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Wilmington Restaurants

Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese RestaurantGenki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant
230 reviews
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Sushi | Wilmington, Wilmington

Best in the Wilmington area. We drove 30 miles to have dinner. More

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Caprice BistroCaprice Bistro
1818 reviews
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French | Wilmington, Wilmington

Always outstanding Thank you for promoting the idea of great food and great service ! More

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The Little DipperThe Little Dipper
1879 reviews
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Fondue | Wilmington, Wilmington

Amazing as always More

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Rx RestaurantRx Restaurant
937 reviews
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Southern | Wilmington, Wilmington

Exceptional meal. Cannot wait to return! More

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Ceviche'sCeviche's
237 reviews
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Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington

I’ve been visiting Wilmington for 30 years and this was shockingly my first time at Ceviche’s. I was absolutely blown away at how fresh and delicious everything that was presented to me tasted. My dining companion said it was one of her top 3 favorite meals of all time! I will be coming back to Ceviche’s from now on every time I visit Wilmington, and shouting from the rooftops about how good it is! More

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Cape Fear Seafood Company - WaterfordCape Fear Seafood Company - Waterford
107 reviews
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Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington

Always great! More

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Cape Fear Seafood Company - Monkey JunctionCape Fear Seafood Company - Monkey Junction
126 reviews
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Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington

It was simply fantastic. Food was delicious and staff superb. We had a problem with allergies due to another guest seated after us. The manager acted swiftly but discretely so as not to embarrass anyone and moved us to another table-even provided free appetizer vouchers as an apology for something that wasn't even their fault! I live in Charlotte area but come to Wilmington about 4 times a year. I will definitely be back to Cape Fear Seafood Company. More

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Catch - Modern Seafood CuisineCatch - Modern Seafood Cuisine
1388 reviews
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Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington

The food and drink is superior. We appreciate Ashley’s hospitality and service. Look forward to our next visit 🙂 More

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The Melting Pot - Wilmington(NC)The Melting Pot - Wilmington(NC)
388 reviews
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Fondue | Wilmington, Wilmington

As always, the Melting Pot did not disappoint. The server(s) were excellent and the food was great. Our server was most pleasant and made sure we had all we needed for a delightful meal. More

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PinPointPinPoint
346 reviews
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American | Wilmington, Wilmington

Great experience More

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Yo Sake Downtown Sushi LoungeYo Sake Downtown Sushi Lounge
287 reviews
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Asian | Wilmington, Wilmington

Great food, even better service! Will definitely be back. Bravo! More

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Port Land GrillePort Land Grille
1167 reviews
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American | Wilmington, Wilmington

We recommend Port Land Grill to everyone we know. We love that you can select your fish or meat and then you method of prep. Excellent! More

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Tarantelli’sTarantelli’s
119 reviews
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Italian | Wilmington, Wilmington

Excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere and a great location near the Riverwalk. More

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Cape Fear Seafood Company - Porters NeckCape Fear Seafood Company - Porters Neck
72 reviews
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Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington

We had a wonderful meal at Cape Fear Seafood for Mother’s Day. The food was excellent and our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food. We have been there many times before and will continue to go back. More

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Main & Mill Oyster Bar & TavernMain & Mill Oyster Bar & Tavern
7 reviews
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Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington

I took my wife here for our date night and it was our first time at Main & Mill. We had an excellent time and were overly impressed with the quality of the food! The Shrimp and Grits were savory and not too spicy! The waitress Savannah even shared with the cooks that my wife preferred very little spice! Way to make the experience individualized for us! The Pork Chop was the juiciest I have ever had with great flavor! Overall we are very excited to have such a quality restaurant so close to our home! We can not wait to come back! More

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Steam Restaurant - Embassy SuitesSteam Restaurant - Embassy Suites
117 reviews
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American | Wilmington, Wilmington

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Always consistently good and the view of the river is wonderful! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NCRuth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC
1069 reviews
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Steakhouse | Wilmington, Wilmington

This was my first time visiting Ruth's Chris Steak House, I truly enjoyed the meal and the view was awesome. Service was excellent. I am a Fan of Ruth's Chris Steak House now and would recommend it to my friends for an elegant meal. More

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1900 Restaurant and Lounge1900 Restaurant and Lounge
26 reviews
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American | Wilmington, Wilmington

Great menu with delicious choices. More

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Mad Boar RestaurantMad Boar Restaurant
63 reviews
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American | Wilmington, Wilmington

Atmosphere was very nice. Our server, Sarah was very pleasant and although she had not been there long she was very helpful. Also, other servers were extremely eager to make sure that all needs were met during our visit. Food was amazing - salad bar was perhaps the best salad bar we have ever had. This is definitely one of our new favorites! More

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Board & Barrel Coastal KitchenBoard & Barrel Coastal Kitchen
18 reviews
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American | Wilmington, Wilmington

This was our second time at Board and Barrel while staying at the Ballast Hotel (old Hilton Riverside). We returned because of our excellent experience the first time. The food was very good. I had the Po Boy Grouper sandwich (a second time). The sandwich was very big and tasty both times. I would order it again. I understand it was a special, so not on the regular menu. It should be added. My wife had the turkey sandwich (with some fancy name) and loved it. It also was more than she could eat. We would go back after the parking in the area is improved (bad due to major construction in the area). For sure if you're staying at the Ballast, you don't need to go off site for a meal. More

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Fox & Hound - WilmingtonFox & Hound - Wilmington
15 reviews
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American | Wilmington, Wilmington

Yall need to add a maybe. I mean 3 people got a salad and 1 got a burger and it took them 45 mins to bring us the food. The waitress was nice but the speed in the kitchen could be better. Overall the food was good. More

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Si Señor Modern MexSi Señor Modern Mex
14 reviews
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Mexican | Wilmington, Wilmington

We were new to Si Señor but we were looking for a casual Mexican place with good reviews and found this restaurant. We were so pleased with the service and food quality. This is not typical Mexican although they have all the regular favorites. Sides included mashed potatoes and kale with bacon—not typical but still delicious. I had the best chicken quesadilla I’ve ever had. Not a limpy tortilla with soggy filling here but a crispy tortilla filled with fresh, hot grilled chicken and fresh onions and peppers. Delicious! Margaritas were half price the night we went as well. The restaurant is new and nicely decorated and very clean. It was not crowded so noise level was low yet that might not be the case on the weekend. I’d recommend it. More

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Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster BarHieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
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Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington

The Area's Authentic Seafood Restaurant The experience that you will have at Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar is uniquely Wilmington, North Carolina. Our specialty is Cape Fear cuisine, including fresh local seafood, fresh vegetables, and local craft beer. When you walk through our doors, take a look around. You will see many items that are a part of our history. The shells inside the tables have been brought to us by many guests throughout the years. Nameplates on the bar designate locals that have told many a tale. News releases show Hieronymus cooking for Bryant Gumbel on the Today Show. You might copy a recipe for soft shell crab or take a gander at some of the "stars" that have dropped by for dinner.More

Beer BarrioBeer Barrio
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Mexican | Wilmington, Wilmington

Beer Barrio is a craft beer-infused modern Mexican restaurant. It has 30 beers on draft, delicious margaritas, and creative chef-driven cuisine.More

Embassy Suites- Cloud 9Embassy Suites- Cloud 9
1 review
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American | Wilmington, Wilmington

Fun time. But they do not honor open table reservation!! More

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Wilmington Diners' Choice Winners

Wilmington's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese RestaurantGenki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant
230 reviews
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Sushi | Wilmington, Wilmington

Best in the Wilmington area. We drove 30 miles to have dinner. More

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The Little DipperThe Little Dipper
1879 reviews
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Fondue | Wilmington, Wilmington

Amazing as always More

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Caprice BistroCaprice Bistro
1818 reviews
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French | Wilmington, Wilmington

Always outstanding Thank you for promoting the idea of great food and great service ! More

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Rx RestaurantRx Restaurant
937 reviews
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Southern | Wilmington, Wilmington

Exceptional meal. Cannot wait to return! More

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Cape Fear Seafood Company - WaterfordCape Fear Seafood Company - Waterford
107 reviews
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Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington

Always great! More

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Ceviche'sCeviche's
237 reviews
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Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington

I’ve been visiting Wilmington for 30 years and this was shockingly my first time at Ceviche’s. I was absolutely blown away at how fresh and delicious everything that was presented to me tasted. My dining companion said it was one of her top 3 favorite meals of all time! I will be coming back to Ceviche’s from now on every time I visit Wilmington, and shouting from the rooftops about how good it is! More

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PinPointPinPoint
346 reviews
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American | Wilmington, Wilmington

Great experience More

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Cape Fear Seafood Company - Monkey JunctionCape Fear Seafood Company - Monkey Junction
126 reviews
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Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington

It was simply fantastic. Food was delicious and staff superb. We had a problem with allergies due to another guest seated after us. The manager acted swiftly but discretely so as not to embarrass anyone and moved us to another table-even provided free appetizer vouchers as an apology for something that wasn't even their fault! I live in Charlotte area but come to Wilmington about 4 times a year. I will definitely be back to Cape Fear Seafood Company. More

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Catch - Modern Seafood CuisineCatch - Modern Seafood Cuisine
1388 reviews
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Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington

The food and drink is superior. We appreciate Ashley’s hospitality and service. Look forward to our next visit 🙂 More

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The Melting Pot - Wilmington(NC)The Melting Pot - Wilmington(NC)
388 reviews
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Fondue | Wilmington, Wilmington

As always, the Melting Pot did not disappoint. The server(s) were excellent and the food was great. Our server was most pleasant and made sure we had all we needed for a delightful meal. More

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Discover Wilmington

The small coastal town of Wilmington has bloomed over the past 10 years thanks to film studios moving in, a thriving nightlife and a growing university. Though the growth has brought new residents to the area, the quaint feel still seeps through the town's historic downtown. On any day of the week, you can expect to see horse-drawn carriages and walking tours telling stories of yesteryear. The foodie scene is laden with restaurants serving up seafood that can only be caught in the local region. The culture has shifted from bars serving up American fare to innovative dishes presented by renowned chefs. In addition, it's common to find local restaurants serving up Thai, Mexican and Greek food.

Discover Wilmington

The small coastal town of Wilmington has bloomed over the past 10 years thanks to film studios moving in, a thriving nightlife and a growing university. Though the growth has brought new residents to the area, the quaint feel still seeps through the town's historic downtown. On any day of the week, you can expect to see horse-drawn carriages and walking tours telling stories of yesteryear. The foodie scene is laden with restaurants serving up seafood that can only be caught in the local region. The culture has shifted from bars serving up American fare to innovative dishes presented by renowned chefs. In addition, it's common to find local restaurants serving up Thai, Mexican and Greek food.