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Review of The Basics

The Basics
Ranked #18 of 698 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Visited the restaurant for "restaurant week." Got a great, 3-course meal with a bottle of wine to share included in the price. Our server was attentive but not overbearing and fun to talk to. The place didn't get too busy until after 7pm. It was a weeknight. Overall, I'd eat here again. Great local place

Thank Channing F
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Brick walls, downtown, fresh authentic southern cuisine. Best pancakes in town. I felt healthier leaving than when I arrived. great coffee too. Better than even the great Tupelo Honey of Asheville, NC. I would say just go try it...you wont regret it.

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2  Thank rooftop78
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We were looking for a comfortable laid back restaurant and this was perfect. Recommended by staff at our hotel, the food was very good, medium priced and the right amount. I had Shrimp with grits and my husband had the meatloaf. Both delicious. Atmosphere relaxing with great wait staff. I definitely recommend.

Thank Karen T
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Went here for lunch while getting daughter moved in to UNCW. Crowded even on a week day. Sat in the bar area which was fine. Lots of Southern choices. Fried okra was good but collards had way to much vinegar on them. My daughter LOVED the meatloaf (it is a huge portion so you can share it). Grouper was done nicely. Looked like they had some killer desserts but portions left no room to sample. Can walk around the building and explore when you are don.

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Thank berniez
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Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Th Omelet Special With Veg And Red Pepper Cream Sauce Was Out Of This World. Fruit Plate Side With Scuppernong Grapes Was Not Your Usual Also Ran, But Fresh And Delicious. Kids Meals Were Excellent Choices And Everyone Enjoyed the Bottled Sodas. Reasonable Price Tag. Kids Had Fun Identifying Stars From Old Rolling Stone Covers On the wall. Definitely Coming Again.

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Thank rlpp
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