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“LOVE this deli” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro

Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro
110 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-4788
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Ranked #16 of 558 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: Café, Bistro, Soups, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Delivery
Description: Our dream was to share our love for great food, good drinks, groovy music and the other good things in life with as many friends ~ old and new ~ as we could. ​ ​ (C) 2014 cmw management, llc. All rights reserved chef carey & ron our commitment to quality does not stop in our kitchen ~ we also have a wide variety of fantastic soft-drinks, a great choice of craft & domestic beer and an award-winning selection of wines. And don't forget our famous house-made sangria!This cozy, historic building (circa 1900) and quaint, historic downtown setting are perfect companions to these adventurous recipes from our families and from all over the world! So... Sit. Relax. Eat. Drink. Enjoy. The "wayfarer" concept allows us to culinarily travel the globe. Without the restrictions of a specific cuisine, we are free to explore and create food using the best ingredients and recipes we can find from cultures and food suppliers from all over the world.​We craft our roast beef, pork tenderloin and corned beef "in-house" and our meatloaf is made using a family recipe handed down from Chef Carey's beloved Mother. Our deli meats and cheeses are sourced from some of the best purveyors in the world, ensuring nothing but the finest quality. We make everything else from scratch, allowing our wonderful ingredients and carefully constructed recipes to speak for themselves. While we strive to provide quickly prepared quality meals and intuitive service, please note that we fresh-cut all of our meats and cheeses and make 100% of our menu items "as ordered", so please allow proper time for preparation.​Our commitment to quality does not stop in our kitchen ~ we also have a wide variety of fantastic soft-drinks, a great choice of craft & domestic beer and an award-winning selection of wines. And don't forget our famous house-made sangria! Our commitment to quality does not stop in our kitchen ~ we also have a wide variety of fantastic soft-drinks, a great choice of craft & domestic beer and an award-winning selection of wines. And don't forget our famous house-made sangria!This cozy, historic building (circa 1900) and quaint, historic downtown setting are perfect companions to these adventurous recipes from our families and from all over the world! So...
Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“LOVE this deli”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Moved to Wilmington last summer and have found great restaurants here but Wayfarer had the most delicious sandwiches/deli food I've found so far. Tasty, special, fun. We arrived mid-afternoon on a Wednesday in November and joined just a few other folks at tables inside. Friendly and welcoming service, excellent food, and huge assortment of bottled beer. We had the Cuban Revolution and The Pablo Ramirez sandwiches plus sides of S'Mac N Cheese and French Onion Soup. All homeruns. Can't wait to return.

  • Visited November 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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wayfarerdeli, General Manager at Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you VERY much for your positive feedback! We appreciate hearing from our customers and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Wayfarer Deli & Bistro.

Hopefully, we'll see you back soon. In the meantime, check us out online via Facebook or our website for ever-changing features and bison burgers on Thursdays and Saturdays!

Thanks again!

Your gracious hosts,
Chef Carey & Ron
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Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great, quaint little sandwich shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stopped here for lunch when we arrived in Wilmington in early afternoon. The space is tiny and tight, but the food is great and the service is good. We sat at the back bar, so we had a good view of the service area behind the counter, but not much of the street. Not really a problem since we were just stopping in for a quick lunch. The sandwiches and empanadas we had were just what we were looking for, good quality and quick service. Good beer and boutique soft drink selection, too.

Visited September 2011
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wayfarerdeli, General Manager at Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you VERY much for your positive feedback! We appreciate hearing from our customers and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Wayfarer Deli & Bistro.

Hopefully, we'll see you back soon. In the meantime, check us out online via Facebook or our website for ever-changing features and bison burgers on Thursdays and Saturdays!

Thanks again!

Your gracious hosts,
Chef Carey & Ron
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Cary, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic deli with a variety of excellent sandwiches and other choices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The Wayfarer is a small place but definitely worth seeking out if you are in Wilmington. There are a small number of tables inside and outside, and I found all the employees very helpful and friendly. As for the food, it is an international deli, so there are sandwiches drawn from all kinds of cuisines, from classic American to a bit more adventurous. I went to the Wayfarer twice during my trip, and had the Beef On 'Weck as well as the Reuben, and both were fantastic - really some of the best sandwiches I have had in a while. There is also a great menu of bottled craft beer, so you can try to find a perfect pairing with your meal. Definitely find your way to the Wayfarer next time you are in Wilmington!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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wayfarerdeli, General Manager at Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you VERY much for your positive feedback! We appreciate hearing from our customers and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Wayfarer Deli & Bistro.

Hopefully, we'll see you back soon. In the meantime, check us out online via Facebook or our website for ever-changing features and bison burgers on Thursdays and Saturdays!

Thanks again!

Your gracious hosts,
Chef Carey & Ron
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Supply, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“PERFECT PLACE TO EAT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Awesome and friendly staff! The waitress I had was amazing and very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and very nice when asked questions. The food was amazing! I would have loved to try every dish on the menu!! Great place to sit, relax, and enjoy a great meal!

Visited June 2011
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wayfarerdeli, General Manager at Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you VERY much for your positive feedback! We appreciate hearing from our customers and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Wayfarer Deli & Bistro.

Hopefully, we'll see you back soon. In the meantime, check us out online via Facebook or our website for ever-changing features and bison burgers on Thursdays and Saturdays!

Thanks again!

Your gracious hosts,
Chef Carey & Ron
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Go and try it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

We are always looking for another great place to eat in Wilmington and this is it. It is a small shop in front street downtown and is so amazing that you will be back! It has lots of imports, wine and the most amazing sandwiches that I have had in a while. They are no longer accepting the entertainment book coupons but stay and pay full price you will not regret it!!

  • Visited February 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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wayfarerdeli, General Manager at Wayfarer Delicatessen & Bistro, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Thank you VERY much for your positive feedback! We appreciate hearing from our customers and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time at Wayfarer Deli & Bistro.

Hopefully, we'll see you back soon. In the meantime, check us out online via Facebook or our website for ever-changing features and bison burgers on Thursdays and Saturdays!

Thanks again!

Your gracious hosts,
Chef Carey & Ron
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