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The German Cafe

321 North Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-5523
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Ranked #78 of 558 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Naples, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Our group enjoyed lunch there. They loved the grilled cheese sandwiches. Other friends highly recommended as well.

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wilmington, nc
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stopped by after dinner at The Basics for dessert to go. We got a chocolate cake with some kind of raspberry reduction on it. It was one of the best cakes we have ever had. We want to go back and try the food now, just because the dessert was so good.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Today, my wife and I had to go downtown to Wilmington NC for some quick business. We thought while we were there, we would go over to the Cotton Exchange where there are several nice shops and restaurants in the area. We have been wanting to eat at the German Cafe for a while, but just never seem to get... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

This quaint cafe has wonderful service. There are a variety of sandwiches, soups, and salads offered. Our selections included a salad and sandwich combination which is perfect for lunch. The desserts looked to be delicious, but unfortunately we did not have time to sample. I hope to when we return!

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Durham, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Located on the Water Street side of The Cotton Exchange with convenient free parking in front, the German Cafe is always on our agenda when visiting Wilmington. The wurst platter of three different German sausages served with sauerkraut and potato salad is a tasty introduction to German cuisine. The Cafe also serves quintessential German dishes like schnitzels and has a... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I love German food, and it's hard to find, so I was excited to come here for my second visit. This time I was here with my extended family, some of whom had never had German food before. We shared tastes of everyone's meals, so I got to try three different plates. Both the saubraten and the Jagerschnitzel were very... More 

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Big Stone Gap, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Ate at the cafe July 10th. I hadn't eat there in a couple of years, but it hadn't changed a bit. We had reubens, potato pancakes, and their wonderful German potato salad. You can't go wrong there. If you're looking for something a little different, try it. I think you will like it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Delicious Reubens! Great atmosphere with restaurant being in a renovated cotton warehouse. Old world charm with friendly service. An extra plus with it being part of Cotton Exchange! Lunch or dinner and shopping is a win win situation!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

As The German Cafe is close to my office, it's a regular go-to spot for lunch. Today, there were 5 of us. Three had salads, one had a turkey sandwich, and only one had a traditional German sausage platter. My chef salad was huge and I had the Blue Cheese dressing--which I always have because it is PERFECT. I understand... More 

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Hickory, NC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We took my wife here for a surprise birthday dinner. Her mother is German and she was born in Germany so I felt sure she would love this place. We ordered potato cakes and applesauce appetizer which I thought was just average. I had the Wurst platter and it was very good. I am not big on sauerkraut so I... More 

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Additional Information about The German Cafe

Address: 321 North Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910-763-5523
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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