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123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-5252
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Ranked #43 of 560 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
38 helpful votes 38 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is it. This is the place to indulge in Wilmington. You will not have a bad meal here as the meals are constructed to perfection. Put on your patient hat, as it may take some time to dine here (remember that you're not at chik' fil' et). The drink and wine lists are and adventure in themselves. Have a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On our way to a wedding in North Carolina, we were invited to join friends of friends for dinner. They lived in Wilmington and arranged reservations at Manna. Absolutely incredible dining experience! The menu was eclectic (GREAT tittles for the dishes), the wine list extensive and the wait staff top rate. I wish I could have remembered the name of... More 

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Restaurants are judged by all sorts of personal criteria. Indochine, by one reviewer's remarks "has something for everyone"; Caprice Bistro is "reliable"; and, PLEASE!, a cupcake bakery as #1? Here is the simple truth. Dinner at Manna is a privilege - a brilliant chef (Jameson Chavez) who knows his way around a kitchen and how to present food; respect for... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for a few drinks before catching a show. Immediatly we enjoyed the old speak easy atmosphere that has a modern twist. The bartenders were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The Elderflower Collins i had was one of the best tasting and refreshing drinks i have ever had. Definitly will return to enjoy all this place has to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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143 reviews 143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A narrow menu selection however elegantly appointed. The meals were prepared perfectly and the service was above average. The bar is warm and drinks decent. Would definitely recommend that you try Manna.

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Naples, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Sit in the bar to take advantage of the full menu or the bar, "Beggars Can't Be Choosers menu". It is a surprise, you won't know what you are getting. We only ordered one item off this menu, however we say several plates come out and they looked wonderful. The Tuna, Pork Chop, Scallops were all fantastic. The portions are... More 

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Additional Information about Manna

Address: 123 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 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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