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True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South Front, Wilmington, NC

True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South Front

4.7
4.7
241 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Chef Bobby Zimmerman and his team welcome you to True Blue Butcher and Barrel located at The South Front District in Wilmington, NC. Butcher and Barrel will stay loyal to the True Blue brand with a butcher shop and great steak choices, but will create its own identity with redesigned playful menu options, a spirited atmosphere that accommodates live music, and an extensive amount of liquor options.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–12:00 am Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (910) 769-7010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    3rd Street and Front Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour At True Blue Butcher and Barrel

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - Sat - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Buy one bar snack, get one bar snack free from 4pm-6pm and 9pm-11pm each Friday and Saturday.
  • P.Y.O - Pour Your Own Mimosas

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Experience P.Y.O - Pour Your Own Mimosas all day Saturday and Sunday at True Blue Butcher and Barrel

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What 241 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for Groups

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for Lunch

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Contemporary American

  • Wilmington

    Good for Groups

  • Wilmington

    Hot Spot

  • Wilmington

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Wilmington

    Outdoor Dining

  • Wilmington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This may be my favorite meal I have ever had! My son had the filet, I had tenderloin, we had “fall” Brussels with cranberry and a side of asparagus. The creme brûlée was the best I’ve ever had, it was custardy not dense, absolutely outstanding! Our waiter James did a fantastic job helping us make decisions and was spot on. I had the watermelon mint drink with Tito’s. I live in Cary and so wish they had this restaurant there. It’s worth the $$$. They do play “electronic “ music which I like, doesn’t seem to fit the high quality food but who cares! Also, it was very difficult to see/find the sign.
  2. CW

    CarolW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was as wonderful as always! Brought our kids from out of state for dinner! They loved it so much they want to go back today.
  3. LF

    LelandFoodLover

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was worth every penny. The service was amazing and everything was perfect! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice night out or a true steak or bourbon lover!
  4. M

    Mike

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Had a bacon cheeseburger and it fell apart the first time I took a bite. It was cooked just fine but the bun did not support the sandwich. Atmosphere is great. Would probably not recommend. Sorry, but I always think feedback is a good thing.
  5. KB

    KBVOLS

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our third brunch visit. It was equally outstanding as the previous time. We took friends with us this time and they are definitely planning a return for dinner. All the food was just as we liked. Our server, Makai (bad spelling), was excellent as well. Simply a great place to go.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pretty environment with a DJ Spinning. All the food was excellent except for the seafood cocktail which was not good at all. Loved the prime rib eye with signature salt crust. Sooooo amazing. Service was excellent. Would go back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Club music makes it a weird vibe — great steak though
  8. BG

    BrianGGG

    Raleigh

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Generally a great meal. If you charge $55 for an entree you shouldn’t have to pay for ala carte fixings.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Wayne was great!

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on September 19, 2022We are glad to hear it! Thank you. We hope to have you dine with us again soon.

  10. E

    Elaine

    Wilmington

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Employees were attentive and professional. Food was delicious!
  11. LT

    LorraineT

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service at this restaurant was outstanding. My burger was not well seasoned and nothing special. The crème brûlée with fruit was wonderful.
  12. SY

    SusanY

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for Sunday lunch with 3 others and ate outside. Service was excellent. Two people ordered filets which were delicious. One ordered beef taco which was great. The shrimp on my taco was overdone. All in all, it was a really nice dining experience.

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on September 19, 2022We are glad to hear it! Thank you for leaving us an honest review. We hope to have you dine with us again soon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great great great

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you so much!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited Wilmington this weekend with a couple of friends and booked reservations at this location. This place was awesome ! By far the BEST crab cakes I’ve ever had in my entire 37 years of life !! Lol. Will def be back to indulge !

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you so very much! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed the crab cakes. Yes, please come back to indulge - we are looking forward to it!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow like stated before, everything on the table was top notch. This food is by far ahead of any of the popular places on the river walk. We were blow away, truly! Great job!

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words and review! We are super glad to hear it. We hope to have you dine with us again soon!

  16. TP

    TerriP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Inside the restaurant is extremely HOT it’s uncomfortable to eat inside do to the cafeteria noise level and the lack of air conditioning or air flow. Outside even though it was 81 degrees out was slightly more comfortable then sitting inside but the mosquitoes will eat you alive. They had a DJ but his spins were lame and the level was low so this offered zero to my experience. Service was great except the hostess absolutely zero personality and you can tell they do NOT want to be there those two are doing ZERO to create an enjoyable experience for your customers. The waitress was wonderful and the bartender as well, the food was the best part of this entire experience 10 out of 10. I cannot see us coming back due to the lack of AC for 95 a person I would like to be comfortable and not have to sit outside in the hot humid summer weather to be eaten by mosquitoes. It was like a very expensive camping dinner. Not the way i wanted to celebrate both of my adult children bday but thank goodness the food was delish THANK YOU to the cooks and I PRAY you get a better AC system for them.
  17. D

    Dixin

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very noisy when busy, inside decor is very plain. But food is good, portions large.
  18. CO

    ChuckO

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    It was $5.00 burger night so it was super busy. The server was working extremely hard but she had too many tables. The food was good but it was about 80 degrees in the restaurant. We will try again when it's not so busy.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  20. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Reserved online for our Anniversary, got there 10 min before our reservation, hostess looked confused and then it looked like they never saw the reservation, I even put it was our 1st wedding anniversary on it . Seemed like they scrambled for a table , no mention of our Anniversary. Food was good , our server was outstanding. Just wish the music wasn't so loud & we didn't feel like we were overlooked
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought friends who were visiting and we are still talking about it. Staff was helpful, food was exceptional and I can’t wait to go back!
  22. LC

    LoriC

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wednesday is $5 Burger night. The smash burger is very good.
  23. CP

    ChelseaP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe, the food, the service. Everything was truly great! Make a reservation if you plan to go on a Wednesday.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing from the moment we walked in the door until we left. The food was absolutely delicious and flavorful. Our waiter Was so knowledgeable and friendly. He really made our first time coming here a wonderful experience. We will absolutely be back!
  25. CS

    ChadS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at the newer location near downtown and man, it did not disappoint. The ambiance is totally different from the one at the Forum, much more industrial and less private but it was nicely appointed and comfortable. It seems to be geared to a younger crowd and has an extensive bar area. The food is out of this world! Everything we tried was fantastic. The choices on the menu are so varied that you can find something for everyone at a wide range of price points. The pork bun starter and the tacos were big hits. The burgers, pork chop and steaks were so good we couldn't stop trying to share with each other. I highly recommend True Blue Butcher and Barrel.
  26. CB

    ChrissyB

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and service was great! The Mac and cheese and brussel sprouts were a great compliment to the filet
  27. J

    Jane

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The specials are always amazing! For dinner I would recommend a pork chop or a cut of beef!
  28. CF

    CaraF

    Raleigh

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Wonderful meal as usual. Steaks are top notch. Service tonight was lacking, but only due to the server being really inexperienced. I would suggest they understand the menu a bit more. Especially that a taste of bourbon (which is on the menu), isn't the guest asking for a free taste. Lol
  29. CG

    ChristinaG

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit and the food was wonderful. The burgers are delicious and the fries are amazing. My favorite dish was the Brussel sprouts. Kaitlyn, our server was fantastic. I will definitely be returning.
  30. J

    Jalbear

    Wilmington

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated my 30th anniversary of my 29th birthday. Our server, James, was excellent and knew a great deal about the wines and copious brands of bourbons. The staff also worked well together and teamed together to take care or our table. Our party of four started with two burratta salads. Thankfully, we shared the salads, because the portion was gigantic. The burratta arrived on a beautifully prepared green salad with a sherry dressing you want to eat out of the jar. The plate also donned four generous pieces of foccacia bread, lightly toasted with a drizzle of olive oil. I believe the bread is baked in house & It was delicious. For main courses, we all ordered some version of beef - two beef tenderloins and steak frites, medium rare, and one filet, rare. The steaks were tasty, but the three medium rare steaks were more medium. The rare was cooked to our guest’s likening. We meant to mention this to our server AFTER we paid, because it was not worth sending back the steaks, and we didn’t want them adjusting the bill for being slightly over done. They still tasted good - but this is one reason I gave them 4 stars for food. The sides are enormous, and our server warned us about the Mac and Cheese. It was very tasty, but a little runny for me. Definitely get the bacon crumbles on top. It gives is some texture. Heated up the next day, the Mac & Cheese was a little more solidified. The mixed veggies were also yummy, but a little on the oily side when finished off in the sautée pan after steaming. The fingerling potato dish was big enough to feed four or five people. They were wells seasoned and cooked a bit on the toothy side. I like mine a little more crispy. The beer and wine by the glass selection is very nice, and the prices are reasonable. If you like bourbon, they will definitely have something for you! Overall, we really liked the True Blue Butcher & Barrel. It’s definitely worth another try, and next time, we’ll do more sharing and get our steaks rare.
  31. s

    susanc

    Las Vegas

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab and asparagus omelette was fantastic. Glass of fresh squeezed OJ and some side of roasted potatoes also delicious. Great service will definitely be back for brunch in addition to lunch and dinner. Can not wait o try your bread
  32. S

    Samantha

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about True Blue from the ambiance, service, drinks, and food. It was perfect!
  33. IS

    IngridS

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steak and meal. The Burrata appetizer was phenomenal. Wait staff was right on pt. Looking forward to going back.
  34. JF

    JessicaF

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. I got the steak frites and it was delicious. On Thursdays they have half priced bottles of wine. My only complaint was it was sooo hot in there.
  35. m

    marcis

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and drinks and the servers were great
  36. DM

    DresM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Everything thing was very nice with one rather large expectation, the steaks were over done. We had a large group with most of the table having steak. Every piece of beef was over cooked. Everything else was excellent, especially the waitress.
  37. TG

    TomG

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    $5 smash burger was excellent. Sides of fries and brussel sprouts complimented perfectly. Can’t wait to go back.
  38. SG

    SusanG

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and excellent service. The herb salad with Bleu cheese dressing was amazing!
  39. JS

    JasonS

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    We made reservations two weeks prior to last nights dinner. We showed up at our reservation time of 730 and were told by hostess that we had a 10-20 minutes wait. Doesn’t make sense why we did a reservation if we still had a wait when we showed up. We were a party of 4 and they kind of put a table together against a wall that was not big enough for the four of us. We were eventually greeted by our server who did not seem happy to Be serving us at all. She seemed pretty stand offish and a tad rude. When it came to serving our drinks she couldn’t even be bothered to pour our beer into a glass. We watched most of the other servers doing this for their tables but not ours. She even forgot to bring out steak knives when three out of the four of us ordered steaks. The service and having to wait when we made reservations really made a 250 dollar dinner per couple not worth it at all.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    The food was very good. The service was excellent. The acoustics on the inside are so horrible that you can’t even hear yourself think. Let alone have a conversation with friends. We chose to sit outside, which was very nice up until the DJ came and started playing very very loud THUMPING “house” music. We could not wait to get out of there. We couldn’t understand why that choice of music is played for such a wonderful restaurant. It is not a club, but it seems starting at 9 PM it wanted to be a club! The demographic of people that go there are adults that want to spend money and have a wonderful dinner experience. We asked a few people that work there about the music and were told that the owner likes it. Unfortunately the owner was not there. We were told that he has been made aware by many others that the music is intrusive and not appreciated, but that he doesn’t want to change it. We go out for dinner every weekend. We were a party of four and we all could not get out of there fast enough.

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You can order delivery directly from True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South Front using the Order Online button. True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South Front also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 769-7010.

True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South Front is rated 4.7 stars by 241 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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South Front

110 Greenfield St 114, Wilmington, NC 28401-6123

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd Street and Front Street

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–12:00 am Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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