Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Coastal North Carolina
  4. Wilmington
  5. Wilmington
You can't beat our sunset views!! - The George on the Riverwalk, Wilmington, NC

The George on the Riverwalk

4.4
4.4
196 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The George on the Riverwalk is in the downtown area of Wilmington, North Carolina. A great location, along with the great food, have helped to make this a very popular eatery. You can find inside or outside seating right on the river. As one of the only dog friendly restaurants in the area, we welcome your furry friends! We provide heated decks in the winter as well as amazing views of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, the USS North Carolina Battleship and amazing sunset views year around! Whether you choose to visit us by car or boat, we provide 3 hour parking vouchers for the lot across the street and have a 90ft floating dock located directly on the Cape Fear River!!




Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (910) 763-2052

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, LGBTQ+, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    We provide 3 hour vouchers for the lot located across the street.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

What 196 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Outdoor Dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Scenic View

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Seafood

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Wilmington

    Hot Spot

  • Wilmington

    Great for Lunch

  • Wilmington

    Outdoor Dining

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Great food, terrible service. Hopefully just an off night.
  2. b

    bruceg

    Wilmington

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    If you are looking for conversation at your table you had better sit outside. My wife and I went there to celebrate our anniversary and there was a rowdy table adjacent to ours. We asked if we could move to a different table since there were many that were unoccupied. We were refused and even though our table and the table adjacent to ours complained about the rowdy group of 6 nothing was done. To say the least our anniversary dinner was a bust and left with a headache and no conversation as we would have had to shout to be overheard due to the table adjacent to ours. The service was also very slow.
  3. SO

    StevefromOhio

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Sat on the outside overlooking the River. Server was friendly. All of our food was delicious.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and beautiful view
  5. HW

    HeatherW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Server/bartender was great but the medium rare steak was well done.
  6. KG

    KevinG

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    One dish was inedible and manager sent over. Manager did not charge us. Mule drink tasted only like ginger beer. Manager explained they make their own ginger beer and it is potent. Doesn't mean drink should taste like glass of ginger beer. Overall, food was very disappointing. Must say location is good which probable keeps people coming. Biggest pet peve is waiting to pay bill. Had to send hostess to find waitress so we could get out of there.
  7. M

    Michaelc

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good. Significant improvement from our last visit. Would recommend. Pricey but great view.
  8. N

    Nicki

    Wilmington

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time for dinner! Our server was absolutely wonderful as well. Everything was delicious!
  9. K

    Klang

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding experience for 14 people. Only restaurant to call us back, take the reservation and provide an excellent experience: servers, cocktails and the food. Awesome job to all and thank you!
  10. P

    Papa

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food good. Wait staff superb.
  11. MK

    MorganK

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The service and ambiance at brunch were wonderful. The food was good as was the quality, but it wasn't the peak food experience we were looking for. We plan to go again for dinner at least, and I wouldn't be adverse to take out of town guests there for brunch.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place! The brunch was amazing! Our waitress was awesome! We sat on at a high top in the bar area and Loved the ambiance.
  13. BB

    BlytheB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The ambiance was amazing but it did take a while to receive our food and when we did it was over cooked. For $35 per meal we weren’t too happy
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    How does a restaurant on the water in Wilmington run out of Calamari Salmon and Grouper on a Saturday night?
  15. AG

    AdamG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends, partner, and myself went to The George on the Riverwalk to celebrate a few different special occasions while visiting town and we all had nothing but the best experience here. The food was absolutely delicious, the atmosphere and views on the covered patio of the river at sunset were perfect, and our server Noah was both very fun and incredibly accommodating of several food allergies and restrictions our table had. Would absolutely recommend The George 10/10 for ANY occasion.
  16. CJ

    CynandJeff

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Make reservations though. We were seated right at our reservation time! Beautiful view of the river. Scallops were amazing !
  17. A

    Audrey

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great, the steak came out a little overcooked but overall it was a great experience.
  18. PT

    PatriciaT

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab cake sandwich was delicious and the truffle fries were outstanding. Service was great. My favorite restaurant on the river.
  19. GR

    GregR

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot on the river. Great service, food was delicious and reasonably portioned. Had a great night.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Group of four…all of us ordered different dishes…everyone said their dinner was amazing and cooked perfectly.
  21. RE

    RandyE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!!! Everything outstanding.
  22. GD

    GregoryD

    Key West

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice outdoor seating Friendly waitress Food was fair. Potatoes burnt. Omelet ok Great view Not necessarily a place to go back too Getting a parking pass a pain
  23. JD

    JohnD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch, fast friendly service! Highly recommended
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, sides are very limited. Front hostess could be a bit more friendly and have tables ready for those who have reservations. The family ahead of us seemed to be receiving a more courteous service. The waitress was friendly, the ambiance was nice however sometimes the riverwalk visitors would make the experience a bit distracting. Overall the food was tasty, service friendliness could improve, and please add a desert menu instead of showcasing 3 cheesecakes on a platter for the entire restaurant to see.
  25. B

    Barb

    Wilmington

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely place. The fried oysters I ordered with my salad were so salty, they were almost inedible. I didn’t send them back b/c I kept hoping it was an anomaly-not. Be aware.
  26. KD

    KimD

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Clam chowder was cold, so I sent it back. When it came back, spots were warmish and others hot, which showed an inattention to detail. Wait staff was great and overall food was good
  27. BH

    BarbaraH

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice menu, great view from the covered patio, easy, free parking
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I expected the food quality to be really something special but it was underwhelming and very salty. Don’t plan to return anytime soon. Service was excellent on a positive note.
  29. S

    Sark

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The experience was very nice in terms of food, service, environment, however, the music being played an upscale dining room was more designed for a sports bar! PLEASE put some decent music on as we are not rock and rollers who have had 6 beers and talk loudly!
  30. NC

    NCjim

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Overpriced for what you get. My Sunday brunch omelette was a joke, very small, nothing in it. No biscuits, as advertised. Menu is not what is on the web. I think we will stay away from this place for a while.
  31. MM

    MareeseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the restaurant. The staff was friendly and helpful. We were right on the waterway great atmosphere. We also enjoyed the flyover by the Seymour Johnson Air Force team. If I had to do it all over again I would not change a thing. Outstanding staff and service
  32. K

    Kath

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The vegetable soup and clam chowder were both very good however the Boston bib salad was extremely lacking. The bacon was undetectable, and although the dressing was good it was really just a bowl of lettuce. Too pricey as far as I’m concerned. Our guests did enjoy their crabcake sandwiches. Service was a little slow people around us came and left before we were done. I was there a few weeks ago with friends and enjoyed it hence my recommendation to my husband to bring our family there. My previous experience a few weeks ago was much better. I’ll return and give it another try, but I definitely won’t order the $9.00 bowl of lettuce.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and excellent service. Heather was our server and she was knowledgeable about the menu and was refreshingly pleasant. We will definitely be returning to the George.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food with a great view.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The staff and the view were pleasant. However the food was mediocre and the service was subpar. The staff was obviously overextended.
  36. RB

    RichardB

    E. Tennessee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    Booked a reservation for 6PM to ensure the kitchen still had lamb. Well, they ran out before 6 PM! Not impressed at a high end restaurant running out if anything especially on a holiday weekend and I traveled from out of town just to eat at that restaurant. Won’t be returning!
  38. S

    Sparky

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food & service. The outdoor patio on the river is perfect ambience. Highly recommened.
  39. N

    funNite

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect for a sunset dinner. Service was great and the menu offered a nice selection. Save room for dessert - key lime pie is excellent.
  40. NF

    NanFanPan

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Everything from the drinks to the appetizers to the entrees was “off — weak drinks, warm food, some of it left uneaten. We picked this restaurant for its ambiance and reputation — as an introduction to Wilmington for first-time guests from out of town — and all 4 of us were very disappointed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The George on the Riverwalk is rated 4.4 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The George on the Riverwalk

128 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4425

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We provide 3 hour vouchers for the lot located across the street.

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, LGBTQ+, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo