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

True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South Front

4.7
4.7
212 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 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 212 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

    Outdoor Dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Contemporary American

  • Wilmington

    Good for Groups

  • Wilmington

    Hot Spot

  • Wilmington

    Great for Lunch

  • Wilmington

    Outdoor Dining

  • Wilmington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

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  1. CF

    CaraF

    Raleigh

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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
  2. J

    Jalbear

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  3. s

    susanc

    Las Vegas

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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
  4. S

    Samantha

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

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

    IngridS

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  6. JF

    JessicaF

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

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

    DresM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  9. TG

    TomG

    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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. BN

    BrianN

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best steak in town and great cocktails, service was on point.
  14. MD

    MarkD

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent. the noise level was too loud, it was difficult to have a conversation with the person sitting at the table.
  15. LH

    LisaH

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best burger and fries I've had in a very long time!
  16. KB

    KBVOLS

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd visit in a week. Tried the hamburgers. They were outstanding again. Everything we have tried so far has been wonderful. Great Place!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service !
  18. PP

    PamP

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not sure which we enjoyed more, the food or the wait staff. Both were phenomenal
  19. KB

    KBVOLS

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding is the best word to describe our visit. The food was incredible. Nothing like this downtown. We will go back next week

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you so much! We are so excited to hear this. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

  20. JJ

    JamarJ

    Wilmington

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    For what I spent, it was the worst service I have ever had
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate outside and it was excellent. Only thing were the gnats. But the food was amazing!
  22. JA

    JenniferA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant! Our server, Jasmine, was awesome.

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you so much!

  23. EK

    EricK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Manager helped with wine! Great food!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We loved the whole place So well done. We had a great waitress and our lobster rolls were delicious . The lemon blueberry bread pudding was yummy . I was really happy with their coffee . Fresh, hot and delicious ! We can’t wait to come back and have some of that wonderful looking steak they had on display .

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you so much for a kind and detailed review! We are so happy to hear it. We hope to see you again soon.

  25. D

    Dartboard75

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Dry aged KC strip ($68) split between us, but it was not up to expectations. Tough and slightly undercooked. The appetizers (oysters and Seafood Cocktail) were outstanding. Amazing selection of bourbons for the whiskey connoisseur. We’ll try it again.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Would definitely eat here again.
  27. KC

    KCee

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    Terrible service last night. We were there for over three hours for dinner. Our server hardly ever came to our table and we had to ask for her several times. Food was great but we won’t be back. Seating was uncomfortable and ambiance wasn’t anything like the true blue in the forum.
  28. H

    Hodgmo

    Wilmington

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    This is not worth it! There is a very little parking area which is shared with other establishments. I had to park two blocks away. The food is way overpriced for someplace that is not that special.
  29. S

    Sid44

    Raleigh

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining area is modern and creates a wonderful atmosphere inside and outside. Menu selection covers most all food choices and servings are large. We had Caesar salad and jumbo shrimp, both excellent.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, imaginative menu , excellent service
  31. AH

    AprilH

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was excellent! I accidentally knocked over my wine and they immediately came over to assist. They even poured me a new glass. The food was phenomenal! The server we had was on it with suggestions.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous appetizers at the bar before our concert. Perfect evening!

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on July 18, 2022We love to hear it. Thank you so much! We appreciate your support.

  33. c

    chris

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I'll start by saying we're huge fans of both TB locations and go often and will continue to go but on our most recent visit downtown, we were thrown off a bit by the value. I fully get macroeconomic factors can impact costs, availability etc. but we were surprised that in the span of 3 weeks (the last time we went), we could no longer participate in the early bird happy hour specials because of where we were sitting and alcohol prices drastically changed. $18.00 for a house tequila and soda seems excessive. My wife loved the way the mocktail sounded but wanted to add vodka (tito's) but we later found out it was charged as a house cocktail plus the mocktail price (totaling $19.00!). The food is great and we'll back we just don't want to see inflation confused with price gouging...as many industries seem to be doing that!
  34. JF

    JessicaF

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Burgers and fries were great. Service was a little slow; it looked like there were only 2 servers working for the whole restaurant, but that’s ok! It was delicious!
  35. SL

    SusanL

    Wilmington

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Burgers were over cooked. Fries were barely edible so overcooked
  36. GP

    GayleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a party of 8. Our server was extremely good....efficient...food delicious. Drinks were very good.
  37. SM

    SueM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious!! Service was excellent!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent with great portion sizes and clearly quality ingredients! The atmosphere was live and fun but extremely loud.
  39. F

    Funtimes

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone enjoyed their drinks and food. Great service! 7pm reservation and the music was pretty loud - even the waitress had a hard time hearing our order. All in all everyone had a great time.
  40. A

    Aartarheel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service! Cherish was a delightful server! Only complaint would be the noise level.

FAQs

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 212 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 32 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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