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About Permanently Closed - Pembroke's

This restaurant is permanently closed. From the owners of Rx, chef James Doss and business partner Josh Novicki bring you Pembroke's!

1125A Military Cutoff Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28405
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Brunch: Sunday 10am-3pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(910) 239-9153

Website:
http://www.pembrokescuisine.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as, for brunch on Sundays.

Executive Chef:
James Doss

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call Jill White, Event Coordinator
910 520 7956

Pembroke's - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (12)
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Authentic (6)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Business Meals (1)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our food was delicious. We had an appetizer, main dishes (I LOVED the Shrimp and Grits) and dessert. With confidence I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

3 for 3 excellent farm to table dining experiences.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

A pleasant surprise that delivered special interpretations on some traditional staples. I really appreciated the emphasis on local sourcing and the passion exhibited by the entire staff.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Delicious Walnut Manhattan. Tasty basket of bread. Rare tuna dinner was just right. Dessert serving was somewhat small. Vegetables are always a nice surprise.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I had a delicious glass of Yadkin Valley Riesling, the crab cake appetizer , and the hamburger. All were delicious; the Golden Rice under the crab cake was as good as the crab cake; I was not going to eat it in order to cut the carbs, but it was too tasty to leave on the plate. The hamburger was good and they let have a small house salad in place of the fries.
Nancy was an excellent waitress. I was seated next to a room for private parties & it soon became very noisy; I would suggest not to sit in the far left wall booths if they are hosting a group in there.

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food5
ambience3
service5
value3

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Consistently the best restaurant in all of Wilmington!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

My fiancée and I had our first date Pembroke’s. The service and food was impeccable. We’re getting married next week and I mentioned it when making my reservation. They treated us like royalty, Lacey was a gem of a server, knowledgeable and fun to talk to, and the food, as usual, was incredible. Unique and always interesting, I doubt Pembroke’s could disappoint anyone. I’ve never reviewed a restaurant before this, but I had to for Pembroke’s. They deserve it. If you haven’t already, check it out, no matter what the occasion. Thanks and we’ll be back soon!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wonderful meal and evening, as usual! Pembrokes's my friend's new favorite place. It was her first time dining at the restaurant and she said it was amazing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

If a restaurant is going to be this pretentious, the food better be excellent. Our food was barely acceptable, the plating was over-done, and the service was just acceptable. When paying this much for my food, I expect much more. We would not recommend this restaurant unless you are only interested in drinking local craft beers.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great ambience. Very efficient, friendly service. Our waitress was very attentive to our needs. The food was very good and prepared perfectly. The food presentation was very attractive. We will definitely be going back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food is wonderful and a great value for an evening out. We enjoyed the $80.00 3 course dinner.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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food5
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a great server ;my wife ordered off the "pasture " menu for $15 -starter the ribs
Very little meat ..tough and too spicy for her liking -I had an appetizer of "steamed clams" for $12.000 that had maybe 8 little clams that maybe equaled a full mouth full ..a Sprite and 2 $9.00 Vodkas and soda was over $50
The only positive was the waiter -he was great ...left him a $12.00 tip ...will never go back

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food1
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service5
value1

 
 (Wilmington)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We brought our parents here for their anniversary. It has awesome food and the service is excellent. Portion size is small which is good. It's a little pricey but good for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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food5
ambience5
service5
value2

 
 (Wilmington)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Not happy. RX is so much better. Had 3 dirty water glasses on table 1 with lipstick stain 1 with a web inside it. One just dirty. Bill was way too high.

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food2
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service4
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The shrimp and grits were really good. We also enjoyed the okra fries with comeback sauce!

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food5
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service4
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My friends and I could not have been more pleased with our experience at Pembroke's. The homemade biscuits were absolutely delectable, and that was one of the best bowls of shrimp and grits I've ever had.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I absolutely love the blending of flavor with every dining experience I've had at Pembroke's and their sister restaurant RX. I've never been disappointed by the service, ambiance, and quality of food. I would highly recommend them, you will surely be back for a second time if you do. It's old fashion southern with an excellent twist!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Fun, Local Ingredients
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 15, 2017

Thank you to the staff at Pembrokes. They made my birthday very special! The bar staff and wait staff were very accommodating. Putting my name and Happy Birthday on our menu was a nice touch! Food was excellent! Kudos to the chefs. I am local and have already recommended to my friends and relatives.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Located in a strip mall so outside, it doesn't even look open… But when you go inside it is a much different experience. We enjoyed it!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on August 11, 2017

The cheeses were delicious, the mahi and steak were very well cooked, the dessert was a perfect cap to the meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Have been many times and continue to enjoy the great food and excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

There is not much I can say about the food other than we were really pleased with the flavors and variety of choices. We were a little skeptical about eating there at first but when we saw the menu at the door it drew us in. I recommend Pembroke to anyone who loves to sample southern cuisine done exquisitely well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great food, lovely atmosphere. Would go again

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food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The food was delicious, and the menu had a number of unusual items which we tried and which were outstanding. Our server was friendly and did her job perfectly. It was a wonderful meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Casual
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The steak was awesome but the shrimp and grits were not good at all. The shrimp tasted fishy and were mushy. The manager quickly offered another dish and her apologies. She also brought a delicious Swiss roll desert. I'm certain the manager took care of the mishap with the shrimp and grits.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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food3
ambience5
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great dinner, highly recommend the clams for starters❤️❤️

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Food was great- ordered the steak and it was very tender. Family ordered the fish special and the pork chops and both really enjoyed their meals. Moscow mule was really good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Enjoyed dinner very much. Ribs as always very delicious. Shrimp and grits exceptional. Excellent coffee. The one unfortunate thing was they were out of the heirloom tomatoes which several of us were looking forward to ordering. Overall we always are happy when dining at Pembrokes.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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service4
value4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food was great and service was good. Our server seemed like she was rushing us and kept asking if she could take our plates when we were still eating. It seemed to be out of conscientiousness rather than speed but we felt like we had to keep saying no, don't take it! Vegetables were delicious and tasted super fresh. Loved the heirloom tomatoes!

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food5
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service4
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food was great as usual. Server was practically pushing us to leave. We were in at 6 and out by 6.45. Plates picked up while guests were still eating. Just a rush job.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience3
service2
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent service and creative, delicious choices. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Food was amazing as always, there was a dessert mix up but I am also in the service industry so I know it happens. First time in 5 visits.
Service was also amazing as always. It was a special occasion which the hostess did not communicate to the server but our server made the connection by our reservation name and gave us her best wishes, we left very happy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Always great food and service. I highly recommend their bacon, biscuit and jam, and coffee.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

food was very good. sides were seperately priced making dinner a little expensive.
overall experience was very good

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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food4
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food and service were fantastic, but it was a bit noisy there (table in middle, close to entrance). Had been there before, seated in a booth - much quieter.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We love everything about Pembroke's other than the value. If you are looking to pay top dollar for a meal and you want quality this is perfect. The farm to table menu was incredible, and everything was prepared perfectly. I just think the price point on some of the meals is a tad high, comparable to other restaurants of similar caliber. Overall, I will definitely eat here again. The service was top notch and the ambiance was very cool.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Excellent farm to table restaurant. A lot of good specialty drinks and great food options.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 1, 2017

It's always friendly, relaxed and exceptional food!

Tags: Fun, Organic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Menu should be expanded for entrees. Not enough choices. Excellent waiter. He was on top of his game and outstanding! Little pricey for some items on the menu. Decor very nice and atmosphere warm. What we did have which we started with cheese board then filet mignon and chicken dish were excellent. Dessert was the ganache and that was kind of odd in its presentation but excellent in taste. Hostess with tattoos showing all over the place very much a turnoff and unprofessional. Bad first impression upon walking in and seeing that.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Wilmington)·Dined on June 23, 2017

You must experience this gem in Wilmington Farm to table experience , Staff is kind and go out of there way for your dining experience

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Healthy, Organic, Local Ingredients
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