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On The Border Mexican Grill

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Mexican, Southwestern
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1128 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405-3642
+1 910-208-4874
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hayesville, North Carolina
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a great margarita special Mon - Thurs you can get the Grande House Margarita on the rocks or frozen for $4. You can add a shot of tequila on the side for a buck! Both frozen and on the rocks are pretty good. The make 'em right too! I don't know of a better deal out there...if someone... More 

Thank Kevin C
Wilmington, North Carolina
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454 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My wife, daughter and I all ate at the On The Border Restaurant for a family get-together lunch last week. Kim and I ordered the Create Your Own Combos( with tacos, burritos, and enchiladas, rice and beans ) and Marianne had the Stacked Nachos. Both of the combos were well prepared just as we had asked for and the Stacked... More 

Thank pparrothead
Hampstead, North Carolina
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151 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I love Tex mex and we've recently moved into the area and have only had the opportunity to try On the border, but I don't know if we will even bother trying anywhere else. The portions are large and filling, and the choices are numerous, though not quite as overwhelming as some places that give you 8000... More 

Thank bfarber
Summerville, South Carolina
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were seated immediately as the restaurant was not busy. Our server was delightful and gave us the appropriate amount of attention. Food was delivered quickly. Maybe too quickly, we both ordered different style enchiladas and each plate wasn't hot enough. The plates were warm but the food felt like it had just sat on our table too long even... More 

Thank scfolks84
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The steak fajitas are a favorite here at On The Border! The tortilla soup is always delicious and sometimes a bowl of it is all that's needed!

Thank MrsBelleallover
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7 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We should have known from the start this would be a less than satisfactory meal. Two similar restaurants in the area had 30 minute waits on this busy Friday night, but this SOTB wasn't full. Service was slow, and our server was particularly inattentive. The complimentary chips were very oily, with clumps of rubbery stuck together chips. The server replaced... More 

Thank John B
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived minutes before the kitchen was closing and the staff was nice enough to still let us sit and the food was great. We only had appetizers but it was still good

Thank Elvis Z
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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197 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Typical On the Border but everything here is consistently prepared well and served hot. Service has always been good, too. Prices are reasonable and portions are pretty large. We've had Justin as our server a couple times and he's good.

Thank markfarner58
Morehead City, North Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a casual family place, not very clean, people were eating wearing their swimsuits. We had the fajitas, steak and portabella mushroom. They were simply amazing. Everything was cooked perfectly and very tasty. It is a little overwhelming to have so much food at once, but it was fun. The salsa had a nice little kick, the chips had... More 

Thank bee093
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I've only eaten here once and it was good but very spicy. The cheese sauce was incredible and had good flavor. Service was good, place was clean. I would go back.

Thank Stephanie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1128 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405-3642
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-208-4874

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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?