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5564 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
910.452.1212
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't judge a book by it's cover

Assumed it was like a Cheddars, oh no! Far Better! The menu has something for everyone, and the hot bacon dressing (something I haven't found since living in Illinois) Is the BEST! It's priced reasonably, so it's great for the whole family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
TaraLynn74
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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177 reviews 177 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Assumed it was like a Cheddars, oh no! Far Better! The menu has something for everyone, and the hot bacon dressing (something I haven't found since living in Illinois) Is the BEST! It's priced reasonably, so it's great for the whole family.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Good value on the burger I got. Very filling and fresh. The ceiling fans were mesmerizing very cool dining area.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

While visiting Wilmington we met family here for lunch. Very nice atmosphere. Dining area was not overly crowded with tables which was nice. Menu had a nice variety without being overwhelming. Food came promptly and was cooked as ordered. Would definitely return.

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Fernandina Beach, FL
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132 reviews 132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Variety of choices. We had the steak which was excellent, one had a salad and the other one of their large burgers. All good choices. Servers were very attentive and were prompt with refills.

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Lowell, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

service was good, food was good, their croissants are to die for, order an extra basket. Had prime rib that was a large piece of meat and prepared exactly as I asked. Skip dessert, not worth the price.

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Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Delicious croissants! Excellent salads and delicious dressings. Shrimp and grits is my husband's favorite. The service has been incredible all four times we have been to this location. It is our favorite restaurant in the area so far. The only improvement would be more vegetarian options. Not all vegetarians want to eat salads for every meal. Not all of us... More 

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Wilmington, NC USA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This restaurant is located on the other side of town from us so we hadn't visited in awhile , we must frequent more often. I had the rib eye sandwich with cooked apples, both were scrumptious. We will be back.

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Wilmington, NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Food is good; service is prompt; price reasonable. Better than a chain like Fridays or Applebees but not a "special" or remarkable place. Croissants are great

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Having seen the good reviews on here we decided on a visit as we were staying over the road. Firstly $1.50 for a pint is superb and wasn't a bad pint either, unfortunately everything else was quite overpriced. I ordered a burger and my partner ordered the rib-eye steak. The food itself was actually quite nice but is standard fare... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Consistently great food! I've only ever one not so hot experience with service and that was when we sat at the bar, and there was no bartender to be seen for a good 15 minutes. (I don't like to over exaggerate, so I literally checked my watch to make sure I wasn't being unrealistic) when she finally did show up,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5564 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910.452.1212

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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