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Reel Cafe

100 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4413
+1 910-251-1832
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4413
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried a burger, oyster & fish po' boys and a pulled pork samich...all 4 were aces, not only for taste, but price and quality/quantity...great service and the dog was able to sit with us.

Thank billhomes48
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We go here all the time and it’s always a blast! Food is always hot and delicious. They have a variety of foods on the Menu so there truly is always something for everyone! Service and bartenders are awesome and make the best suggestions if...More

Thank brandyhamptonmiller
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We just stopped in for appetizers during an evening of exploring the local nightlife. The appetizers were large enough to satisfy a group of six. We ordered the nachos with beef. Other options were chicken or pork. We also ordered the pimento cheese appetizer. Both...More

Thank mrandmrsd99
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Tried The Reel Cafe for lunch with 4 people, ordered 4 sandwiches finding the waitress could not answer a single question about the food. They were not very busy when we ordered and it took about 40 minutes to get our food. One person ordered...More

Thank Captaindavem
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night, so it was fairly busy. Dinner was fantastic, with decent service. Would definitely recommend the shrimp and grits as well as the steak salad!

Thank MFulgham
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The staff was above average and were very welcoming from the time I stepped in the door. If the food quality matched their service, that place would triple their business. The food wasn't terrible, but just meh. I had the Carolina Burger. It was cooked...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

We just happened to be passing by when it rained so we decided to eat lunch since we had never been here before. The service was quick, friendly and attentive. The food was great!! I really enjoyed the shrimp po boy!! I think it was...More

Thank KindredSpirit07
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Delicious! Sat inside. Great fries and great beer. Pimento cheese sandwich was great so was oyster/shrimp sandwich. Good beer. Service had to be flagged down though.

Thank HoboWannaBe
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Very warm and welcoming bar environment, clean bathrooms and great people! Three levels of bars (one downstairs/outside, one upstairs with a karaoke stage and a rooftop bar).

Thank Rebekah P
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Hoped into this little pub and had the most AMAZING grilled cheese. The service was decent and the bathrooms we're a little rough but worth a stop.

Thank Jdehart
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4413
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-251-1832
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For over 14 years, the Reel Café has been Wilmington’s premier restaurant and nightlife location, because it has something for everyone. Enjoy dining in our restaurant, live music in our courtyard Oyster Bar, dancing in the second-floor dance club or cocktails on the Rooftop Bar overlooking the Cape Fear River. We offer lunch, dinner and a late-night menu. Lunch has a variety of salads, sandwiches and steamers. Our dinner menu has a wonderful variety of burgers, sandwiches, pastas and steaks. We also have delicious seafood entrées and salads, or try the specials prepared daily by our chef. Whether it’s a delightful meal, live music or the downtown nightlife, The Reel Café is the place to be
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