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Manna

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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: Late Night, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, pricey

The food was great, including salad, puerto rico, rabbit and diver scallops. Very good service, the owner helping also, nice atmosphere not to my taste in art, but ok, made interesting. Expensive, worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Peter B
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Southport, North Carolina, United States
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Southport, North Carolina, United States
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157 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great, including salad, puerto rico, rabbit and diver scallops. Very good service, the owner helping also, nice atmosphere not to my taste in art, but ok, made interesting. Expensive, worth it.

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Thank Peter B
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering, the ambiance strikes the diner as upscale elegant chic in close-quarters. The music and lighting are right and low. The glass and cutlery clinks appropriately and on cue. A nice shelter from the cold or rain, I'm sure. The seating presented itself as lacquered rosewood around lily-white tablecloths, inviting us to dine. But the first touch reveals what... More 

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Thank Duchifat91
Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to eating at Manna for the first time last night (Saturday, Jan. 16). But it was far below expectations. First of all, the young woman who handed us the cocktail menu was rude. My friend asked her if we could get wines by the class and she replied, "I just handed you the cocktail list,... More 

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Thank Jendrie
Wilmington, NC
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My first dining experience at Manna is one to remember. My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Manna. Wow are we glad we did. The "Fowl Play" (quail) appetizer was absolutely delicious. The entrees were equally sumptuous. I selected the pan seared sea scallops and my wife chose the pan seared local fish. Each was cooked to perfection... More 

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Thank JKeeter
Greenville, South Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The staff is friendly and accommodating. The menu offers a nice selection of different options, and the food is amazing! My husband remarked that the kale in our pork belly appetizer was delicious - kale! Ambiance is equally comfortable whether a romantic dinner or a large group. Will definitely go back, highly recommend!

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Thank Denise W
Southport
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Second time I tried it. Food expensive. Drinks are great. There was only 7 items max on menu. No chicken or vegan dish. I didn't remember that and took my vegetarian daughter. She had to order cheese platter which was small for her meal

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Thank Jeanette48369
Wallingford, Connecticut
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Upscale food with top notch service, Mateo opening a bottle of wine is a delight in itself! No specials... as they say every meal is special, my husband had the duck and said it was the best ever.

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Thank my3sons5
Winter Park, Florida
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

My restaurant reviewing skills can't do justice for just how great our dining experience was at Manna. A business dinner among strangers was turned into a bonding experience thanks to Manolo's engaging service and the endlessly flavorful dishes he served. From drinks to dessert, hand-crafted in every way, our meal was fantastic.

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Thank CFRHallett
Stamford, Connecticut
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165 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Incredible food one night, not so much another, it's hard to say for this out of towner which is indicative of the typical meal at Manna. The brussel sprout salad is divine and I had mine without dairy, thanks to an accommodating chef. Same with grouper and an exquisite sunflower seed risotto. A steak was also good, as were the... More 

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Thank Nan F
Poughkeepsie, NY
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Having been to Manna more than a year ago and having found it OK but pricey, we risked going again. We are very glad we did. One of the two or three best dinners we have had in Wilmington. Southern sensibilities inform almost all the dishes, but they are prepared in a healthy, clean style, using local ingredients frequently. We... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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?