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“A Southern Star” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pembrokes

Pembrokes
1125A Military Cutoff Rd. Wilmington, NC 28405, Wilmington, NC 28405
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Ranked #75 of 557 Restaurants in Wilmington
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A Southern Star”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Looking for fresh local and regional ingredients with a beautiful presentation? Then head over to Pembrokes for dinner. Oysters from Topsail, local flounder, perfectly cooked steaks, melt in your mouth baby back ribs, great wine selection. Two wishes: number one- serve the sweet potato biscuits hot. They are always hot at Rx. Number two- bring over a couple of your fabulous faves from Rx.
Reasonably priced, I have a feeling this restaurant is just finding it's kitchen staff and settling in to become a great local favorite. Close to the beach, it is a top choice. We will definitely go back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Wilmington, Welcome your new 5 star restaurant!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Where to start! I have eaten at 5 star restaurants all over the country and this one is right up there with them. Best cocktail concoction I ever had, try the "old smokey". I love grits and these were superb, love love love the "oyster duo" with grits, so tired of shrimp and grits. Tartare was delicious, could have used a serving knife with it but that is not a big deal. Love the space, open but not cavernous so not too loud but still privacy, elegant with mix of black and white tablecloths. Excellent service, no hovering but just right attention. Liked there was a server who,just went around filling water glasses too. Excellent portions and prices, Wilmington needs to get out a bit more and realize what a gem they have here, I am from Wilmington too but have lived in Raleigh over 20 years now and travel a lot. So glad to find a place that knows what the best food in the world is to me, Dixie Lee peas!!!! Kudos to Pembrokes!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leland, North Carolina
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Wonderful Dining Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A wonderful new restaurant in Wilmington that provides European style service. It is a dining experience not just a meal. The ambience is very pleasant and we really liked the table spacing which afforded us and everyone a quiet meal. Food was according to my son (a foodie from Manhattan) as good as the top restaurants there and at a reasonable cost which is in sharp contrast to the city. Yes pricing is on the higher side but you get what you pay for so it is not more expensive than the other fine restaurants in Wilmington. All in all it is a must try and it will become one of your favorite places to dine in the Port City.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Very good food, excellent service, fun times!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Food selections & quality are very good for this relatively new restaurant to Wilmington! Duo of Oysters was excellent! We were a large party, 10, and they handled it very well on New Years Eve. Reasonably priced, good food option in Wilmington

Visited December 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Impeccable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The service was excellent, the food was excellent and the ambiance was excellent. We started with a cheese plate and drinks. I followed that with the pork chop and my wife had pork loin. Both meals were a joy.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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