The Little Dipper
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!
SEASONAL HOURS: Open EVERY DAY Late Spring through Early Fall 5pm for dinner
The staff was exceptional at explaining how everything worked. The food was very good too.
We went here for date night on a recent trip to Wilmington. We made a reservation that day online without any problems and the table was ready right on time. The service was excellent and the food/experience of fondue was very good. Our only complaint is the noise level. We had a little wall between our table and the other side, and it was still extremely loud from a large table in the restaurant. We realize this is not the restaurant's fault, but it would have been an even better experience if it was quieter.
Fun evening with our granddaughters. Servers were very nice to them which we appreciated. Everyone enjoyed the food and especially the chocolate fondue dessert. A little on the pricey side but perfect for a special occasion.
One of my favorite places on the planet- wonderful food and always such a fun experience!
Great night, birthday dinner for my husband. Food was delicious and service was great. Make a reservation.
My favorite restaurant ever. Would go there any day and recommend it to anyone!
Wonderful. Food, service, and and ambiance were amazing. Will definitely be back again!
This was fun! We had never been to a fondue restaurant before, so a new experience for us. Our server was very helpful and took time to explain everything (menu was a bit intimidating for novices). The cheese fondue was great. The food was fresh (we had shrimp, steak, chicken for 2 and added scallops). This is not a place to go if you’re short on time... beginning to end was 2 1/2 hrs! But it was a nice relaxing and fun experience.
The Most Amazing Dinner For our 25th wedding anniversary, Everyone one was amazing and food was top notch. Will be Back again
We always love The Little Dipper. Their food is delicious (including their homemade sauces) and their drink menu is outstanding!
Ladies night is an awesome value! Make reservations a week or so in advance. We had a great server but she was moving in a few weeks. Can’t wait to go back though when I’m down in the area again.
We love the Little Dipper and it is a favorite for celebrating special occasions. The cheese, chocolate, and dippers always taste fresh and delicious. This time we did the Tuscan and Fontina cheeses. The y were exceptional! We also did the Milk & Cookies and Black & Tan for our chocolates- they were amazing! We especially love the marshmallows! Caleb was a fantastic server. He was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. He was patient as he explained different options and answered our questions. He was great with the kids and was intuitive to their needs, bringing extra lemonade and napkins. Our only suggestion would be to have a kids price for locals night as the kids didn't really partake in the cheese and chocolate. We highly recommend the Little Dipper and will be back!
Good was great. Great portion sizes - mango tango sangria was amazing!
Great good and staff. We went on an unusually boisterous night, but it didn't ruin our dinner.
We had a fantastic experience at The Little Dipper. We were celebrating a Bachelorette weekend. The food, service, and atmosphere were all perfection. I highly recommend!
Great experience. Would go again, but only for special occassions due to the price tag.
We love The Little Dipper!!! It is our favorite restaurant and we always visit once a year while on vacation in the area. The staff is amazing and the food is excellent! They did a great job catering to our 2 year old who joined us this trip.
Love Little Dipper! A Wilmington staple. “Fondue on Front”
After hearing many good things, I decided to reserve a table for a friends bachelorette weekend. Everything was AMAZING. Our server, Alex was so fun, sweet and attentive. We will definitely be back!
My friends and I went to Little Dipper to celebrate my birthday. It was Ladies Night that night too so pricing was lower than usual for chocolate & cheese. Our server was amazing and even brought me out a complimentary slice of cheesecake, which was so nice of her! We had a great time and I will definitely be back.
We ate here while vacationing in the area. I was a little concerned about taking our 3 year old to a fondue restaurant, but the staff was more than accommodating and she enjoyed herself as much as we did. Our server went out of her way to chat with her and make her feel important, too, and our food was brought out promptly.
Great food and service. The only negative thing to say that their was an extremely noisy group that spoiled some otherwise nice ambience
Little Dipper was amazing! The food was fantastic and our waiter was very friendly and helped us navigate the menu since it was our first visit. We went for a friend’s birthday lunch and had a great time. The cocktails were also great! I would highly recommend this cozy fondue spot!
Excellent as always. We’ve been goi Nd for 10 years and never had a bad time.
Late night out for my birthday!
We vacation to a nearby beach every year and always make sure we come into town and eat dinner at the Little Dipper. The food is always great and well worth the price. Our kids always look forward to it as well!
A pleasure as always, first choice for special occasions
Little Dipper never disappoints. The food & service are excellent as well as the cocktails.
First time for us !
Absolutely wonderful!! Food, ambiance, cleanness, staff very accommodating and friendly.
Wish we spent more time in Wilmington since the whole area is gorgeous.
When we go back (for vacation ) we'll have dinner here again.
we'll definitely recommend the place to friends visiting the area.
Great service. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helped us pick the perfect meal. Wonderful experience. Thank you so much.
Great fondue restaurant nestled right near the boardwalk waterfront in wilmington. Much better experience and feel than the large chain restaurants like it. Food was great and service was even better. Very relaxed atmosphere.
We went for my birthday and it was awesome. Samantha, our waitress, gave us a very enjoyable and laid back experience even though the options can be confusing to the uninitiated. Overall a wonderful dining experience.
I had a nice trip to The Little Dipper. My friends and I went for Ladies' Night, when you can get cheese and chocolate for $10. It's a great deal and you get a decent amount of food. Add-ons are available. We had a nice server and enjoyed the ambiance. I would go back again for Ladies' Night.
We always come here when we visit Wilmington NC. As always, the food and service were incredibly good - I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for something a little different and adventurous in dining. Only downside for me was the cocktails were pretty weak, but still tasty.
After an afternoon of shopping with a friend we had planned ahead and reserved table for 6:00 pm. We arrived and we were awkwardly seated at a one-sided table for two facing a short wall. This was more a table for a romantic couple. We asked to be seated at another table and they did accommodate us. The waiter was proud to tell us of the local produce the restaurant uses.
There was plenty of food but the disappointment after was the wait took anything we did not eat quickly off the table. I felt like we paid for it - wrap it up - or did they give the bread cubes and raw broccoli to someone else? Same with our entree, we had raw chicken left over and cooked it in the fondue to take home but the waiter took all the sauces off the table leaving us to bring home plain, bland boiled chicken. Again, I felt like we paid for it we should be able to get a box for all of our leftovers.
Always a great time dining here. First time doing Locals Night, which was less hectic than Ladies Night. Thank you!
Was a wonderful way to celebrate our birthdays together. It was my soon to be 8 yr old son’s first time & it was great to see the staff also including him
Great server suggestions, very private experience
The restaurant was really nice. Our server was very pleasant and helpful. Each course of the meal was delicious. This restaurant is highly recommended.