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Salt Works

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6301 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403-3568
+1 910-350-0018
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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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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266 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

A restaurant that has been in business for nearly 50 years is successful because of a consistent quality menu, skillful food preparation, and sincere and welcoming service. Salt Works has it all. The ambience and decor probably hasn't changed much over the years so don't expect linen table cloths and waitstaff in white shirts and ties. We came because of... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I see mainly good reviews, which was why we stopped for breakfast. We waited quite a while for a seat and even longer for service. The food arrived cold and when grits are cold, they've been sitting for quite a while. I don't know if staff didn't show up or what was happening but we won't be back. There are... More 

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Thank jaw9845
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

First time here and really enjoyed the food. Great meals at great prices. Staff is very friendly. Modern outside decor does not match the country (music, decorations) inside. Overall, very enjoyable.

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Thank Marlena R
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Their open for Breakfast and lunch and are good for both too. I prefer breakfast though. The place is good food and good value. It is small, can be noisy, but the staff is excellent and keeps it moving.

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Thank Jimbo W
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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63 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 bubbles 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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Winston
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Paterson, New Jersey
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96 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: +1 910-350-0018

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