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You can't beat our sunset views!! - The George on the Riverwalk, Wilmington, NC

The George on the Riverwalk

4.5
4.5
300 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!!




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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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

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What 300 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. CL

    CherilL

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and our server was super friendly. The food was delicious and we love eating while we are looking out at the water.
  2. RA

    RogerA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, the food was incredible!! We finished the meal the next day and the taste was amazing still!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I finally made it to The George for Sunday brunch. We've been meaning to get there for awhile and thankfully we did! The restaurant itself is very nice, with indoor and outdoor seating. Our server, Sydney, was the best, so nice and helpful. The food was fantastic, ahi tuna was spicy and delicious. My wife had the creme brulee French toast, it was like eating a plate full of dessert, incredible! I had the Mexican omelet, fantastic! The sides were equally impressive, potato wedges were seasoned and cooked perfectly as were the fried brussel sprouts. We're definitely looking forward to going back for dinner!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This was a total miss . We will not be back. Ordered a drink that was $15 and tasted just like Cold Medicine. Couldn’t even drink it. Got the salmon and it and the sides were luck-warm at best and very blah. Didn’t even eat half of it. Waitress was clearly unhappy to be there and brought our check with our dessert. We had been there 45 minutes and the restaurant wasn’t even half full. Over $100 bucks, less than an hour and we wished we had gone to anywhere, even cook out, for our rare childless date night instead, it was that bad. Beautiful location on the water though.
  5. RS

    RobertS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful birthday celebration
  6. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I always enjoy a nice dinner out and we always know it will be a good night at The George.
  7. LT

    LowTide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Had the specialty margarita for the night and it was not good at all. The menu seems to have paired down a lot from the last time I was there. The kids hamburgers look overdone. Not a fan
  8. JR

    JerryR

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was hot and delicious. Our waitress, Danielle was terrific.
  9. NC

    NCNana

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four of us went to the George on a busy New Year's Eve and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The service was very good, the food great and the ambience, very nice. This is our first time back under new ownership and we would definitely go again. Our wait person did a good job on a very busy night and other staff made sure that we were taken care. The menu was just large enough with many great choices. We each had different items and they were all very good.
  10. PW

    PeterW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Nice location, attentive and professional service but let down by mediocre food quality, calamari starter was over-fried pieces of batter, lobster portion tasted okay but was incredibly small
  11. KK

    KristenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab dip is a must! Seafood was a fan fav at our table. Service was great. Very clean!
  12. QC

    QClocal

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flying out for new years weekend and staying at nearby Hilton. Ate here during the summer. Same menu scallops and black bass are some tasty had to corn back for more.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Reasonably good food, but the pineapple salsa on the black bass was too spicy and didn't work well with the coconut rice and curry sauce. Also, the fish was overcooked.
  14. AG

    AnneG

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First visit since new ownership and reopening was a very pleasant surprise. Other than a watered-down martini, first made up, then poured over ice rather than being remade, it was a perfect meal!
  15. K

    Kathy

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Meal was great, waiter (Zack) great, Host great (we were late). Overall a great experience but might be hectic during summer season. Didn't experience outdoor dining as it was a chilly night.
  16. AT

    AllisonT

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was all great, we were seated right away. The ravioli was FANTASTIC! The food came out super quick as well. We definitely enjoyed ourselves and will be back on our next trip to Wilmington!
  17. s

    seemoreclealy

    Cincinnati

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Amazing service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Service was not friendly - hostesses or our waitress. We ordered 3 appetizers and every single one of them had no seasoning. The ahi tuna was nothing like how the menu described it to be and tasted terrible - gave both of us a stomach ache after trying a bite of it. Waitress was no where to be found during most of our time there. The menu needs to be updated on what you actually serve on each dish or at least have your waitstaff inform customers what they are ordering will not come as described on the menu.
  19. PH

    PeterH

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice meal and enjoyed the service.
  20. ST

    SharonT

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place, great views, great service. Very accommodating for my dietary needs.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Meal was great and our server was excellent!!
  23. DM

    DeborahM

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service! Never fails to be a winner when in Wilmington!!
  24. LS

    LoriS

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The George never disappoints. Meal and service was great.
  25. A

    Anniversary22

    Charlotte

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice Sunday brunch spot. Great view; food was nice!
  26. F

    Fala3

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Becky was very attentive and provided outstanding service.
  27. MO

    MikeO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Day after daughter’s wedding in Wilmington. Was also her birthday on November 6th. Very special ending to wonderful weekend. Service was excellent, atmosphere was perfect and food was great. We really appreciated the entire staff being so helpful. Will definitely return soon.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Food and service were great. Ambiance was not good. Plain white walls with modern art paintings. Room was very cold, but staff turned off overhead fans, which made it better. Expensive with small portions. Very disappointed.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 5th Wedding Anniversary. Beautiful temperature out side, food was amazing!! Hubby and I both had the Blackened Sea Bass 💝💝
  30. w

    wanda

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere and good food!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love sitting outside on the covered patio overlooking the Cape Fear river, just beautiful! We went for Sunday brunch and the food was delicious!
  32. NH

    NancyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My partner and I had eaten at several different places around the area and this was one of our favorites. Great food and great view of the river.
  33. YW

    YW71

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Noah was a great server. The Asian bbq wings were delicious. My beef short rib was room temperature and had to be returned and reheated. I don’t know if I’d return but it was okay overall.
  34. EM

    EvonM

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    This was not a pleasant dining experience. The food was not well prepared and the entrees did not match the description. Only one of he four entrees ordered was moderately appealing. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Even my daughter's grilled cheese was bad.
  35. NM

    NewportMarsh

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had high expectations for the George & sadly the experience did not meet what was expected. We dined inside because booth seating is more comfortable than iron bistro chairs for me. There were no candles in the votive container nor salt & pepper on the table. Maybe Covid dictated protocol? No bread was offered with our appetizer- Gator bites which were delicious! My breaded seafood entree had cod which met my standard but the crab cake & shrimp were disappointing. My husband’s penne with Cajun chicken was to his liking but he didn’t gush about it. The service was very pleasant & we never felt rushed. All in all from the reputation this establishment did have, they have some hurdles to recover from Covid mode. Will possibly give one more try as I didn’t try their Brussels which have been raved about.
  36. BD

    BradD

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accommodated our request to move reservation from inside to out. Service was good and food was excellent. We would return!
  37. r

    rodriquesh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    food was great but service wasn’t. waited almost an hour for entrees and when it came the server forgot the ring in a side.
  38. P

    Pagey

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress Maddie was terrific!! We had a great meal on the patio and a gorgeous sunset!!
  39. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pleasant experience. Can’t beat the view. Calamari cooked perfectly. Salmon, Dill Pickle Chicken and Shrimp and Grits were all very good. Sides are all delicious as well. Service was excellent.
  40. R

    Roseann

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely brunch...food was excellent and Case is an awesome server!

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 4.5 stars by 300 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


Booked 28 times today
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

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