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The George on the Riverwalk

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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Sandwiches
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128 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-763-2052
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Food/Great View!

Stopped for lunch at the George On the Riverwalk on a cool sunny day. We sat outside overlooking the Cape Fear River. Super view of the River and we were able to walk on the Riverwalk after our lunch. Alligator appetizer was very good, both fried and grilled on skewers. Not something I would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
sewitseams
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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298 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Finally on my fifth trip to Wilmington, North Carolina, I decided to try The George. The server was very fast to come and take my order of food and drinks, and bring my drinks, and then he dissapeared. I saw him attending other people and never gave a look towards my table. As a business traveller, I was seated alone.... More 

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Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Stopped for lunch at the George On the Riverwalk on a cool sunny day. We sat outside overlooking the Cape Fear River. Super view of the River and we were able to walk on the Riverwalk after our lunch. Alligator appetizer was very good, both fried and grilled on skewers. Not something I would have ordered but my husband just... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Stayed at the Hilton (a sweet place itself) on the river for business and walked down to The George for dinner. It's a little off-season so no problem with waiting or crowds. Nice waterfront view. The service was pretty good, and friendly. The food overall, quite good! The alligator satay was tasty, Manhattan chowder quite good, and steak very nice.... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

If you want to experience Wilmington's fun and interesting downtown, don't miss The George. I love the ambiance of this place and its proximity to the River Walk. The menu is diverse and most of my meals have been excellent. A couple of times, I was a little disappointed in the food, but the place always delivers and the service... More 

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Durham, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We usually come here when we visit Wilmington. The covered deck overlooks the river and is a nice place to hang out. The food is good, and the service is friendly. Check it out. Sit on the deck, have a beer, and enjoy the waterfront!

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Old Saybrook, CT
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137 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Came in during a staff shift change so we had to wait though the entire interior was empty of patrons. They were nice enough to seat us outside when the new staff arrived. The views of the Cape Fear River are great. The food is okay but nothing special. Large portions with large prices. Spent almost as much as we... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

By coincidence, we arrived in Wilmington just in time for Restaurant Week 2015 and are we glad we did. If you have not been to The George on the Riverwalk, now is the time to run--don't walk-- to this fantastic restaurant. Of all the participating restaurants, we chose this one based on the great lunch menu created by Executive Chef... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stopped in for dinner. The view was pretty. The dinner rolls were very good. Our pasta was extremely undercooked. Our food was remade but honestly was not good. They did take $3.00 off of our bill.Our waitress was wonderful however. Very friendly young lady and very apologetic.

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Wilmington, NC
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16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've enjoyed George's Brunch on several occasions. They offer a variety delicious meals to satisfy any palate. The service is excellent and the wait staff is very friendly. Although we haven't been there for dinner yet, the menu is very inviting and I am sure the food and service wiould exceptional. In addition to the the wonderful food and service,... More 

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Mount Ulla, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stopped in for lunch after a trolley tour. Shrimp and grits were very good. Plenty of seating inside and outside. Nice to eat and watch the river.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-763-2052

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 36
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?