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About Rx Restaurant

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!

421 Castle St
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, Contemporary Southern, Low Country

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sun: 10:00am- 2:00pm

Cross Street:
421 castle st

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(910) 399-3080

Website:
http://www.rxwilmington.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is free on Castle Street as well as in the large parking lot diagonal from the restaurant!

Executive Chef:
James Doss

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rx Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (27)
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Good for a Date (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (11)
Romantic (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 6 days ago

This is the second year we have dined here on our Anniversary and we are always pleased with the service and attention we receive. The staff and sommelier are very attentive.

We recommend this venue to our friends any chance we get.

Thank you for a memorable evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Love this restaurant and they always deliver exceptional dishes with creativity and consistency.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have eaten at Rx several times mainly for Sunday brunch. The menu has changed a bit and they could stand for a few more options. They feature pork as a meat entrée and there were no beef dishes. The sweet potatoe soup was good but we were both dissatisfied with our entrees.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 3, 2017

RX has become our #1 choice for dinner out. We have tried many restaurants in Wilmington, liked quite a few but RX always rises to the top of the list. This was our first visit for brunch and it was different than others and fabulous. The food has never disappointed - from start to finish.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service and the food was phenomenal! This was the perfect spot to celebrate our 5th anniversary! We will definitely be returning in the near future!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We really like the location and neighborhood where this restaurant is located. Very inviting former drugstore on the corner with windows to the street. Inside, it was busy but not too crowded. Two of us had eaten here before, and I must admit, I'm not a fan of the eclectic selection of the artwork - - it is a great space but I think it detracts from the ambience somewhat. The food was great. Our server was exceptional. So we'll be back. I would just rethink the décor a little and kick it up a notch or two.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Rx is always a great meal and offers a wide range of selections for everyone. Try several small plates and share. Friendly people who are happy to help you with your meal
Nice wine list and beers with tasty craft cocktails. Parking in back and on the street. Go and enjoy local farm and sea to table goodness. They also create personalized messages on your menus with advanced notice. A gem on the Wilmington NC dining scene.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We arrived at 6:30. Rx was about 1/2 full. I could hear everything a lady two table away was saying but couldn't hear the conversation at my table. As the place filled up the noise level rose accordingly. The soup was outstanding - worth the $8. There was one fish dish on the menu, shrimp and grits. The also was a meat special - pork chops which one member of our party said was excellent. I had duck - just OK. I expected better at Rx. With the noise level high and the menu limited - maybe the service would be good. Wasn't. Took 59 minutes for our meals to arrive. Yes, by then the place was packed. Without coffee and dessert our bill came to $180 for the 3 of us. For that kind of money I expected ambience, excellent food, a wider variety, and good service. Obviously, because it was packed it's someone's type of restaurant. It just isn't mine and my third visit will be my last for a while.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My wife and I shoot to go to Rx about once a month - the staff is so friendly that they feel like family. Rick, in particular, is always warm and welcoming.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 22, 2017

For me, the best restaurant in Wilmington! Food is prepared well, presented well, tastes incredible. Locally sourced ingredients are showcased impeccably. Will return every time I'm in town.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Rx Restaurant remains an absolute favorite of mine in the Port City! The service, location, and delightful menu are what keeps me returning. Dining here is always a true gastronomic delight!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful experience on our first visit. Moist chicken, flavorful salad and soup. Unusual presentations but delicious desserts.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was our second visit. We were not disappointed. The building itself, it's history, adds much to the overall experience. The food is excellent and very fresh. We appreciate the local farm to table approach.The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable, warm, with good humor. Never pushy yet attentive. Yes, yes, yes. We will be back and have already talked it up to friends. Thanks for asking.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Oysters, clams and Red Drum. Great all around

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Rx Restaurant once again wowed me with their farm to table dishes and handcrafted cocktails. The wait staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Phenomenal food and exceptional service. Visited three more upscale restaurants for our anniversary and noted it in each reservation. This was the only restaurant to congratulate us. Not only the hostess, but also our waitress congratulated us. The food itself is simple, but remarkable. Buffaloed pig ears. Never had a pig ear in my life, but loved them at first bite. That was just a taste of a seasonally rotating menu. I won’t go into more detail about every other amazing dish and the impeccable service we received. This place alone is worth making a day (or weekend) trip to Wilmington.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Dined here with four friends. We each ordered a different dish, and all four were outstanding! Wonderful seasonal menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had dinner and drinks here for a double date. The food was delicious, but a little pricey.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Entertained friends from Raleigh - they were blown away by how awesome RX is!
Intimate setting - Vincent, our server, was very knowledge about the offerings. Cheese board and pork riglettes as apps; entrees for four included faro, chicken, pork and wings. Everybody cleaned their plate! No room for dessert, so next time, we start with that.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Christine and Christina were fantastic as always. Service is exceptional and food is delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Was our first time visiting Rx. We wanted to try it for my wife's birthday dinner. The staff personalized our menus with a birthday greeting for my wife. All the employees were very welcoming and extremely friendly. The cocktail menu was creative and interesting. There were plenty of menu items to choose from. The food was very good. The service was relaxed, efficient and friendly. Overall, a great evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is a great local restaurant that always has a unique and delicious menu. The menu changes up seasonally and everything is locally sourced. I had the duck and it was great. The buffalo pig ears sound strange, but were amazing.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great service, small, quaint, and a nice atmosphere

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food at RX is probably the highest quality of any restaurant I have been to. There are choices for all tastes and they offer different types of foods. I love that they change the menu daily based on the local ingredients they get. We had appetizer, entree and desert and nothing disappointed us.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I loved Sunday brunch at RX! Mimosas for the table and delicious food. Tasted the chili burger and it may be the best I have ever had! Already making plans to go back..btw the desserts were fabulous and our server was charming!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Meal and service was outstanding. Had a surprise Birthday Party for my wife, 6 people total and the staff, Christine and our server who's name eludes me, took care of all details extremely well. Very unique place and the food was memorable in a positive way.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Locally sourced foods prepared and presented in a creative manner. Fabulous cocktails. Waitstaff was most pleasant and informative. ..appreciated the quieter noise level.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Dinner with friends before a local theater production- we had a wonderful time - great food and drinks!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Needs more choices on the menu

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Disappointing, just not as good as it was the first time we visited this past February. It was just my wife and I for the first visit. We though it was wonderful. Great food and ambiance and exceptional service. This time we brought 2 other couples after raving about the food. Unfortunately the food was just not the same. Bland duck and boring Tile fish. The Mackerel was just extremely "fishy" (I know it was Mackerel) and both friends that ordered it only ate a few bites. The service however was still exceptional! Hoping it was just a off night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in a while. The pig ears were not what I had anticipated in a good way. They may have been my favorite part of the meal. Although my husband's duck was fabulous and the poulet rouge was outstanding too. The food was amazing! My husband and I can't wait to come back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and atmosphere!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful birthday dinner! Our server was great and even though he was busy he took his time with us and made the night that more enjoyable. Delicious food! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent authentic southern cuisine. Yet a very eclectic menu!
Plenty of excellent first plate options to share with company. Main meals are so well prepared and tasty you won't want to share:-)

Service was superb! Very welcoming and professional. Recommendations are worth consideration.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Organic, Worth the Drive
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We recently found RX and enjoyed our second trip there with friends. The service was superb, the food was wonderful. We will be back again and again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had a fantastic birthday meal at Rx. The waitstaff goes the extra mile to make your meal a special one. The food was outstanding, as always. Thanks, Rx!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We found this restaurant through another Yelp user. We like Catch a lot but wanted to try something different. One of the reviews of Catch headlined with "one of the three best restaurants in Wilmington, so I checked to see which other restaurants were highly rated by this Yelp user. His review of Rx convinced us to try it out. We were not disappointed. The food was locally sourced which is always a plus for getting the best flavor, and with great execution you get an awesome meal. The execution at Rx is top notch. Our server, Gretchen, provided helpful advice on ordering and also suggested other restaurants to try in Wilmington. We will definitely be back next time we are in Wilmington.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Consistently good fresh food and great service. Try the buffalo pigs ears. Top 3 restaurants in Wilmington

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

This is by far one of my new favorite restaurants. The cuisine was to die for and the service was impeccable!

I could not have been happier with our evening. Me and my fiancé celebrated her birthday and our engagement.

If you want to be treated like Kings and Queens then this is the restaurant to go to. I will absolutely be going back if for nothing other than the service. The door is opened for you upon coming in and leaving. The service at the table was superb. The food was simply fresh and amazing! We will be back again and again and again!

Thank you Rx for making our evening so very special!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 10, 2017

RX is hands down my favorite restaurant in wilmington. Always great food and service!!

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