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“Great food, great atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Dipper

Little Dipper
138 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC
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Ranked #37 of 557 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Fondue
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Great food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

If you like the Melting Pot, you will love the Little Dipper. Personally, I think they have a better cheese and chocolate choices than the Melting Pot. Plus, you are supporting a local business rather than a chain restaurant. The Little Dipper also has a great atmosphere as well. They have a really cool jellyfish tank right next to the bar area which is nice to look at. Also, on Wednesday nights they have "Ladies Night." You get cheese and chocolate for $7 and they have awesome drink specials as well. You may want to make a reservation for that evening since they tend to fill up quickly. You will not be disappointed!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“I can't resist this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

If you've had fondue at a Melting Pot, you can't help thinking, "I paid this for only that and I still had to cook my own food???" So, please forget you've ever had a fondue experience and try Little Dipper. This local restaurant is truly a gem of Wilmington. The wine list is short and direct, but has plenty of variety. The food is always very fresh and the waitstaff and bartenders are fun folks. The interior feels like a big lava lamp, which is fun too. The tables are spread out, so you're not eating in your neighbor's lap. I love the back patio and live music on the weekends. They accommodate folks with food allergies, etc. I can't say enough good about this place. My 9 yr old loves this place too. Try the peanut butter and chocolate fondue for dessert. Warning: it's addictive and worth every delicious calorie and cent. Make a reservation in advance, as this place is always packed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Fondue Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

Little Dipper is so good! They let you choose which sauces you want with your meal, & it's hard to choose because they're all so good! I absolutely love this place, & will return again & again!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“YUMMY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

My friends and I came here strictly for the fondue...it was affordable and amazing. We split a large fontana basil cheese fondue that came with bread, potatoes, grapes, broccoli, apples, carrots and free refills on the sides! Then, for dessert, the three of us split a small chocolate turtle fondue that came with marshmallows, graham cracker crumbs, pretzels, pineapple, apples, strawberries, and tiny eclairs! SO YUMMY! Absolutely enough for three people and i was completely full by the end.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clinton, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best anniversary dinner ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2010

My boyfriend and I went to the restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. Our waitress Sarah made us feel completely comfortable! She walked us through the whole fondue experience, suggesting several great choices. We previously dined at another local chain fondue restaurant for my birthday and left starving. We loved the Instant Karma and went berserk over the beautiful Double your pleasure chocolate for desser. At the Little Dipper, we were absolutely stuffed!The food was amazing, the atmosphere and mood were spectacular! This is absolutely our new favorite restaurant! Thanks to Sarah for making dinner so amazing for us!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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