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About The Little Dipper
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!
Wilmington, NC 28401
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - close
SEASONAL HOURS: Open EVERY DAY Late Spring through Early Fall 5pm for dinner
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer live music outside on the back deck on the weekends and special holidays (seasonal - spring/summer/fall.) Call for more detailed information.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
We have special party platters to accommodate both large and small parties including an assortment of meats, seafood and vegetarian choices.
Private Party Contact:
Kristen Gruodis: (910) 251-0433
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Little Dipper Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
We went for a birthday celebration.. 3 adults 2 young children 8-10 .. the dining experience for the children alone was completely worth it they had such fun. For the adult at the table great conversation over a long meal and very enjoyable . Taking... Cooking tasting sharing !
What a great place for a date! We went for our 25th Wedding Anniversary dinner while celebrating in Wilmington. Our server was extremely helpful with advice on what to order, as we were there on $10.00 cheese and chocolate Night and catered to our every need! Extremely worth the price paid! We can’t wait to take another trip back.
In the past we have had great experiences at the Little Dipper. Today was a little rough. Positives: our server was great. She was very kind and professional and she did everything she could to make sure we had a good experience. And the food, as always, was great.
Negatives: We made an 8:00 reservation and were not seated until 8:45. And when we sat down there were 4 or 5 tables around us that were empty and remained empty for the duration of the evening. The food also took a long time to come out from the kitchen, which is surprising since they didn't even have to cook it first.
All in all, we still enjoyed ourselves. Just an out of the ordinary experience from the usual impeccable service.
Has been a chosen spot for years now for anniversaries and birthdays. Always delicious and always an awesome experience. Can be good for groups, but works wonderfully for dates and one-on-one special occasion/celebrations. The food is great, the dessert and cocktails are PHENOMENAL and the ambiance is incredible!
Absolutely fabulous food and a fun way to slow down and spend more time with a loved one at the table. The mocha amaretto chocolate fondue was the highlight for me, but everything was superb. If I had to come up with an area for improvement, it would be the overall noise level as I had trouble having a conversation with my wife who was 3 feet away from me without speaking with a loud voice. I don't know if that is the norm, but on this particular night it was quite loud. It lived up to it's stellar reputation as being a place that everyone must try. Excellent service, highly recommended!
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