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Salt Works

American, Diner
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6301 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403-3568
(910) 350-0018
Today
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Breakfast at a great value! The staff were very nice and the grits are very good. Not that long to wait for a table.

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Thank Jimmy C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Price, meal time prep, and Service were decent. The overall attitude of the staff, interior, menu choices, and quality of food was below average. Many locals love it but not a destination of import for tourists. Very common lunch experience.

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Thank Robert E
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know you are walking into a neighborhood joint when you enter the Salt Works. Everyone seems to know each other and the counter, where we sat, was busy with singles and pairs eating breakfast. Most of the tables were full too. Breakfast is reasonably priced and coffee is refilled often. I asked for poached eggs (the menu says "eggs... More 

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Thank Midge299
wilmington nc
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We have been coming here for years! It is always packed with people. Great food at a good price. Highly recommend.

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Thank cathych
Winston
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

While at the beach and looking for something different...this came highly recommended and I've found that often what's NOT a chain restaurant is the Better Choice. Sure, it seems a little risky, a possible hit or miss situation but for the past couple years it seems as though the names we most recognize are more interested in price increases than... More 

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Thank Vis2r
Paterson, New Jersey
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96 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Here visiting family, we found this place on tripadvisor and found this to be a very busy local place for lunch that looks small from the outside in a old salt works mill. Once inside we found a large, maybe 60-seat, including counter, dinning room, with a short wait for a table. The owner grill chef was very pleasant to... More 

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Thank frank y
Oakboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Burgers are large and fresh, no frozen patties here. Hot dogs taste good and the buns are side and fresh not typical hot dog buns. Good chili and crinkle fries. Worth the drive and wait.? Super courteous staff.

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Thank Steve T
Wilmington, North Carolina
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This place has great breakfasts, but the most awesome pulled pork barbecue sandwich in Wilmington! This is mine and my husband's favorite entree. Bon appetite!

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Thank lindaO5202HZ
Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Great little spot with a rustic feel and great food. Omelettes are like big burrito size! Waffles are a hit! Make sure to bring cash as they don't accept card or check.

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Thank TheMontGK
Surf City, North Carolina
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172 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

No credit/debit cards accepted --cash only, not a good thing b/c many ppl don't carry much cash anymore. I just happened to have extra cash, so we stayed. They should give discount for cash! They are only open for breakfast & lunch & have have a very limited lunch menu. It is an old bldg w/ no atmosphere & limited... More 

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Thank George H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6301 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403-3568
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: (910) 350-0018

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