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Little Dipper

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European, 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

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
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  • 0
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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
Great for conversational dining...

We took our grand-daughters to Little Dipper for a special treat. Neither of them had done fondue before. We did the Fab Four which was a lot of food, but we ate every morsel. The room was full on a Sunday night and the service was excellent. The raw meat and vegetables prompted much discussion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Beachdeac
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took our grand-daughters to Little Dipper for a special treat. Neither of them had done fondue before. We did the Fab Four which was a lot of food, but we ate every morsel. The room was full on a Sunday night and the service was excellent. The raw meat and vegetables prompted much discussion for the girls. It turned... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A great find in the advertising cards at the Staybridge Suites! It's always hit or miss with places you find in the ad sections at hotels. This is a hit. We went for late desert and had the dark chocolate fondue. Although a little pricey it's well worth it and none of us left wanting more, quite to opposite. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The food and atmosphere here are so wonderful. I have been going to The Little Dipper for 10 years and we like to choose it for special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays. It is also a great place for a romantic dinner or a dinner with a small group of friends. Eating here is an experience and not just another... More 

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PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have been to the LIttle Dipper many times. We first tried it based on other TA reviews. If we are visiting Wilmington this place is a must. Everyone in our group always looks forward to dining at the Little Dipper. Great atmosphere, great staff, and great food. We have visited other fondue restaurants, including the well known chain but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The best fondue I have ever had, and one of the best restaurants in Wilmington! Must visit!!! It is delectable, and in a cute location!

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Hogansville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very filling meal! Healthy as well. You start with a cheese dip served with vegetables and fruit that is awesome. Next is a salad, very tasty. Each person in our party chose different entrees; including chicken, steak, shrimp and scallops, all cooked in a broth instead of the common oil pot. Sooooo good!. We each had different sauces, all very... More 

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GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Our 11 year old son wanted to try it so off we go.. We got the single entree for him and the double entree for mea nd my husband. My son got the chicken trio and we got the big dipper with an a la cart of scallops. It came with lobster which the chef already cooked, raw shrimp, filet... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I could not imagine what it would be like to do a fondue dinner, so I put off this experience for a year. Recently attending with friends for a birthday dinner, I was stunned by the variety of options available. My wife and I each chose our own full meal and were so pleased. The servers were all helpful and... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went into the Little Dipper with high expectations as its been top rated by TripAdvisor and many other sites. Little Dipper did not disappoint with great service and high quality food. The place was spotless which I have not found with other fondue places which can be dirty and smelly. This was one of the cleanest restaurants I have... More 

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Charlotte,NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This long-time favorite place never disappoints. The $26 "undecided" entree comes with cheese fondue, awesome salad, three choices of meat, a side of marinated portobellos (or some other side if you don't want the best side EVER) and three dipping sauces. And they now allow add-ons (extra meat or sides) for $1-$5 and refills on sauces. Where else can you... More 

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Additional Information about Little Dipper

Address: 138 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: European, Fondue

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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: European, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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?