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The German Cafe

$$ - $$$German, European,
316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
+1 910-763-5523
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“schnitzel” (33 reviews)
“strudel” (27 reviews)
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German, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Let me start by saying we have been coming here over 25 years. We were on site to help celebrate their 20th year....with the original owners. Living in Atlanta, you cannot get German food. This was definitely on our destination list and we were not...More

Thank Viviancumming
Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently located on the Cotton Exchange, a restored collection of cotton related 19th century business buildings in downtown Wilmington. Service, both sit-down and take out, is excellent. Food is authentic German cuisine, somplete with some apple strudel so good you will swear you are in...More

Thank SquareCaller
Reviewed October 20, 2017

The tastes and memories of Germany were revived when old friends and travel mates visited The German Cafe. If feels and smells of wonderful Bavarian bratskellers. The weinerschnitzel and chicken schnitzel were wonderful. The dark lager beer (Baltika #4) was excellent. Too full for dessert,...More

Thank Dorothy T
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Visiting Wilmington for weekend. Heading out of town. A lovely surprise. German food! 2 of us had Sausage plates - 4 varieties to chose from. Delicious sides: kraut & German potato salad. Bratwurst so yummy, I asked to purchase some to take home! My sister...More

Thank danaconte
Reviewed September 20, 2017

Authentic atmosphere, good selection of German wine and beer, traditional German dishes, excellent service. I was pleasantly surprised to also find a selection of chocolates and cookies from Germany. All of the desserts are homemade!

Thank lwc149
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved the veal schnitzel and cabbage, the Kartoffelpuffer "potato pancake" is very tasty. The beer is strong and heavy or light and refreshing. I really love the Spaten Optimator Dark Beer. 😊🍻

Thank Mrtravelbee
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

3rd visit to the cafe over the past several years. Ordered the veal schnitzel and was sorely disappointed. Soggy breading and as thin as sandwich meat. Potato salad was fair but the veal was placed on top of the salad causing the lettuce to wilt....More

Thank SneakyFreaky
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here in 15 years but wasn't the same, we had reservations, so when we arrived the hostess just pointed to our table in the back of the room and got the "over there is your table", not even shown to our table. We...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed July 12, 2017

My husband and I have been to this restaurant two times. Both times I had the same meal so I honestly cannot comment on other menu items. I had the wiener schnitzel with hot potato salad. Excellent. The struddle is amazing and made on site....More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly great place. Can absolutely recommend dining at The German Cafe. The food is good, and the staff super friendly. The prices are decent.

Thank KarinLog
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Evelyn M
October 13, 2017|
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Response from PROPAGANDI | Reviewed this property |
Nope...but there are plenty of other places downtown you can.
July 21, 2017|
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Response from tobeyw2017 | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember but they are so nice there, they would probably work something out for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange Building, Lower Level, Facing the Hilton, Wilmington, NC 28401-3919
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-763-5523
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