"
    Dined on 6/12/2013
  • "My Wife And I Went And We Both Thought It Was Was Great. She Got The Shrimp And Grits And I Had The Steak And Shrimp. The Shrimp And Grits Were Very Good, The Sweet Italian Sausage Really Added An Unexpected Fullness To The Dish. The Steak And Shrimp Plate Was Really Good As Well. We Would Definitely Recommend The Riverboat Landing To Anyone Seeking Fine Riverfront Dining."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The evening was excellent all the way around....the server was knowledgeable and friendly enough. She was attentive and the food service was prompt although not pushy at all. The four diners in our group all raved about their chosen dishes and thought they were prepared to near perfection. The variety on the menu makes it easy to satisfy any taste. We will definitely return to River Boat Landing soon and will recommend it to anyone looking for a nice, reasonably priced place to eat."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "now the Waitresses Wear Yoga Pants, The Food Is Mediocre FOr The Price. Steak Was Tough. Went Early On A Friday Night And They Were Already Out Of A Lot Of Dishes...I Don't Know How They Made It Through The Weekend"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the entire experience. The restaurant was recommended to us and it was as great as they said. Will go back when we are in the area again."
    Dined on 5/14/2013
  • "I took my wife there for our 10th anniversary. We sat outside on the balcony. It was a little chilly, so we were the only ones out there. There is a door to the outside that they close, so we couldn't hear anything going on inside. Very private. Overlooking the river, the view was gorgeous. Not only that, but our waitress was as fantastic as the food. The experience could not have been better!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food, especially the sirloin and the desserts, were excellent, and our server was fantastic."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We had seen people sitting out on the 2nd floor balconies in nice weather, but unfortunately the night we tried this restaurant, it was rainy and chilly. The main dining room downstairs was attractive, if a little dark. Service was OK. My husband has the crab cakes, which he said were good, but with shredded crab, not lump. I had the steak and barbequed shrimp. The shrimp were cooked, but only boiled or microwaved, with fairly raw bacon wrapping them and barbeque sauce poured on the top. The steak was well cooked to medium, but it was a very thin piece of meat on top of potatoes, and on top of grilled asparagus. The asparagus was really good, after I found it under the steak and on top of the mashed potatoes."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "I was completely satisfied by the entire experience at Riverboat Landing restaurant last weekend. The staff accommodated our large group of 9 people in a room to ourselves upstairs. The food was delicious and the service was timely. Overall, I would return to eat there anytime I am visiting Wilmington."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Very disappointing. Very poor wine list. My wife could not eat here dinner was so bad. Will not return!!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Good was good, but shrimp did not taste fresh. Decor seems worn. Inside is rather dark for my taste. Service was very good."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "I reserved a balcony table for my wife and I and we both REALLY enjoyed it! I had the ribeye with BBQ bacon wrapped shrimp and it was delicious! Compliments to your kitchen staff. The service was amazing and the food was classy and amazing! Especially the crab spread appetizer. My wife and I live in Jacksonville NC and we will definitely be making reservations in the future just to make the drive to eat at your restaurant. Thanks for giving us one of our new favorite romantic spots for dinner!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Being on the riverfront started our experience out nicely. We were seated in a quiet room. I ordered the Lobster risotto and my wife had the shrimp and grits. The risotto was spot on and delicious. The shrimp and grits were a bit on the salty side but still tasty."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We were staying in Wilmington NC for just one night and picked this restaurant because of location and some reviews we read. Although we were a bit dismayed when entering the restaurant as it was quite dark, old and shabby and the stairwell to our 2nd floor seating was extremely dark and dangerous for all but the very young. However we were lucky to sit on one of the small balconies with a lovely view of the setting sun and the food turned out to be so much better than we anticipated. I had a grilled salmon which was excellent and my husband had jambalaya which he said was very good."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "I was disappointed that we didn't have balcony seating, but I didn't ask for it in my reservation. We were seated immediately. The food was excellent. I had the lobster risotto and my husband had the shrimp fra diavalo. Both were prepared perfectly. The entrees were so large we couldn't order desert. We were celebrating our anniversary. The ambiance was good for date night, but I think the balcony seating would have been nicer for a special occasion."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "This little restaurant has a lot of potential to be a great place. It sits on the river and has a great view if not obstructed by construction as it was this week. The menu was OK but not spectacular. The usual crab cakes and shrimp and grits of most restaurants in the tidewater of VA-NC-SC. Service was very nice and friendly. I would go back after they finish the construction on the waterfront."
    Dined on 9/9/2013