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123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-5252
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Dinner in Wilmington

We had dinner in Wilmington with some friends. We chose Manna. We contacted the restaurant 3 days in advance for a reservation. The man taking the reservation was sufficiently snooty for a restaurant of this caliber, but he did make it sound like we were getting the last possible table for our... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
lesliecothren
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Morganton, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Morganton, North Carolina
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We had dinner in Wilmington with some friends. We chose Manna. We contacted the restaurant 3 days in advance for a reservation. The man taking the reservation was sufficiently snooty for a restaurant of this caliber, but he did make it sound like we were getting the last possible table for our group of 5 and that we would HAVE... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is one if the nicest restaurants in Wilmington. We love the people, the chefs, the lovely atmosphere and especially the food. I am not a big dessert eater but I always get dessert here. They are outstanding! Cocktails are creative and fun as well. A great place for a quiet dinner or special occasion. Good bar, nice venue for... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This review is specifically for the Manna cocktail bar. We have eaten in the restaurant just once ... about six months ago ... it was superb, but expensive enough for it to be in the 'special occasion' category for us. Whenever we eat downtown we now start the evening with a cocktail or two at our favorite bar. The ambiance... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This review is only for the bar area of Manna, during their weekly Sunday evening "Beggars Can't be Choosers" event. For only $8 per plate, you can choose to order the following: meat, seafood, sweet, vegetable, or a mystery plate. You cannot specify anything further than that regarding ingredients, and what comes out is a complete surprise. Even if you... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a review of their reservations service, or more accurately the lack thereof. Manna does not use OpenTable or ANY reservations platform. You can call and leave a message. I called 5 hours prior and tried, but they called as we were on our way and told me 6pm would not do. I was forced to make other arrangements.... More 

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New Orleans
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I was anticipating a great farm-to-table restaurant based on what I'd heard about Manna. I was looking forward to experiencing dishes made with ingredients from this region prepared in interesting ways. Unfortunately both my husband and I were sadly disappointed. Perhaps it was because we went to Manna on a slow night as opposed to a weekend, perhaps the chef... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Different menu, with a creative chef. Expensive. The salads were good, as was the charcuterie. My steak was very, very good, the fish was a bit dry, the scallops excellent, the other steak was ok, not done quite as requested. The desserts were excellent. The wine very good. The service was good and professional if a bit obsequious. Jazz playing.... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This place is amazing. It's our go-to for amazing cocktails. The bartender, Ian, is an absolute master. The only downside of finding Manna is now whenever we are grabbing cocktails outside of Wilmington, we're always disappointed because nowhere else compares.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We visited Manna for dinner last Saturday night, and were disappointed. The place smells like fish to begin with, which is really off-putting. Of course, you get used to that immediately, but you absolutely cannot get used to the noise level. It is almost impossible to carry on a conversation. Really folks, put in a ceiling. While the food was... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After reading reviews for Manna on TripAdvisor, I was expecting a different experience from the one we had. We made a reservation for 6 at 6. It took them 20 mins. to seat us but the diningroom was not full and there was no explaination as to why. The room was dark enough to make reading the menu difficult, so... More 

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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: 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?