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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Sooooo good!

Great service (all the waitstaff help each other out if needed). Wonderful food. Meals come with choice of cheese fondue and a salad. Chocolate fondue is separate. But attempt to save room for it cause it's worth it!! Many different choices of everything to satisfy all taste buds, including... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Ali G
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great service (all the waitstaff help each other out if needed). Wonderful food. Meals come with choice of cheese fondue and a salad. Chocolate fondue is separate. But attempt to save room for it cause it's worth it!! Many different choices of everything to satisfy all taste buds, including vegetarian.

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Wilmington
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Nice, clean joint with great service. Lots of fondue options. I personally wasn't a huge fan but I don't really care for fondue; however, my wife swears up and down about this place.

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Hinesville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place was excellent! Service and food was impeccable. Atmosphere was romantic. We had never experience fondue and out server walked us through the whole menu! It was fun and food was delicious!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Wilmington. I've been 100 times and always had great food and great service! Ladies Night is a winner due to the price too.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Initially, I was very skeptical about trying fondu for dinner. I just didn't get it and I was nervous because I didn't know what to expect. I also read some yelp reviews that said there wasn't enough food. Well, I'm happy to report that I had a wonderful experience. Everyone must try it at least once. In fact, Little Dipper... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Read great reviews online and decided to surprise my partner for her birthday. The meal was wonderful, we got to choose every detail of the meal. The salad was fresh and plentiful. The serving sizes were also wonderful. When I told our server John it was my partners birthday, at the end of the meal he brought her a piece... More 

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Lewes, DE
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is not your standard fondue place. You actually can select different cheeses and alcohol combinations for your cheese fondue. We had a dinner for two which included your main course selection as well as a cheese fondue starter and either soup or salad. You had a choice of 5 different salads. We also decided to do the dessert fondue... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A great place, right on front street. The wait staff was awesome. There was 4 of us and none had ever fondued before. Will definitely be back

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East Islip, New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Our hotel was located directly next door to the Little Dipper, so we just popped in for a late afternoon snack and a glass of wine. Thoroughly enjoyed the food, the drinks, the service. Nice daily specials as well, although we didn't order from that menu. Would highly recommend.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went for my fiancees birthday and it was a really good experience. The only thing was that it took like two hours to complete that experience between appetizer, drinks, entree, and no dessert. It is no fault of theirs at all, I just never had fondue and realized it took that long. Food was very good, I loved the... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups
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?