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For 2
Thu, 2/22
8:30 PM
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The Little Dipper

1692 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 (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

This is our second time to Little Dipper. We enjoy it very much. My only complaint is that it is somewhat pricey for the quality of food. The cheese fondue and dessert fondue are great. But the portions and quality of meats leave much to be desired. The lobster was a little chewy and I guess it was my mistake ordering filet mignon because, honestly, no one should ever eat a boiled steak.
On my next trip, I may stick to cheese and dessert fondues alone.

joan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went with a group of girlfriends for Galentine’s Day. The service was incredible, the food was delicious, and the Valentine’s prix fixe menu was beautiful & affordable. (The dessert course came with a glass of champagne, which I thought was a nice touch.) I would absolutely go back for another prix fixe situation. Or just dinner. The weekly specials are fantastic.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great time!

NicoleD (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place to fondue! Excellant service and food.

JenniferF (Wilmington)
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!