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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: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Perfect Romantic Date Night:)

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
KayleeDee
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vitoria, ES
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes 16 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?