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2 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 (Water)
910.763.7227
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11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 125
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Dining Experience

This restaurant is in the historic district. We went for lunch and were fortunate enough to get balcony seating overlooking the Cape Fear River. The balconies only sit 2 people so it's perfect for couples. That made our dining extra special The waitress was very attentive and pleasant. Our food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Ed F
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We've lived in Wilmington for over 15 years and had yet to experience the balcony seating, dinner-over-the-river at this restaurant. Last Friday we were downtown early and stopped by to see if they could seat us without a reservation. They had space available so we got a balcony table overlooking the Cape Fear River and the area at the end... More 

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Riner, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Atmosphere was perfect - a beautiful August evening overlooking the river and boardwalk area. Service was prompt and waitress had a good sense of humor. Wine and meal were delicious.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled on the river boat landing restaurant accidentally. When we saw the little balconies for two overlooking the river, we knew we had to die in there. All of the food was good especially mahi crispy fingers appetizer, the chicken Caesar salad and the mahi dinner. The setting is intimate with a beautiful view of the river. Something really... More 

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food was pretty good, though nothing really stood out as exceptional. The service, however, was terrible. We often sat with empty glasses, and it took quite a while for us to be waited on after we were seated (they had also moved us from a downstairs table where we had waited, to an upstairs table).

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This restaurant is in the historic district. We went for lunch and were fortunate enough to get balcony seating overlooking the Cape Fear River. The balconies only sit 2 people so it's perfect for couples. That made our dining extra special The waitress was very attentive and pleasant. Our food was good, but I have to say the Arancini appetizer... More 

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Mt Hood Territory, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We made reservations for 4 and we were seated on time in a great location upstairs. The service was good and the food was outstanding!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Restaurant was around the corner from our hotel, looked nice from the outside but a bit dumpy on the inside. Had the hummus and mussels. All liked the hummus not so much with the mussels. Main courses were so so. Salads and mahi mahi. Not bad far from great Won't be back

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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Fabulous and some very different flavors! The servers are quick and there is a small area outside to enjoy your ice cream! I had the pineapple ginger sorbet which was so good I went back the next day for more!

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

An outstanding restaurant on the waterfront of the Cape Fear River. Located in the heart of the Historic Downtown District, this restaurant provided excellent food and service, along with picturesque views. lots of other restaurants and bars in the surrounding area. I recommend requesting a balcony table for even more enjoyment.

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Hughesville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Nothing special. Service was not good. I had a salad and it was delicious. My husband and children were disappointed in their meals. Prices were good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    (Water)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910.763.7227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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