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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Wilmington

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Wilmington? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category 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 Quanto Basta: Italian Eatery & Wine Bar - Wilmington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1022)
$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
marlam
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent server, Lucas was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We were seated in the wine room which is quiet so people can talk. Great night!
A photo of Caprice Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3240)
$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
PhilNCvip
Dined 4 days ago
;Caprice Bistro is a consistent go to favorite. It is the only authentic French bistro in town and though the menu is smaller since the pandemic it still comes through. On this occasion we shared an arugula salad special (pecans and blue cheese) and one of us had the salmon and I had the house special Waterzooi, a generous assortment of seafood in an herb cream broth. Dessert was the special trio of profiterole, mini creme brulee and macaron. All served by an attentive waiter in a comfortable atmosphere.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Wilmington(NC) restaurant
4.9
4.9 (712)
$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 Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (595)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Wilmington
About the restaurant
We look forward to welcoming you into our warm environment, with food so good you will swear you just stepped off of the train in Tokyo.
If you are reading this description, please take note that we will only hold your reservation for 15 minutes. After that, you forfeit your reservation. Our apologies for this, we can not hold tables past 15 minutes as this does not help with our other wait times. Also, please remember to count small children and babies as a person for seating. Thank you for your participation and understanding in this.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Best sushi I’ve ever had. I will be going back there so many times.
A photo of Riverside Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (161)
$30 and under
American
Wilmington
About the restaurant
At Riverside Kitchen & Bar, we specialize in New American Fusion cuisine, providing a sophisticated casual dining experience that strikes the perfect balance between upscale casual and relaxed comfort.

Our eclectic menu caters to diverse tastes, offering everything from indulgent
mac 'n' cheese to succulent short rib. We take great pride in using only the finest locally sourced ingredients to create a memorable culinary journey for our guests. Our chefs expertly fuse traditional American flavors with contemporary techniques, resulting in a menu that boasts both classic comfort dishes and innovative creations.

We offer a versatile menu that has something for everyone, including fresh salads, artisanal flatbreads, and mouthwatering sandwiches, in addition to our elegant entrées. Whether you're joining us for a casual lunch, a celebratory dinner, or a special event, we promise an unforgettable dining experience in a stylish yet relaxed setting at Riverside Kitchen & Bar.

Top review
Jimbovip
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
After a day of rain, we decided to go to our other local favorite Riverside Kitchen We had our favorite server, Grace! Crab dip and drinks to start and an unusual special here! My wife got the special meatloaf with potatoes and I chose Meatloaf with rice! The servings were generous and we finished with Chocolate Torte!
A photo of Seabird restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1329)
$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 Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing food, wonderful service, and a beautiful restaurant! Best food and dining experience in Wilmington!
A photo of Port Land Grille restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2063)
$31 to $50
American
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Port Land Grille has progressive American regional cuisine masterfully executed in a casually elegant coastal setting since November 2000. We have both indoor and outdoor dining and private rooms are available. Thank you for dining with us!

COVID-19 updates: Masks are no longer required to be worn indoors but they are still recommended if you are not vaccinated. Our staff is fully vaccinated and ready to serve you!

We have suspended the ability to bring in outside food or beverage (ex. cakes or wine) while we continue to recover from the devastating affects of COVID-19. Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued support.


Top review
NJDeb
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food and excellent service. The BBQ pork egg rolls appetizer were delicious. Our entrees - Peach Bourbon Chicken, Stuffed Pork Loin, Lamb Shank, and Beef Filet were all excellent. The Peach Bread Pudding was a must for dessert! Truly an outstanding meal.
A photo of Brent's Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (624)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Wrightsville Beach
About the restaurant
Upscale yet casual restaurant located in Wilmington, NC. Located near Wrightsville Beach. Menu changes weekly to highlight the freshest seafood and land dishes. Enjoy flavorful dinners and extensive wine selection in our welcoming atmosphere. When weather permits, book a seat outdoors on our covered patio. For reservations, please utilize Opentable or call us directly. However, reservations for Fridays and Saturdays can ONLY be booked by calling us directly. 910-839-3131.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
Our waitress was extremely kind, upbeat, accommodating, and definitely put you in a feel good mood! Outstanding setvice and food
A photo of The Green House Restaurant - Wilmington restaurant
4.9
4.9 (353)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Wrightsville Beach
About the restaurant
The Green House offers inventive, plant-based menu with an emphasis on sustainability, seasonality, and all of the amazing local producers this area has to offer
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Absolutely wonderful flavors combined to make an incredible meal!
A photo of Main & Mill Oyster Bar & Tavern restaurant
4.9
4.9 (262)
$30 and under
Seafood
Wilmington
About the restaurant
Seafood Restaurant in Winterville, North Carolina. Main & Mill Oyster Bar & Tavern offers an amazing menu with the service to match. We hope you join us soon.
Top review
OM1979
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
Great experience! Food and service was excellent. We will return!
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