The Little Dipper

4.8
1788 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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fondue
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close
SEASONAL HOURS: Open EVERY DAY Late Spring through Early Fall 5pm for dinner
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Phone number
(910) 251-0433
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
We have special party platters to accommodate both large and small parties including an assortment of meats, seafood and vegetarian choices.
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Private party contact
Kristen Gruodis: (910) 251-0433
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Catering
The Little Dipper offers onsite preparation of cheese fondue appetizers, a chocolate fondue fountain with fruits and sweets for dipping and other party platter appetizers. Fondue is our specialty although our Chef enjoys creating special dishes for parties and other occasions.
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Entertainment
We offer live music outside on the back deck on the weekends and special holidays (seasonal - spring/summer/fall.) Call for more detailed information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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
6 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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Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great fondue and service was as well. Had a group of 9 which they accommodated well.

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DA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special place that keeps me coming back when in town. The atmosphere and experience is truly unique. For a girls night out, a date, an anniversary dinner, or just something different to do it's a great place. I've always had great service. Would highly recommend! Be sure to make a reservation, tables fill up quick and the event takes a while so there is not much turnover.

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LH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once a year we come to Myrtle beach as a family. I located you several years back and immediately fell in love. Since then I’ve brought 8 newbies to you and they’ve all loved it as well. You guys rock!

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AP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience as a whole was great, but what made the experience over the top was our awesome server! She truly went above and beyond to surpass all of our needs. We didn't have to ask for a thing- she was amazing!!

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

Newly opened for lunch so it was not crowded. Waitress was attentive and helpful with understanding how to order -quantities, different options, etc. Excellent value..

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JA
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We visit Little Dippers for special occasions and love it. Good food, great service and ambiance.

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AD
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

everything was great except waitress never asked if we wanted anything to drink besides the water she brought us

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EO
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always. One of the best restaurants in Wilmington.

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CB
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a mother-son date night before a concert nearby. The server was outstanding, and we never wanted for anything. Typical fondue fair, you can go all out for a 4 course meal or just do cheese and chocolate. They have an a la carte menu so you can pretty much do what you want. There is outdoor seating on the river as well, with live music. My son loved the jellyfish tank.

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TK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I think this place has it going on. The staff is super knowledgeable, and on top of it. We had the chicken/filet/pork dinner and everything was perfect, other than the pork being a bit tough. The cheese fondue is AMAZING. We got the fontina.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend proposed to me here and he said they were so accommodating! They helped him to make the night special and the fondue was great :)

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MF
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for go with your couple or with your family.
The experience is great, the dessert was my favorite part.

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Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. The lighting was a little too bright, but other than that it was amazing.

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PH
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I have ever had at this restaurant.
I wish I remembered the young ladies name.
Super evening with family and cheese and chocolate.

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were taken care of by Whitney. She was working the front end all by herself. Some tables, people at the bar, and making drinks for the whole restaurant. WOW - she had it going on!
The overhead music was fantastic - was like a Jack Johnson Pandora station. Set the mood, and kept the mood!
Food and drink were spot on!

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TW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was exceptional at explaining how everything worked. The food was very good too.

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N
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places on the planet- wonderful food and always such a fun experience!

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KH
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night, birthday dinner for my husband. Food was delicious and service was great. Make a reservation.

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AW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant ever. Would go there any day and recommend it to anyone!

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AM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service, helpful staff since this was our first time at a fondue restaurant, would definitely do it again a great date night. 😊

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CW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Food, service, and and ambiance were amazing. Will definitely be back again!

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Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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s
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Most Amazing Dinner For our 25th wedding anniversary, Everyone one was amazing and food was top notch. Will be Back again

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We always love The Little Dipper. Their food is delicious (including their homemade sauces) and their drink menu is outstanding!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was great. Great portion sizes - mango tango sangria was amazing!

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Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great good and staff. We went on an unusually boisterous night, but it didn't ruin our dinner.

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SY
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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