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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, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 29
    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
Better than Melting Pot

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
ladybug1962
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Durham, North Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Durham, North Carolina
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We decided to celebrate Valentines Day the Thursday before in order to avoid crowds and terrible service. We booked a table with Open Table. I requested a cozy, romantic corner where we could sip and dip! When we arrived the reservation was spot on. Our table was a cozy corner booth with high sides all around. Our waiter, Spencer, was... More 

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North Carolina
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I had a lovely leisurely meal here in December. Our waiter was attentive and made super suggestions! Thursday nights they have a Prix Fixe menu which gave us a little bit of everything. Unlike some fondue restaurants, we left full. It was a nice evening for a reasonable price for the type of establishment it is. They... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 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
88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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?