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The German Cafe

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316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-5523
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love the food,

Ethnic atmosphere with three levels. The mustard is homemade and fabulous. Best German potato salad we have had. Great German beer selection and great homemade deserts. Pleasant, attentive staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Gary H
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Ethnic atmosphere with three levels. The mustard is homemade and fabulous. Best German potato salad we have had. Great German beer selection and great homemade deserts. Pleasant, attentive staff.

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Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We have eaten in this restaurant three times over the years and found the food to be very good and the service is very good. While we have never been to Germany and therefore cannot comment on the authenticity of the German food here, but we have enjoyed everything we have tried. The wait staff is attentive, but not obtrusive.... More 

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United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I was stationed in Germany for about 3 years where I had the opportunity to enjoy and come to love German cooking. This resturant brought all of that back. The food was authentic and the ambiance reminded my of being back in a typical German setting.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was my first German restaurant. I enjoyed the food and would go back. Our waitress was great! The menu at lunch had a good variety to choose from. Nice restaurant.

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Hickory, NC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have tried German food before and I can only say the food at this restaurant was just ok. We ordered the potato pancakes, they were nice and thin but a little doughy in the middle. I had the veal schnitzel and my husband had the jager schnitzel, they were both tasty. We ordered the cherry strudel for dessert with... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We have been to the German Cafe at least five times in the past year. I always order the pork schnitzel and think that it is very well done. I love the red cabbage and potato salad that come with it and only wish they served more of the cabbage. My husband has had the wurst sampler and the pfeffer... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went there thinking they would have more German food. It was good but the sad thing is that the mustard was the thing that stood out on my schnitzel. The restaurant was very cozy and the staff was friendly. Now they make homemade desserts that are good. We had the Napoleon.

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Leland, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been to the German Cafe several times and they never disappoint. The German wurst, kraut, and schnitzel dishes are authentic and brings back vivid memories of living in Deutschland. The decor and wait staff dress are authentic, and we felt at ease. Their Ruben and salads are top notch also. This Gastatte is located in Wilmington's Cotton Exchange,... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Atmosphere was quant, and cozy. Food was good, but average, not many authentic German dishes offered. We did go for lunch, you might want to check at the dinner menu for more entrées.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice little restaurant tucked away the hustle and bustle. Good, authentic food, good prices. I highly recommend it to anyone. While there, grab a fresh made strudel to go!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910-763-5523

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?