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“Decent” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Basics

The Basics
319 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
910-343-1050
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Ranked #69 of 557 Restaurants in Wilmington
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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18 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Decent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Went for lunch and had oyster po' boys. They were great- oysters were cooked to perfection, the bread was crispy and they had the perfect amount of sauce. The sides we got (fried okra and collards) were alright but a little tasteless. Decent price for lunch too- $10 each.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cornelius
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Basics Too Basic for me”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We were first told we would need to come back as staff was not ready despite being 10 minutes after opening time. Restaurant chairs, coffee pot needed a good cleaning. While this restaurant was recommended, I would not return. Not worth the short walk from the Hilton.

Visited August 2012
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“A favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Was looking for a place to eat for mothers day weekend and all the popular places were full weeks in advance. The Basics took a reservation and ended up being a great place. We have been back twice since. Food isnt too pricey and they have a wide array of choices on the menu, all cooked to order. Definitely recommend!

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buckeyelulu
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“good downtown wilmington restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

our first visit to downtown wilmington. we asked the book store for a restaurant rec - wanted a sandwich and salad. she recommended the basic. we liked the vibe and food. the salads were creative although my salad could have been a little fresher (cobb salad). the wait staff was great - laid back but helpful. it seems like a restaurant for locals not tourists (like us) which was a plus. highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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“Great restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This is probably my and my husband's favorite restaurant in town. The staff is always so friendly, and the food is always good! Definitely try the collards and mac n cheese! My husband always gets the pesto crusted salmon. He loves it!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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