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For 2
Sun, 2/18
10:30 PM
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Booked 8 times today

The Little Dipper

1690 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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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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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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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We offer live music outside on the back deck on the weekends and special holidays (seasonal - spring/summer/fall.) Call for more detailed information.
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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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great time!

5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place to fondue! Excellant service and food.

5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Our family had the best time at Little Dipper. We took our son there to celebrate his 20th birthday. Our server helped make it a very special celebration for us. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was delicious and we had a great server named Aaron!! You will get plenty of food. Had a great time!!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The service here sets this place apart from almost any other in Wilmington. 5 stars!

SammySosa (Wilmington)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

The food was great however our table was not ready when we got there. We waited a solid 10-15 minutes only to be sat by the bar. Our server seemed to be having an off night as he seemed bothered by everything we asked him. Overall a little frustrating for a restaurant we made a reservation at.

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed the time between courses for conversation. The waitress was very helpful in making recommendations and helping guide through the menu. It was very enjoyable. We highly recommend Little Dipper for anyone who enjoys a quiet dinner with a good atmosphere and being able to eat without feeling rushed as that’s the whole point.

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing food and great atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

We have tried the other big chain fondue restaurants, and I must say the little dipper is better in food options and in cost. They have more unique options of different dippers, cooking styles and cheeses. Not to mention the various fondue desert types. This is now one of me and my wifes' favorite date night places to go to. I would recommend reservations otherwise you may have a decent wait time.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017


Rhaigler (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent dinner, drinks and service tonight! Love this little gem downtown!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Little Dipper is my favorite date night/special occasion restaurant. This restaurant is very intimate and in my opinion I wish it was adults only or that they would sit people with children separately. On this visit there were three young children screaming and being loud on both sides of our booth and it was very disruptive of the romantic atmosphere. The food however was amazing as always.

blanaeadri (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

I’ve loved my experience every time I’ve been there and loved the food and our server

Arroyo (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Absolutely amazing experience our waitress was on point with recommending things based on what we like

Food was on point drinks were great overall an amazing experiance

OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

We loved the entire experience. Like most fondue restaurants menu was a bit pricey, but I think everyone should try the four-course option at least once! We had so much fun and enjoyed all of the food.