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The Basics

319 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
+1 910-343-1050
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
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 5 days ago via mobile

Nothing fancy but food was delicious and service was excellent. Menu items were your standard fare with a twist—like a BLT with fried chicken or the hamburger du jour with added chef-selected toppings. I definitely recommend!

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch there today. The service was quick. I had the chicken salad sandwich and I can honestly say it was the best chicken salad I have ever eaten!!!

Thank Monica K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rated as 3 star's but easily could have been a 4. Located in old historic downtown on Front Street is The Basics. Nice quaint atmosphere with a warm inviting feel and chill relaxing ambiance. The bar area is small but definitely inviting. We started off...More

Thank 8ric
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been to Wilmington, NC so I asked a local for a recommendation. He suggested The Basics and I'm glad he did. I ate at the bar, the bartender was very friendly and knew all about the food and wine options. The serving...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very close to the Wilson Center and an excellent place for dinner before the Theater. Our Appetizer was "Crayfish Pimento Cheese, Deviled Eggs w/ Bacon Crumbles & Avocado Aioli"; we both thought it was very good. My wife had "Filet Mignon" w/ herbed goat cheese,...More

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ran into this little spot downtown on our way out of Wilmington. It was a rainy day, so we wanted comfort food. The service was amazing and they offered mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, which we would have partaken, had we not been leaving town....More

Thank Joi W
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Great all around meal and service. My family of 5 loved it! We’ll definitely come back here when we return to Wilmington.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 April 2018

the basics is literally known as one of the best restaurants in wilmington. it is downtown on front street. it's a small place and the decor isn't stunning, but the food is. they continually have great cooks. we have been here for breakfasts and lunches....More

Thank yap1993
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I along with four friends had a delicious and fresh breakfast here while staying in Wilmington. It is located at the courtyard level of the Cotton Exchange. The French toast. Eggs, fresh fruit and grits were all delicious. Our waitress was friendly...More

1  Thank Rockport4
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Dinner with the hubby tonight. Good service and the fried catfish with grits and collards was amazing. Have not been in to eat in a while but quickly reminded of why this needs to be one of our regular spots.

Thank Angela H
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17 February 2018|
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Response from MacRanger | Reviewed this property |
I do believe they offer GF options.
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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