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“Good lunch with a nice view of the River” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The George on the Riverwalk

The George on the Riverwalk
128 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-763-2052
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Ranked #105 of 558 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: $6 - $36
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Ormond Beach, Florida
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197 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 106 cities Reviews in 106 cities
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“Good lunch with a nice view of the River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While traveling through Wilmington, we decided to go through the downtown area for the first time July 17, 2014, and have lunch. We asked a local where to go for lunch and he directed us to the waterfront area where there are several restaurants. The first one we stopped at during our walk on the dock was The George. The menu looked good, there were seats under a large covered patio with fans and a nice view of the river. Our waiter, Potts , was excellent and gave his recommendations. My wife had a bowl of Corn Chowder soup and I had the Spicy Tuna Sandwich. Both were excellent. For people with pets, they had their own section on the lower level of the outdoor patio, separating other diners from the upper level. Thank you for that separation. We would recommend this restaurant for a lunch visit. As we left, I learned they have a excellent local brewed beer, Lone Rider Shotgun Betty. I might have to try that on our next visit.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Dinner on the river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We loved the views while eating dinner. We ate on the upper patio. The hostess and our waiter were very friendly. We had a fussy, tired little boy and our server was very kind and got him smiling again. I had the bacon encrusted scallops with risotto and asparagus. It was delicious and cooked perfectly. My husband got the seafood cannelloni. It tasted really good, but it was very rich. He was unable to finish it.

Visited July 2014
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westchester
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“Very mediocre”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The George has such a great location right on the Riverwalk. Too bad the food is so mediocre. This is the second time I have been there and ordered just a meager salad. How can you kill a salad? They can. The greens were wilted. The salad contained strawberries, they were soggy, overall, it was awful. So was the rest of the food that my husband and friends had. It is such a shame that with the views it has, it has decided that it can just charge high prices and get away with just awful food. Next time I will go further into town and get real food and forfeit the food.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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“Food was awesome - service not so much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went for an early (6pm) dinner after a boat ride. We first requested to be seated right on the water. The hostess gladly accommodated our request. After 10 minutes we had not seen a server. The sun started to set and the shade disappeared. We asked the hostess if we could move up a level. Again the hostess gladly accommodated us. Shortly thereafter a server came over and took our order. The food was fantastic. By the time we left there was over an hour wait for the table. I would definitely either get there early or be prepared to wait.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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“great views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

i have eaten here twice. i ordered the same thing both times i went and unfortunately the second time was not as good as the first time. i got the penne in vodka sauce and added scallops. the first time it was fantastic. it was very early in the day and i think it was freshly cooked. the scallops were on top of the pasta and perfectly seasoned and seared. the second time the scallops were in the pasta sauce...which made the vodka sauce taste fishy. the scallops were not seared. we waited probably 10 minutes before a server came to our table. i'd try it again because of the view but i don't think i'd try the same dish.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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