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

True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South Front

4.6
4.6
318 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 15 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 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 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 - 10:00 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 - 11:00 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 318 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for business meals

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Lively

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Contemporary American

  • Wilmington

    Good for business meals

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Wilmington

    Lively

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

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  1. MJ

    MichaelJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good
  2. BV

    BethV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The restaurant accommodated moving us inside instead of outdoor seating. Service was incredibly slow. Drink orders took forever to arrive. I ordered a second drink that never arrived prior to us leaving. The hamburgers were heavy and greasy and the fries were soggy. Brussel sprouts were awesome.
  3. w

    wilmingtontourist

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Busy Friday night - probably in kitchen but our vegetables arrived after all had finished dinner and the dessert had been ordered.
  4. SP

    SaraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter had all the perfect suggestions for our table of 4. We had the steak flight with a side, some sharables, and a couple desserts. It was absolutely delicious!! The cocktails were well crafted. We selected a whiskey flight and the waiter made great whiskey and bourbon suggestions based on what we liked. We even got to learn a cool story about one of the bourbon's we didn't know before. Definitely would recommend!
  5. M

    Memphis

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cut of meat perfectly seasoned and prepared.
  6. C

    Capt

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place to have something unique

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on January 27, 2023We're so glad you enjoyed your experience! Hope to see you again soon.

  7. M

    Macruz

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our server was having a bad night. Seemed annoyed with our group. Brussels were not very flavorful. Smash burger not very good. Shrimp tacos and Arugula steak salad was good. Fries were good. Wine pour was very small. Do not get the cheesecake small and nothing special,strange texture for NY style. A little disappointed overall, but the location was good. We will try again and hope for a better experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Get the steak flight! It’s amazing

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on January 27, 2023We LOVE the steak flight and are glad you do too!

  9. LJ

    LJuicy

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    I enjoyed this restaurant. However the people I came with were not happy with their food not being cooked like they wanted it. Even after sending it back to the kitchen a second time, it was still not cooked. The noise level was a bit loud for them. I will return.
  10. M

    Marty

    Wilmington

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    My wife had the small steak with frites and it was excellent. I had the pork chop and it was tasteless.
  11. CC

    CindyC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Ambiance and the restaurant vibe was perfect for date night.

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on January 27, 2023Thanks so much for your kind words Cindy! We are so glad you had an amazing date night. We can't wait to see you again soon!

  12. JN

    JayN

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The wait time past the reservation time was far too long. Almost 40 minutes. The server was a bit overwhelmed to start but settled down and was great after that. The food was excellent but they were out of items we wanted to eat. Overall still a very good experience.
  13. D

    Disappointed

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Thoroughly disappointed with the experience my wife and I had for our first (and only) visit to True Blue Butcher & Barrel. We got a reservation for 7:45pm, arrived at 7:30pm, and were not seated until 8pm. Luckily, the brewery next door occupied us during wait, but since there was no cell notification, we came back over too early and had to stand outside in cold (there is zero waiting area and bar was full) for 10min. We were seated at a tipsy high-top table (waitress had to "fix" to stay still) and the very small chairs were fairly uncomfortable. I was sitting next to one of the meat cases, and should have gotten a hint then as none of the cuts looked high-end, but I did order the rib eye, cooked medium. What I got was a rare/med-rare steak that was filled with fat veins (uncommon for rib eyes in my experience). One of those veins took 5min of flossing later to get out, btw. Steak had very little flavor of its own, though the dip they provided was excellent and unique. Fries were good and draft beer fine as well. $25 shrimp cocktail starter was interesting, but neither of us thought it was great and far too small for price (might have been worth $10). Restaurant is certainly "hip", but so loud any conversation with my wife just across the table was impossible. Even the waitress had to literally have separate conversations leaned in to our ears due to the volume of music and conversation. Honestly, I could have gotten over most things except for the $57 steak that was honestly not worth sending back to cook more. My wife and I are not picky people, but we both agreed we could have spent that $190 much better ways. :-( Steak lovers be forewarned - this is NOT the place to come.
  14. d

    diner1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food was excellent although they were out of several items on the menu. Noise level was very high and difficult to have a conversation with those at your table.
  15. s

    susanc

    Las Vegas

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always.
  16. E

    Elaine

    Wilmington

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Cherish, was spectacular! She was professional and welcoming
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Drew was fantastic!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New Years Eve done right!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely unbelievable. The single best steak I have ever had in my life. I know that is a big statement, but it is 100 percent true. Perfect experience. Please ensure to stay open for the rest of my life so I can keep coming, thank you!!!!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    I was a little disappointed to be sat at a high top for a table of 5, it felt like I was on top of the folks behind me. The service was not what I was expecting, I know it was busy however 3 hours for dinner was a little much. I’d like to try it again when it’s not my birthday and don’t hold such high expectations.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, James our server was on top of everything and the food was perfect!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Food was amazing, but its was kind of like eating in a night club...
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  24. S

    Selahallan

    Wilmington

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is nice and casual. food is consistently good.
  25. GR

    GinRocan

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food and service were great. The ambiance is a little cold feeling. Very industrial feel. Tall ceiling can make it a little loud. Definitely great food and service.
  26. DN

    DianeN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious but the staff was overwhelmed and the overall experience was diminished. Too many critical out of stocks at 6:30 on a busy holiday evening. They should have this figured out more given price point.
  27. N

    Nick

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak was perfectly cooked to requested temperature and the sides were great! It’s pricey but absolutely worth it for a special occasion
  28. RF

    RobF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for brunch, both meals and the cocktails were outstanding! We’ll definitely make this a regular spot!!
  29. l

    lonniel

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a fun atmosphere
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is always amazing and our server was fantastic. It’s super loud so if you’re trying to have an intimate dinner sit outside.
  31. S

    Scooter

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice atmosphere, good food, good service. All fine. On most recent visit, kitchen appeared to be having trouble keeping up so long wait and then a bit of rushing because it was a business lunch and everyone had places to be. Not daunted - still a good spot.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  33. KB

    KBVOLS

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been there several times. Always good. Just a great place for dinner or brunch. Try the mushrooms, they are incredible!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We took our good friend out for her birthday. The tables were wobbly and had to be fixed. Wine pours, though correct, could have been more generous for the price of a glass. Our server was knowledgeable and nice, but a little distant.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a good evening, relaxed and tried new items.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had our post wedding dinner here with friends. Best steak I’ve ever had. Loved the shareable sides, actually makes more sense with big groups. Dress up or dress down, it fits both dynamics. 10/10
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Food was good but the music was so load it was not enjoyable for table conversation.
  38. L

    Lindy

    Wilmington

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for the $5 smash burger which is available every Wednesday. The burgers were great and their side of Frites and the macc and cheese were great! We wwill definitely go again.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early dinner after massages at Native Caves, daughter and husband ordered the filets, excellent! I ordered the Torta, yummy! Shareable: vegetables and potatoes were fresh and seasoned just the way we like. TBB&B’s burgers are excellent, too. Try their mockIni: Peaflower Lemonade. They also have an extensive bar, daughter was impressed with their scotch selections. I have also gone for lunch or early dinner, off hours and quiet. They do have outdoor tables. Service was excellent.
  40. WF

    WilmFoodie

    Wilmington

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Steaks and terrific selection of fine Whiskey. The service was great too.

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 4.6 stars by 318 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 15 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 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 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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