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Little Dipper

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138 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4465
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

- Read about this place on Trip Advisor and wanted to try it since I had been to the Melting Pot once in Buffalo. - MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY!. Called on Monday for a reservation on Wednesday and the only time they had available was 9 pm! It worked out ok though since we didn't feel rushed to get ready early... More 

Thank Deidra L
Wilmington, North Carolina
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Little Dipper is in downtown Wilmington. We think the food is on par with Melting Pot, but not quite as pricey or pretentious. The interior of the restaurant is brighter and more airy than Melting Pot. So, depending on your mood, Little Dipper feels less formal and does without the cloaked & dimmed ambiance of the Melting Pot. The staff... More 

Thank Two_Intrepid_Souls
Wilmington, North Carolina
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in the mood for fondue and want to get away from the chain "The Melting Pot", then this place is for you! Great little spot in historic downtown with great fondue! The building is eclectic and the service is suburb. My only complaint is that they are stingy with the dippers. Incredibly small portions and when you ask... More 

Thank Anna M
Fairfield, Connecticut
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166 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this little spot in Downtown Wilmington and have eaten here a handful of times, including New Year's Eve. The fondue is delicious and be sure save to save room for your chocolate fondue dippings of oreos, pretzels, pineapple, and marshmallows for dessert! Great service and consistent food.

Thank Andrea G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reservations recommended. We sat in the bar - and service was AWESOME! Entree for Two was plenty of food! And dessert & you are hurting as you push back from the table. Pick your cheese ... vegetables & bread dipping. Salads - season special spinach with berries. Pork, Chicken & Filet - meat with peanut oil. The milk chocolate with... More 

Thank Kymmi-On_The_Go
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was fantastic. We ordered fruit and chocolate fondue. With the wind blowing off the Cape Fear river it made patio sitting a must. Will def return.

Thank Anita B
Mansfield, Ohio
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience at a fondue restaurant. Melting Pot has nothing on this place. Britney was a great server and everyone else was very nice. Food was excellent. Intimate setting for conversations. Overall fantastic experience.

Thank DonnaLH74
Hampstead, North Carolina
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Little Dipper is a little disappointing considering that most places like this have great service that makes the overall experience great. The food is good, don't get me wrong, but for the price and the service experience, I would choose a better option.

Thank CroomUNC
Charlotte, North Carolina
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143 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

One of the better fondue restaurants because of the great selection of dippers. I thought it was a little pricey for the protein addition, but the things that came with our cheese fondue were plentiful and wonderful. We also got the chocolate marshmallow dessert fondue and we were forcing ourselves to eat the last of it. Left full and satisfied.... More 

Thank CharlotteDayTripper
Greene, Maine
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

What a unique place....I understand that their are chains featuring fondues, but this little gem tucked into a a non descript building downtown exceeded my expectations. The service was impeccable, the fondue (Havarti Dill) app was amazing and the main course was delightfully different from a normal dinner out. Fresh veggies, assorted raw meats and an assortment of dipping sauces... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4465
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 19102510433

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?