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123 Princess St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3948
+1 910-763-5252
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner with two other couples at Manna to celebrate a birthday. Although I had been there before, this visit was amazing...just didn't remember how good it is! My husband had the beets which were very good. I had the pork belly which was as good as I've ever had. I had the filet which was perfectly cooked. We... More 

Thank Amanda C
Wilmington, North Carolina
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Manna. I don't get there as often as I'd like because I live way across town but it's always food porn! The owner, Billy Melon, is always there making sure your experience is perfect. Thanks for a great celebration.

Thank Jada O
High Point, North Carolina
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182 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for late-ish food and drinks. We were able to be seated immediately, even with it being a Friday night which was nice. The service was terrific but the food was a bit overpriced. We shared an entrée and appetizer though so it was fine, but for a regular dinner for two people for us anyway it would... More 

Thank harleechik70
Oriental, North Carolina
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149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service & friendly attentive staff. Well stocked bar. Local seafood- scallops we wonderfully done. Local root vegetables. Roasted duck - excellent . Home made bread & butter churned butter. Reasonable prices

Thank JFR502S
Raleigh, NC
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in after seeing the excellent reviews and even though they were booked they were able to seat us up front by the bar. The octopus appetizer was amazingly delicious! The main courses (the Reel Deal and the Scallops) were equally delicious as well! The service (Luke was our waiter) was excellent as well and never was left wanting. If... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manna has great food but is rather pricey. Portion sizes are not huge, you may leave hungry if you don't order enough. Great atmosphere and great drinks. We waited an eternity for our food and my wine glass was empty for far too long! I would be willing to give them another try.

Thank davidG2575JS
Cary, North Carolina
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

In town for a couple of nights and based on a recent article in "Walter" magazine that touted this place we thought we should it give it a try. Made a reservation for 6:00 pm on the Tuesday after Christmas. Didn't know how how busy things could be but figured we should not chance being able to just walk in.... More 

Thank mannart03
Wilmington, North Carolina
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Went to celebrate wife's Birthday, 1st time visit, not the last! Arrived early for a Sunday dinner, seated quickly, then met the most food KNOWLEDGEABLE waiter, ever. Knew how all items were prepared, answered questions on how pork was brined to sustain juiceness, and then all ordered. 3 ordered SPECIAL Grouper and I ordered the Pork chop. We all were... More 

Thank Ed D
Holden Beach, North Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

After a short hiatus, Manna has resumed its "Beggars Can't Be Choosers" dinner menu in the bar on Sundays. YAY! This is an excellent way to sample the quality food coming out of the kitchen, but you need a sense of adventure. Not feeling adventurous? The regular menu is also available. My family, many of my friends, and I are... More 

Thank TomWolfeUSNA72
Omaha, Nebraska
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and wine. Great service at the bar. Picked a great Chardonnay that paired with our food. Solid overall wine list. Locally sourced food where possible. Get a reservation on a weekend night.

Thank Eric B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
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 - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Princess St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3948
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-763-5252

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