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Little Dipper

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Fondue
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138 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfect

Wonderful ambiance and food. Chose Little Dipper over the melting pot because it is local, great decision. Very good food and service, romantic quiet atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wonderful ambiance and food. Chose Little Dipper over the melting pot because it is local, great decision. Very good food and service, romantic quiet atmosphere.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I recommend splitting a meal because you get fondue, a soup or salad, and then your meal with individual dipping sauces. The four of us had an $80 bill - so it was only $39 a person and for that much food, worth it. It was a good experience but our party was near a loud annoying party so it... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was my first time going to ANY fondue restaurant. I decided to give this place a shot after hearing about it from others. The server was great as he explained all the pertinent information about cooking your food and helped me with the menu. You do have to spend some time with the menu and pick out all the... More 

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Vitoria, ES
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I am not a Fondue fan, but I found this restaurant to be very good. I did not made a reservation, so me and my stepfather had to wait a long time at the bar. It was a Wednesday night and the restaurant was very busy. Save your patience for the menu because it is too complicated. We had to... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I LOVE Little Dipper. Whenever we have the chance to sneak away to Wilmington for a romantic weekend, we make this our dinner spot. The staff is friendly and great--the food is divine, and there is something special about the amount of time it takes to fondue your meal. It really makes you slow down and savor... More 

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Ashburn VA
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Our family was in Wilmington NC for the weekend visiting friends and we stopped into the Little Dipper. We sat on the back deck and enjoyed some wonderful cheese fondue. We had not had fondue in a long time and it was a really nice change. There is something fun about selecting what you want to eat and dipping it... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Our server was the wonderful. The food was good and the company was great. Plenty of courses and choices for a filling meal. But make sure to save room for dessert!

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were visiting family last year (July 2013) the week of my birthday. My husband took me here for my birthday. We had wonderful service and the food was amazing. My favorite was the dessert! The small dessert was more than we could handle. I can't wait to visit again.

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Los Angeles
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a TON of FUN! Even though the barmaid was TERRIBLE. Food was "OK". Plan to spend some time with the menu. Pick your cheese, pick your salad, pick your "entree" cooking broth, pick the food you want to "fondue", and pick your dipping sauces. The thing to remember is to keep in mind your dipping sauces as you... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had an amazing experience here! Couples should go on Friday for their date night menu. It is a really good deal! Make sure to make a reservation!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 138 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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