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Little Dipper

138 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC
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Ranked #16 of 546 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Fondue
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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125 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our favorite!! We know our limits so we just do cheese and chocolate. A large pot only serves about 3 people so don't be conservative! The cheeses are delicious esp cheddar ale and fontina. Dippers are good, bread is a little stale. Oh and the chocolate, go for the supreme dippers!!!!! We just get milk and dark chocolates but I'm... More

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wilmington nc
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I shudder when I hear the words melting pot. I could never ever go there after having fresh fondue. This place is THE PLACE for fondue in town! Candles lite the place, cubbies, hidden away tables, wonderful concoctions of cocktails, and the best fondue I have ever had.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I heard about this through the owners of the B&B we stayed at. It did not disappoint. I can see why it is one of the top 100 restaurants in the country. It is a unique dining experience that makes for a fun night out. The waitress was super friendly and knowledgeable and the food was excellent.... More

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South Carolina
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168 reviews 168 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent service, warm atmosphere and great food. Recommend sitting in the bar however. Its hard but try and save room for dessert. Also, they are very reasonably priced.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The food was great, the service was great, and the atmosphere was great. I highly recommend. A shout out to Brittany for putting up with our drunken family! Lol.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Little Dipper is a quaint fondue restaurant! Their cheese and chocolates are great! We go there when we want a delicious snack or a meal. Two thumbs up!

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I ate here for dinner one night. They had a special where you got a cheese fondue, entree fondue and chocolate fondue for $27 (You share a common cheese fondue and chocolate fondue, but each get your own distinct entree-- overall plenty of food). We got a cheese fondue that had beer in it, and you could... More

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Rockmart, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had an awesome cheese and chocolate fondue dinner. They don't skimp on the servings. I have eaten at the Melting Pot and this was sooooo much better. There are 3 different choices for the chocolate fondue dippers. I loved the options for dippers and chocolate. The cheese varieties available for the cheese fondue is outstanding and different. We didn't... More

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North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were looking for a good restaurant downtown to spend time with grown children living in Wilmington. Little dipper fondue restaurant was open for Brunch today. Great brunch, highly recommend the French toast and quiche courses. Nice restaurant with pleasant atmosphere and good food. Hope they decide to be open on Sunday for brunch more often.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Wished we hadn't waited so long to visit Little Dipper. Visited for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful experience. And that's what this is! More than a meal. The waitress was friendly, welcoming and knowledgable which made for a perfect evening. It was that level of service which is just right. The cheese fondue as an appetizer is made... More

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