The Little Dipper

4.8
1884 reviews
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Fondue
An experience you won't find at any other restaurant in Wilmington - unique, bold and fun...Fondue! The Little Dipper's menu consists of premium meats, fresh seafood, vegetables and homemade sauces for dipping. Dip organic bread into hot melted cheddar cheese with beer, garlic and spices, prepared tableside by your server. Indulge in blackened filet with a warm au pouivre, sashimi grade tuna dipped in Asian ginger sauce or shrimp drenched in wasabi lime aioli. For dessert don't pass up strawberries dipped in milk chocolate, or bananas dipped in warm dark chocolate blended with smooth peanut butter.

The dining environment is casual and hip with bright colors and rich cherry wood. Each table is handmade with built-in electric burners where the guests cook together in one common fondue pot. Whether you are with a large group celebration or out for an intimate dinner for two, Fondue is special and different! Join us soon and get hooked!
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always The Little Dipper never disappoints. Great for special occasions or just a relaxing date night.

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DD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first fondue experience. It was outstanding. Our server took the time to explain the process. We felt cared for. All staff was very interested in making our experience a great one. I highly recommend your restaurant.

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FE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, amazing food and a great time. Definitely going back every time we have the chance! At first glance, entrees look on the pricier side, however you get essentially a 3 course meal for the price and it’s really a bang for the buck. Loved it!

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CO
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Little Dipper remains one of our favorites in Wilmington. Get your reservation early, though, and come hungry. It’s often hard to get a same-day reservation.

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DG
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I still prefer the melting pot over this-although they don't have as many dipping sauces as as you do to choose from.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brilliant dinner. Only drawback was server didn't tell us any of the specials. Then again, maybe it was my bad for not asking. Otherwise, WONDERFUL as always. This was the centerpiece of my wife's birthday.

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

Great place and great service. It just gets a little loud and hard to hear.

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KC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite place in Wilmington for fondue! My suggestion is go after sunset for a more intimate setting.

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WB
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service as always

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RJ
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but good! More of an experience than just another restaurant. Great for date night or special occasions. Awesome to take kids for dessert cheaper than ice cream.

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our ladies night at Little Dipper. The server was very nice and knowledgeable. Food was really good and the pace not rushed. Would recommend it to anyone!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Little Dipper is our Easter tradition. Always excellent!

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s
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I sat in the bar area with a wonderful view out the window. The waiter offered suggestions that were delicious. The restaurant has a charming atmosphere and attentive staff.

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DA
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary and we were delighted. We were in a little cubby alone😍The waitstaff was great and the tuna was so scrumptious, We will tell our friends and will be back. It was fun giving out my notecards to the staff.

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j
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of four had a delicious and fun time at thr Little Dipper. Our waiter was so great and personable and explained everything so wonderfully. He helped make the evening so much fun. The food portions were perfect and we didn't go away hungry. This was a fantastic experience and we will definitely come back.

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RJ
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and enjoyed privacy from sitting in a booth

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C
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to "The Little Dipper" for a number of years and brought a couple who never came before. They enjoyed it very much and the leisure while eating.

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KL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, great date night. Need to budget for it if you are in the income bracket that needs a budget, totally worth the money though!!

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Our waiter helped us order and explained everything since it was our first visit. The meal took us two hours, but it was an incredible and relaxing night.

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, really enjoyed the blackened scallops!

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CT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls weekend....first stop, and it was amazing!

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service was pretty good. Low value because things are fairly expensive, but definitely a romantic spot with a good atmosphere. Would go again for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for ladies night. Food was delicious.

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious

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AS
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Little Dipper is the most amazing fondue you will ever eat! That other place that I will not mention does it compare to The Little Dipper!! The owners the staff everyone makes you feel at home!

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MN
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Little Dipper!! Excellent for romance or other special occasions

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JP
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a pleasure to go to the little dipper and carrie is an amazing waitress!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 4 year anniversary as a couple! Our waitress was very attentive and nice! We had an amazing time!

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service and a very memorable meal for our 12th anniversary celebration! Loved the Friday Date Night Special. We are excited to visit again soon!

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely wonderful night. Our server was perfect, friendly and cordial. The food was delicious, the pacing of the meal was great. The atmosphere was friendly and easy. They didn't make us feel like criminals for bring a baby along. It was a lovely time, and I can't thank the Little Dipper enough.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun ladies night! The dippers for dessert were particularly good.

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Y
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I went there on Wednesday girls night. Don't feel like we have enough food for what we paid for. Little disappointed.

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NI
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

We have dined here several times in the past and had positive experiences. This past visit lacked a little luster. The server was relatively proficient at his work but was not warm or friendly. It was also incredibly loud. It may be a while before we go back.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an awesome experience. The staff was super. We will be going back.

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MF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here with girlfriends and with my husband enjoyed both times!

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SS
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly and the food was terrific. Went there on a Thursday (ladies night) and so got the four courses for $27. You can't beat that kind of value.

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MM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent experience at one of our favorite downtown restaurants! I wanted to lick the pot from the "blueda" (I think that's what it was called) cheese fondue. We had shrimp, beef, and chicken fondue and meats were tender and veggies fresh! Service excellent and attentive. Our only wish is that was more sound buffering. It is very noisy!

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OT
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! This was a 14th Birthday celebration! Wait staff was gracious and patient with our giggling table! Can’t wait to return.

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