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Reel Cafe

) #55 of 529 Restaurants in Wilmington ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, ,
100 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4413
+1 910-251-1832
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“kids pizza” (2 reviews)
“caprese” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
100 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4413
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Second time I've been here when in Wilmington. It's sort of dive feel but bartender was great and locals were very fun to talk with and very welcoming. Had great live music and weather was perfect. Can't wait to go back in September!

Thank TCBinKC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Every time I go to Wilmington this is my go to place. Great service and even better food. I've never had anything I didn't like.

Thank Shirl P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for drinks, great for food, inside and outside seating, rooftop bar with wonderful views, this place has it all. A great place to sit and talk with friends or make new friends. We always seem to like this cafe the best, usually because of...More

Thank Penny A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quiet and chill, with great cocktails late at night. Awesome atmosphere, too, and excellent service.

Thank tclepley
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the 4th of July downtown and were hot, sweaty, and grouchy when we discovered the Reel Cafe. We came in at the end of lunch service and were welcomed warmly and quickly seated and watered. That was greatly appreciated as we were all...More

Thank Marghie E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took four of our grandchildren there for a late lunch after touring in town. The food was average the waiter was not interested in our table and more interested in chatting with the staff. We have eaten there several times in the past. This was...More

Thank SouthportRay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a last minute decision and we are overall happy we came here! The crab dip with pita bread was amazing, so were the crab cakes. And the shrimp & grits were to die for!!! So so so good. Our waiter on the...More

Thank c_maydenleo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great light lunch and cold beer. The waitress brought the food out quickly after being cooked. We had seafood and it could not have been better.

Thank Beverly H
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It was a beautiful spring day, so we wanted to sit outside. Went for an early dinner on a weekday, was seated the moment we walked in. The service, food and atmosphere was great!

1  Thank kdarletta
Reviewed 31 May 2017

My wife, in-laws, and 2 and half year old visited before skipping town. We needed a place that could promptly seat us, have decent food, and be in & out in a timely fashion. We were seated right away. The food was much better than...More

Thank Jared K
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.13 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4413
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-251-1832
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For over 14 years, the Reel Café has been Wilmington’s premier restaurant and nightlife location, because it has something for everyone. Enjoy dining in our restaurant, live music in our courtyard Oyster Bar, dancing in the second-floor dance club or cocktails on the Rooftop Bar overlooking the Cape Fear River. We offer lunch, dinner and a late-night menu. Lunch has a variety of salads, sandwiches and steamers. Our dinner menu has a wonderful variety of burgers, sandwiches, pastas and steaks. We also have delicious seafood entrées and salads, or try the specials prepared daily by our chef. Whether it’s a delightful meal, live music or the downtown nightlife, The Reel Café is the place to be
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