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The German Cafe

321 North Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-5523
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Ranked #92 of 546 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went here recently for lunch. Traditional german choices were various wursts and the schnitzel sandwich. Our party had a couple different wursts, schnitzel sandwich, and a Reuben (lots of meat on the sandwich). Overall the food was tasty and the atmosphere and attire of the servers had a heavy german influence. Took home some of the strudel which was really... More

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We took the kids here for lunch on a visit to the area. The salad was fresh and the pork schnitzel was cooked just right. The grill cheese was cripsy on the outside and well melted in the middle. Everyone at the table had sweet iced tea and agreed it was very good. We all enjoyed the dessert...napoleans.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Seemed unusual to find an authentic looking German restaurant near the harbor. Happen to love certain German foods, especially viener schnitzel. And of course, the beer...yes, the beer!

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Wilmington NC
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We used to dine here occasionally and then forgot about it. We wandered in for lunch recently and remembered why we used to go there. It is located in an old historic building near the riverfront. There are several small, wood paneled rooms and little nooks and crannies. The service is prompt, professional and friendly. Think they must have a... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The German Café has a great location right in the Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, NC. The décor is cute and the service is great! It has a very cozy German vibe. The beer was authentic and delicious! And the portions are HUGE. But the food was lacking. The salad was very fresh and crisp with really good dressing. The... More

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