The Little Dipper

4.8
1870 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Little Dipper is our Easter tradition. Always excellent!

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DA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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J
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening! Excellent food, server and atmosphere.

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CP
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food delicious, service great. Wednesday night way too loud!

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SH
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambiance at The Little Dipper has always been excellent! The quality of the food is superb!

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B
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I’ve been here before multiple times and it was a bit disappointing this time. The food has lost some quality but it’s still good. The service was really slow and almost non existent from the waitress who was assigned to us. My date and I were always waiting for refills on our water and the waits were typically longer than 10 minutes. The ambiance was as expected as usual. The price though was a bit pricey considering how average the main course was.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, atmosphere and food were all Amazon! Though it is pricey, it’s more of an experience than anything. We had fun and enjoyed eating at the Little Dipper. Will for sure be back.

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R
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fondue is delicious and the service is friendly and efficient. I would recommend this restaurant highly over chain type fondue restaurants which are not as good and much pricier.

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TP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable dinner. I am not a fan of Fondue restaurants but this was a very good experience and will definitely come back. Have already recommend to my friends and adult son and his wife. Service was also very good.

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MF
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choices and experience can’t wait to go back!

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wanted to thank The Little Dipper for making my daughter's 16th birthday celebration great! She and her friends had a wonderful time! And they said their waiter, I believe his name was Logan, was the best!

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HC
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Little Dipper is always my go to for date night or special occasions!

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my families favorite places in Wilmington to eat! Food and service are always wonderful! It is in an old building so it can be a little noisy, but it has never bothered us. Great place for a quick fondue or a celebration. Wonderful wine list!

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H
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite place for a nice date night. Great food and good strong Irish coffee. The desert dippers are excellent.

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B
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been enjoying dinners at the little dipper for over 10 years on special occasions. We always leave with full tummies and happy hearts. The wait staff seems hand picked, always personable and ready to make your evening memorable. It's a great restaurant, the food is consistently delicious. The ambiance is very nice but the room can get a little loud at times. It's a special spot and we will continue to enjoy it for years to come!

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