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Rx Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #25 of 691 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Located in the old Hall's Drugstore on 5th and Castle
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Rx was a very pleasant experience. The valet parking, wait staff and food were all commendable. We will certainly make this a favorite restaurant.

One note... make a reservation!

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and service.”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Rx has been open since July 2012 and I have dined there serveral times since they opened. Food is great and menu varies almost daily for serveral items as they only use fresh fish, etc. Wine list has improved with reasonable prices for a very good restaurant. Try it, you will not be disappointed. You WILL need reservations.

  • Visited November 2012
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Henderson, Nevada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not worth all the hype”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

A large group of friends were very excited to try this new restaurant that we had heard so much about. Setting up the reservation was a breeze -- we got a quick call back and it made us anticipate a very exciting evening.

We had to wait a bit for a table. No worries. We were a large group. The bartender was friendly and very efficient. We were sat at our table and were presented our menus. The waitress knew next to nothing about the items on the menu. Each question required her to run back to the kitchen for an answer. Seriously -- a restaurant that prides itself on a menu that changes daily needs to make sure their staff is familiar with the listings.

The appetizer of pork belly, grits, and egg was excellent. Quite tasty and fresh.

Entrees on the other hand were a bit of a disappointment. I had the shrimp and grits. Pretty bland. Several friends had the highly recommended fried chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and collards. The potatoes were quite good. The chicken was fried chicken -- nothing special. The collards were ice cold. We had to wait for a while for our waitress to return in order to get hot collards. Several others had the flank steak with blue cheese mashed potatoes. That seemed to be the favorite of all the entrees.

Our water glasses were never refilled. And we were not offered additional cocktails.

I had to hunt down our waitress to find out what the dessert menu had to offer. We chose the homemade cookie with pretzel ice cream. Again -- acceptable at best.

The atmosphere was quite lovely but was not enough to make it a worthwhile evening. Sorry to say -- I wouldn't recommend this venue.

  • Visited November 2012
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Wilmington, NC
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Food Fantastic!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Every visit to RX has yielded another excellent meal. My only criticism is this: Party of 2 stopped in around 2-2:30 om a Saturday. We wanted breakfast. We were seated and given the breakfast menus. Moments later we were told breakfast was over and that only the bar menu was available. I understand that when a kitchen is busy, but we were the only 2 people ordering. We begged for breakfast and were denied, so we went to the Dixie Grill.

  • Visited October 2012
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North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back--Southern gem”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

My boyfriend and I went for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was buzzing, but we had reservations and a table for two waiting on us. The server informed us that the fried chicken and Mahi had sold out already, which was super disappointing as those were the 2 dishes we would've picked. Instead, we picked an appetizer (pork belly with cheddar grits and an egg), the fried okra fries with herb mayo, a bowl of smoked cheddar Mac and cheese, and the pork chop over red peas and bacon infused kale. Everything was perfect, came out quickly, and had a professional presentation. The suggested wine pairings were ridiculously steep, and the place is still getting on its feet (kept hearing crashes all over the restaurant), but everyone's human, right?? Good atmosphere, okay location and I'll definitely be back for more smoked cheddar Mac and cheese!!

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