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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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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Great all around

Went out with a friend for dinner. We did make reservations and I would recommend them especially on the weekend. Our waitress Katie was attentive and helpful, friendly. The service from the moment we entered was top notch. Food delicious. We both had the scallops as our entree. It was heaven each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Danielle B
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Went out with a friend for dinner. We did make reservations and I would recommend them especially on the weekend. Our waitress Katie was attentive and helpful, friendly. The service from the moment we entered was top notch. Food delicious. We both had the scallops as our entree. It was heaven each and every bite. I am not sure who... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went to Manna with mixed emotions. Reviews very mixed and most reviews in town are way exagerated by people that have probably never visited a good restaurant. Food was quite nice. Well prepared and decorated plate. The plate should have been pre-warmed but was not so food came already bit cold and quickly turned worse. Other dishes looked appealing as... More 

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Old Saybrook, CT
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251 reviews 251 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by shortly after they'd opened on a Friday night. Though they were completely reserved until 9:00 pm, they squeezed us in. The entire staff was wonderful. Though the bread and butter was a small charge, it came with a jam (changes frequently) that was incredible. Tonight it was an apple butter grapefruit mixture. The tart of the grapefruit... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The food here is truly remarkable, with subtle touches by a chef who is clearly aware of the finer aspects of fine dining. I had the sea scallops and they were large, tender and impeccably prepared. Served on a bed of root vegetables, also tender and extremely flavorful, seasoned broadly with a warmth of heat. There are several specials of... More 

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Morganton, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
28 helpful votes 28 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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