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“Meals on the river.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elijah's Restaurant

Elijah's Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 666 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wilmington, NC
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Meals on the river.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Elijah's Restaurant, along with the adjacent Pilot House, sits in a prime location right on the Cape fear River, in downtown Wilmington.
Meals run the gamut from salads and sandwiches to full dinners. The bar service is excellent, with several beers and a complete liquor and wine selection.
Patrons sit and eat in full view of the very active river, almost under the Cape fear Memorial Bridge.
Food includes some of the best crab cakes to be found anywhere. In facat, they are far better than any crab cakes to be found in Baltimore.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Wilmington
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“On the water downtown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Visitors to Wilmington enjoy our location on/next to water. This restaurant sits on the Riverwalk. When the weather cooperates, sitting outside is ideal (which is the largest share of the year). Local favorites such as seafood along with nicely prepared other dishes. Never had a bad meal here. Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location, ok food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Elijah's sits right along the river, in view of the bridge downtown, with ample parking for patrons. We've been for lunch and for dinner. I think that Elijah's lunch menu exceeds its dinner menu because of some of their sandwich choices. A standout is their chicken salad, a fair portion of a plain, but very good salad on great bread. Their red chowder is unique to them and also worth a try. They brag about their mac and cheese, but I don't get it, had better out of a box. Their peel and eat shrimp are good, well dressed with old bay and at fair market prices - Summer is the best time to get local Carolina brown shrimp. Now about that crab cake. Maybe this ain't Maryland, but I don't like bread in my crab. Sorry. Service is pretty good, mostly friendly college kids.
Considering the location, and the great drinks (sorry for not mentioning their bar service sooner), might be worth your while if you can weed through the menu to the good stuff.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Burlington, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Sunset, shrimp, the water and music......”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

This reasonable and well staffed restaurant on the Riverwalk was a real pleasure. Mason was our waiter and took such good care of us. The steamed shrimp with Old Bay seasoning was
delicious and a great value. We sat outside to watch the sun set and could hear music from down the boardwalk. Sound good? It was!

Visited April 2014
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dinner on the waterfront”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Riverside table, good waiter and the food was great. House salad and a bowl of Red Chowder which had clams, potatoes and other vegetables, a little spicy, delicious!

Visited April 2014
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