Best American Restaurants in Wilmington

Port Land GrillePort Land Grille
(951)
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American | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 12 times today
Mad Boar RestaurantMad Boar Restaurant
(15)
$$$$
American | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 4 times today
The Lifesaving Station - Sanderling ResortThe Lifesaving Station - Sanderling Resort
(353)
$$$$
American | Duck, Outer Banks
Argyles RestaurantArgyles Restaurant
(39)
$$$$
American | Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks

Best Italian Restaurants in Wilmington

Angelo's Pizzeria & BistroAngelo's Pizzeria & Bistro
(109)
$$$$
Italian | Shallotte, Wilmington
Booked 4 times today

Popular restaurants in Wilmington

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Wilmington Restaurants

The Little DipperThe Little Dipper
1684 reviews
$$$$
Fondue | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 17 times today

My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed the time between courses for conversation. The waitress was very helpful in making recommendations and helping guide through the menu. It was very enjoyable. We highly recommend Little Dipper for anyone who enjoys a quiet dinner with a good atmosphere and being able to eat without feeling rushed as that’s the whole point. More

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Caprice BistroCaprice Bistro
1355 reviews
$$$$
French | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 20 times today

We always enjoy Caprice. It is a gem! It is our go to place for out of town guests. It shows off the best of Wilmington. Caprice never disappoints. Delicious food and super wait staff. More

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Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese RestaurantGenki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant
109 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 8 times today

The best sushi in Wilmington nc! More

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Rx RestaurantRx Restaurant
653 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 12 times today

Great food and service. Wonderful evening for a business meal. More

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PinPointPinPoint
13 reviews
$$$$
American | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 6 times today

Wonderful, as always More

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Port Land GrillePort Land Grille
951 reviews
$$$$
American | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 12 times today

The Food was very good. The services is very good, and the ambiance and atmosphere was Very good. A bit pricey , i will be going back! More

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Cape Fear Seafood Company - Monkey JunctionCape Fear Seafood Company - Monkey Junction
35 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 3 times today

Dejavue, after 3 previous resvations the service is tops. Food is great! Is a great feeling when everyone enjoys the food and experience. The restaurant consistently rocks. After your meal treat yourselve to their keylime pie; yum! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NCRuth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC
907 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 7 times today

Ruth’s Chris at the Hilton in Wilmington is always fantastic. Great bar, great dining experience, always consistent. More

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Ceviche'sCeviche's
11 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 14 times today

Great place for tapas. Some very unique dishes served here. Just made my top ten restalist for Wilmington. More

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Cape Fear Seafood Company - WaterfordCape Fear Seafood Company - Waterford
9 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 2 times today

We usually order fish, but this time we ordered the fillet. It was excellent. Now we have a great place for seafood and steaks! More

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The Melting Pot - Wilmington(NC)The Melting Pot - Wilmington(NC)
224 reviews
$$$$
Fondue | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 29 times today

We had a fantastic time! Chad was our server and he was magnificent. Wonderful food, atmosphere and a perfect birthday celebration! More

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Si Señor Modern MexSi Señor Modern Mex
9 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 3 times today

We have been dinning at Si Senor Modern Mex now for a year and every time we come away full and satisfied With our meals. Our server, Matt, was knowledgeable and helped with our decisions as to what to eat. I had a Lagunitas IPA on tap and my wife enjoyed a Silver Palm Chardonnay for starters. I ordered the Shrimp and Avocado Stack, that is wonderful along with Camarones En Su Jungo that was perfect. My wife enjoyed Rice in Paradise, a fried rice meal, and she enjoyed it very much. We will return soon. More

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Catch - Modern Seafood CuisineCatch - Modern Seafood Cuisine
1124 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 10 times today

Oysters and crab cakes were excellent! Servers were very attentive. More

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Yo Sake Downtown Sushi LoungeYo Sake Downtown Sushi Lounge
220 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 18 times today

Our waiter was awesome. Very attentive and friendly! More

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

My husband and I tried this restaurant for New Year's Eve dinner. They had wonderful seafood specials, and the menu had a wide variety of fresh seafood dishes that ranged from tacos and sandwiches to full meals. We had two excellent glasses of wine, picked from a nice list of wines, and felt so comfortable we even ordered dessert, which was also excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will return in the near future to try some of the other dishes. More

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1900 Restaurant and Lounge1900 Restaurant and Lounge
5 reviews
$$$$
American | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 1 time today

Great food and atmosphere! New Years Eve fun! Our waitress was wonderful and very accommodating. Definitely will go back. More

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Mad Boar RestaurantMad Boar Restaurant
15 reviews
$$$$
American | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 4 times today

We had a delicious meal for our family Christmas get together. We did not feel rushed, our server Robin was very attentive and kept the coffee cups and tea glasses refilled. Looking forward to visiting Mad Boar again in the near future. More

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Fox & Hound - WilmingtonFox & Hound - Wilmington
3 reviews
$$$$
American | Wilmington, Wilmington

Great burgers. Fun time playing pool. We got our food quickly. Service was great. Easy to get to. Parking was no hassle. I will definitely go back and I traveled from Florida. More

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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

Market Street Grille Bar and Lounge IHGMarket Street Grille Bar and Lounge IHG
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American | Wilmington, Wilmington

The Market Street Grille Wilmington North Carolina restaurant and bar is a favorite Wilmington restaurant near downtown Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. We are located in the Holiday Inn on historic Market Street. We serve a diverse menu of southern fare for breakfast and dinner. Enjoy delectable dishes, including fresh coastal seafood, steaks, pasta, salads, wings and more.

We also feature a daily chef’s special, a fantastic Kids Menu, and a Kids Eat Free Program. Monday through Sunday, Market St Grille invites you to join them in the evenings for a cocktail and good cheer in their full service lounge.More

Steam Restaurant - Embassy SuitesSteam Restaurant - Embassy Suites
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American | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 5 times today

Steam is bringing American cuisine to Wilmington using locally sourced goods & ingredients. With an extensive wine & beer selection, plenty of cocktails, indoor/outdoor seating, & beautiful views of the Cape Fear River, Steam is your new go-to restaurant.More

Wilmington Diners' Choice Winners

Wilmington's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
PinPointPinPoint
13 reviews
$$$$
American | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 6 times today

Wonderful, as always More

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The Little DipperThe Little Dipper
1684 reviews
$$$$
Fondue | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 17 times today

My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed the time between courses for conversation. The waitress was very helpful in making recommendations and helping guide through the menu. It was very enjoyable. We highly recommend Little Dipper for anyone who enjoys a quiet dinner with a good atmosphere and being able to eat without feeling rushed as that’s the whole point. More

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Genki Sushi Bar and Japanese RestaurantGenki Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant
109 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 8 times today

The best sushi in Wilmington nc! More

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Rx RestaurantRx Restaurant
653 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 12 times today

Great food and service. Wonderful evening for a business meal. More

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Port Land GrillePort Land Grille
951 reviews
$$$$
American | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 12 times today

The Food was very good. The services is very good, and the ambiance and atmosphere was Very good. A bit pricey , i will be going back! More

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Caprice BistroCaprice Bistro
1355 reviews
$$$$
French | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 20 times today

We always enjoy Caprice. It is a gem! It is our go to place for out of town guests. It shows off the best of Wilmington. Caprice never disappoints. Delicious food and super wait staff. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NCRuth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC
907 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 7 times today

Ruth’s Chris at the Hilton in Wilmington is always fantastic. Great bar, great dining experience, always consistent. More

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The Melting Pot - Wilmington(NC)The Melting Pot - Wilmington(NC)
224 reviews
$$$$
Fondue | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 29 times today

We had a fantastic time! Chad was our server and he was magnificent. Wonderful food, atmosphere and a perfect birthday celebration! More

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Catch - Modern Seafood CuisineCatch - Modern Seafood Cuisine
1124 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 10 times today

Oysters and crab cakes were excellent! Servers were very attentive. More

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Yo Sake Downtown Sushi LoungeYo Sake Downtown Sushi Lounge
220 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Wilmington, Wilmington
Booked 18 times today

Our waiter was awesome. Very attentive and friendly! 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.