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The George on the Riverwalk

128 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4425
+1 910-763-2052
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“chicken panini” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4425
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to dine, the seafood is great and so is the atmosphere, the staff was friendly, and the location is right by the cape fear river we enjoyed the outdoor dining it was absolutely beautiful.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Fearless52229905267
Reviewed December 1, 2018

Had a delicious lunch and pomagranite mojitos at George. Met by friendly staff who suggested what he thought were the best items on the menu. Excellent recommendations!!!! Chicken panini , grouper Rueben and fried shrimp sandwich. . . We loved it!💕💕💕💕 Would come back again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed November 20, 2018

My friends and I have eaten at The George numerous times and have always been very impressed with the food and the service. Located right on the River Front and a sunset view is amazing! I always get the crab legs and shrimp and they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FoodTraveler1973
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Last Saturday, late afternoon. Beautiful day for November. Walked with my husband for the first time since Hurricane Florence in the downtown area, looking to see what damage the storm had done. Wimington is back in business and ready for you! We decided to eat...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank carylcheeseman
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Husband and I had mimosas and enjoyed Sunday brunch here. Customer service we had with our server Chad was great, and the shrimp and grits here were on point.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank theotheralexf
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Great place for brunch with a wonderful view. Loved the bloody Mary and the eggs Benedict. A nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Amanda H
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This restaurant is situated right on the river walk in Wilmington. On a nice day, it’s a great place to sit outside and dine. Overall we had a nice experience. My dad had a bacon cheeseburger and loved it. I had the entree spinach salad...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Danielle R
Reviewed September 7, 2018

This is an indoor/ outdoor restaurant on the boardwalk next to the river in the historic downtown area of Wilmington. Great tables on the terraces and great service. The menu was nothing special but the food was OK!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tony K
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We frequently take visitors here and my daughter loves to go because we can take the dog. (Dogs are permitted in the first row of outside tables and the waiters provide water bowls.) the service is excellent, the food is consistently good, and it is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bgc1950
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Drew was a great server. Wine and beer were great. My husband had the the crab legs and shrimp he said they were incredible. The crab cakes and cheese grits were delish!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank D4582ZVamyp
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August 8, 2017|
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Response from shirlp2016 | Reviewed this property |
I think I saw someone eating some but I am not sure :)
Jess R
March 2, 2017|
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Response from TheGeorgeRestaurant | Property representative |
Great question! Casual dress is permitted as boating guests are welcome during lunch and dinner service. Many guests dress up more in the evening but nothing special is required. We hope to see you soon!
September 26, 2016|
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Response from mevans0421 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Sorry. But just the lunch menu is pretty varied so I don't think you would be disappointed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4425
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-763-2052
  • E-mail
On the Riverwalk in Historic Downtown, The George Restaurant is Wilmington's only Downtown restaurant with a private dock for boating customers. Relax and enjoy riverfront lunch and dinner with breathtaking views. Southern Coastal Cuisine, fresh local seafood, steaks, salads, pasta, sandwiches, vegetarian dishes, kids menu and desserts. Separate Vegan/GF menu available as well. Creative martini, mixed drink and wine menus. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor deck. And don't forget to try downtown's best-kept secret for Friday, Saturday and Sunday Brunch served until 3pm. Relax on our deck and experience Wilmington's premiere hot spot for riverfront dining and sunset viewing!
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