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The Basics

319 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
+1 910-343-1050
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (49 reviews)
“meatloaf” (30 reviews)
“grits” (36 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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319 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very family friendly with a great menu of a nice mix of comfort food and more upscale selections. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. Obviously a well loved local place to dine. Dining room is rather small so call to see what the situation is....More

Thank FallsChurchVA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to brunch on a Sunday, and it was fabulous! I had breakfast and my friends had the catfish. Everyone loved their food. Im gluten free so blueberry oatmeal pancakes were not only delicious but quite the treat and they were huge. My bacon...More

Thank Mdmello72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food, location, service and price makes this place the best place to go to for brunch. Caroline was very attentive and I would request to sit in her section again. Between the two of us at our table we had the Steak and Eggs,...More

Thank asmith429
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grabbed lunch at The Basics while at a conference! Delicious food and great service provided by our server, Mike.

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great quick very friendly service. Had the Migas and omelette of the day both incredible. Also had a side of a blueberry pancake and it was the best pancake I have ever had. Amazing experience!!

Thank Eleanor G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for lunch with a colleague and was surprised at how good the food was. I felt that my sandwich (chicken salad) and fried Okra was just awesome. Service was excellent and the view of Front Street is awesome. I enjoyed eating at this...More

Thank KumarL1960
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very good menu with farm to table food. The menu changes but we had a wonderful meal beginning with Fried Green tomatoes and Pimento Cheese. The wine special cannot be beat. I look forward to many more visits for the food, ambiance resembling old attic...More

Thank Smaartone
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Downtown breakfast spot a short walk from our hotel. Found it on Trip Advisor which is always a go to when out of town and looking for restaurants. I had the oatmeal blueberry pancakes that were to die for!! They were huge, fluffy and delicious!...More

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Got there about 11 AM on a Sunday and faced a fairly long line. Wait time was still reasonable as the 10 AM crowd all finished about the same time. Waitstaff was nice and personable, though kind of slow. it took a long time to...More

Thank Fotoefek
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We tried The Basics for dinner. The food took a little while to make it to the table, but everything was good. We would happily eat here again!

Thank Audrey G
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Debbie P
27 December 2016|
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Response from Tim B | Reviewed this property |
I think you posted your question in the wrong place. The is a restaurant.
Anne P
24 August 2015|
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Response from Kitty K | Reviewed this property |
C W Worth B&B. Camellia Cottage
Gary W
5 July 2015|
Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
If you are asking about Wilmington I don't know for sure, but I don't think so. If you're asking about Cancun and Villa del Palmar, we had transportation from the airport, but had to pay our own way back.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-343-1050
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