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Little Dipper

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138 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC
+1 910-251-0433
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Cordele, GA
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123 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The menu outside said there were options for fondue for one, so I ventured in even though usually I'd go with my wife. However, she isn't in town with me That is why I am now miserably full and overly satiated. I suggest you get whatever you want as the food was excellent. I'm writing what I got mostly so... More 

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Washington, DC
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Little Dipper is a great little fondue restaurant with plenty of ambiance and excellent service. We visited for a friend's birthday dinner and I was a little worried about how they would accommodate our large group. Fortunately, Aaron sorted our our party in short order. We sat at a large table in the back which had two burners and he... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was looking forward to my first fondue experience and I could not have been more pleased. The service was phenomenal. The choices were many and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was so relaxing and the server kept reminding my husband and I to take our time and to savor the experience, a welcome change to the usual rushed... More 

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North Carolina
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156 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great place to go with family or friends! We went during Wilmington's Restaurant Week and the special was an excellent deal. 4 course meal with choices! The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful with each course. We will definitely be back. My 3 choices were Filet, Chicken and Huge Scallops. We added the vegetables right into broth and it was... More 

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Thank honeygene
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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175 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great birthday dinner for my daughter-in-law. We loved everything about it...the service, the atmosphere, the food, the drinks. Even a free piece of pie for the BD girl!! I was most intrigued by how great the various dipping sauces were for our meats. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank larissagreen1
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This is the first time I ever tried a fondue restaurant. Gives you ample time to talk with people at your table. It's a good concept. Food was average at best. It is fun, but overpriced for what it is.

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Thank James C
Houston, Texas
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The management and service is great which speaks volumes alone. However, here is my ranking of their food from best to worst. Salads (yes, it was the best thing we ate), Dessert (nothing special but still tasty...don't bother getting the cheesecake though, not worth it), Fondue (again, nothing special, easily replicated at home), Entrée (quality ingredients, however, portions are significantly... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice and romantic for any special occasion. Would come back again because the environment is very nice. Right behind the restaurant is the lake and boardwalk. Me and the hubby had a nice scroll.

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Thank MrsBlack17
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Before arriving in Wilmington, I called the restaurant to ask about vegan options. The staff was very helpful and even asked the chef questions for me. I was also able to make reservations over the phone for 10 people. When we arrived, we were seated immediately and the our server, Carrie, approached within seconds to take our drink orders. We... More 

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Wanted to find a place to have dessert after dinner and this was perfect! So many different options for things to dip and what to dip them in. Even though we didn't get dinner or drinks the menus for both looked amazing. This is definitely a place to treat yourself. The staff was laid back, extremely polite and great with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-251-0433

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?