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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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (23)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Cozy (11)
Authentic (10)
Casual (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Romantic (9)
Fun (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Organic (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
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Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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Vegan (2)
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Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

RX is easily one of my favorite restaurants here. Every dish has been great. I ordered the Bill’s oysters, amazing! My husband and I shared the Ham and pimento starter which is always delicious. I had a yellowfin tuna entree; spinach, carrots, and red grits with a parsley purée and RX hot sauce drizzled on the plate. It was heaven.
My husband ordered the shrimp and grits—outstanding. The grits were hot and super tasty, and the shrimp were perfectly cooked. Then we finished with two beautiful desserts. My husband’s salted caramel pot de creme was garnished with caramel popcorn that made quite a presentation. He loved it. My apple almond galette was good but not outstanding. An amazing dinner that we both agreed was well worth every penny. A very special night out.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic date night. Wine recommendation was spot on as well as the dinner recommendation. Great quality.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service. Wonderful evening for a business meal.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

RX is an amazing place. I have the benefit of travelling frequently and visiting restaurants all around the world. One of my favorites is RX. The staff is fantastic and personable. The food is delicious and the drinks are spectacular. Great stuff! Never a disappointment.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great New Years eve meal and Rick our wait person was professional and guided us in all things drink and food.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent drinks good quality food but a bit on the lukewarm side.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing! Great service and food, everything tasted fresh and was prepared perfectly. The bacon was the best I've had. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My meal of shrimp and grits was good. My father ordered the grass-fed beef. He was NOT impressed with his meal as his steak was chewy and not very tender. We also ordered a chocolate gluten-free dessert with honey ice cream. It was very tasty.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I️ have been fans of Rx since their opening and more recently spent dinners visiting their Pembroke’s location because it was closer, until it closed and we found ourselves driven to Rx for to satisfy our craving for their smoky wings appetizer. We weren’t disappointed. Our server Amanda was wonderful and after we noshed on the wing appetizer and special cocktail “Fall out” which was holiday-in-a-glass fabulousness, we moved onto our entrees. Shrimp and grits for me and the hubby had the fried chicken with hot sauce and honey. Great dining and great service. We will be back soon!!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Hands down one of the best restaurants in Wilmington. The food is made with love.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Cozy, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary along with our sons. Our server was abrupt, hurried and somewhat rude. He forgot things and when we asked, he seemed put out. Was at times overly cheerful and congratulatory. We would have preferred good, steady and calm service. (No one was waiting for a table!)

We have been patronizing Rx since it’s opening. Menu has not changed and seems unexciting to us now. We would recommend some newer entrees, especially in the fish department. Aldo the cheeses on our cheese plate were excellent, but the accompaniments uninspired, even tasteless. Our clam starter was lukewarm. All in all, a disappointing meal.

We hope things improve since this has been a favorite place!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We have been to RX a number of times and it is always excellent. It is our favorite in Wilmington.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

An excellent dining experience. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was warm and relaxed. The food was the best we’ve had in Wilmington, true farm to table fresh ingredients served simply but attractively. A real gem. On the pricey side, but worth it. We’ll definitely be back.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

RX is a gem and exactly the type of place I had in my neighborhood. The food is outstanding and the wine list is well-curated and incredibly well-priced. Loved the local art for decor and the warmth of the dining room. Cannot wait to go back!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fantastic as always, our favorite restaurant in Wilmington.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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vip
 (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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Hidden gem!!

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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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