The Little Dipper

4.8
1820 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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RC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweet and very chirstmatic staff! Along with great cheeses and chocolate options!

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GF
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little noisy but a great experience. The waitress was great. They prepared my leftovers and desert for take home and put in a flower! A touch of class and it was great!

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun and delicious! Took my granddaughter before we went to see a musical and we had a great time. Staff are attentive and do a great job of making sure everything is right.

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g
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time experience was great. Server was very attentive and friendly, food was great. Chocolate dessert fondue really topped off the meal

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DM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My special someone’s 50th birthday❤️

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n
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Waitress wasn't very helpful with explaining things, they didn't have the food we ordered thawed out, the sauces were nothing special, and our waitress spilled bloody steak juice on my husband. Also seemed way over priced for the amount of food you actually get.

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time and really enjoyed the food. Cheers!

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M
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the food, and the experience but even after 3 courses and dessert, my husband and I were both still hungry, I expected the price but I didn’t expect such small portions for the entrees, but everything we did eat was absolutely delicious!!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our surver, Jennifer, was excellent and provided us with several suggestions. The food was delicious from the cheese dip to the cheesecake. Highly recommend the restaurant for a great evening.

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I were celebrating our 30th Anniversary and wanted to go someplace special, this fit the bill! I had a Lemon Drop Martini and was very pleased with the drink. Many places will use a sweet and sour mix, not here, it was very good! We also enjoyed the meal, the food was fresh, all the courses were delivered on time and our server was very pleasant and attentive!

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best resturaunt in Wilmington! Highly encouraged.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Little Dipper is always our favorite for special occasions and we’re always pleasantly surprised by the dinner selection and how well that is able to taste! Definitely recommend getting your waiter/waitresses sauce recommendations even if u get them every time, you can always learn something new and delicious

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SC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the restaurant for a preholiday dinner. Our waitress was wonderful. The food was delicious. It was an overall great evening!

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this littke GEM! One of my favorite restaurants in Wilmington ♥️

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent! Food was premium quality and the dipping sauces were on point! Will definitely come again!

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NG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary and we enjoyed the food as well as the environment. It was quiet and romantic. The food was so delicious!

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AS
Wilmington
33 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! Amazing waitstaff!! Our waiter was fantastic! We had a great time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was Derrick
He was charismatic and outstanding
He made jokes and was overall a fire waiter
Give him a raise he deserves it

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Always delicious & super fun, plus the service is above & beyond.

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SM
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always exceptional and the atmosphere is so special. The owners Pete and Kristin are amazing and made sure our night was great. Our server was a bit overwhelmed, but was very sweet. Overall a wonderful experience.

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GA
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went pre-theater for the Tuesday local special. What a great deal. Choice of cheese fondues plus choice of chocolate fondues for $11 per person.

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TA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went the day after thanksgiving. The good was absolutely phenomenal and the experience was wonderful.

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JK
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent first experience!! Must be hungry when you get there, it’s A lot of food :)

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OH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a great time at Little Dipper for my birthday! Our server Derrick was fantastic. The whole experience is fun and engaging. Perfect for a date or group night out.

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NC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the fondue and all the food has always been very fresh and good. We have already brought friends and will do so again. Thanks for making this such a fun experience.

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C
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience at The Little Dipper this past weekend. Derrick our server was great.....I went with his suggestions and was more than pleased! Our reservations were for 8:30 and we were seated promptly at 8:30. All of the meal was wonderful.....but the Havarti fondue was the best ever!!

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday Celebration! Our server took good care of us and made sure we were able to accommodate special dietary requests

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WB
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service. You never feel rushed.

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T
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff were incredibly welcoming and attentive. Anyone we passed on the way in greeted us with a smile and anyone we passed on the way out thanked us for coming and wished us a good night.

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R
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fondue. If you go on Tuesday nights they have a "locals" menu. You get a choice of cheese fondues and a choice of dessert fondues for $14 a person. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. The cheese fondue is made table side. Great place for dating or for small get togethers although I would not recommend bringing kids there.

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food. I have tried various foods as well as various cheeses. Each time, I want to try something I haven't before because it never lets me down! Food presentation is great and the waiting staff is polite and accomodating with great suggestions if you're not sure what to order or what goes with what. My favorite cheese is the Fontina! That's always a must.

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A couple of my friends and I went for Ladies Night. The food was amazing (like always) but the service was a little slow. We plan on going back for sure!

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Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam was awesome! Amazing food. I’m hungry again just thinking about it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, servers were pleasant and the atmosphere is always relaxing.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night!

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Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going for lady's night! Excellent food, great atmoshpere and great staff!

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Service was outstanding!

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Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, and the waitress was awesome.

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Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve spent lots of anniversaries at Little Dipper ❤️

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience! Great food and service. My husband was surprised with a special dessert for his birthday celebration. We will be back.

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