Rx Restaurant

4.8
974 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Located in the Castle Street Art District in Wilmington, NC, Rx Restaurant and Bar is here to serve the best local ingredients around. Our chef is committed to bringing fresh food to your table, so the menu changes daily based on what he can find locally. Parking is free on Castle Street as well as in the parking lot diagonal from us on 5th and Castle!
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RL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fabulous. Waiter Miguel was very helpful and attentive.

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a
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were visiting Wilmington and had a made reservation 2 weeks prior to our arrival since we had read so many good things about this restaurant. We were seated at a table for 2 right outside the kitchen. The way this restaurant is laid out, not only did we have to deal with all the kitchen staff entering and leaving the kitchen, but all the other patrons entering and leaving the restaurant were passing our table too. After being seated for about two minutes it felt like being seated in the middle of Grand Central Station and I thought I was going to be hit in the head three times. I then asked to be seated at another table. They told me they completely booked for the rest of the evening and nothing else was available. There were empty tables for 4 which I fully understand they wouldn't give to us but there were also several tables for 2 where it appeared the dinners were nearing the end of their meals, yet there was nothing they could do. We had intended to have cocktails and full three course meals and we expected a bill north of $200. If there is one thing I've learned its if your going to be making that kind of expenditure you should be satisfied or please with what you were getting in return. It was not possible to be happy sitting outside the kitchen. When the hostess presented us with a take it or leave it attitude she was aghast that we left it and would actually walk out of their fine establishment. To say that we were disappointed with their lack of hospitality would be a great understatement.

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R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

what a wonderful place. I eat out a lot. Why I have not gone here is a mystery to me. Arguably the best meal I’ve had in Wilmington in 24 years. Everything was so good! Crab Cake and Heirloom Tomato’s perfect. I had the Chicken Breast crazy good. The desert was I would call it a Blueberry Empanada with Honey Ice Cream. Holy S@•t!!!

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LB
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful service as always! We will definitely be going back soon!

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SG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh food, artfully presented with an abundance of attentive staff. A great find in Wilmington.

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CC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious but a little pricey for the venue and ambiance. Chardonnay by the glass started at $10? Duck breast $27 a la carte. I expected a bit more for the price.

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SL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful dining experience. One of our favorites in Wilmington

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OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints

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CG
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! Our favorite restaurant in town for sure.

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g
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good and the food is creative, fresh and typically great. Ambiance depends on where you are seated, this time we were near the entrance, toward the back is much better in my opinion. Not the cheapest place, but not crazy either.

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Only "dark meat" fried chicken? Disappointed.No so stated in Star News article on available fried chicken.
Waiter was not very amenable at all. Not a happy camper-not having a good day. At first stated i could not switch from potato salad to mash potato with my white meat breast of chicken-then he cam back and said i could and brought me the lumpiest mashes potatoes i have ever eaten.
My companion ordered the pork shoulder cut which came out uncuttable with the knife available,seemingly raw( though the waiter insisted that it was medium cooked) hence tough as "nails" and essentially uneatable.
The cocktail and wine were just fine.
And all that for over $90
Just not a going out for dinner enjoyable experience!

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JR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic dinner and drinks. Superb service. We were a table of four and all of us were incredibly happy with our meals and cocktails. Great evening.

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, & the staff was gracious and welcoming..my out of town visitors have already asked to go back on their next trip to Wilmington!

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a
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rx went above and beyond our expectations. We looked at the menu online and were interested, but the actual food and experience bypassed that.

Mandy was our server and she was genuinely enthusiastic to share the menu and what Rx is all about.

We started with the Shishitos, Fried Green Tomatoes and.Tomato Soup...(Yes, we were hungry.) They were all fantastic. I have never had such fresh tasting and not greasy fried green tomatoes and the other dishes were fantastic.

We ended with the Snapper and Duck. Two more amazing dishes. Besides the duck and snapper, the fresh, seasoned vegetable sides truly enhanced the dishes.

We both wanted dessert, but we had filled up and passed - for tonight.

I do have to mention one small little service thing that really impressed. My dining companion had ordered an Arnold Palmer and about 15 minutes later, Mandy dropped off a pint glass filled with ice and a spoon to freshen up and cool off the drink if needed. Loved that!

Rx serves fantastic, elevated, incredibly fresh food! So happy we went!

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CM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Farm to table menus changes with availability of local ingredients.
Soo much better even the high end chain restaurants. Good to have Rx in Wilmington.

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GW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and amazing food! Would highly recommend.

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SP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best designed drinks EVER. WONDERFUL Tomato soup a.nd chicken. I will definitely go back.

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O
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very good example of a chef-driven menu with a clear emphasis on local produce, meat and fish. A skilled kitchen is matched with knowledgeable service. The wine list is impressive and has lots of reasonably priced bottles--the manager is the sommelier and is very helpful.

If you want to explore the possibilities of costal Carolina cuisine, this is the place.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of best meals we have had in Wilmington. Cheese plate was exceptional-local NC artisan cheese that rival any we have had in larger more metropolitan cities. We will definitely return.

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BC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn’t been to RX in a couple of years because last experience was not great. But, this time it was amazing! We had a booth right by the door but that did not negatively affect our experience in any way. The server was fantastic, the wine was perfect and our food was one of the best meals we have ever had. Good work local talent!!

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TC
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place

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BF
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cucumber/gin cocktail
Shrimp and grits were among the best I have eaten

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l
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I thorougly enjoyed my first experience at Rx. I liked my duck very much.

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EG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good. Be warned it is very, very loud. The server had to yell so we could hear him.

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L
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came for Father's Day brunch. Great meal. Great service. Grits weren't warm, otherwise, perfect.

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TG
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rx is our favorite restaurant in Wilmington! The food, service and atmosphere is wonderful. The food is always super fresh and thoughtfully and artistically prepared. Every dish is bursting with flavor and uniqueness. We come to Rx for alot of events and they always prepare a menu that acknowledges our event! So nice!

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MK
Wilmington
85 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still one of the best restaurants in Wilmington, Rick still one of the best waiters in town. Great service, and good wine list.

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D
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

No contest, best restaurant in Wilmington.

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T
Wilmington
87 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Given it's short menu RX always fulfills expectations on food quality.. this trip was no exception. Pork Chop, flank steak, and assorted appetizers were special as usual. I will say that on this trip we felt the service was off.. delayed food delivery, hard time getting waiter's attention when we wanted to leave. Much of this can most likely be attributed to a full restaurant on a Friday night which also raised the noise level a few decibels. Still RX is one of our local favs!

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m
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Wilmington

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S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant in downtown Wilmington with a Southern twist. Highly recommended.

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BL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great meal. We took Daughter, Son in Law, sister and friend and had a excellent meal.

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GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Portions are extremely small. Not a place to eat when you are hungry.

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JO
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my parents 50th Anniversary and we decided to goto brunch here. And it was above and beyond from Vincent’s service to the Farm Fresh unique scrumptious dishes.
In fact, they printed out special menus just for our party of 5 that read Happy 50th Anniversary at the top.

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S
Richmond
57 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rx is a treasure in Wilmington. Food was once again delicious. Service was excellent (attentive but not intrusive). Look forward to another visit with family and friends later this summer.

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Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal as always. Not super attentive service. Loud for casual conversations.

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TH
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, special printed menu with my birthday as the heading, the drinks and bartender service, food, just everything was delicious and totally enjoyable. We will definitely dine there again, next time we are in Wilmington.

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SL
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional meal. Cannot wait to return!

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This our local special event location! We love the food, drinks, and atmosphere... Rick was our waiter and he made our experience very special.

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OT
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always!

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