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

True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South Front

4.6
4.6
279 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 8 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 - 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 - 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 279 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for Groups

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Contemporary American

  • Wilmington

    Best Food

  • 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

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. WF

    WilmFoodie

    Wilmington

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    JockT

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dining experience. Will be back very soon. Thank you.
  4. JP

    JanetP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    very lound, we had a 6 pm reservation and still very lound!!
  5. SF

    StacyF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    South Front style and energy married to genius mixology and a dinner menu full of mouth-watering shareables and a la carte choices. We started with cocktails at the bar, where the full menu is available. The bourbon / whiskey selection is vast or the master bartender will mix you up something to taste. At our table we started with the burrata served with greens and marinated squash. Creative and amazing and enough for four. Based upon the recommendation from our server, Olivia, we ordered the beef sampler and sides of brussels and mac n cheese to share. The sampler came with several different beef cuts, all cooked perfectly medium rare. The ribeye and strip were unforgettable. The brussels with peanut sauce were unique and a great accompaniment to the steak. The mac n cheese was bubbly and decadent. We had entirely too much food for 2 people. Highly recommend this location of True Blue. Ask for Anthony at the bar and Olivia for your server. Both are highly attentive, listen closely to the customer, and provide top notch service. True Blue at South Front will be a regular part of our evenings out rotation.
  6. R

    Russ

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there and will be back. Servers were excellent and the food even better. For us it was a burger night and the burgers were among the best we have had. The entrees looked amazing and next time it will be for entrees.
  7. t

    travelmuse

    Wilmington

    40 reviews

    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The dining room is small and not particularly inviting. In warmer weather, I'm sure it's fun to sit outside and enjoy the lively neighborhood. I'd recommend sticking with steak dishes, although they are pricey. The chicken wings were good. A tenderloin we ordered was tasty, but not cooked as requested. (Our waiter noticed and took it back.) Overall, the food was good, but not great. I prefer True Blue Butcher & Table and Mariposa. Perhaps, it would be best to try the $5 burger on Wednesday to see what you think.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and excellent drinks. Steaks were cooked exactly as ordered. Sides are a good size, enough to share with the table.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Not surprisingly the bar seemed overwhelmed. From the time we sat down until we finally got a drink was 40 minutes. The we’re out of several brands of liquor. We finally just settled on wine. The food was excellent.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ok- gave this a shot after a so-so steak at the one on Military Cutoff. Basically, reversed opinion. The food was amazing but the steaks were again, more rare (cold and chewy) then medium rare. I’ve come to the conclusion that they are cut way too thick to judge properly. 20 minutes to get the drink order in on a busy night. Lots of staff but the manager was doing nothing but running glasses back and forth all night. Easily could have spoke to people and picked up arriving drink orders to get everyone started but spent most of the night talking to host staff and running glasses. Managers at Road House or Outback visit twice. Once we had our server, she was amazing. Just be prepared even with reservations, to not see the manager doing anything except running glasses. Oh - check your Open Table info better- we had it down that there was a birthday all over the reservation. If not for class, for a shot at dessert up-charge. :)
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance, delicious food, great drinks, and wonderful service! The bar manager/owner Justin introduced himself to us and was super helpful, had good conversations with us, overall amazing place!
  12. JG

    JenG

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal as usual. The $5 smash burgers on Wednesday is the best deal! We had great service as well.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    To be honest the food was good, a bit pricey for casual dining. The biggest issue was the parking. Absolutely no where to park. Our reservation was at 7:30, we got there at 7:30. However we drove around for 15 min. trying to find parking, we ended up having to park several blocks away in a non lit field and walking about a 1/4 mile to end up there at 7:50. We almost decided not to go due to being aggravated about the parking situation. They need to advise people to get there at least 15-20 earlier than their expected reservation to be able to find parking. The restaurant was a casual setting which is fine but the prices of the items didn’t quite fit. Don’t get me wrong food was good but we dropped an easy $300 for 2 people. We shared an appetizer, and 2 sides. The other thing that was a turn off was the music, way to loud. You cannot hold a conversation without yelling, it’s a restaurant not a night club. When I brought it to hostess attention, she says” it’s the weekend, it’s always loud”. It was an experience but the price and the atmosphere was not enough for me to go back.
  14. C

    Crjones

    Wilmington

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Burgers were absolutely fantastic! Service impeccable. Always an enjoyable experience. What
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    As typical, the True Blue team is outstanding at food taste and quality. Our server was very nice but distracted, so not very attentive. This was our first time here and I will say the music level inside felt like we were at a club in Germany. It was nearly unbearable and it felt as though we were shouting at each other to converse. Which is really too bad because it’s that aspect alone that ruined the experience for us. We’ll stick to the Butcher and Table restaurant going forward. They are catering to a young, hippie/influencer type crowd here, so just know that walking in.
  16. w

    wanda

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!!
  17. K

    Kevin

    Charlotte

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very high quality food and service. Great atmosphere. All around, enjoyable dining experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruby and team are excellent! Service twelve stars… and the meat is beyond belief! Best in this Wilmington area and beyond!
  19. C

    Crjones

    Wilmington

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch and not disappointed! Ruby was our server and she is most awesome!!! She is personable and gave us excellent advise on menu items we might be interested in. Food was incredible. Husband had Chinese bao buns with sweet & spicy pork belly, shrimp & eggs and I had the crab and asparagus omelette. Will definitely be our “go to” for Sunday brunch. Casual atmosphere.
  20. TM

    TerryM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good but everything was Ala Carte (NO sides come with meals). Quite pricey as well. Dinner for two can very easily go significantly over $100 easily. The service was very good and the ambience very nice. EXTENSIVE bourbon and whiskey collection also quite pricey!
  21. AS

    ASM1125

    Wilmington

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great and our server was fantastic! She gave us a great recommendation for an appetizer (the pork belly) and was spot on!
  22. B

    Boston

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was very good. Kinda pricey though. Dinner for 2 people with drinks and 1 appetizer came in over $210 with tip. A bit high
  23. AS

    AlanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service…just a little pricey. The outside area was nice.
  24. JA

    JackieA

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a fave for us! Really enjoyed the specials, great service, and incredible food.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Surprising. Will return
  26. EK

    EllenK

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. Something for everyone and the Mac n cheese is to die for!
  27. G

    Ginger

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great experience! Loved the Kebab. Very tender steak, toasted bread, hummus, and olives. Absolutely delicious! The bread pudding was melt in your mouth yummy!!!!
  28. JW

    JoeW

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, and a hopping environment! Really enjoyed the experience and will return. BTW - the meat was outstanding.
  29. JG

    JenG

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience here! Will definitely be back again.
  30. SC

    SharonC

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wide variety of bourbons and whiskeys and well stocked bar for any cocktail pre or post dinner. While main course choices are limited, the filet mignon and bernaise was superb. Limited sides but all done to perfection (brussel sprouts and frites). Creme brulee perfect topping to the meal. Pricey but worth going for a celebration.
  31. VD

    VickiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Excellent service. Food did not disappoint. Overall good experience
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner! William was amazing! Sat outside on patio. Beautiful fall evening. Highly recommend!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was really good. We had the choice Ribeye. It was good on point. However, next I would get the prime ribeye. The choice had to much fat in it. My understanding is that the prime does not have that much fat. Overall great! And would go again.
  34. BS

    BrianSchorr

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sophia was an amazing server! One of the best brunch venues in Wilmington!
  35. s

    susanc

    Las Vegas

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Excellent service. Beautiful atmosphere. Highly recommend
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal at a cool place!
  37. Z

    Zoemessina

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Deeeeeelicious. The quality of meat is the best in Wilmington. True Blue has consistently been great every time we eat here. Customer for life!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service, wait staff was very attentive, able to answer questions and provided good recommendations

    True Blue Butcher & Barrel - South FrontResponded on October 3, 2022Thank you so much for the review. We hope to have you dine with us again soon!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    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.
  40. CW

    CarolW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    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.

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 279 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 8 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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