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Wilmington Diners' Choice Winners

Wilmington's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Wilmington's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
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4.8
Exceptional(538)
$$$$
• Seafood • Wilmington
Booked 23 times today
Mindfully sourced and thoughtfully prepared ingredients highlight the landscape of the food in our coastal community. Menu subject to change daily with local availability of seafood and produce. James Beard nominated chef and owner, Dean Neff. Reservations available for dinner Wednesday through Monday. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays.Brunch now served Saturday & Sunday!
A photo of Ceviche's restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1063)
$$$$
• Seafood • Wilmington
Booked 26 times today
A popular dish made of raw fish or shellfish, marinated in fresh squeezed lime or lemon juice often with tropical fruit, oil, onions, peppers, and seasonings. Ceviche is a seafood dish that derived from the coastal regions of Latin America and the Caribbean. Served chilled as an appetizer or main entree. It is absolutely delicious, healthy, and refreshing! "Inspired By My Upbringing In Panama, Central America - Fishing With My Dad In Both The Pacific And Atlantic Oceans, Picking Fresh Mangos At The Bus Stop For Breakfast & Epic Surfing Trips (I Vividly Remember My First Barrel). I Wanted To Bring That Feeling To Wrightsville Beach With A Staple In The Panamanian Diet, Ceviche, Tropical Fruit, Plantains, Etc.." - Hunter Tiblier, Owner.
A photo of Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(464)
$$$$
• Sushi • Wilmington
Booked 11 times today
We look forward to welcoming you into our warm environment, with food so good you will swear you just stepped off of the train in Tokyo.If you are reading this description, please take note that we will only hold your reservation for 15 minutes. After that, you forfeit your reservation. Our apologies for this, we can not hold tables past 15 minutes as this does not help with our other wait times. Also, please remember to count small children and babies as a person for seating. Thank you for your participation and understanding in this.
A photo of Caprice Bistro restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(2733)
$$$$
• French • Wilmington
Starting Wednesday May 6th, 2020 we are offering curbside pickup for pre-orders placed via our online ordering system.Open Wednesday thru Monday- Orders can be picked up between 4-8pm daily.Limited daily availability. Thierry and Patricia Moity were previous owners of Patou Bistro in Charlotte, NC and Cafe de Bruxelles in New York City. Delight in Chef Thierry Moity's traditional French cuisine. Chef Moity, who has been cooking since age 13 in some of the finest French restaurants in Europe and New York City. The French cuisine is influenced by a combination of traditions-Patricia comes from the northern part of France near the Belgium border, while Thierry's origins are deeply rooted in the central provinces of the country. According to Chef Moity, the food is served fast paced and in generous portions." I want everyone to feel welcome in my restaurant". We are working against the stereotype that French food must be intimidating and expensive.
A photo of Mariposa Tapas Bar - Wilmington restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(277)
$$$$
• Tapas / Small Plates • Wilmington
Booked 7 times today
Bobby Zimmerman, owner of True Blue Butcher and Table, and his team opened Mariposa Tapas Bar in the Spring of 2021. Located at 1502 S 3rd St Wilmington in the South Front District, Mariposa will make sure to transport you to Spain with a menu full of authentic Spanish tapas, an intentional wine list and an intimate atmosphere.

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.

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.

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