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Diners' Choice: Most Booked restaurants in Wilmington

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the most booked restaurants in Wilmington? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 500,000 new global diner reviews from the past month. We sort the results by location to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Kipos Hellenic Cuisine restaurant
4.7
4.7 (631)
$30 and under
Greek
Wrightsville Beach
About the restaurant
Kipos Hellenic Cuisine, an elevated extension of Kipos Greek Taverna in Chapel Hill, boasts a large garden and extensive bar which features double-sided seating indoors and out – all of which lends to a spacious dining area that flows seamlessly from the dining room to the patio. The bright, light-filled dining room, with high ceilings, terrazzo floors, and a variety of seating areas.

Enjoy Kipos’ classic Greek menu, curated by Executive Chef George Delidimos – including its legendary Avgolemono, Moussaka, Tzatziki, grilled whole fish. In addition to the largest Greek wine selection in the area.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The entire meal from start to finish was incredible. Our waitress was attentive and kindly brought out cheesecake to celebrate my birthday. The drinks were well made, and the main course was one of the best meals I’ve ever had.
A photo of Floriana - Wilmington restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1091)
$31 to $50
Italian
Wilmington
About the restaurant
We are open for carry out and for dine-in guests. The balcony tables are available first come first serve upon reservation. If one is not available upon arrival, guests are welcome to wait at the bar or in the lounge until one becomes available. We are open for Dinner MON-SUN 4:30 pm till 10 pm and for Brunch on SUN 11:00-2:00 pm.

Floriana Restaurant is about friends, family and community. We are an independently-owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers. We pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Our beautifully appointed dining room is the perfect setting for any occasion — an intimate, romantic dinner, or when you have reason for celebration and want all your closest friends together at the same table.

The Wilmington Floriana Restaurant is located in Wilmington, NC riverside at 2 Market Street.

Top review
Richard
Dined 6 days ago
The black and red decor is played out. Time for an update. The food is exquisite and the service is impeccable, yet the serving sizes are shrinking and the prices are rising. SIX mushroom “purses” is not a full meal and should not cost over $4 EACH! The duck pappardelle (which seemed much more like tagliatelle) should have come with a side vegetable for $30. And $10 for what amounted to a half of a glass of white wine was also simply too much to charge for not enough wine. Floriana’s has been our go-to for every occasion, alone and with every set of friends and visitors. This was the first time I felt ripped off.
A photo of Seabird restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1319)
$50 and over
Seafood
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Mindfully sourced and thoughtfully prepared ingredients highlight the landscape of the food in our coastal community. Menu subject to change daily with local availability of seafood and produce. James Beard nominated chef and owner, Dean Neff.

Reservations available for dinner Thursday through Monday. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Try the

Brunch now served Saturday & Sunday!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
seabird never disappoints. It is a dining experience with the best food in Wilmington!
A photo of Tarantelli’s restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2664)
$30 and under
Italian
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Tarantelli’s is located on Second Street, just one block from Front Street and in walking distance to the Cape Fear River. The restaurant and event venue is located in the historic district of downtown Wilmington. This lively area spans 230-plus blocks and is home to some of the best bars, restaurants, churches, architecture, and selection of fine art. There are several parking facilities nearby, but you can also reach Tarantelli's year round via horse drawn trolley and carriage, river taxi, trolley cars, or on foot.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Always have a good meal and top notch service. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2311)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Wilmington is located at the newly constructed River Place in the heart of historic Downtown Wilmington. Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for two, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs and our Wilmington steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere of casual elegance.
Top review
CraigTvip
Dined 6 days ago
Overall food and service was good. The 16 oz NY Strip was tougher than expected.
A photo of The George on the Riverwalk restaurant
4.5
4.5 (629)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Wilmington
About the restaurant
The George on the Riverwalk is in the downtown area of Wilmington, North Carolina. A great location, along with the great food, have helped to make this a very popular eatery. You can find inside or outside seating right on the river. As one of the only dog friendly restaurants in the area, we welcome your furry friends! We provide heated decks in the winter as well as amazing views of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, the USS North Carolina Battleship and amazing sunset views year around! Whether you choose to visit us by car or boat, we provide 3 hour parking vouchers for the lot across the street and have a 90ft floating dock located directly on the Cape Fear River!!





Top review
SusanW
Dined 3 days ago
We shared 3 appetizers & salad for our lunch, all were delicious
A photo of Quanto Basta: Italian Eatery & Wine Bar - Wilmington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1021)
$31 to $50
Italian
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington, QB’s diverse yet comforting flavors are reminiscent of a casual but unique Italian neighborhood restaurant, complete with seating in a lush, private courtyard with a stunning fountain ~ a true oasis in an urban setting.
Top review
Dacheze
Dined 7 days ago
Sauces are amazing. It was a wonderful dining experience. Very value oriented
A photo of Tequilas Waterfront restaurant
3.7
3.7 (89)
$30 and under
Mexican
Wilmington
About the restaurant
A culinary collaboration between Tequila Comida & Cantina and Marina Grill, infusing the vibrant flavors of Mexico into the heart of Wilmington’s waterfront. Established in 2018 by Chef Ramon Villasenor and Miguel Villasenor, Tequila Comida & Cantina has teamed up with Marina Grill to create an exceptional dining experience.

Nestled beside the Riverfront Park and boasting an extraordinary view of the Riverfront Marina, Tequila’s Waterfront offers a unique setting. Our spacious outdoor area is the perfect spot to enjoy live music during the summer months. Located next door to the Riverfront Park, home to the Live Oak Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater hosting open-air concerts and entertainment, we invite you to savor the magic of Mexican cuisine amid cultural warmth and breathtaking views.

Top review
ILMFood
Dined 5 days ago
Lupe was most attentive. Food was outstanding and we all enjoyed the ceviche sampler. Good ritas and chips. Food came out on time. Even with the A/C not working on a hot day, we enjoyed ourselves and will be back.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Wilmington(NC) restaurant
4.9
4.9 (711)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Welcome and thank you for choosing The Melting Pot of Wilmington. We offer a very unique and interactive dining experience, with a heavy focus on personal service. Our Wait staff has been hand picked and extensively trained to have the ability to provide you, our guest, with nothing less than a "Perfect Night Out." Every visit will be hand tailored to fit your wants and needs during your fondue experience. We are a four-course full service restaurant. We offer a stunning variety of creamy, perfectly balanced cheeses that our servers hand craft table side for your dining pleasure. We have a selection of cold, crisp and fresh salads, paired with house made dressings. Our entrées are as beautiful as they are delicious. We offer a wide range of premium meats and seafoods with a variety of sophisticated marinades and sauces for dipping.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Lovely waitress, delicious food! We were completely stuffed when the meal was done. I definitely recommend this restaurant but reserve at least two hours for the “experience”.
A photo of Caprice Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3233)
$30 and under
French
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Open Wed-Mon, closed Tues. Reservations recommended; table times limited to 2 hours max. Please call the restaurant directly for reservations of parties over 4 guests. Online orders can be placed from our website; limited daily availability. 


Thierry and Patricia Moity were previous owners of Patou Bistro in Charlotte, NC and Cafe de Bruxelles in New York City. Delight in Chef Thierry Moity's traditional French cuisine. Chef Moity, who has been cooking since age 13 in some of the finest French restaurants in Europe and New York City. The French cuisine is influenced by a combination of traditions. Patricia comes from the northern part of France near the Belgium border, while Thierry's origins are deeply rooted in the central provinces of the country.

According to Chef Moity, the food is served fast paced and in generous portions. “I want everyone to feel welcome in my restaurant. We are working against the stereotype that French food must be intimidating and expensive.”

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Perfect romantic dinner for 2. Never disappoints. Food, cocktails, wine were spot on as always.
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