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123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-763-5252
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best dinner is coastal Carolina

We live south of Wilmington but were in town since I had to pick up my husband from the ILM airport. After getting several recommendations to Manna and reading reviews we made reservations. We started out with craft cocktails made by an expert bartender which were delicious. After being seated, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Pat B
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Rensselaer, New York
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Rensselaer, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We live south of Wilmington but were in town since I had to pick up my husband from the ILM airport. After getting several recommendations to Manna and reading reviews we made reservations. We started out with craft cocktails made by an expert bartender which were delicious. After being seated, we enjoyed a cheese/charcuterie platter. Although it appears there is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Everything about this restaurant is superlative. The drinks are creative, generous and very tasty. Our server, Garreth, provided quality care, with a great deal of knowledge about the food and drinks served. Everything that we had was exceptional, and Gareth made wonderful suggestions, not the least of which was matching a wine to our entrees perfectly. We shared a lovely... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had four for their Sunday night Beggers can't be Choosers dinner. This is when you throw yourself at the Chef's mercy and get whatever they are serving. We got a random selection, all of which were well prepared and quite tasty. They also have normal table service, which we elected to not do.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I was visiting from TX and my son took me here for a special dinner. The food and service were truly exceptional. Mateo, our server, treated us like royalty and guided us through their very creative menu to fabulous choices for all our courses. We enjoyed an amazing duck dish and pork belly for appetizers. The special, flown in fresh... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This used to be our special occasion restaurant. When you spend $220 for apps, dinner and a bottle if wine, I expect it to be "knock your socks off awesome". While everything was OK, it was not awesome, just average. It was my 70th birthday, not even a free dessert?

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband and I went here for a special occasion. We had delicious cocktails, and then the waiter recommended a great bottle of wine. Great food and desserts too. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I'm getting concerned about this place. Have always gotten good food and service, but I have noticed a lot of the staff, both front and back of the house is gone and that is never a good sign! Gone is what was an amazing bartender, and I hear they even lost one of their top chefs (because she was female?... More 

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littorai, Owner at Manna, responded to this review

i very rarely respond to reviews on trip advisor because people's opinions who dine here matter to me (good or bad) but i feel compelled to make comments on a most recent review: to begin with, the restaurant business is an extremely difficult industry. cultivating a "team" within the employees is one of its biggest challenges. i am extremely proud... More 

Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Ordered a wonderful beet salad with greens lovely light dressing and crushed smoked almond dust! Very different flavors and a brave, creative choice. Also ordered the fish special dinner. The featured fish was wreck? fish. it was thick and meaty. Very filling. It was served with feerek, a delicious wheat grain served like rice similar to quinoa. Innovative and delicious.

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Wallace, North Carolina
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Went to Manna last friday evening. This was the 4th visit to this establishment. While I have read some less than outstanding reviews on Trip Advisor of this restaurant, our experience at this establishment compares with any fine dining place we have been to in southeast North Carolina. The service is prompt and professional. The decor good, the drinks are... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

You should definitely start with a coctail at the bar where the bar tender creates miracles. It would neither be a bad idea to stay at the bar to enjoy Manna's great bar menu consisting of a variety of small fabulous dishes. Their wine cellar fulfills even the wishes of the most demanding. And you should absolutely top it with... More 

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Additional Information about Manna

Address: 123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: +1 910-763-5252
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-763-5252

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?