Jerry's Food, Wine and Spirits

4.7
78 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Serving the best from North Carolina's land and sea in a warm, casual setting since 1992. Contemporary American dishes lined with classic flavors of the South. Couple your meal with a glass/bottle from our hand picked wine list featuring many Napa, Sonoma, and Oregon options, or go with a delicious hand crafted cocktail like the Hellcat Holler. Jerry's has been featured on PBS' "NC Weekend" with Bob Garner, Wilmington Today, the Wilmington Star News, and has had the pleasure of serving a sitting Vice President, Hollywood actors, pro athletes, tourists and the wonderful Wilmington community for 30 years. We look forward to serving you soon!
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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars there, and always have an excellent dining experience. The food and the service is always excellent.

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KerriD
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband and I went to Jerry’s for a romantic date night. The service was excellent and the food was phenomenal. We asked the server for a wine recommendation and it was very good and reasonably priced. We both had the beet salad and practically licked our plates clean. Next came the goat cheese grouper, which has been on their menu forever for good reason. The portion was huge and came out piping hot. We finished the night with key lime pie and flourless chocolate torte, which were delicious, but both could have used some whipped cream. As for the ambiance, it’s a small place so it’s pretty intimate and can get loud if there is a large party. Overall, we really enjoyed our experience and will be back.

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Sparky
Wilmington
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is outstanding. Service is very good. Noise level started as a low rumble and increased to jet engine level. A couple of large tables in a small dining room did the trick!

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Allison
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, perfectly crafted cocktails, and unparalleled service from start to finish. I'll be a forever customer!

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for dinner. Great music. Staff was incredibly warm and friendly. Food was awesome. Highly recommend the lamb meatballs, the mussels, and the key lime pie

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! I tried a huge variety and it was all outstanding. The waitstaff is also top notch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
285 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Arrived on time for our reservation and were seated immediately. The restaurant was packed with only one table open when we were seated. Our server was slammed and we ended up with another helper who asked if we would mind having him serve us and we said "of course not". It was obvious that the restaurant could use some extra help in the dining room. Our drinks arrived quickly and we were told bread was coming. We ordered pasta and scallops which were delicious and only received the bread at the end of our dining. We enjoyed the meal and libations but hope that the pandemic will soon put things back in order...it is decimating our small businesses.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The room is tattered and dirty. Don’t look up at the years of dust collected on the ceiling or you will lose your appetite. We had too many people, so we couldn’t walk out or else we would have! Seriously?!? How can this be allowed on any health inspection? Imagine what the kitchen looks like.
The food is ok. Of course, as with many places, tooooo much garlic. Wine list is grocery store wine, not interesting.
I won’t go back.

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JamesP
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Out of towners found a table for two here through OpenTable. Pulled up in the parking lot and thought maybe this wasn't what we were looking for as non-descript would define the strip mall it's in. Glanced through the window and thought let's give it a shot. Glad we did. Pleasant room. Great cocktail served to start. Superb service. Fabulous food. Spouse's scallops were sublime and my duck the same. I think this is my first five-star review here and well deserved. Highly recommended. Reservations suggested.

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Rickran
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It's been several years since we dined at Jerry's. The service was also exceptional. The food was excellent with an interesting and diverse menu. I look forward to our next visit

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MikeV
Pinehurst
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very pleasant surprise. Last minute decision to try new dining option and a little nervous when we viewed from street but thank goodness we gave them a try. Excellent and friendly service from the moment we opened the door and we immediately felt welcomed. Servers “tag teamed” seamlessly and were well-trained in their service skills. The by-the-glass wine options are limited but well chosen so not an issue for this picky wine enthusiast. We shared a delicious scallop appetizer that was well crafted and as good as any I have had in the past. Our split grouper entree was also terrific and I didn’t mind the $12 surcharge because the plating was generous and worth the cost. Will definitely return soon to my new Wilmington favorite.

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MarciaS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative dishes.
Loved the atmosphere! Cocktails done perfectly! The wait staff was very helpful, pleasant and professional . Had after dinner drinks at the small bar located in the front. A perfect evening.

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vipLocalShawslover
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a return visit after being away for a few years. Just a delightful evening. Excellent food and excellent friendly service. We will definitely return

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MikeT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service from Cody! Don't judge this place by it's location in an older strip-like mall; it's excellent! Don't miss it.

Mike and Kyle

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MaryC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This should be your ultimate choice for date night or a special celebration. One of the finest restaurants in town. The food and service are outstanding! The pricing is where it should be for this quality. It's a little loud, but as you hunker down, you realize that's part of the ambience. What a gem!

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GeneM
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Resturant is decieving from the outside. But once you go through the doors. You are surrounded with great ambiance. The white table clothes. The set ups on the table. Being greeted by a warm friendly person. Out waiter was fabulos. Explained all the dishes. Including the specials. The food was amazing.

I highly recommend Jerr's to everyone. Actually I would have to say that is a hidden Gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out for a nice family dinner. Food and service were outstanding. A bit pricey but worth every delicious bite.

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KittyAnnILM
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Jerrys for a birthday celebration. Everything was perfect! The wine, the appetizers (*especially the appetizers - SO GOOD!), the entrees and of course the desserts! The waiter was the BEST we've ever had in the ILM! Although young, he was outstanding in every way. For a restaurant to garner such kudos we look at the OVERALL experience, ever facet has to be on point, and Jerry's didn't disappoint! We hadn't been to Jerrys in quite some time as my husband works nights at his restaurant. Jerry's was my daughter's choice for her birthday dinner as she'd never been before. All at our table have nothing but praise for our experience, we'll go back soon!

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vipSutla120
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food here didn’t really appeal to us. The preparations are complicated, unusual and intense- not simple or delicate. That being said, the food quality was good and everything tasted fresh. Our server was efficient but a bit abrupt. In fairness to him, he was one of two servers working the full dining room. I found the wine choices not quite as extensive as other reviewers suggested but the wine I ordered was good. They have a full bar but do not offer any special cocktails. The atmosphere is nice and the candles and flowers give it a romantic feel.

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ScottM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional meal enjoyed with my Bride. Jerry's always delivers great quality.

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vipLizzie
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful every time!! Love this place!!

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vipmc32
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious gourmet foodie evening! Fresh fish, outstanding flavor, excellent presentation. Our server was attentive! This chef does not disappoint!!

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AlexG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to Jerry’s every time we come to WB, and the experience is always a highlight of our trip. Lovely food, excellent service, and a relaxing luxury. Don’t let the unassuming exterior or location fool you, magic happens here. Highly recommended. Thanks to Kathleen for providing such fun, thoughtful service!

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vipJames
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. We have eaten here several times and it is always an outstanding experience.

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SherryP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat Great Food, Have Great Drinks and a Fantastic Atmosphere! Service was Impeccable ❤️

KM
vipKentM
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jerry’s is a long time Wilmington restaurant that seems to get overlooked by far too many residents. It is located at a prime location where Wrightsville Avenue ends at Eastwood Road just before Eastwood crosses the bridge on Wrightsville Beach itself. It sits in a low key strip mall sandwiched between a Domino’s Pizza and a bagel shop, the restaurant is ANYTHING but low key.

When you walk in, the bar is on the left, and the dining room is on the right. Jerry’s has a beer and wine list, but no cocktail list. However, do NOT let that lack of a cocktail list fool you. They have a full service bar, and the bartenders know how to make more complicated cocktails like manhattan’s, vieux carre’s, and Hemingway daiquiri’s. Just ask and you shall receive. I had a couple of manhattan’s this night.

The menu is upscale American. They always have a unique appetizers, soups and salads, at least two seafood entrees, and some beef and pork entrees. They are known for their Chateaubriand; you certainly won’t go wrong there. I also have had their tuna with a crab/horseradish crust on top that is insanely delicious.

This time, I opted for one of their specials: lamb meatballs, with portabella mushrooms sauteed to perfection, with several sauces and vegetables to keep it entertaining. The entire dish was melt in your mouth.

For dessert, I couldn’t resist. Jerry’s serves that key lime pie made by the lady that grows her own key lime on her tree right there in Wrightsville Beach. One of these days I will remember her name, but that key lime pie is the best I ever had. Most commercial made key lime pies are way too sweet. This pie is proper tart from the key lime, and rich with just the right amount of sweetness.

Jerry’s does take recommendations using Open Table, and I recommend booking a few days ahead of time as they stay busy. Enjoy!

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vipElandKev
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's so sad to see the shortage of help everywhere which really effects restaurants particularly hard. Jerry's was able to do a great job for our party of four, two of our friends had never been there before. Our server who was new did a fabulous job and had a great personality. Hoping the staff shortages will change so that everybody can get back to the so called normal.

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meszabo
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and quiet atmosphere. My husband said the special that he ordered was the best meal he had ever had!! I also appreciated the earth friendly go home containers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal here!! This is one of the best restaurants in Wilmington and I don’t know why I haven’t eaten here before!! I highly highly recommend it. Don’t go to those crappy critic proof restaurants on the beach! I’m over them and half the time it’s not even local. This restaurant supports local folks and whoever is running the show really cares. That’s rare these days.

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BobS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food cooked to perfection
Service quick, polite, attentive

EM
EdwardM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything. Seafood app is incredible

Servings are fresh and local

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Small place, looks like you're heading into a bar or a pizza place as it's in a strip mall with an old, worn sign out front. But, it is a hidden gem! Great food! I had a tuna steak with a horseradish and crabmeat topping, my date had the Chateaubriand. I found the horseradish to be a little strong, and she would have preferred if the sauce for the steak was on the side. Both flavors or sauces were excellent but they did possibly take away from the taste of the tuna or of the steak. These are minor critiques; I would back again with no hesitation! Loved it!

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diningK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoyable

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Crad
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

70 th birthday dinner reservation was made 2 weeks in advance. When I received a call two hours before scheduled time telling me my reservations needed to be cancelled because Astra Zeneca needed the whole restaurant I thought it was a joke. I explained the occasion and it was only two of us I wasn’t asked if I could reschedule . Obviously Jerry’s didn’t need my business that night but Brent’s Bistro did a fantastic job if squeezing us in and another group of 6 with same situation . I’ll bet when they may need my business in December or January they realize that was just wrong. Brent’s isn’t future go to place. They know how to treat customers!

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vipNCStater
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal out with out of town guests. Menu was diverse and farm to table quality made the dinner fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food all the way around. Appetizers were well done and the entrées which included halibut, grouper, soft shell crabs, and salmon were excellent. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipTomB
Raleigh
50 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal prepared to the Jerry’s standards of the paste. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Immaculate service and food.

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Noah
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wow! What can I say? I did NOT expect the level of refinement observed with cooking technique, presentation and the layering of flavors. From appetizer to dessert and everything in between - nearly flawless. The only thing I would change is adding a bit more warmth to my entree when it came out (scallops with orzo). Our waiter was witty and pleasant and while he forgot to provide us with our leftovers (we eventually returned to retrieve them) - that oversight did not sully the overall experience. The only other knock? I'd suggest a slightly larger portion of dessert (cake slices).

Looking forward to the next visit and I am certainly looking forward to another Old Fashioned.

Last note make sure to visit this venue when in town. You will NOT be disappointed!

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Luca
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Happy to have found Jerry’s. In the process of moving here, and was looking for a pleasant dining experience. My husband and I had to châteaubriand which was cooked to perfection and very tasty. We also ordered crabcakes which although somewhat salty were also delicious. Limited menu but the choices are all very good. Would recommend and will return.

FAQs

Jerry's Food, Wine and Spirits offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 256-8847.

Jerry's Food, Wine and Spirits is rated 4.7 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.