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The George on the Riverwalk

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128 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4425
+1 910-763-2052
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The George is one of several Riverwalk restaurants on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, NC. I have eaten at all of them and the George is one step above all for fine dining. The location is fabulous and the food matches. My wife and I shared a Pecan Crusted Grouper with an herb risoto. Both were excellently prepared and... More 

Thank Chris E
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a Friday night in Wilmington, caught a free concert and topped it off with drinks and dinner at the Georges. They were out of the IPA on the menu, ended up with a delicious parmagranite martini. We had a steak and shrimp and grits that's was priced well for the flavor; not out of this world but very tasty.... More 

Thank Sarah R
Little River, South Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

5 of us greatly enjoyed lunch. We had Panko flounder sandwich, salmon blt, firecracker shrimp wrap, spicy tuna flatbread and chicken panini. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Sat outside and enjoyed the view-fans were enough to keep comfortable.

Thank mevans0421
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I take people here for the view from the outside dining area and for drinks. It has a nice view of the waterfront. It is touristy but that appears to be their market and as a result the food is average and sometimes service can be lacking.

Thank Kevin T
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, great location. The food is a little pricey but that is to be expected for the downtown area. It can be very crowded at times so I would recommend trying to avoid the peak meal times and get there early. Overall it was pretty good.

Thank Stephanie H
Edmonds, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great restaurant with excellent seafood, a great view, and wonderful service. Expensive but excellent food which you don't always get in a tourist area. Really enjoyed our meal here.

Thank Gail B
Constant Traveller
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a business trip to Wilmington, NC in August 2016 our group decided to dine along the riverfront, and we selected "The George" as our spot because they took reservations. Which is a good thing because when we arrived we found the spacious outdoor patio (overlooking the river) packed with diners while inside it was more quiet and certainly cooler.... More 

Thank PilotMike2009
Evans, Georgia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wondered in for a cold beer and stayed for dinner. The general crowd was upscale, as was the menu. The dishes we ordered were really good, as were our drinks. We sat at the bar, so our service was quite good. This would be a very nice date/occasion restaurant.

Thank GeorgiaPeachPam
Holland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us stopped for lunch while exploring the Downtown Riverwalk. Nice atmosphere. We had drinks at the bar while waiting for our table. It was definitely worth the wait. The Blackened Grouper Reuben and Crab Cake Sandwiches were tasty and the Shrimp and Crab Nachos were so good we couldn't stop eating them! Our server, Ben, was friendly and... More 

Thank Colleen M
Becker, Minnesota
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very delicious meal at "the George " on the river walk in Wilmington. The service was great and the crab legs were wonderful. The baked potato casserole was a pleasant surprise - cheesy and tasted great! We were able to be seated quickly inside the restaurant as the wait for outside seating was quit long. Once we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $36
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Street Parking, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?