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The George on the Riverwalk

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128 South Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-763-2052
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: On the Riverwalk in Historic Downtown, The George Restaurant is...
On the Riverwalk in Historic Downtown, The George Restaurant is Wilmington's only Downtown restaurant with private dockage 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 dining and sunset viewing!
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  • 53
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice water view

Tried this place while visiting downtown Wilmington...nice restaurant with great water view if dining on the covered porch. Started with the shrimp & crab nachos which were very good! Ordered the "Georges" shrimp & grits which was delicious!!!!!!!!! and my wife had the chicken panini which was also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DavidSki_333
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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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Buies Creek, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was killing time while my wife was at a bridal luncheon and walked to The George from the Hilton. Have been on a low carb diet so bartender/waiter suggested the blackened turkey sandwich without the bread. They prepared it as an entrée with great presentation and excellent taste. I have had dinner there in the past and this experience matched... More 

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great downtown place to eat. Lunch on the waterfront & delicious food, too. I had the salmon BLT with a side of cheesy grits, absolutely delicious and a very large portion. Also, tried the crab & corn chowder, top shelf good! Our server, James was the best, very attentive and efficient. A very pleasant dining experience indeed!!!

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this place while visiting downtown Wilmington...nice restaurant with great water view if dining on the covered porch. Started with the shrimp & crab nachos which were very good! Ordered the "Georges" shrimp & grits which was delicious!!!!!!!!! and my wife had the chicken panini which was also good. Some menu items are a little pricey. Small parking lot right... More 

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Thank DavidSki_333
Wilmington, nc
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The George offers a great year round atmosphere for dining along the Cape Fear River. You will not find a better selection of Seafood in Downtown Wilmington.

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Thank Etorrey766
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food on the board walk. Lovely views, with great sunsets on the calendar River. Good, food, service and outdoor seating too. Recommend

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Thank VacationTravelReview
Harrisburg, Nc
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a late lunch. Sat on the covered porch overlooking the river. The menu had quite a variety, and the meal was very good. Prices were reasonable. Will eat there again on our next visit.

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Thank Berkleyhub
Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch with our family and were seated right away. Our server was very attentive and nice. The food was awesome and plentiful! Would highly recommend this to new visitors!

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Thank Patty G
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Went to restaurant yesterday and despite only having 2 wait staff, we were informed there should have been 6, our hostess and waitress were very nice and surprising quick. I ordered the penne with vodka sauce and scallops. The penne was el dente, and the sauce was, I thought pretty good for the $$. The seasoning was pretty good. The... More 

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Thank BeachinIt28512
Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great sunsets along Cape Fear Riverfront. Lively spot, good food, good service.& great outdoor setting. Varied menu & a perfect cocktail. Always a good choice on a beautiful day.

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Thank Arlzee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We enjoyed The George 2 times on this one trip. It was such a nice location with a view of the River. The food was excellent for myself as well as my vegan companion. (They have a vegan menu) I enjoyed the scallops on the 1st visit and a fish special the 2nd time. The service was above average and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 South Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-763-2052

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 36
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

On the Riverwalk in Historic Downtown, The George Restaurant is Wilmington's only Downtown restaurant with private dockage 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 dining and sunset viewing!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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