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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
538 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 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 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

What 538 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for brunch

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for business meals

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

  • Wilmington

    Good for business meals

  • Wilmington

    Healthy

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

538 Reviews
  1. Lindy

    Wilmington

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The entrees were excellent! Aho tuna was cooked just right, the shrimp and risotto were delicious. The lamb chops were thick and juicy. Great place for a dinner with friends.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food but we were told while eating our dessert that we needed to hurry up because next party reservation was in 15 minutes. First time I have ever been told we needed to hurry up and basically get out.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our reservation was for 8:15pm and we got there early and they let us in early. Food was fantastic and very unique cocktails!

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  4. Kris

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were wonderful. We sat on the outdoor covered patio and it was such a beautiful way to end the day.

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  5. HappyireturnedMarilynT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had not been for over 4 years due to bad experience then BUT so glad we came back. Service was great and good was tasty!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The drinks were not good. I had an old fashion and my wife a moscow mule. They just didn’t measure anything. The calamari was bland. My wife said her chicken was good but my duck was cooked in some sort of pasta. The pasta was pasty and seemed over cooked. It is a great location and the first time we have ever been there. I am all for giving a restaurant another chance and Farley do reviews, but at this price point my expectation is a lot higher.

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  7. DanC

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place....shrimp and grits were excellent. Will definitely be back

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  8. Scooter

    Philadelphia

    99 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stopped in for lunch. Great reviews and the menu looked like it had good options online and open table. Sat waterfront in the sun. The riverwalk area is pretty dilapidated…. Getting back to the menu - much different than what the online menu stated. Waitress said they tried to rectify that to no avail. Compromised with what was actually available. Beet and goat cheese salad was full of the spine pieces and not so much leafy greens. It was okay. Husband had the steak medium rare; however, it was raw. Sent it back for further cooking. Looked ok on first cut but was raw again in the center. Took it to go and finished it in the microwave…. Service was the best offering to be had but apparently only 2 servers so it was slow. It was not what we expected. Rated 3$ and fine dining on waterfront. Hostess was very personable and nice but wearing a sweat shirt and leggings. First clue… Basic at most - should have waited until the others opened at 5 pm or had pizza. Maybe a bad day but I won’t go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Outside seating was beautiful the evening sun on the river and the heaters work well. Dinner and appetizers were good. The steak was done very good ,my wife had the scallops. The Brussels sprouts were very very good. Our waitress was effective and efficient but seemed a bit impersonal but she did a good job. The prices are reasonable and food was above average. I would definitely recommend it.

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  10. NYYanks15

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful and so was the service. It was a great experience!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. none

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice place to meet friends and have a bite to eat. It’s on the river, so on nice days, it’s a joy to be outside and watch the world go by. I’ll definitely return.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic all around – from beer and Wine, selections to appetizers and main course. That barramundi fish dish was fantastic. And the desserts were delicious. Thank you for my complimentary chocolate cake for my birthday. Meanwhile, it was fantastic to dine outside, even though it is the end of January.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. JenniferE

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good was good. Service was good and server was friendly. Go atmosphere.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. AngieH

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love The George. Always like to dine here when I'm in Wilmington. Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Highly recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. GilF

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite when we visit Charleston. The food, service, and location are all excellent.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. CurtW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. Eclectic decor and small enough that it is cozy, but big enough that you aren’t listening in on other conversations. I’ll definitely be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  17. RogerR

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meals were very tasty and the service was excellent. Would definitely go back again when in Wilmington.

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  18. SteveD

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food quality! Fantastic value!

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  19. Jujy

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another Lovely Sunday Brunch at “The George”before attending the matinee of The Producers at Thalian Hall! The gourmet food,lovely ambience and especially the great service from Zach were Outstanding! My friends and I live in Ocean Isle Beach and starting our fun day at the George is always perfect whether we opt to sit inside or out. Another perk is the complimentary parking. We’ll be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. TiffanyV

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have always wanted to go to the George and when my best friend came to town I made us reservations. I really enjoyed my evening here the food was amazing and the wait staff was very professional and attentive. I just wish that some of the other guests had dressed up a little bit more some of them were just in jeans and Casual shirts. It is always nice to go to a high-scale restaurant like the George and see other people dressed up looking nice too I would definitely recommend this place to friends or visitors from out of town it was very very nice

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found George’s online and we were not disappointed. Jonathan our bartender provided the most wonderful service. He was an absolute pleasure. We would come back for him alone. Our food was exquisite. We had the calamari app, the surf & turf, and the seared scallops. Everything was so fresh and delicious. The wine selection was a perfect pairing. 12/10 we would absolute dine here again

    1 person found this helpful

  22. NJDeb

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience. The beet salad was excellent and large enough to share. Our entrees were delicious- goat cheese encrusted chicken; filet cooked perfectly; gnocchi with a duck breast. Topped off the meal with the chocolate cake. Will definitely come back.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. HollyM

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great neighborhood cafe with smiling faces and a beautiful atmostphere!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, nice menu selection with good execution!

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  25. AntorianoS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was looking for an exquisitely tasteful restaurant that had a great ambience. The George on the Riverwalk served as an extravagant dining facility to offer this opportunity of ambience. Thank you Antoriano S.

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  26. Mjones

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine food, great service, and convenient complimentary parking!

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  27. cesny

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service. We had the shrimp & grits, which also had some sausage & collards on top. The sauce was especially good because it was not too heavy. Loved the cheesecake.

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  28. Jola3741

    Wilmington

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal. Our server was very prompt and attentive. Highly recommend.

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  29. TrevaC

    Wilmington

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful and informative waitress which gave us delicious lunch menu suggestions. I took a dear friend for lunch on Wednesday for a belated birthday and she was very impressed with food and the waitress. She had never dined at The George.

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  30. MicheleD

    Wilmington

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a reservation because my son was graduating from college that day, a very special day. As the hostess was seating us, she told me that we had to be done eating within an hour and a half. She said this in front of my son and father. I had reservation and was excited to try a new place. The whole time we are looking at our watch and worrying about if we were going to get kicked out. We could not get desert because we did not have time. Another problem was we have little nits all around us. Swatting them the whole time eating. Miserable. Lastly, they over charged us for two of our meals. The meal was $29, and they charged us $32. Very disappointed!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a memorable evening! The view was gorgeous and the food was fantastic.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. DebbyC

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservation for group of 8 was easy to make & appreciated confirmation texts. Service was excellent and timely. We ordered several items and all were delicious. We are looking forward to dining there again.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative and complex taste combinations in both drinks and food. Presentations are lively. Will definitely return.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and lovely restaurant. We will definitely be back!

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  35. TerryH

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant with great food, friendly staff, and free parking right across the street!

    1 person found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The calamari was terrible-tiny pieces with all the breading falling off. Service was good. Entree was just average. I was very disappointed for the amount spent.

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  37. LovelyCaffeLuna

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing brunch experience. We were sat next to a table with some screaming children when there were many other tables open. We thought maybe it was so one server could work both tables more easily but there were too different servers. We weren’t told about specials that we overheard other servers mention after we had ordered. The food was just ok, my wife’s drink and my iced tea was good. Maybe brunch isn’t their strong suit :(

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  38. Toejam

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All was good except the table for four that we had was set against a rail in a diamond formation, and I did not have sufficient legroom and it was cramped.

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  39. Nikki

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been to "The George" several times but the last two times (when I've sat inside) the service has not been that good. Based on this, while I'm answering the question below as "YES", I'm not really sure how I feel about recommending The George to friends at this point??

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  40. AngelaK

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was extremely excellent and the environment was relaxing yet comfortable. The food was good. The thing was the food was not great. A bit under seasoned. The garlic mashed potatoes had no tast of garlic but were ok. We all ate everything because it was ok, just would have been more exciting with a bit more flavor. Two of us had filet mignon and same, not much flavor, one had the lamb chops, one the salmon, and still it was only ok. I will say we would go again and try different things though, the service was worth it.

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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 538 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 21 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
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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