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Rx Restaurant
Rx Restaurant

Rx Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rxwilmington.com
  • Phone: (910) 399-3080
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sun: 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Low Country
  • Executive Chef: James Doss
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Rx Restaurant
Located in downtown Wilmington, NC, Rx Restaurant and Bar is here to feed your soul. We're serving up southern cuisine that is made with ingredients from our local farmers and fishermen. Our chef is committed to bringing fresh food to your table, so the menu changes daily based on what he can find locally. Our drinks are as unique as our food, and just what the doctor ordered. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, great service, but extremely loud! We will definitely return, but be prepared to shout."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My family and I made a 9 o'clock reservation for the five of us this week after attending a concert. Sometimes it's difficult to find a restaurant that is still serving dinner at that time of night. My husband's pork dish was incredible, as was my Mahi. We love Rx and will continue to dine there regularly."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Loved everything about this place from menu selection and tasty items to locally designed tables. Our waitress was superb. She was beyond knowledgable on drinks and food items and was super friendly and professional. We had a great time and will go again. Only downside was that it can get loud. Would be nice if they could strategically place larger parties and one area and smaller in another but it wasn't a huge deal and won't deter us from returning"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A few friends and I went to dinner at Rx over the July 4th weekend and loved it so much that we went back for brunch the next day. We tried as much as we could. The one or two not-so-stellar dishes were more than outweighed by how insanely delicious everything else was. Go with friends and order a variety to try as much as possible. Must try: Okra fries, pancakes (brunch menu), monte cristo (brunch), pork belly, biscuits (complimentary), every fish dish Be more wary: Shrimp and grits (grits were delicious, but the sausage and shrimp were overcooked - given how awesome everything is, I might have just been unlucky) and compressed melon (basically salty watermelon and cantaloupe balls - there are better appetizers)."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our service was outstanding!! Our server (her name was Rebekah?!) was amazing...she was so friendly and we were there for a special occasion, and went above and beyond for us. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and go back again!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I highly recommend the food, but our request to change potatoes to a green veggie was met with, "the chef doesn't substitute unless you have real a food allergy". I said, "I don't eat starches". It's not good customer service to have to defend yourself while ordering your food. They refused my husband's request for a substitution, so he didn't get the meal he wanted. The waitress was nice, but clearly frustrated with our requests. We won't go back because we felt that we needed to apologize for our orders."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Another wonderful meal! Our server (Rebecca) was very helpful and made excellent suggestions. We love the fact that the food is local. The fried chicken was outstanding. We try and visit whenever we are in Wilmington, and will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Outstanding service and amazing levels of enthusiasm from the whole Staff. Was in Wilmington celebrating my partner's birthday and chose the place on a lark. Food and drinks were phenomenal. Every item we had was handcrafted and these guys know their product!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had brunch at RX last Sunday and it was outstanding. The food was very fresh, hot and delicious. The pork belly and grits were perfectly cooked and seasoned. The sunny side up eggs were the best we have ever had."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "From the fried green tomatoes w/ pimiento cheese, the beet salad, the fish and unique pork chop serving, the entire meal was very tasty and enjoyable. We were struck by the combinations of local vegetables and sauces on the entrees that made them moist/juicy and quite favorable. The smoky sauce used on the pork chop was different and much appreciated."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent. The shrimp and grits was the best I've ever eaten and the tuna special was great. A must try is the fried green tomato appetizer."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's birthday here and the food was delicious. We did have pretty late reservations (10PM) and they service was amazing. Unfortunately they were out of several appetizers and main courses like the shrimp and grits but overall, we had a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Pork belly with grits, really? Should something this delicious even exist on Earth? The answer should be no, but it does exist at Rx."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our food and drinks were really wonderful, exquisite really. Waitress really friendly, knowledgeable great with recommendations. Unpretentious atmosphere, not stuffy, snobby feeling. A writer who works as a food critic for The Independent recommended to us and we're so glad we went. Me and my husband are great cooks and very picky about restaurant food often commenting "we could do better than this"...definitely not the case here. Recommend the shrimp and grits--even better than Crooks Corner from Chapel Hill, which I wouldn't have thought possible. I'd gush more but I'm tapping on an iPad...."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Consistently delicious and interesting food. Wonderful flavor combinations. Great to eat and linger, but also you can eat and head up to Cape Fear Playhouse for a show. What could be better."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Oysters were great. Fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese was fabulous. Pork belly on grits with egg was as good as last time and pork ravioli was very flavorful. One of our favorite places in ILM"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We went on a busy weekday night, featuring both a boisterous group and a small baby. In terms of service, my personal preference is that servers wait to offer suggestions until asked. However, the food was so incredible that we didn't mind any of that in the end. We started with the pork belly and grits, which did not disappoint (great sauce), but the standout appetizer was the fried green tomatoes with pork bits and pimento cheese. The local oysters baked with corn custard was truly inventive and delicious. The blackened mahimahi was perfectly cooked, both moist and flaky. The cocktails are always interesting, and the angel biscuits and porky cornbread addictive. All in all, a wonderful food experience; I wish we had had time for dessert!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This was not our first time at Rx. Everything was delicious and the food was hot. We were able to walk down the street from the theater and not have to move our car. Thank you - We had a great time!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our server greeted us with a smile and a very energetic happy disposition! The celery infused vodka in the bloody mary was extra special. The menu was very creative and all from local farms. The 3 of us ordered 3 different brunch dishes and all 3 were absolutely excellent! We will definitely return in the future."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food quality was superb. We love the pigs ears and we're fortunate to experience the seafood chowder. Scallops and shrimp cooked to perfection with fresh tomatoes and new potatoes. The light tomato broth brought out the flavors. Everything was so fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great food - very creative and delicious and beautiful presentation. Service wonderful. I was there a month ago with a different person and the waitress McKenzie remembered my name. Highly recommend. I go every time I'm in town."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Original menu selections. Server was very knowledgeable about the wine list. Friendly, informal environment with outstanding food. We started with cheese plate, then tile fish and ribeye. Buttermilk pie for desert was so good we asked for (and got!) the recipe. We've tried a lot of restaurants in Wilmington and this is one of the best, if not the best. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This place used to be Hall's Drug Store in another era and has been RX for the past two years. Focus is on local and farm fresh food, and the menu changes daily. Four of us dined here and had a very good meal. The vote getter for best appetizer went to the Seafood Chowder, which looked like it could have been an entree. Great scallops, shrimp and broth. Entrees selected were tile fish, shrimp and grits and the duck. Fish was cooked perfectly, but wasn't a memorable dish. Shrimp & Grits, a thumbs up for flavor and prep, and the duck was just right--juicy and flavorful. Great crowd and vibe in the place. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Best staff and all around place to get a great meal. The bar has some great specials. It is a one of a kind for sure. You will not be disappointed. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Outstanding food, great flavors and creative ideas! A great twist on traditional Southern tastes/flavors! A Foodie delight!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "One of the most creative restaurants in Wilmington. Knowledgable staff will guide you through a terrific experience. Farm to table = great !! Great drinks try Jack Rudy"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was divine! Best soft shell crab, ever! Our server gave impeccable service to our table of 14. I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I can't remember all the great restaurants I've eaten at in my life but RX is definitely one of my top five! The next morning I rode my back to see if they were open for lunch. Don't miss it. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We try to eat at RX every time we are in the Wilmington area. The menu selections are different each visit, and always delicious. I especially like the fresh baked bread. The New York trip was the perfect temperature, and my husband really enjoyed the pork chop. The brownie with ice cream was wonderful!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Enjoyed my experience. The staff is knowledgeable of the food and preparedness. Seating was a bit tight between tables. Food was well prepared and presented artistically. Portion sizes were adequate to the richness and flavor of the dish. Would definitely return to try more menu items when the seasons change as most items are fresh. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Just Go! If you like food there is no reason not to go. I can write a thousand words but you have to experience it. Please, just take the time and treat yourself. Ask for Sara ( Sarah ) for service. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Unexpected surprise for out of towners at this low key neighborhood restaurant. Easy to pass by in this developing city area, luckily it was recommended by someone in the know but by the way the place filled up on friday night the locals know they are in for fresh, local, beautiful food expertly prepared. Small but adequate wine list. The sticky toffee pudding was a thing of wonder."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "It was our first time here and we were really pleased with the overall experience. The food was really great and came out quickly. So fast that our main dish came out before the appetizer we ordered. They prepare everything there and it's all fresh and local according to the waitstaff. Right down to butchering their own pigs and pickling the vegetables. Don't ask to have something substituted because it won't happen. Also if it's not a side that is listed they won't give you any of it. The chefs apparently prepare just enough for the guests that day that they can't spare anymore. Compared to the dinner menu the brunch is lower in price so just order more. It's worth going to because the food is delicious and I will definitely go again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This restaurant has a few items that are frequently on the menu, but most of the menu changes depending on what is 'in season'. The unfortunate side to this is that if you have a dish you love, you will not likely see it again in a few months. All of our dishes were excellent, as was the service."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was a college graduation gift to my son. He had brunch there and loved it. We made reservations in advance for a party of 10 and were seated promptly and served in a very pleasant manner. The appetizers were wonderful (2 head cheese platters) and the entrees' delicious. I am more blue collar in my food and restaurant taste but this was a lovely experience for the occasion. Everyone to a person was very pleased with the food, ambiance and service. I plan to go back again but because of the champagne prices and my beer budget it most likely will only be for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I have eaten at every upscale restaurant in the city. Rx, by far, surpasses the others. You can expect only the best because of the daily menu changes and the emphasis on quality."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I recently dined at Rx for brunch. The food was incredible -- though I would have liked a BIT more options. Given the the "theme" of the restaurant, it was understandable. The portions were very filling and our waitress was very attentive. I would recommend to anyone looking for a romantic or classy meal. Foodies -- you are doing yourself a disservice if you have not eaten here."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Food was great,Bershire Pork was just right and the Strawberry Salad was very nice! Just wish my Dinner Date had been as pleasant as my meal"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Spectacular! Everything was fresh - from the homemade pimento cheese appetizer to the fresh greens to the soft shell crabs and Mahi. The sauces left us saying "wow" with each bite. Chef Will is a master! Our server, Rebecca, was confident, knowledgeable about all things RX, and amazingly attentive. You don't want to miss this restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Very pleasantly surprised. GREAT food in up and coming area."
    Dined on 4/27/2014